2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2016: Stronger and more economical than all other

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2016
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Much stronger, much less consumption and looks really good: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, an innovative hybrid and all-wheel drive. Thus, the Japanese were not content and missed the compact SUV in the context of a facelift, a new, sleeker design line that now makes much more ago. It goes without saying that the Toyota RAV4 will upgrade even with the assistance systems.

Design: This is the right way
Aggressive and stylish at the same time, the front section of the Toyota RAV4. The upper grille shape chrome trim, which blend into the sharp and flat-drawn full-LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. Meanwhile, the lower grille has been significantly increased. The embedded in the outer region fog lamps emphasize to the width of the compact SUV.

The newly designed side skirts give now a more dynamic impression. Meanwhile, gives the Toyota RAV4 with the new rear bumper, the rear lights concise yet a powerful impression. A front and rear underride guard set as well as the sleek roof spoiler additional accents.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2016

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2016

Drive: The Power of Three Hearts
The new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes with front- and all-wheel drive. The drive system is like the Lexus 300h NX from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor at the front axle. In the E-Four-wheel drive variant of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets an additional electric motor on the rear axle is used, which drives the rear wheels when needed.

The E-Four-wheel drive system varies the drive torque for the rear axle depending on driving condition and road conditions. Thus, the driving power of the rear axle is for example the powerful sprint from a standstill and when spurt on slippery surfaces available and thus delivers true four-wheel functionality on the street, but no off-road ability. Since the rear wheel drive only becomes active when it is actually needed, saving the E-Four system electrical energy and fuel.

Exact performance and fuel economy are not yet at Toyota. However, the hybrid version of the RAV4 to be the strongest sprint ability and the lowest fuel consumption. In the Lexus 300h NX combustion engine delivers 114 kW / 155 hp and a torque of 210 Nm from 4200 to 4400 rev / min. In addition to the front axle, an electric motor with 105 kW / 143 hp. The total system power is 145 kW / 197 hp.

It is assumed that the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid slightly less power than the Lexus 300h NX, but will also undercut the average fuel consumption of the Lexus 300h NX with the E-Four-wheel drive. The hybrid Lexus comes out ideally with only 5.1 to 5.3 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is expected to be less than five liters.

What is considered safe for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: The RAV4 Hybrid has a towing capacity of 1,650kg and also, thanks to trailer stability control simple and secure towing trailers.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2016

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2016 interior

Interior and assistants: This is the new technology on board
Noticeably evaluated at the Toyota RAV4 perceived quality of the interior with new instruments with color TFT displays and soft touch materials. A complete overview of the vehicle’s immediate surroundings offer to the new 360-degree monitor that detects obstacles in the blind spots of conventional door mirrors and parking sensors and therefore provides additional safety when maneuvering in tight spaces.

Entry into the compact SUV hold new assistance systems, which summarizes Toyota, the term “Toyota Safety Sense”. In addition to the lane change warning, Highbeam Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and Pre-Collision System, the RAV4 Hybrid receives an adaptive cruise control system that automatically maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

The Pre-Collision System operates 10 km / h to the maximum speed and initiates an impending rear-end collision automatic emergency braking one. The vehicle speed value decreases by 40 km / h in order to avoid a collision entirely or at least to reduce the consequences of accidents significantly. The system detects pedestrians and, in a threat of collision at speeds between 10 and 80 km / h, the vehicle speed by about 30 km / h decrease.

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