“The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient SUV available in Canada.”
Upon entry into the cabin of the 2016 Rav4 you can tell right away Toyota has stepped it up. The leather seats are 8-way power adjustable and super comfortable, premium materials surround you, trim lines and stitching in the dash gives of a very luxurious feeling. Seats and steering wheel are both heated, excellent for those cold mornings. Dual climate control allows all your passengers to set their own temperature settings. Once settle inside you will also find an array of technology to enhance your driving experience. Front and center is the 7-inch display system integrated with Sirius XM, navigation, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth, and back up camera. To ensure you never have to take your attention off the road ahead Toyota implemented a 4.2-inch multi-information display in the dash, all your essential controls are now at your fingertips. The technology package included the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Furthermore, the limited edition comes with a premium 11 speaker JBL audio system excellent for pounding tunes on your drive to and from work. The rears seats allow your passengers to recline and relax with plenty of overhead and leg room. The seats also are 60/40 split allowing you to maximize your cargo space when needed. Automatic tailgate allows for easy access to all that cargo space as well. Overall a beautifully appointed SUV, loaded with driver friendly technology that is easy to use and truly makes driving the new 2016 Toyota Rav4 a pleasure.
Performance / Engine
The 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is the most fuel efficient SUV available in Canada. I feel like I don’t even need to say anything more. Nonetheless, the Rav4 boasts a 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine producing 194hp. Toyota uses a continuous variable transmission which allows the SUV to seamlessly adjust gears to ensure that the ideal gear ratio is used all the time, ultimately producing a very smooth ride. Furthermore, you have three drive modes to pick from; Eco mode which helps to enhance fuel efficiency, sport mode allows for faster shifts and more responsive throttle and acceleration. Lastly EV mode allows the electric motor to take over for zero engine noise and emission up to 40km/h, perfect for those lengthy traffic delays on your way back home in rush hour. To top it all off the intelligent AWD system ensures year round confidence in mostly all conditions and the 7.2L/100Km fuel consumption is the icing on the cake.
The 2016 Rav4 is far sportier than previous years, from the front fascia, LED lights, through the body lines, and down to its tailgate Toyota lets you know they mean business. The 18-inch rims add to the bold and dynamic look. To ensure top notch fuel efficiency Toyota really honed in on making the truck as aerodynamic as possible. Overall a nice crafted SUV that stands out amongst its competitors and definitely turns heads on the street. Was that really a Toyota Rav4?
Peace of mind and safety are always top of mind for Toyota, they strive to ensure the highest levels of safety. Along with standard airbags, smart stop technology, vehicle stability control, anti-lock braking system, traction control, and brake assist. Toyota offers an array of features to enhance your peace of mind such as; the technology package listed above, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, birds eye view camera that give a 360-degree rotation view of the SUV. Not once did I doubt the safety of this SUV while testing it and the added technology really helps to ease your mind.