Toyota RAV4

2016 Toyota RAV4

Pros: Outstanding cargo room for the class; rear seats fold flat and level; good fuel economy; smooth, balanced ride

Cons: Base prices are higher than most rivals; so-so cabin materials

CG Says: For 2016, a hybrid model joins the Toyota RAV4 lineup. All RAV4s get freshened exterior styling and some gain LED headlights. A newly available safety package includes automated pre-collision braking, lane-departure alert, and adaptive cruise control. RAV4’s large-for-the-class dimensions give it great passenger and cargo room, and fuel economy is quite respectable as well. Starting prices seem a bit steep, but they’re somewhat justified by the high levels of equipment and Toyota’s strong brand reputation. Particularly if you’re torn between a compact SUV and a midsize one, RAV4 is well worth a look.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices LE: $24,350
AWD LE: $25,750
XLE: $26,270
AWD XLE: $27,670
Limited: $31,510
AWD Limited: $32,910
AWD Hybrid XLE: $28,370
AWD Hybrid Limited: $33,610

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
176
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
194
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
34
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited
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2016 Toyota RAV4 SE