– New 2016 RAV4 to Offer Eighth Hybrid in Toyota Lineup
– More Horsepower, Higher MPG Than Conventional RAV4
– Refreshed Exterior Styling and Updated Interior Across the RAV4 Lineup
– New SE Grade Provides Sport-Tuned Suspension, Premium and Sportier Styling
– Technological upgrades to appeal to the younger driver
For details, continue reading.
Toyota listened to customer feedback and added more refinement and technology to the interior.
New features include:
Improved interior quality with more premium materials
Available 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display in a revised gauge cluster
Available 7-inch touch-sensitive display audio touch screen
Leather steering wheel (excluding LE)
Updated interior shifter and window/lock control bezel material
Revised cup holder design to accommodate tall mugs with handles
New sunglasses holder
Additional USB added to front and one 12V power outlet added to rear
New interior colors (Tan, Beige and on SE a Tan/Black combination)
Soft touch material on upper door panel and lower dash
Additional convenience technologies include front and rear parking sonar, available Smart Key, and a Homelink® garage door opener (standard on Limited grade). The LE grade will have an available Scout cell phone based navigation system. All RAV4 XLE, SE and Limited models will come standard with SiriusXM All-Access Radio with a 3-month complimentary trial.
RAV4 will also offer a new Bird’s Eye View Monitor. This Toyota-first technology utilizes four cameras that are mounted on the front, side mirrors and rear of the vehicle to give the driver a panoramic view of their surroundings. The system offers drivers assistance when parallel parking, and when pulling in and out of parking spaces. The Bird’s Eye View Monitor system also has an industry-first feature called Perimeter Scan, that gives drivers a live rotating 360 degree view of what is around the vehicle, helping them see objects that could be in the way.
RAV4 SE: Sporty Looks, Spirited Driving
The new SE grade features a sport-tuned suspension, providing a more dynamic and responsive driving experience. The SE also adds premium convenience features and performance styling cues, inside and out. Additional equipment and sporty design cues unique to the SE include:
18-inch Alloy Wheels
LED Headlights and Taillights
SofTex Seats with power driver’s seat and contrast stitching (also on Limited) Two interior colors (Black and Black/Tan)
Bumper and lower grill design
4.2-inch color TFT multi-information display with a meter cluster, twin dials, red illumination and red pointer
Distinctive interior with Black headliner and gunmetal finish
The SE will also include an S-Code paint design consisting of three available upper exterior colors (Super White, Black Sand Pearl, and Electric Storm Blue) mated to a Classic Silver Metallic on the lower trim of the vehicle.