2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover SUV Performance

2017 Toyota RAV4

For drivers in the market for a capable crossover SUV that gets you where you’re going with confidence, regardless of the driving conditions, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is an exciting compact crossover SUV to consider. Offered with all-wheel drive, an available sport-tuned suspension, and even an available hybrid powertrain, the RAV4 has it all. Lexington and Blythewood drivers can learn more today at Dick Dyer Toyota.

Powertrain Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with a 2.5L inline-four DOHC 16-Valve engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). On the other side of this powertrain, you’ll find a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Total output from this powertrain comes in at 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with front-wheel drive, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city on most models. Opt for the increased traction and responsiveness of all-wheel drive, and you’ll get an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.

Those interested in enjoying more horsepower and even better fuel economy from their crossover may consider opting for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which has an electric motor mounted to its 2.5L four-cylinder engine. This powertrain comes standard with Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-i). It produces 194 hp and saves you money on gas with an EPA-estimated 34 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

SE Sport Package

Those looking for a more dynamic on-road driving experience in their Toyota RAV4 will surely find it from the available RAV4 SE trim level. This model comes equipped with a rigidly tuned sport suspension that provides a more intimate relationship with the road underneath you. Other performance upgrades on this model include steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a sport shift lever. You’ll also see upgrades such as special floor mats and doorsill protectors.

Cargo and Towing Capacity

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is optimally designed to help you tote around all of your gear, regardless of whether or not you’re at full passenger capacity. Behind the rear seat, the RAV4 has a total of 38.4 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space, while folding down the rear seats opens you up to access to a max cargo area of 73.4 cubic feet. On top of that, you can tow up to 1,500 pounds worth of equipment behind your new RAV4.

Take Control in the 2017 Toyota RAV4

Who says buying a practical family crossover has to mean compromising on performance? The 2017 Toyota RAV4 delivers in all the areas that count, and you can find it right now at Dick Dyer Toyota. Come see us today for a test drive at 240 Killian Commons Parkway, and contact us if we can be of any assistance before your visit.