2016 Toyota RAV4 – Price, Release Date, SE, Hybrid, Limited
One of Toyota’s best selling small SUVs is almost finished and ready to hit the market. We are talking about the brand new 2016 Toyota RAV4.
Changes and exterior design
2016 Toyota RAV4 will show modifications and upgrades in almost every segment. Exterior will be refreshed, interior improved and it will get updated trim levels. Probably, the biggest change will be a new hybrid powertrain. RAV4 Hybrid will be offered in two trim levels. Those are: XLE and Limited. It will also expand the palette of exterior colors. A standard RAV4 will get three new colors. Those are: Black Currant Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic and Electric Storm Blue. When it comes to exterior design, most of the changes will be visible on the front end. We will notice a nicely designed grille and LED headlamps. The whole body will be refreshed with cleaner and more fluid lines. It will even look sportier than before. It will get 17-inch alloy wheels. The rear fascia will be refreshed and the tailgate will be redesigned too.
Interior and technology
Inside, 2016 Toyota RAV4 will be upgraded with new, high quality, softer materials and new tech features. The steering wheel will be leather-wrapped. A 7-inch touch screen infotainment display will be placed on the center of the dashboard. As for the equipment, we will also see: 4.2-inch TFT info display, USB, a sunglasses holder, new cupholders and so on. As for the safety, it will be provided with many systems. Some of them are: cruise control, collision warning, automated pre-collision braking, lane departure alert etc.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Powertrain
Under the hood of 2016 Toyota RAV4 will be placed several engines. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It is able to make 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The second choice is a hybrid version. It is a combination of base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and Toyota’s two-motor Hybrid Synergy Drive system. It will be capable of making 194 horsepower. It will be mated to a CVT. The power will be sent to front wheels. All-wheel drive system will be optional. It will be able to reach 60 mph in around 8.3 seconds.
Release date and price
According to the latest news, 2016 Toyota RAV4 should hit the market this fall. As for the price, it is still not know how much it will cost.