2017 Toyota RAV4
For both a sporty all-wheel-drive ride and passenger-friendly cabin, hop into the 2017 Toyota RAV4. If you’re shopping for space, the RAV4 delivers in a big way, giving you a roomy cargo hold for all your outdoor sports gear and enough head- and legroom for your tallest friends and offering a fuel-happy hybrid option for the green Toyota lovers.
2017 Toyota RAV4
If you’re planning a road trip in your 2017 Toyota RAV4, you can expect plenty of head and leg room in both rows. Seating is plush yet supportive, so getting stuck in slow-and-go traffic won’t ruin your day. In terms of space, the RAV4 is certainly a great compact crossover for families while maintaining its real-life utility. For starters, the cabin is easy to get in and out of. The power liftgate – a rarity in this segment – provides a low liftover height, so drivers of all sizes can easily reach up and grab it. And speaking of cargo space, the RAV4 has more than any other vehicle in this segment. Behind the rear seats, there are 38.4 cubic feet for whatever cargo challenges life throws at you. If you want to haul larger items – like, say a 10-person tent or an unexpected IKEA spree – then all you have to do is flip down the rear seats to create 73.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.
Naturally, the RAV4 has the kind of infotainment gear that millenials and tech junkies require. The Entune multimedia system does it all. Use Bluetooth wireless connectivity to stream all your favorite audio options – from podcasts to Pandora radio stations. The RAV4 is also a premium pick in terms of modern convenience. The dual-zone climate control feature gives passenger and driver the ability to set separate temperatures, keeping the peace on long rides. If you ever find yourself wondering where you are, the navigation system offers quick solutions with turn-by-turn directions to get you to your destination.
Safety is one of the 2017 Toyota RAV4’s many sweet spots. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the RAV4 its top score of “Good” in a barrage of different crash tests. The Toyota Safety Sense package is a win for safety-minded drivers. It includes a range of driver aids that stay vigilant and warn you of impending danger. For example, the forward collision warning not only detects an oncoming crash, but it also senses pedestrians in your path, effectively helping you avoid a variety of sticky scenarios.
Handling is another of the RAV4’s strong suits, making it a great pick for a variety of drivers. Whether you’re in the city and facing a ton of sharp corners or out in the country with many a winding road, you can confront the road with total composure. This small crossover is also good with fuel economy, earning 23 city/29 highway mpg.
If you’re looking to spend less on gas, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a cut above other crossovers in this segment. It’s EPA-rated to earn 34 city/30 highway mpg, which means you’ll have plenty of extra cash to spend as you will – or even save. The RAV4 Hybrid never shorts you on sporty style, either. With all-wheel drive, you’ll increase traction as you make your way through rain-slicked or icy streets.