2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

If you’re an adventurer and like to go places, the 2016 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid should be the right choice for you. It stands out
for its advanced innovations, proven hybrid powertrain, extra
thrills with more power, enhanced acceleration. This has been
Toyota’s 8th hybrid.

The RAV hybrid will not be offered in the base LE or the new SE
trim levels, but midgrade XLE and top-shelf Limited.

Exterior

The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid has received much more aggressive and
sharper look, features of which start at the nose of the
vehicle where the fog lamps are recessed in the front bumper,
and the design draws the attention across the lower grille. The
lights have been reshaped at the rear and the lower bumper has
been reworked with silver skid plate trim. The rocker panel has
been restyled as well. With the new Toyota RAV4 come and
three new exterior colors: Silver Sky Metallic, Black Currant
Metallic and Electric Blue  Storm.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 9 NCI

The vehicle comes with a full array of LED lighting, including
running lights, headlights and taillights. Also the new Toyota
Safety Sense suite that adds pre-collision braking has been
introduced.The Hybrid also rolls on a unique set of 17-inch
wheels.

Interior

Toyota decided to comply with the wishes of its customers and
added more refinement technology to the interior. The quality
has been improved with more premium materials and the interior
of the vehicle comes in some new colors – Tan, Beige and
Tan-Black combined.

Some of the brand new features are: available 4.2” TFT
multi-information display in a revised gauge cluster, available
7” touch-sensitive display audio touch screen, newly available
around-view monitor, leather steering wheel (excluding LE),
soft touch material on upper door panel and lower dash, updated
interior shifter and window/lock control bezel material,
additional USB added to front and one 12V power outlet added to
rear, available Smart Key and SiriusXM All-Access Radio.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Interior NCI

Engine and performance

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid combines a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder
engine which runs on the Atkinson cycle and an electric motor,
with both axles getting power from the standard Electronic
On-Demand All-Wheel-Drive System. It should have a continuously
variable transmission.

According to official information, the hybrid setup offers more
than 176 hp in the internal combustion model. Along with the
electric assistance come quicker acceleration and better fuel
economy.Fuel consumption for hybrid vehicles is one of the
important things that customers pay attention, the consumption
of the new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid in the city is 33 mpg and 30 mpg on
the highway.

When it comes to speed, the RAV4 Hybrid should perform similar
to a front-wheel-drive NX300h – 0-60 mph in 8.3 s, which is
respectable but quite un-fun to drive. Maximum speed will
not exceed 125 mph.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid engine NCI

Price and release date

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was released on April 2, 2015 at
the New York International Auto Show, but Toyota hasn’t
provided the pricing yet. But unofficially the price
(MSRP) for the new RAV4 Hybrid XLE will be about 30,000 US
dollars.