Learn About The New Toyota RAV4

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Crossover SUVs have become a popular alternative to the traditional SUV over the past few years, and one of the best of its class is the Toyota RAV4. The 2018 model boasts everything that you've come to expect from the RAV4, including excellent safety features, substantial cargo space, plenty of infotainment features and a reliable ride that makes it perfect for city driving as well as weekend excursions off the beaten path. The following are some of the 2018 Toyota RAV4's features that make it a more than worthwhile investment:

Performance

The RAV4 comes with a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes it easy to cruise through the city or on a highway without issue. It's also powerful enough to be able to pull upwards of 3,500 pounds. Although it only gets 23 mpg (miles per gallon) in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, this is standard for its class; however, Toyota does offer a hybrid version that is much more efficient. The vehicle handles effortlessly and boasts a smooth and responsive ride. Although the front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is also available, which makes it easier to go off the beaten path.

Safety Features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2018 RAV4 with a five-star safety rating, including a perfect score for side crash testing. It also gave the RAV4 an impressive four out of five stars for its rollover and frontal crash tests. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the vehicle as a 2018 Top Safety Pick after the RAV4 got perfect scores across the board on its safety tests.

Some of the safety features that come standard with the RAV4 include a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane departure warning. Also available are front and rear parking sensors, a camera that provides a 360-degree view around the vehicle, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

Interior Space

As one of the most spacious vehicles in its class, the RAV4 includes two rows of seats suitable for five people along. Behind the back seat is 28.4 cubic feet of cargo space. The 60/40 rear seats can also be laid down to create a 73.4 cubic foot cargo hold. Available options include heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. You can also choose to upholster the interior using SofTex, Toyota's synthetic leather.

Infotainment Features

The RAV4 comes with a 6.1-inch touchscreen that uses Toyota's standard Entune infotainment interface. The display incorporates both Bluetooth and voice recognition software. You can integrate the use of your smartphone by linking your smartphone to the system using the Entune App Suite.

If you're looking for a compact crossover SUV, then you can't go wrong with the Toyota RAV4, which is one of the most spacious, reliable and safe options in its class. For more information about the Toyota RAV4 or to test drive it in Mechanicsburg, PA, be sure to contact us at Bobby Rahal Toyota today.

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