The word Toyota is synonymous with quality, reliability, and durability. No wonder why Toyota has been the world’s topmost selling automaker for the last four years. The Toyota RAV4 was the world’s first compact crossover SUV when it was introduced in 1994 and since then its sales have only gone up, not only in Japan or United States but in Australia and Europe as well. This successful compact SUV has gone through several upgradations and changes since it was introduced but we have never seen the enthusiasm among Toyota lovers like it is for the 2017 Toyota RAV4.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – Design Updates:
When to compare the exterior of 2017 Toyota RAV4 to that of a 2016 model, the changes are quite abstruse but we live in a very competitive world today and changes have to be made quite regularly to survive in the business. The Toyota RAV4 has a typical modern Japanese car look which is, of course, beautiful but has become very common, boring and predictable. Although a typical Toyota lover would love the way it looks, we think Toyota could have done much better to make it look distinct yet more gorgeous than its Japanese rivals. It is going to be available in eight colors including Silver Sky Metallic, Super White, Black, Electric Storm Blue, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Hot Lava, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Black Currant Metallic.
While the interior of the new model may not look very different from the previous model, the functionality of the upcoming model would be far better than the current one. It feels even more spacious inside than the current model and is going to feature some safety features including TSS.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – Powertrain Specs:
The Non-hybrid Toyota RAV4 will feature the same 2.5-liter four cylinders turbocharged engine with 176 hp and 172 pound-feet torque, which is not underpowered but far from providing an exciting acceleration. It is also going to have an optional All-wheel Drive system which improves traction in slippery conditions. The hybrid model’s engine will see some up gradation with the engine now providing 194 hp instead of the previous 141 hp.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – MSRP and Release Date:
Of course, if there are upgradations then there is going to be a little increment in the MSRP too and the increase in the price is too little to shake a Toyota fan from buying the very competitive RAV4. The new SUV is expected to have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $25,000 for an LE, $29,5000 for an XLE, and $32,700 for a limited. Not bad if you ask us, the upgradations make it worth the price. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is expected to be released in the second quarter of the year 2017.