Known for its smooth performance, the standard four-cylinder engine promises to keep you engaged on a daily-basis. It pushes out an energetic 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. All versions of the RAV4 come equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. When cruising along the highway, the crossover returns an efficient 30 mpg.*
Drivers will become fond of the RAV4’s secure handling. However, a sports-tuned suspension transforms it into an even more engaging vehicle. According to Car & Driver, the new SE model displays excellent body control on the road. Its fun-to-drive nature will appeal to a lot of people.
The RAV4’s new facelift makes it look sleeker than ever. It is clearly among the most attractive SUVs in the class. A special set of 18-inch wheels highlight the SE model’s sporty appearance. Silver-painted accents and LED running lights further enhance the crossover’s styling. Several eye-catching paint colors are available, including Electric Storm Blue and Hot Lava.
Automotive critics continue to rave about the RAV4’s well-designed interior. Everyone in your family will enjoy a wealth of legroom. Edmunds was especially impressed by the rear seat’s convenient reclining function. You can also take full advantage of the RAV’s impressive amount of cargo space. Toyota loaded the base LE model with a surplus of standard features. Every driver will be rewarded with Toyota’s Entune infotainment system and a rear-view camera. Smartphone integration and a booming JBL sound system are optional. Dynamic cruise control will appeal to the drivers who spend a lot of time on the road.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 earned a superior, five-star safety rating. Its excellent crash protection enables your family to remain shielded from danger. While the integrated driver blind-spot mirror is helpful, an available blind-spot monitor immediately detects oncoming vehicles. The Toyota Safety Sense package includes even more high-tech driving aids, including automatic emergency braking technology. A 360-degree parking camera is offered as well.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.