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2017 Toyota RAV4 for sale in Jefferson City


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Introduction

2017 Toyota Rav4

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the latest to burst into the already packed market of compact crossover SUVs. The RAV4 did it first though; it is one of the oldest names in the SUV game, but constant innovation has helped it remain a worthy contender. The RAV4 is available in Platinum, Limited, XLE, SE, and LE trims. Its wide array of models attracts a diverse customer base making it one of the most in-demand SUVs in 2017.

In its latest iteration, the RAV4 gets a lot of new safety and convenience features including a forward collision alert and mitigation system, lane departure alerts, cruise control, and automatic high beams. Lack of safety features found in other models was a negative for previous RAV4 years, and this has finally been addressed (and then some) in the safety-conscious 2017 Toyota RAV4.

Trim and Level Options

In 2017, Toyota has added an all-new trim - the Platinum - to the already diverse lineup of RAV4 SUVs. The full lineup of 2017 Toyota RAV4s for sale are available in Jefferson City, near Marshall and Wentzville, MO.

The base LE trim is equipped with alloy wheels, power windows, locks, and mirrors, a steering wheel with tilt and telescoping feature, air-conditioning, cruise control, steering mounted phone and audio control, LED lighting, an infotainment system, 112-volt power outlet, and front storage compartment.

In the XLE version, you get all the standard features of the LE along with additional features such sunroof, foglights, and automatic climate control.

The SE model of the 2017 RAV4 is more centered towards speed and maneuverability. Its paddle shifter and sport-tuned suspension give in an extra oomph when it comes to speed and control. The SE is equipped with alloy wheels measuring 18 inches, a distinct bumper and grille design, an unique interior finished with contrasting stitching, LED headlights and tail lights, power driver’s seat, and an addition option of a black interior.

The Limited edition goes for a luxury and comfort. The interior utilizes SofTex material, along with offering dimming rearview mirrors. The Limited also gets larger 18-inch wheels made out of alloy. The larger wheels add a bit of bulk to the car though, resulting in higher fuel consumption.

The unique 2017 Platinum model features a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and a unique monochromatic interior.

Notable options that you can select for the 2017 Toyota RAV4 include a navigation system that is only available for Limited and XLE models. The navigation system is accompanied with an Entune sound system that has 576 watts of power, 11 speakers, and a satellite radio.

The RAV4 has 4 different infotainment systems that buyers can go for based on their needs. The top notch Entune system is packed with apps such as Bing, iHeartRadio, Pandora, App Suite, Opentable, and Yelp.

Performance

The RAV4 is available in two different powertrain choices. It is available in a gas engine variant as well as a hybrid powertrain - something that is still very rare in the compact SUV class.

Thanks to the hybrid engine, the RAV4 is able to offer an exceptional 32 mpg fuel consumption rating. The rest of the competitors in this class are barely able to produce 25 mpg.

The standard engine is able to generate an impressive 176 HP with its 2.5-litre inline-4 engine. The 2017 RAV4 uses a 6-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission has been tuned to perfection to offer efficiency and fuel economy. In the Sport trim level, the transmission adopts a smoothed-out downshift for better pickup.

Buyers have to decide whether or not to opt for a 4-wheel drive system that relies on an electronic control system. The system is designed to direct the power towards the back wheels when any form of slippage at the front is detected. It is designed to offer a maximum 50/50 power split that would allow it to perform admirably in heavy snow conditions.

XLE and LE models get a boost due to the taller sidewalls, especially when dealing with rougher terrain. The car does not introduce any change to the standard powertrain but adds a paddle shifter mounted on the steering wheel and relies on the tweaked suspension to get an extra performance boost.

RAV4 Hybrid

The RAV4 Hybrid has the identical powertrain as the Lexus NX 300h. It is able to produce more power than the standard RAV4. It can reach a peak power of 194 HP with the help of the 2.5-liter engine. The RAV4 uses the state of art Hybrid Synergy Drive developed by Toyota to provide exceptional performance. The hybrid model can go from 0 - 60 mph within 8.1 seconds, performing even better than the standard engine.

The RAV4 Hybrid has managed to enter a field that has been vacant since Ford withdrew its Escape hybrid model in 2012. It is one of the only 4WD hybrid SUVs currently available on the market.

Fuel Economy

The XLE and LE models are the best options when it comes to fuel consumption. Due to their front-wheel drive, they are able to produce an impressive score of 26 MPG on average. In the 4WD version, they are able to produce 25 MPG on average.

The Platinum and Limited models have a larger wheelbase that reduces the fuel efficiency. The 2WD models are able to achieve 25 MPG while the 4WD versions produce 24 MPG on average.

Obviously, the Hybrid version of the 2017 RAV4 performs the best when it comes to fuel economy. The 2017 4WD model is able to earn a 32 MPG rating on average, a considerable feat when you consider the relative size of the RAV4.

Styling

The 2017 RAV4’s interior has been completely revamped to give it a more luxurious and streamlined look. The general shape of the car has remained unchanged but its overall exterior has been given a more aggressive look to keep it up with the times.

The front of the 2017 RAV4 has seen some evolution as well. It continues to grow slimmer while the rear retains its previous look with bold taillights but with a revised bumper shape.

The RAV4 Platinum features a stunning monochromatic design. The rocker panels are also painted to give the car a posh, polished look. The Platinum version has its unique interior made out of synthetic upholstery that gives the impression of leather. There are some clever spaces added in the interior to provide a bit of extra storage here and there.

Comfort and Utility

Toyota decided to go for a higher quality of material to make the interior more appealing. The addition of high quality material resulted in an interior that looks even more polished than the 2016 model.

The 2017 Platinum model of the RAV4 lineup has added some luxurious elements to enhance the comfort level of the car. The heated steering wheel and the SofTex upholstery stand out. XLE and LE models have a less intimidating look but still manage to impress.

In all trims, the RAV4 has comfortable seating, up to the power adjustable seats in the Platinum and Limited versions. The Platinum model also features ventilated passenger seats. The rear seats recline to provide passengers with extra room and a relaxed angle.

In addition to perfect comfort, the RAV4 also has ample cargo space. In a folded down state, space in the rear measures about 73.4 cubic feet. While the seat is in the upright position, the space behind the rear seat is reduced to 38.4 cubic feet. RAV4 models can be equipped with a power liftgate that is operated by a button under the bumper in the Platinum model.

You have to see the 2017 Toyota RAV4 interior in person to best understand its wide appeal. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is for sale in Jefferson City, MO at Riley Toyota.

Safety

Toyota has serious amped up the safety features in the 2017 RAV4 models. The top of the line safety features provide excellent safety and security for occupants.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 model is equipped a front collision alert and mitigation system, automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert, cruise control, pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams. Due to all these excellent features, the 2017 RAV4 was able to earn top scores in IIHS testing. It was also considered a top safety pick of the year.

The crash testing conducted by the federal government resulted in Toyota earning a perfect score on all impact testing for the RAV4. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with 8 airbags that guard the driver and passengers against injury in the case of a crash. A surround view and rear-camera have been added to assist the driver when navigating and parking.

Overall, the Toyota has managed to introduce some truly unique features to the RAV4 that make it stand out from its competition. High-quality features paired with excellent performance have resulted in a car that stays true to its legacy and renders performance that is on par or better than the competition on the market.