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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

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2016 XLE 4dr All-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $28,370
2016 Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,610

Overview

Toyota’s reputation as a leader in alternative-fuel vehicles goes back a long way, including more than the hybrids for which the company is so well-known. During the late 1990s, the company began to issue battery-powered versions of its compact RAV4 crossover, initially to fleet buyers. Production lasted until 2003. For 2016, the RAV4 has gained a variant with a hybrid powertrain. It’s Toyota’s eighth battery/gasoline model, promising quicker throttle response as well as greater gas mileage.

What's New for 2016

Gasoline-powered RAV4s have been around for almost two decades, but the RAV4 Hybrid is a brand-new model for 2016. New features includes LED illumination on the center console, a 12-volt power outlet in the rear, and a cupholder that holds tall mugs with handles. RAV4 is among the first U.S. models to offer a Toyota Safety Sense package. Standard on the Limited edition, it includes automated pre-collision braking, forward collision warning, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The Limited also features a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Choosing Your Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine with a small, high-torque electric motor. The gas engine develops 112 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. Total system output is 194 horsepower, driving a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Acceleration to 60 mph takes 8.1 seconds, which is nearly one second quicker than a gasoline-engine RAV4. To enhance all-weather capability, an on-demand all-wheel-drive system is standard on all RAV4 Hybrids. A second electric motor drives the back wheels when needed to help maintain traction.

Drivers can select Eco mode for maximum fuel economy, or EV mode to travel up to 0.6 miles on battery power alone (below about 25 mph). Indicators on the 4.2-inch screen give advice on driving the Hybrid as economically as possible. Fuel economy is estimated at 34 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway (33 mpg combined).

Cargo volume behind the rear seat is 35.6 cubic feet, growing to 70.6 cubic feet with the back seat folded. Towing capacity is 1,750 pounds.

Two Hybrid trim levels are offered:

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

XLE

Starting at $28,370 (plus destination charge), the entry-level version includes a sunroof, power liftgate, privacy glass, rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, roof rails, and cloth upholstery. Also included are foglamps, a 4.2-inch display screen, tilt/telescopic steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls, pushbutton start, 60/40-split reclining rear seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Heated power mirrors incorporate turn-signal indicators and a blind-spot mirror. Entune six-speaker audio with cellphone-based navigation is standard.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Limited

Priced $5,240 higher than XLE, the Limited adds SofTec-trimmed seats, heated front seats, driver’s seat memory, a leather-trimmed shift lever, satellite radio, and the Total Safety Sense group. Superchrome 18-inch alloy wheels and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert also are included on the Limited, along with LED headlights, taillamps, and daytime running lights. Premium audio includes an integrated navigation and app suite. An auto-dimming inside mirror includes a HomeLink garage door opener. Premium JBL 11-speaker audio is optional.

Front/rear parking assist is available, including the new Bird's Eye View camera system with perimeter scan, for a 360-degree view around the vehicle.

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Fuel economy is clearly the principal reason for selecting the new Hybrid rather than a conventional gas-engine RAV4, along with a moderate increase in performance. Gas mileage on a comparable regular RAV4 is estimated at 22/29 mpg (city/highway). The Limited adds some tempting features, but the price differential over an XLE is substantial.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 150 HP / 152 ft.lbs.
Transmission
2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
34 / 31 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 150 HP / 152 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
34 / 31 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
12.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$47
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
70.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
101 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
181.1 "
Exterior Width
72.6 "
Exterior Height
65.9 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
38.9 "
Front Legroom
42.6 "
Rear Legroom
37.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,925 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Machined Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for Sale

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XLE 4dr All-Wheel Drive
Color: Silver
Price

$18,495

Mileage

113,699 mi

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Car Fluent Inc of Sunland (24 mi)

Phone: (818) 293-3225
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XLE
Color: Gray
Price

$21,777

Mileage

65,303 mi

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Vista Motors (44 mi)

Phone: (909) 740-6545

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