2017 Toyota RAV4 Offers Best Features and Prices. The upcoming 2017 Toyota RAV4 is coming to the auto market, and this compact crossover is reported to provide the complete features even on its’ entry level trim and the modest rise in pricing. Being the most favorite model in US market, this model seems even more appealing. Here is the whole update on it.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
Even though the overall design remains similar, this is the best Toyota RAV4 redesign ever. The outer look features more aggressive-looking front fascia. There will be few trims on this model covering the LE, XLE, SE with sport theme, Limited, and new trim Platinum on top range. Lower body plastic cladding is finished in black with most trims, but it is in body color on the Platinum trim.
Cargo areas with folded rear seat offer 73.4 cubic capacity in the conventional model and 70.6 cubics in Hybrid trim. The interior remains the same, offering spacious room on the front and back seats. In this model, all trims get Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) that includes several high-tech safety features.
Other standard features on latest Toyota RAV4 generations like the rearview camera, Toyota’s Entune infotainment system, and Bluetooth connectivity. Platinum trim gets the heated steering wheel, surround-view camera, rear liftgate with foot-activated power, and hands-free. Few trims get different features comparing to the rest of the entire trims.
Powertrain, Engine – 2017 Toyota RAV4
Comparing to other models on RAV4 redesign years, this 2017 model receives the most. However, the powertrain remains unchanged. Dropping the V6 engine, most models are powered by four-cylinder 2.5 liter engine that generates 176 hp of power output and 172 lb-ft of torque performance.
The engine is mated with six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive configuration. Meanwhile, the hybrid models on XLE, SE, and Limited trims are powered by the same gas engine. That is generating 150 hp of power output and 152 lb-ft of torque performance.
Front electric motor resulting in 141 hp of power output, the rear electric engine for torque performance, and a set of the battery pack.
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So far, there is no detail on the new Toyota RAV4 gas mileage. However, 2017 Toyota RAV4 mpg should be dropped by one to two mpg.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Price and Release Date
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE costs $25,850 while XLE and Limited cost $27,770 and $32,770. Platinum costs $35,690. AWD option costs $1,400. For Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid, XLE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid cost $800 more than the standard price. Optional features are available from $525 to $2,460 pricing. All trims should be available in dealerships by the end of August 2016 except for SE versions.
This model of the compact crossover should make a best-selling model comparing to its predecessors and the upcoming models. The entire redesign and upgrade are entirely satisfying. Comparing to rivals like Ford Escape and Honda CR-V, 2017 Toyota RAV4 should win the favor.
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