Monday, November 23, 2015


Toyota has declared a electrified version of its solid-selling SUV… once more. The distinction? Toyota at long last made it a it a hybrid.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 half and half will get the immediate torque of an electric engine, and the accommodation of a 2.5-liter gas motor. Mated to the Atkinson-cycle I-4 will be a CVT transmission. The reach as an EV is an inadequate 0.6-miles because of a little NiMH battery pack, however the crossover powertrain produces a consolidated 194 torque, and thumps out a 0-60 time of 8.1-seconds - a second speedier than its gas-just sisters. 

EPA assessed mileage in half and half trim is a really amazing 34 mpg city, 31 mpg thruway, and 33 mpg joined - that recent figure is 8 mpg superior to the straight-fuel RAV4 AWD. Regenerative braking and on-interest all-wheel drive are standard on the hybrid.
Both the hybrid and gas-only Rav4s will receive refreshed styling: a new front fascia, new rocker panels and new front and rear bumpers. Exterior LED lighting, front and rear, is optional – if luxe lighting is your thing. Three new colors hit the refreshed SUV:  Black Currant Metallic ,  and Electric Storm Blue. also a Silver Skye Metallic,

The interior was refreshed slightly, and features a new gauge cluster -- making space for a 4.2-inch TFT display. An available 7-inch infotainment touch screen is available as well. LED lighting graces the center console, helping you find that pack of gum a little easier.

Toyota is showing off its new Toyota Safety Sense package on the new RAV4s – allowing for automated pre-collision braking, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, pedestrian pre-collision warning and dynamic cruise control. Standard safety tech on the limited trim, and hybrid models, now includes blind spot warning.

Pricing for the hybrid starts at $29,265, but shoots up to $34,505 for the Limited model. Gas RAV4s start at $25,245 for a bare-bones front-wheel drive model, rising to $33,800 for the Limited all-wheel drive model. Both the standard and hybrid 2016 RAV4 models are arriving at dealerships now.

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