One of Canada’s most popular SUVs meets the world’s most proven advanced hybrid technology, as Toyota Canada launches the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. This highly anticipated all-new model – the brand’s seventh hybrid vehicle features a winning combination of space, style, capability and performance plus remarkable fuel efficiency. And Toyota is celebrating its arrival by refreshing the entire RAV4 line-up with bolder body styling, upgraded cabin finishes, and a smoother, quieter ride – plus the return of a much-loved sporty RAV4 model with the introduction of the all-new RAV4 SE grade.
The all-new RAV4 Hybrid is built around a Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive that’s been uniquely optimized for this compact SUV, with a 2.5L four cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, high-torque electric motors and continuously variable transmission. This combination delivers best-in-class City and Combined fuel efficiency of 6.9 and 7.2 litres per 100 kilometers, respectively. Four selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport, ECO and EV) allow RAV4 Hybrid drivers to adjust vehicle efficiency and responsiveness to suit their mood and driving style.
An all-wheel-drive configuration with intelligence (AWD-i) joins numerous other Toyota handling technologies to maximize driving confidence in any road and weather conditions.
The RAV4 Hybrid XLE (Starting MSRP: $34, 465) is generously equipped with comfort, convenience and style features. From its six-speaker Display Audio System with 6.1-inch screen, to a host of sophisticated safety and convenience-focused features like SIRI Eyes-Free and voice recognition, everything you need is right there.
Comfort features include dual zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats, while the 60/40 split fold-down rear seats make it easy to optimize the RAV4 for up to five adults or loads of cargo. Intuitive operation is top of mind in the driver-focused cockpit and numerous safety systems, including unique offerings like Vehicle Proximity Notification and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Systems, plus no less than 8 airbags ensure safety on the road.
Convenience features include a powered rear hatch, keyless entry with the Smart Key System with Push Button Start and more – while style-enhancing features include heated front seats, rear privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power moon roof and more.
The RAV4 Hybrid Limited (Starting MSRP: $38,265) includes several upgraded systems as well as premium comfort, convenience and style features
The RAV4 Limited model may be further enhanced with an available Technology Package, which adds Toyota Safety Sense – combining a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane departure alert, auto high-beam and dynamic radar cruise control. Other upgrades in the Technology Package include an 11-speaker JBL Synthesis Audio System, front and rear parking assist sonar and Toyota’s Bird’s Eye View Monitor.
All RAV4’s have received numerous enhancements for 2016, but its introduction of the all-new sporty SE that’s got long-time enthusiasts ready to get out there and play.
The RAV4 is available in two front-wheel-drive and four all-wheel-drive models. Front-wheel-drive models deliver impressive fuel efficiency of 8.9 litres per 100 kilometers (city/highway combined), while all-wheel-drive models feature Toyota’s active torque control system. Both drive trains are configured with numerous handling technologies – including highly responsive Electric Power Steering, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control – to maximize driving confidence in any road and weather conditions.