2017 Toyota RAV4 Review, Release Date and
Price – The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 is small crossover
that offers spacious accommodations for cargo and people,
offers a well-sorted tech interface, offers a secure handling
and ride comfort, and offers impressive everyday utility. The
Toyota RAV4 release date should be expected sometime in the
second quarter of 2017, if recent news are anything to go by.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Review
The RAV4, just like a competitive sportsman, is well-rounded in
almost every facet of its construction. It perfectly blends
functionality with style. The RAV4 has evolved both in design
and performance over the years, as has its rivals that beat or
parallel it in several areas while it too going a few steps
further to beat them in others.
Changes on both its exterior and interior are subtle, and there
is no doubt that the RAV4 looks and drives better than before.
Up front, the exterior styling has been subtly massaged and now
beams a contemporary look relative to the existing model.
Further aback, the taillights have also been spruced up and are
The suspension has been upgraded and offers better handling
than before, and just like the Camry and the Sienna SE, it now
boasts of sporty styling flourishes as well. Interior
accommodation is laudable both in terms of passenger and cargo
space. Additionally, the cargo load floor is low and therefore
makes it convenient when loading up cargo.
The cabin carries on unaltered at least in terms of space and
is one of RAV4’s main appealing aspect. Throw in Toyota’s
dependability and you’ve got yourself an excellent compact
crossover. Yet, the RAV4 isn’t the only vehicle in its class
that offers seemingly appealing and compelling features.
Some of its alternatives include the Mazda CX-5, Subaru
Forester, and the Honda CR-V. Each of these vehicles offer a
dynamic, carlike driving experience, and versatile cabin. But
the all-rounded nature offered by the RAV4 is nonetheless hard
Four trims are available for the 2017 Toyota RAV4: SE, XLE, LE,
and Limited. Each trim model is offered with unique
technologies and features to the other. The 2017 Toyota RAV4
Hybrid model is a five-passenger compact SUV available in both
Limited and XLE trim models, and mates a 2.5L four-cylinder
engine with a front and rear electric motor, a nickel hydride
battery pack, and a CVT system. The full 2017 Toyota RAV4
Hybrid specs review is exhaustively covered elsewhere on this
2017 Toyota RAV4 Exterior and Interior
Exterior Toyota RAV4 colors include Silver Sky Metallic, Black,
Super White, Electric Storm Blue, Hot Lava, Magnetic Gray
Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Black Currant Metallic.
Slight changes should be expected on its release date.
Some of the Toyota RAV4 2017 accessories offered on the base
model include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, cruise
control, a rear privacy glass, an integrated driver blind-spot
monitor, a USB port, a CD player, a 6.1” touchscreen interface,
dual-zone automatic climate control, roof rails, seventeen-inch
steel wheels, reclining and folding rear seats, an auxiliary
audio jack, an adjustable driver seat, smartphone app
integration, traffic and weather information, satellite and HD
radio, Entune audio system, media player interface, and the
Scout GPS Link navigation system.
Opting for the XLE trim model gets you tri-zone automatic
climate control, heated mirrors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels,
adjustable liftgate, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic
steering wheel, a sunroof, foglights, bolstered front seats,
and Siri Eyes Free integration.
The SE adds a synthetic leather upholstery, LED exterior
lighting, a sport tuned suspension system, steering wheel
paddle shifters, an eight-way power driver seat, running
lights, different exterior styling, a blind spot monitor,
eighteen-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, power lumbar
driver seat, and an eight-way power driver seat.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Limited trim model adds a seven-inch
touchscreen display, eighteen-inch wheels, smartphone app
integration, adaptive cruise control, Toyota Safety Sense
package, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, and a navigation
2017 Toyota RAV4 Engine and Specs
A power output of 176 horsepower and 172 pounds-ft. of torque
is offered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine equipped under the
hood of the 2017 Toyota RAV4. Both the front-wheel drive and
the six-speed automatic transmission are standard, while the
AWD is optional.
The Toyota RAV4 mpg stands at 22/29/25 mpg in the
city/highway/combined with the AWD and 23/30/26 mpg with the
2017 Toyota RAV4 Release Date & Price
Rumor has it that the vehicle will most probably go for sale
sometime in the second-quarter of 2017. The 2017 Toyota RAV4
price starts from an MSRP of 24,350, and the RAV4 Hybrid MSRP