2016 Toyota RAV4 IA

2016 Toyota RAV4

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New 2016 Toyota RAV4 at Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for Fort Dodge, IA

The 2016 RAV4 continues to be a great seller within the field and this model year the designers have concentrated on recreating the cabin inside based on info obtained from owners. The new interior utilizes premium quality materials and gives off a warm and welcoming feeling. The instrument gauge has a digital readout and the choice of a touchscreen. The RAV4 has a rich history that started when it came to life in the middle of the 1990s and became one of the very first compact crossover designs to really takeoff. Since this time it has totally been rethought numerous times and is now technically classified as a mid-size. It still stands as a well performing and dependable model. More interior room and hybrid technology are what is being showcased this year along with great brand promise and great workmanship.

Under the RAV4's Hood

The RAV4 for 2016 has two motor choices including a standard gasoline feature and a hybrid product. The base level runs on gasoline and is a 176 horsepower 4 cylinder which is a 2.5-liter and inline. This is mated with an automatic transmission that has six-speeds and comes with sport shift mode. There also is an optional system that gets you all-wheel drive which is highly coveted while negotiating tough road conditions or any recreational off-road excursion you may partake in. The hybrid choice is in fact more powerful than the entry level that gets a very good 194 horsepower and is combined with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and Toyota’s dual motor Synergy Drive system as well as an additional electrical motor for the additional axle.

Design of Toyota RAV4

There is a huge amount of space for driver and passengers alike and a higher roofline that assists operators who may be taller. The interior cabin has been created from specifications that were set by customers who gave input and were looking to get a tailored interior. The cabin also has premium cloth on its base level models with leather choices on higher trim levels. Audio systems are also noteworthy in the RAV4. There is an optional two-tone exterior with the SE model also offering accents that make the newest edition look more like the retro editions from yesteryear. The redesign of the front exterior of the RAV4 is a definitely a leap from what it used to be. It now comes with wrapped headlights and a thin opening for the grille with the entire look being one of intelligence and clarity. Toyota says that they received customer feedback from customers stating that they wanted tougher, blunter fronts that resembled trucks.

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The IIHS has given the RAV4 a Top Safety Pick and a great rating of five-stars overall has come from the NHTSA. There is also automatic pre-collision braking, forward collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning system, auto high beams and a great deal more. There is also a great new “Bird’s Eye system” that is able to give drivers a complete view of their surrounding environment. On higher trim models there is also eight airbags, blind-spot warnings and a rear vision camera.

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