A Quick Look At The Upcoming Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

A Quick Look At The Upcoming Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

I find it hard to believe that 15 years have passed since the first Toyota Prius was sold in North America.

What was once a novelty, Hybrid technology has become increasingly sought after. Toyota has responded by adding a seventh Hybrid to its model line-up.

Toyota is hoping to garner favour among young adventurers with the addition of the 2016 Rav4 Hybrid. The Rav4 debuted 20 years ago and became popular with younger demographics due to the lower initial cost and lower fuel bill.

The 2016 Rav4 Hybrid builds on that reputation by delivering increased power while also proving better fuel economy.

To further provide consumers with the product they are looking for, Toyota researched the customer feedback and decided to add new features like: more premium materials, an optional 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display in the gauge cluster, an available 7-inch display audio touch screen, leather steering wheel (excluding LE model), revised cup holders designed to accommodate tall mugs with handles, an extra USB added to front and one 12V power outlet added to rear and a better material on the upper door panel and lower dash.

The 2016 RAV4 will feature the North American debut of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) technology. This optional package offers the added security of pro-active technologies such as automated pre-collision braking, forward collision warning, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, pedestrian pre-collision system, and dynamic radar cruise control.

Toyota has yet to release any pricing, power or fuel economy figures, so be sure to check back with us as we will keep you updated with any new information as it is released.


Consumer Expert Robert Nichols

Robert is a lifelong car nut. He works as a Technician with 16 years experience and has multiple trade licenses. Having worked on vehicles ranging from Porsche's, fire trucks, trains, and industrial/mining equipment, he has a varied and broad knowledge base to draw on. But his favorite thing to do is drive, be it on two or four wheels.