The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 differs from the 2016 model in that it has better finishing and more refinement. The features in this new offering from Toyota are also very modern. The RAV4 is being offered in three different trims including:
The layout of the vehicle is very unique and its proportions are strong. The Japanese carmaker has designed this car to look like a fun vehicle. Engineers at Toyota have paid special attention to the body, which has an aggressive appearance. Rumors have it that this new 2017 Toyota RAV4 will receive a number of major changes. It will be offered with more numbers of engine options and the interiors are styled to make them look very attractive. The main change to this new offering from Toyota is to its engine.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – Engine Specs
Under the hood, the Japanese carmaker plans to offer a single engine option. This is a solid 4-cylinder 2.5 engine that is capable of delivering 176 horsepower. This engine also delivers good acceleration as well. In fact, this engine can power up the RAV4 from 0 to 60 mph in just 9 seconds. The engine also delivers a very smooth ride and it is also very responsive at the same time. A second engine in the shape of a 2.0-liter turbo engine will also be available to those who are looking for a more powerful engine to power up their RAV4. This engine will be able to produce 235 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. The nice thing about this 2.0-liter engine is that besides offering more power it is also more fuel-efficient at the same time. Each of these two engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – Exterior and Interior Design
The exteriors of the new 2017 Toyota RAV4 have been changed though these changes are more cosmetic than major. At the front there is a new grille and the headlights are impressively designed to look like diamonds. The bodyline of the vehicle resembles those of the C-HR from Toyota. The bumpers are also designed to look very bold. Overall, the vehicle looks very aggressive as well as elegant. As of now, the Japanese carmaker has not provided much information about the changes it has made to the interiors. We will have to wait till just before the vehicle is launched into the market to know more about this.
The interiors are impressive and depending on the trim chosen different features will be offered. The carmaker has also provided good safety features.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 will be available in dealerships sometime next year. The 2017 Toyota RAV4, which is powered by a new engine, will cost more. As of now, there is no information available about when the vehicle will make its official debut though there are indications that the carmaker will soon present the vehicle to car enthusiasts. Some reports indicate that we may have to wait till 2018 to buy the car but this has not been confirmed as yet. As for price, there are indications that the new RAV4 will cost more than the earlier model. We think that you may have to pay about 25, 000 dollars to own the RAV4 with a more powerful engine.