Hybrid Toyota RAV4 2016 adorn its imperfections

If you read the self Guide 2016, and you”re stopped on the dedicated text Toyota RAV4, you have perhaps been surprised to find a rather negative criticism. Certainly, your servant is recognized in terms of reliability and resale value, the RAV4″s champion, and thus it is a vehicle to consider. But odds conduct and general appreciation, not the party, and its competitors do offer more

I did not change my mind in a year. However, I must admit that the hybrid version which is here in issue increased the RAV4 has all black all white.

The powertrain steals the show
Despite the fact that the RAV4 engine has more than adequate power or 176 horsepower, courtesy of a four cylinder 2.5 liter, on the road, it lacks flexibility.

The hybrid was also a 2.5-liter engine, but also electric batteries, and electric motors for a combined power of 194 horsepower. An automatic transmission is continuously variable manages it all, and done very well.

That said, those few extra horses make much more pleasant driving. No doubt that the electric motors are for something, since the additional torque that is felt to confer a RAV4 unpublished agility.

Furthermore, this engine is very economical on fuel. Toyota announces 6.9 l / 100 km city and 7.6 l / 100 km on the highway. Our test gives 7.2 l / 100 km combined, right in the numbers of manufacturing, often optimistic figures.

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The conventional RAV4, if one can call it that, has 10 l / 100 km city and 7.6 l / 100 km on the highway. In combination, you”ll be much closer to 10 l / 100 km than anything.

Reliability
The hybrid RAV4, with a more economical engine and dynamic, he saves the vehicle completely? In fact, the hybrid RAV4 remains a car has impeccable reliability, and resale value may be the best in the industry, so we rely to that of ordinary RAV4.

Although honestly, we can not blame much RAV4, if not blurred direction and conduct not very engaging. Still, the typical compact SUV buyer cares. That is why we can only recommend this car! Comfortable, relatively spacious, economical, the hybrid Toyota RAV4 2016 is a good choice for families, but beware, with a base price of $ 34,715, you do not give …

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2016 Toyota RAV4
4WD hybrid
2155 $ 363
$ 363
years / 600km
years / 1000km
7.8 / 7 / 7.2L / 100km
n.d.
Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan
  • economic engine
  • More performance!
  • Spacious on the inside
  • legendary reliability
  • driving boring
  • any style
  • High price
  • onerous options

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General appreciation

4.5 / 5With an average of 7.2 l / 100 km, the hybrid RAV4 is one of the most economical SUV of the market
4.0 / 5Bien sitting well Calibrated suspension
3.5 / 5The hybrid system performs better is the acceleration that the ordinary engine
3.5 / 5Fonctionnalite full, but overtaken interface
3.0 / 5Principal weak point of the car, even a hybrid, RAV4 remains dull
4.5 / 5Economique, reliable, hybrid RAV4 is the reasonable choice for excellence in the category
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