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2017 Toyota RAV4 for sale in Jefferson City, MO

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Introduction


The Toyota RAV4 is a crossover SUV that has constantly kept at bay all other contenders on the market. The 2017 flagship has undergone a number of changes and upgrades to ensure its name remains right at the top of buyers’ lists. The vehicle comes in various models: Limited, Platinum, SE, LE and XLE, to accommodate the different enthusiasts and it now has new features not available in prior models including advanced safety and collision alert systems.

At Riley Toyota in Jefferson City, MO, you’ll find the 2017 Toyota RAV4 for sale and ready for your perusal. Let’s learn some more about this excellent vehicle first.


Performance


To ensure a confident drive behind the wheel, the RAV4 is available with a smart All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with Dynamic Torque Control for efficient wheel power distribution. The suspension has been re-engineered and athletically tuned to ensure smooth control on the streets, with the car also featuring a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of outputting 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque for off-road thrills.

The 2017 RAV4 runs on a 6-speed automatic transmission system, and it’s important to note that Toyota re-tuned it to offer efficiency and improve fuel economy, with new models having leveled-out downshifts for optimal take off and overtaking.

Customers can also opt for the hybrid engine, which is the next level of innovation with features such as energy monitoring, outstanding acceleration (0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds) and up to 194 horsepower at peak. The Hybrid AWD has an electric motor on the back wheels that instantly engage whenever more traction is required.


Features and Options


Toyota announced that all 2017 RAV4 models would come with Safety Sense Technology that includes a pre-collision avoidance system with detection of pedestrians. In addition, options such as adaptive radar cruise control, lane departure alert with automatic steering assist (that captures lane drifting and provides soft but automatic corrective steering for returning the vehicle on the right path) and automatic high beams will be included for all models.

The 2017 RAV4 introduces an all-new grade Platinum with an array of special customization including full body color and stylish badging, 5-door smart key system, navigation system, heated steering wheel, and hands-free power liftgate that is height-adjustable and foot-activated. Users also get a bird's-eye view camera, integrated back camera for reversing into tight parking spots, Siri Eyes Free that incorporates voice recognition system to ensure the driver stays focused on the road, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, uniquely reworked door sill protectors, and a premium interior.

Of the five trims, the LE is the most economical level yet has roof rails and power exterior mirrors as standard, a 3.5-inch info display with a connected rearview camera, automatic cruise control, quality fabric seats, and full power windows.

The XLE improves on the features offered by the LE with a slightly wider infotainment screen, a navigation system, body-color mirrors with turn signal indicators, satellite radio, integrated fog lights, different wheels, front and back silver hammered skid plates, automatic wipers, a power tilting and sliding moonroof with a sunshade, and a power liftgate with height adjust jam protection.

The SE model gets 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, sport suspension tuning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, more visual tweaks, heated front sport seats, a remote liftgate function, and a push button start. The Limited edition receives an auto-dimming rearview mirror, indicators and blind spot warning lights, and a leather shift lever.

The 2017 RAV4 has a dynamic sporty exterior, with a wedged front screaming for a spirited drive and thrill. All-LED lighting for headlights and taillights with daytime running lights (DRL), a stylish rear bumper and special wheel designs to choose from ensures that drivers have a wide range of preferences at their disposal so they stand out on the road. It is also worth noting that the interiors of all the available trims are spacious with an illuminated SE gauge cluster, frameless Homelink-capable mirror, and heated front seats.


Fuel Economy


When fuel consumption is considered, the 2017 RAV4 performs well. The lower models, the LE and XLE, managed to achieve a better score of 26 MPG compared to the higher end trims (SE, Platinum and Limited) that scored 25 MPG on average. This was mainly due to their slightly smaller wheelbase, yet even the front-wheel drive RAV4 is superior compared to competitor crossover SUVs.

The Hybrid version of the 2017 RAV4 takes the lead when it comes to fuel economy, gaining a 32 MPG average rating, a highly commendable achievement when you consider the large size and power of the RAV4.


Pricing


Toyota offers a Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE at about $26,700, which includes delivery charges. The premium Platinum model with AWD checks out at around $37,200. The XLE Hybrid retails at $30,000. It is also worth noting that the RAV4’s simplified trim options maintain even a loaded RAV4 well below the mid- to high-$30,000 prices that are part and parcel of other cars in this category, making it stand out from its competition like the VW Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape and Kia Sportage.

To try the excellent 2017 RAV4 for sale in Jefferson City, MO, head down to Riley Toyota.