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2016 Toyota RAV4 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Receives styling updates for 2016
  • Sporty SE trim added as well
  • New Bird’s Eye View Monitor system for easier parking
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 gets some important updates for the new model year, including upgraded technology in the cabin, styling tweaks up front, and a new Hybrid model (covered separately).

Styling has been tweaked to make the RAV4 look more modern and frankly, less cheesy. The changes themselves might be hard to spot at first glance, but looking at last year’s model side by side with the new one, they become apparent. LED lighting is now offered up front, and there are now front and rear skid plates found beneath most models. There are also new wheel designs and three new exterior colors in the mix as well.

Under the hood there is one engine option, a 176-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. The RAV4 gets fuel economy competitive with its segment, coming in at 24/31 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive. Equipping all-wheel drive drops each of those figures by two, respectively.

Inside, the RAV4 also sees some changes which spruce things up a little bit including better materials and more technology. A new seven-inch touchscreen is available and there are now more USB and 12-volt power outlets to charge devices. Cargo room is unchanged; 38.4 cubic feet behind the 60/40-split second row, and 73.4 cubic feet when the bench is folded down. Standard features include air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, cruise control, and power windows/locks. Also available are navigation, Entune audio with HD and satellite radio, and SoftTex seating surfaces. New for 2016 on the technology front is Siri Eyes Free capability (with a compatible iPhone). The RAV4 is offered in four trim levels: LE, XLE, SE, and Limited.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and seven airbags. The 2016 RAV4 will be the first of Toyota’s vehicles to get its new Bird’s Eye View Monitor, which uses four cameras around the RAV4 to show the driver a 360-degree view of the vehicle to make parking a breeze. Also available are forward collision warning, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and automatic precollision braking.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 22 - 23 MPG
  • Highway: 28 - 30 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

63 of 70 (90%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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