2016 Toyota RAV4 review, changes, price

The smallest Toyota compact crossover, RAV4, was updated past year which means that 2016 Toyota RAV4 won’t come with any big difference comparing to current model. The Toyota RAV4 2016 will be offered with almost same price range like 2015 model.

2016 Toyota RAV4 review, changes, price

2016 Toyota RAV4 redesign

When it was updated in 2013 Toyota’s compact crossover SUV received a major update so we presume that 2016 Toyota RAV4 will come only with some minor modifications. The base RAV4 will feature 17”steel wheels, new LED headlights, new bumper with integrated foglights and LED taillights. It will probably be equipped with power liftgate which makes easier access to cargo area. Interior of the Toyota RAV4 2016 will be refreshed with some new technology updates. It will be made of high quality plastic with some refinement details. Base model will offer to its owner 6-speaker audio system with CD player, infotainment system with USB and AUX inputs and 6.1” touchscreen. Buyers of upper trim levels will have this Toyota compact crossover with dual-zone climate control, power moonroof, keyless entry with start button, navigation system, 11-speaker JBL premium audio system, and some safety features like blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert system.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 review, changes, price

Toyota RAV4 2016 specs

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 will have one old and one new powerplant under its hood. Petrol engine will be same one that powers current RAV4. It is 4-cylinder 2.5-liter powerplant that is able to deliver 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. Novelty will be hybrid powertrain that powers latest Camry. The Toyota RAV4 2016 hybrid will be powered by combination of petrol engine and electric motor. Petrol engine is 2.5-liter 4-cylinder powerplant that prodces 156 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque while electric motor/generator delivers 141 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. Those engines deliver 200 horsepower combined power to the front wheels as standard. This compact crossover SUV will be equipped with nickel-metal-hydride battery pack placed behind rear seats.

Toyota RAV4 2016 release date

2016 Toyota RAV4 release date and price

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 release date and its price are still unknown. We can predict that this compact crossover SUV could be presented to public in second quarter of 2015 while it could come to markets in late 2015 or early 2016. Considering that there won’t be too many changes that means that prices will be around prices for 2015 model. This means that base model of Toyota RAV4 2016 should cost just under $25,000.

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