Learn More About the New RAV4 From Camelback Toyota
RAV4 is back again, this time with a couple of new companions: the RAV4 Hybrid and gas-powered RAV4 SE. Along with these new models, several other updates have been made to this year's lineup, as well. Those who buy or lease a 2016 Toyota RAV4 in Phoenix have new options to choose from, including parking sensors, state-of-the-art accident prevention systems and an advanced parking assist feature that makes use of multiple cameras.
In the design arena, RAV4 also receives styling updates on the exterior and added soft-touch materials in several areas throughout the cabin. Additionally, the available touchscreen is larger and the SUV's cupholder design has been overhauled. The latter bit might sound like a minor change, but it'll make a noticeable difference for those of you who have tall coffee mugs (even those with handles) that you'd like to take on the road in the morning.
Now moving on to the biggest news for the lineup this year: 2016 Toyota RAV4 reviews have expressed excitement about the new RAV4 Hybrid - the compact crossover segment's only gas-electric option. The hybrid's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors provide greater fuel economy and power than the base engine, plus AWD is standard on all hybrid models, which is always a bonus.
Those purchasing a 2016 Toyota RAV4 in Phoenix will also have to check out the sporty new SE trim level. Along with distinctive styling features, it flaunts a sport-tuned suspension and other elements that heighten performance.
The accident prevention tech we mentioned above is another headline-making update, not only for RAV4 but for the Toyota lineup. The brand's new Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) package, standard on the Limited and optional on XLE and SE grades, includes Forward Collision Warning with automatic emergency braking, Lane Departure Alert, a Pedestrian Pre-Collision System, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. This package enhances the safety provided by the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert systems, which are standard on select trims.
For full details about this year's changes, stop by Camelback Toyota after finishing our 2016 Toyota RAV4 review below.