The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV vehicle is the latest version of the RAV4 series. It combines a number of competitive factors such adequate space, safety features and reliable driving reputation. For this model, advancement to adapt modern features is the major improvements. In terms of space, the cargo and passenger space is large enough for all. With this features in place, the vehicle competes well with the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Ford Escape.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Review
When compared to the 2016 version, this model has very few additions. The plastic clad at the base of the vehicle and the 17-inch wheel rims are the most remarkable changes to the SUV. The rest of the design looks takes the previous style, except for the facial look that has defined outlook.
This family SUV has five passengers seating, that is adequate and spacious enough. Being a hybrid version, the comfort and luxury is remarkable thanks to the classy finish and luxurious seat covers. The dashboard has a modern look that matches the advanced interior look of the car. There is less change to passenger space but the cargo compartment takes 70cubic feet, with the rear seats folded. The reduction in space is because of the battery pack that is available under the rear seats.
For safety purposes, the manufacturer adds a surround airbag system. The assist system has provisions for blind spot, rear cross alert and parking system. Electronic and traction monitoring systems are available in a compatible package to add more security features for the vehicle.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Engine Specs and Performance
With the fuel economy prospects, the 2017 model should be having a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. This engine produces an average of 180 horsepower and over 170 lb-ft of torque. In terms of fuel efficiency, this engine can use 30mpg, which is adequate for a SUV car. This engine has higher efficiency when compared to lighter versions of this model, in terms of power versus fuel consumption.
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2017 has two versions that differ in power and performance. The two-wheel and the four-wheel types have varied in terms of performance, with the latter being more powerful, although with higher fuel utilization. The four-wheel have an acceleration of 60mph in nine seconds, which favors its urban targets. All the versions utilize the six-speed gear automatic transmissions.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
With most of the features focusing on maximum output, Toyota has to work on the price if it is to compete with the vehicles in its class. In consideration of its features, this SUV will not price less than $33,000.
Most of the vehicles parts have been assembled, as by the end of November. If the manufacturer maintains pace, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will be in the market before April 2017.
The hybrid version of 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is great for the luxury of middle class buyers. The Toyota Cruise systems and power trains are a great inclusion in the 2017 model. However, in terms of fuel efficiency, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid rates at average when compared to its competitors.