With the popularity of Toyota's hybrid models such as the Prius, fans wanted environmentally friendly versions of their favorite Toyota vehicles. While hybrids are often reserved for sedan or hatchback models, Toyota has recently made a hybrid version of their popular RAV4 SUV. Let's take a closer look at the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in Martinsburg, WV.
Even though hybrid models are often assumed to be much more expensive, the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid still has an affordable starting MSRP at just $29,030. The hybrid SUV is also available in three different trim levels: the standard XLE Hybrid, SE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid.
While not available on every standard RAV4 model, each 2017 RAV4 Hybrid vehicle comes standard with the Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-I) system. This system uses the hybrid's electric motor to send torque to the rear wheels whenever needed.
The RAV4 has many added features that make the car driving experience easier and more entertaining. To help see around the vehicle, the available Bird's Eye View Camera and standard backup camera help drivers navigate, while the infotainment system adds in multiple navigation, phone and music apps.
While so much focus on hybrid models goes into performance, the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid still offers great convenience in its available cargo space. The RAV4 Hybrid offers drivers 70.6 cu.ft of room for belongings, while the 60/40 split seats and cargo net hammock make packing the SUV even easier.
Performance of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
The new RAV4 Hybrid doesn't lose a step from the standard RAV4 in terms of power, as the RAV4 Hybrid's 2.5-liter engine and electric motor combine to produce 194 horsepower. The hybrid model also stands out with its fuel efficiency, with an EPA estimated 34 city/30 highway/32 combined MPG rating. Drivers can also keep an eye on how their RAV4 Hybrid is performing with the Hybrid Synergy Drive system. This lets drivers track things such as the current charge of the vehicle, as well as the All-Wheel Drive system.
If you would like to learn more about the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, be sure to contact us at Apple Valley Toyota. You can also get behind the wheel of the hybrid model by filling out the form on this page.