My friend is mechanic for Toyota vehicles, he claim that the Rav4 is the one that is at least in the workshop. Beside attractive look, it is almost impossible to breaks down. Therefore it is not strange that this small crossover is so popular for years, and so much expected model for this year. The RAV4 was first introduced in the Japanese and European markets in 1994 and in the North American market one year later. Furthermore it is the first compact crossover from Toyota ever made. The model was specifically designed for those who want to get a SUV with benefits, such as amplified cargo space, superior visibility. Also, the alternative of the permanent all-wheel drive system, together with the fuel economy and maneuverability. The 2017 Toyota Rav4 will be the refreshed version of the current fourth generation. Similar to its predecessor, the 2017 model will also be equipped with a hybrid powertrain, sleeker design, a plethora of inside and outside features. Finally, it will be released with the same six trim levels that include the base model LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, Limited, and Limited Hybrid.
2017 Toyota Rav4 Changes
Although the next generation Toyota Rav4 will not get any big changes in its styling, it may get some minor tweaks to appear as a modern vehicle. Some of the standard outside features available with the base model LE includes a rear privacy glass, a set of 17-inch steel wheels(with wheel covers).
The XLE model comes with a height-modifiable power lift gate, heated mirrors, a sunroof, fog lights, and a set of 17-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels. The SE model comes with upgraded external features that include LED outside lighting, a sport-tuned suspension system, and a set of 18-inch wheels.
The Limited and the Limited Hybrid models additionally gets a chrome clad external trim, back view automatic-dimming mirror, and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
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The 2017 model Rav4 will be offered with eight striking external colors that include:
Barcelona Red Metallic.
Black Currant Metallic.
Electric Storm Blue.
Magnetic Gray Metallic.
Silver Sky Metallic.
The new vehicle will have the self-governing MacPherson strut suspension with the hydraulic shock absorbents, trapezoid air admission and stabilizer bar in the front. At the back, it comes outfitted with the dual-wishbone suspension system with trailing arms, triangular tail-lights, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbents, and stabilizer bar.
Regarding brakes, the new vehicle will be outfitted with power-supported ventilated disc brakes in the front and solid disc brakes at the back with the Star Safety System.
The new Rav4 will be constructed with the body length of 182.5 inches, width of 73.6 inches and with the height of 66 inches. The length of the wheelbase and the curb weight of the new vehicle would be 104.7 inches and 3678 pounds (approx 1672 kg) respectively. Tiers are P225/65R17 and P235/55R18 in all-season options.
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The all-new 2017 Toyota Rav4 interior will not differ much from the current model. However, buyers can expect the new vehicle with latest gears and a more luxurious cabin. As a result,
The base model LE will be offered with standard interior features that include:
Adaptive cruise control.
Bluetooth Smartphone and auditory connectivity.
Incorporated driver blind spot monitoring.
60:40-split reclining and folding back seat.
8 or 10 airbags.
Sound system with six speakers.
Height-adjustable seat for the driver.
Bigger touch-screen interface(minimum 7 inches).
Auxiliary audio jack.
Toyota Rav4 2017 Interior
Some of the features available with the base model through the optional Entune Audio Plus package include Smartphone app incorporation, satellite and HD radio, Siri Eyes Free for iPhones, and the Scout GPS Link navigation.
On the other hand, XLE model comes with standard inside features, such automatic twin-zone temperature control, a leather-covered steering wheel, and bolstered seats in the front.
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The 2017 Toyota Rav4 SE model comes with upgraded internal features that include keyless ignition and entry, artificial leather, back cross-traffic warning system, leather upholstery, a blind-spot system, and heated seats in the front.
The Limited model of the new Rav4 comes with all the standard internal features of the SE model, plus Smartphone app incorporation, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, and a seven-inch display.
The cabin of the new Toyota Rav4 2017 will be designed with the 5% bigger passenger volume(currently 101 cubic feet) and with the cargo space of 41 cubic feet.
As far as the 2017 Toyota RAV4 engine option, if something is good, do not change is. It will get the same powertrain as that of the current model. Powered will be delivered from a four-cylinder DOHC double VVT-i power unit with the displacement of 2.5 liters. This engine will generate the highest power of 176 horsepower at 6000 RPM and the maximum twist of 172 lbs per foot at 4100 RPM. This power unit will be mated to a same old six-speed automatic transmission system.
This crossover offers should have a better acceleration that makes them to attain the 60 mph speed from the stationary mode in 8.2 seconds and assists them to get the top speed of 108 mph.
Regarding fuel economy, the new Rav4 offers the mileage of 24 mpg when it is driven within the city limits and 31 mpg when it is driven on highways. The combined mileage offered by the new vehicle will be 26 mpg.
On the other hand, the 2017 Toyota Rav4 XLE Hybrid and the Limited Hybrid models will also have the same powertrain as old model. Consequently, these models get the same four-cylinder traditional engine of displacement of 2.5 liters. This power unit would offer its performance in cooperation with two powerful electric motors. Consequently, the hybrid models would get the combined power output of 192 ponies and a collective twist of 206 lbs per foot. The engine and the electric motor combination accelerate the hybrid models from 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds. With the second electric motor driving the back axles provides an all-wheel drive system automatically. Fuel tank capacity is 60 l or 13.2 gal.
2017 RAV4 Engine
|2.5 Litre 4-Cylinder/Aluminum Alloy Block
||176 hp @ 6000rpm
||172 @ 4100 rpm
|| 28/36/31 LE/XLE 27/34/30 AWD LE/XLE 27/34/30 AWD SE/Limited
||6-Speed Automatic-electronically controlled transmission (Super ECT)
|2.5 Litre 4-Cylinder DOHC
|| Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Regarding fuel economy, the hybrid models of the new Rav4 offer the mileage of 34 mpg when they are driven within the city limits and 31 mpg when they are driven on highways. The combine mileage offered by these models will be 33 mpg.
All engines offer the 2017 model Rav4 the maximum towing capacity of 1500 pounds (approx 682 kg).
There is rumor about new 2.0 liter turbo engine, which could have 230-240 hp, but it is speculation for now.
Toyota Rav4 2017 Price and release date
The all-new Toyota Rav4 2017 release date with all of its models will probably be during the end part of 2016. When comes to pricing each model comes with a different price tag. Accordingly,
The base price of the LE model is estimated to be $25,600.
The base cost of the XLE model is estimated to be $27,500.
The starting price of the SE model is estimated to be $30,500.
The starting cost of the Limited model is estimated to be $32,700.
The preliminary price of the XLE Hybrid model is estimated to be $28,370.
The base price of the Limited Hybrid model is estimated to be $33,610.
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