The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is slightly changed than its predecessor. It doesn’t offer any engine upgrade but there are available some new features like new Blizzard Pearl package for the Limited trim level. The Toyota RAV4 2015 will come with only one 4-inline engine but this could be enough for this small crossover SUV.
2015 Toyota RAV4 redesign
The new 2015 Toyota RAV4 comes with sharper lines which give it more aggressive look when we compare it to previous model. For the first time there are no spare tire mounted on the rear end. That means that rear door opens by swinging-up instead swing-out which makes easier to load stuff to cargo area. It also has muscular side lines which is result of the rear upkick. The Toyota RAV4 2015 comes in 9 different color options: Barcelona Red Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Black, Hot Lava, Pyrite Mica, Blizzard Pearl, Blue Crush Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Super White.
Inside the cabin dominates high-quality plastic with soft touch surfaces. Leather upholstery is not available and it is changed with Softex material that imitates the real leather. The driver’s seat offers comfort and support for drivers back while the Toyota RAV4 2015 Limited comes with additionally lumbar support. Base model of this compact crossover SUV comes with Entune infotainment system with 6.1” display, audio system with 6 speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX inputs that allow users to control their iPod. Higher trim levels come with power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, Entune with additionally satellite and HD radio, better front seats, power liftgate, Softex upholstery, start/stop push-button, etc. Navigation system with Toyota’s Entune telematics, blind-spot detection, JBL premium audio system with 11 speaker and rear cross-traffic alert come as an option for all trim levels.
Toyota RAV4 2015 specs
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 comes only with one engine. It is a 2.5-liter 4-inline engine that produces 176 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 172 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm. This engine is mated to standard 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission while users can choose between FWD (front-wheel-drive) and AWD (all-wheel-drive) with Dynamic Torque Control. This is enough that new 2015 RAV4 is able accelerate from 0 to 60 mph around 9 seconds. With this powertrain new Toyota RAV4 2015 has EPA estimated fuel economy rated at 26 mpg combined (23/31 city/hwy) with FWD and 25 mpg combined (22/29 city/hwy) with AWD. Those numbers are average for compact crossover SUV class. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 towing capacity is rated at 1,500 pounds.
2015 Toyota RAV4 price
The Toyota RAV4 2015 price starts from $23,680 for the base model with 2WD. Price for the Limited grade of the new Toyota’s compact crossover SUV is about $6,000 higher than base model.
|2015 RAV4 LE||2WD||$23.680|
|2015 RAV4 XLE||2WD||$25.240|
|2015 RAV4 Limited||2WD||$28.450|
|2015 RAV4 LE||AWD||$25.080|
|2015 RAV4 XLE||AWD||$26.640|
|2015 RAV4 Limited||AWD||$29.850|