Time waits for no man, and no SUV. Despite being one the best-selling compact SUVs in Canada, Toyota knows it can’t rest on its laurels with the RAV4. The competition is always looking to slip ahead, so in spite of the latest RAV4 launching just a few year ago, this excellent little SUV has gotten even better with its latest refresh.
The first thing you’ll notice about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the sleek new front fascia which injects even more style and presence into this compact SUV. A new SE trim level is also offered for the first time, and promises to provide a more dynamic and involving driving experience. Sport-tuned suspension, unique 18-inch wheels, and a special lower grill design help set the RAV4 SE apart.
Perhaps more interestingly, for 2016 a RAV4 Hybrid option will be available. The combination of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive and the standard 2.5L four-cylinder results in a sprightly 194hp and fuel economy that Toyota promises to be far beyond anything else in this class. A hybrid option is exclusive to the compact SUV class, which helps the new RAV4 distinguish itself from its competitors.
Of course, it’s not just the exterior and powertrain that has been updated for 2016. The new RAV4 also receives better interior materials for a more premium feel, as well as raft of new technology and features. An available 4.2-inch display in the revised gauge cluster allows you to monitor fuel economy, speed, and much more at a glance. A large 7-inch touchscreen has also been added so you can adjust the climate control, radio, and answer incoming calls at just the tap of a finger.
The refreshed RAV4 also buffs up on safety features, with this compact SUV being one of the first vehicles in North America to receive the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system. This package combines several cutting-edge safety systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Pedestrian Pre-Collision System among others. The result is the 2016 Toyota RAV4 promises to be the safest SUV in its class.
So if you’re ready to discover what the refreshed 2016 Toyota RAV4 has to offer, then be sure to check in regularly with Mayfield Toyota in Edmonton to know the moment this compact SUV arrives. Rest assured, the new RAV4 will be worth the short drive for customers in St. Albert, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, and Spruce Grove.