Hello, folks, and welcome back! I was in a test-drive mood yesterday, and decided to Test Toyota Rav4. My choice wasn’t random, by the way: this good-looking fella (a lot of my friends like to call the car a “she”, though) is one lucky son of a gun. Ever since the first release, the RAV4 has been giving a nervous thrill to all the competition out there, and managed to climb the list of the top in no time. And the success is 100% earned; none of those marketing plans, those big bucks on the promotion and such can push any brand high enough without the love. And RAV4 got a loyal fan-base, respect in the industry, and a lot of that “street credit”.
So, that’s why I decided to Test Toyota Rav4. I don’t own one, but, I’m pretty familiar with the brand, ’cause I know some people who do, and I’ve been around different RAV4 models for quite some time now. Yesterday I spend almost the entire day enjoying my time with the car, circling around town, driving in the suburbs, and, of course, getting up-close and personal in the garage. My test subject was the 2015 Toyota RAV4.
It comes with three trim levels to choose from: LE (with a price tag of 24.5K), which has automatic headlights, tinted windows, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, 17-inch steelies, keyless entry, cruise control, a rearview camera, a Bluetooth port, etc. Not bad for the basic level, right? The second trim level is the XLE (+1.5-1.7K for this one), and with it you’ll get a sunroof, satellite radio, fog lights, climate control, heated side mirrors (!), and a wider access to individual options.
If you cop that Limited Edition (it’s gonna cost you around 30-31K), then you’re the man on the road. You’ll be the lucky owner of features like keyless ignition, a cool navigation system, heated front seats (wrapped in synth-leather), leather upholstery of the steering wheel and the shift knob, and a power lift gate.
Now, me, being an auto-fan, or, maybe even an auto-gick, I couldn’t allow myself to test anything less than the Limited Edition. I checked out the first two trims as well, and, to be honest, there’s not that much of a difference in terms of quality driving – you just get a lot of cool features with the third level; if you’re ready to throw in additional 5 grand for all the techy features, then I salute you. If not, hey, you’ll still get a solid deal – one of the best SUVs in the market – hands down.
Test Toyota Rav4 – Details
The Interior of the RAV4 2015 – one of the most important components of any car – is a really good one. Everything is where it’s supposed to be. All the knobs and buttons are easily accessible and you always know your layout – that’s pretty great, especially when you’re tired, sleepy, or whatever, and just wanna have a comfy ride. On the outside, the Toyota RAV4 2015 looks and feels awesome – just like any other Toyota SUV does. Safety is superb; you’ve got 8 airbags, blind-spot monitors, and the cross-traffic alarm system.
The Engine is a 2.5-lit 4-cyl unit that delivers 176HP and 172 lb-ft of torque. The mileage on this baby is listed at 23-mpg in city, and 31 on the highways.
So, the RAV4 2015 is affordable, comfortable, has a lot of room for cargo and passengers, and is pretty fuel-efficient.
Ok, that’s how you Test Toyota Rav4! I hope my review was helpful for you guys, and you learned something new today.
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