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This new 2016 RAV4 SE model doesn't change the standard powertrain, though it adds paddle shifters behind the steering wheel and a sport-tuned suspension system to your crossover that is compact. In addition is sold with 18-inch alloy tires, an unique front bumper and grille design, interior finishes that include a black headliner and contrast stitching on the seats, and red lighting and needles on the instruments. It also bundles a number of features that are optional on other models. Those consist of LED headlights and taillights, power motorist's seat, and the option of a black-and-tan interior.

The new RAV4 Hybrid uses the powertrain that is same in the Lexus NX 300h, the hybrid version of the compact crossover launched final year by Toyota's luxury brand. It is actually more powerful than the base RAV4, with a combined peak power of 194 hp from a 154-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder motor combined with the latest generation of Toyota's two-motor Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The RAV4 Hybrid's standard AWD isn't mechanical--as in the gasoline model--but instead uses a 50-kW (67-hp) third motor that is electric the rear axle to offer the rear wheels with torque whenever its control system senses power is required.

The RAV4 is responsive, but far from as sporty as a Mazda CX-5, a Subaru Forester XT, or even the base Ford Escape on the road. It rides lower than other compact SUVs, and the AWD version improves on-road handling as well as providing better traction in inclement weather. The well-weighted power that is electric provides a good feeling of center. For a somewhat better ride, we recommend sticking with the 17-inch tires on LE and versions that are XLE.

Base versions associated with RAV4 have seats that we found less supportive compared to firmer bolsters offered within the XLE version. Seating space within the RAV4 is approximately on par with the equally large CR-V—and clearly more generous than that of the Escape. But the back bench is less supportive than many adults will prefer, and its mechanism that is flip/fold is step shy associated with Honda's. Cargo room is cavernous, and RAV4 Limited versions get a charged power tailgate.

The 2016 RAV4 buffs up its safety credentials; its predecessors received a 'Poor' rating within the new IIHS small overlap test that is frontal. We expect Toyota could have revised the interior structure to do better with this score, though the company hasn't said therefore.

an optional toyota safety system is new this year, and standard on the RAV4 Limited. It offers forward collision warning, followed closely by automatic pre-collision stopping if the driver takes no action. Additionally wraps in lane-departure alert, a radar-based cruise that is adaptive, a pedestrian pre-collision system, and automatic high beams. A new "Bird's Eye View Monitor" gives drivers a 360-degree view of these surroundings utilizing four cameras, mounted on the front side, side mirrors, and rear of the car. Restricted models consist of blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts aswell; a rear-vision camera is standard on all models, because are eight airbags.