2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Columbus IN
There’s plenty of talk around the water cooler about electric cars and the future, but you need a model that makes sense now. Something capable and stylish, but efficient. Enter the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, available outside Columbus IN here at Carver Toyota. The model is a fun pick because it offers that adventurous feel you’re looking for when picking among the many compact SUVs flooding the market, but with a hybrid powertrain that makes it a practical model to drive for your commute.
When it comes to hybrid options, you can’t go wrong driving a Toyota. As the very first automaker to enter the mass-production hybrid market, Toyota has had decades to perfect it. The old idea that a hybrid is all function and no form is completely dead, and that’s obvious just looking at the athletic styling of the RAV4 Hybrid. You can have your cake and eat it too when you drive this model because it redefines efficiency in a model that is perfect for your everyday adventures and weekend trips.
If fuel economy isn’t a top concern, there’s little reason to drive a hybrid. The Toyota RAV4 improves upon the standard option by increasing economy to an EPA-estimated 34 city and 30 highway MPG rating, compared to the 23 city and 30 highway estimates for the standard gas model.
Total interior space for the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid sits at 136.3 cubic feet, with a total of 35.6 cubic feet dedicated to cargo space. Fold the rear seats flat and you’re looking at 70.6 cubic feet to pack away camping gear, a bike, all the groceries you could stock up on, and even that new set of lawn furniture.
The RAV4 Hybrid starts off with the XLE trim, with standard features that include a the Star Safety Sense package, backup camera, the 6.1-inch Entune Audio with Bluetooth and a navigation app, dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows and locks, cruise control and 60/40-split seating.
Should you drive a 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?
Deciding whether the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is right for you is, naturally, up to your personal preference and driving needs. Those who choose this model are looking for something more efficient, without having to sit behind the wheel of a compact car. We also know you’re likely not interested in an underpowered model that will leave you feeling frustrated every time you advance onto the highway. This won’t be the case with the RAV4 Hybrid. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine pairs with the hybrid system for a total net output of 194 horsepower.
All-wheel drive is the standard powertrain for this model, so you can expect you’ll retain traction during poor driving conditions, and then there’s the maximum towing of 1,750 pounds. You thought hybrids were only for efficiency? Think again, because the standard gasoline model tows 1,500 pounds. That’s right, if you want performance you’ll want to go for the RAV4 Hybrid instead.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes in just two trims, the XLE and Limited, but both are well-fitted with all the latest technology, safety features and conveniences. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself when you stop by Carver Toyota.