2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review


The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is an outstanding compact SUV now available at Dayton Toyota in South Brunswick. This vehicle has been around the block, but each upgraded model comes with new and improved looks, features and, of course, drivability.

If you're in the market for a new vehicle, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid would be excellent for driving around South Brunswick Township, Plainsboro Township or New Brunswick. Find out all it has to offer and if it could be the right car for you.

Performance

The Hybrid RAV4 is equipped with all-wheel drive, powered by a 150-horsepower, 2.5-liter, Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder in the front, in addition to a 141-horsepower, permanent-magnet electric motor that uses the traditional Toyota CVT. Then, the rear wheels utilize a 67-horsepower electric motor which is completely separate from the front wheels. Known as an AWD-I, this system is beneficial for flexibility in the front-to-rear power split. It also will keep you from slipping when road conditions get slippery in South Brunswick Township, Plainsboro Township and New Brunswick.

Exterior/Interior

The constantly upgraded Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has been approved yet again for 2016. The exterior of this SUV is both rugged and sleek, appealing to all types of car shoppers. With a new front end that's higher, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 also features a more attractive grille than previous models. It's more truck-like than in previous years but remains appealing to even those looking for a vehicle on the crossover end.

Within the cabin, there are soft touch materials and plenty of room for five passengers and all of their luggage. The seats are comfortable and the ride is very smooth.

Technology

The 6.1 inch touchscreen information display is easy to use, and also features Bluetooth phone, audio connectivity, a six-speak sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, USB port and media player interface.

Upgrade to the Limited trim, and you'll have heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, driver memory settings, adaptive cruise control and a 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, smartphone app integration and satellite radio.

Safety

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid doesn't compromise safety for looks or performance. It's equipped with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, full-length airbags, a driver knee airbag, a rearview camera, and integrated driver blind-spot mirror standard. Optional on the XLE but standard on the Limited is a blind-spot warning system and a rear cross-traffic alert.

Drivers can also opt to upgrade to the Toyota Safety Sense system which has a forward collision warning system, forward collision mitigated with automatic braking in case of an emergency, lane-departure warning and intervention system with automatic high-beam headlight control.

If you're looking for a vehicle that will lessen your carbon footprint but still perform with excellent power, the 2016 Toyota RAV Hybrid could be the right choice for you. Its impressive body style will turn heads as you drive through South Brunswick Township, Plainsboro Township and New Brunswick.

Come to Dayton Toyota, located at 2291 US Route 130 in South Brunswick to test drive yours today.

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