Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular crossover SUV in today’s auto world. When this version was initially put on sale in the 90’s, the crossover sports utility segment was still small in terms of numbers. However, in the last two decades, this market segment has grown tremendously to become one of the main segment in the auto world. Indeed, Toyota RAV4’s first generations laid the foundation for what is today referred to as SUV’s. Since those early days, Toyota RAV4’s core appeal has been its versatility. This car has been refreshed and released a number of times. The manufacturers have always been keen on maintaining its core appeal which still remains Toyota RAV4’s strongest selling point. This has made the manufacturer to redesign it once again, and to release it as a 2016 year model. It will still come with the similar but a bit refreshed look. Again, the redesigned car will come with several changes which will set it apart from the other crossovers. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 will have a five passenger carrying capacity.
2016 Toyota RAV4: Exterior and Interior
Inside this car, it will be quite spacious so as to offer comfort to all its users. Its seats shall be fitted with faux leather while the other parts will be treated with top quality materials. The front seats will be heated to promote extra relaxation. All of its seats will be adjustable to allow its users to make some adjustments if need be. The windows too will be powered and they will also be controlled by the driver since they will be wired to the driver’s door. It is believed that inside the 2016 Toyota RAV4, it will be at par with the current model. A few improvements in terms of quality are expected and they will vary depending on the trim levels.
As for its exterior, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 will not receive many changes since the current car was last refreshed in 2013. Nevertheless, it will come with additional body colors. It is expected to be fitted with a payload lift-gate which will enhance its drivability. As for its body work, it is anticipated to be creased to make this new model more stylish. This car will be offered with standard 17 inch alloy wheels. Its side mirrors will be operated both electronically and manually. 2016 Toyota RAV4 will be offered as a four wheel drive. That means it will be highly economical in terms of fuel consumption. This 2016 Toyota RAV4 will be fitted with a high quality GPS and alarm system which will be advantageous for security purposes.
2016 Toyota RAV4: Engine Options and Fuel Economy
As for its power train, they are still unknown. However, it is believed that the same engine found in the current model shall be rolled over to this new model. This engine is a 2.5-liter V6 which produces 180 horsepower and 170 pounds-feet. This engine is rated at 25 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Other engine options are expected although it in not yet clear which ones they will be. This model will utilize a six sped automatic transmission.
2016 Toyota RAV4: Price and Release Date
To date, it is not known how much this redesigned 2016 Toyota RAV4 will cost. Nevertheless, it is rumored to cost between $ 25 000 and $ 48 000. As for release dates, there are only high expectations for it to be launched in the first few months of 2015.