One of Canada’s most popular SUVs meets the world’s most proven advanced hybrid technology, as Toyota Canada launches the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. Toyota is celebrating its arrival by refreshing the entire RAV4 line-up with bolder body styling, upgraded cabin finishes, and a smoother, quieter ride – plus the return of a much-loved sporty RAV4 model with the introduction of the all-new RAV4 SE grade.

The RAV4 is the Toyota brand’s 2nd highest selling vehicle and no matter which of the eight models available Canadians choose, ultimately, the RAV4 will bring forth a playful spirit from its drivers.  With its fun-to-drive versatility, ample cargo space and endless features, the RAV4 is the perfect choice for anyone that wants to get out there and go.

Here’s what you need to know:

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

  • The all-new RAV4 Hybrid is built around a Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive that’s been uniquely optimized for this compact SUV.
  • 2.5L four cylinder Atkinson cycle engine
  • High torque electric motors
  • Best-in-class City and Combined fuel efficiency of 6.9 and 7.2 litres/100km, respectively
  • Four selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport, ECO and EV) to allow drivers to adjust vehicle efficiency

But how do you choose between the RAV4 Hybrid XLE and the RAV4 Hybrid Limited? Let’s take a look.

The RAV4 Hybrid XLE (Starting MSRP: $34,465) is generously equipped with comfort, convenience and style features

  • Six speaker Display Audio System with 6.1-inch screen
  • Sophisticated safety and convenience focused features such as SIRI Eyes-Free and voice recognition
  • Comfort features such as dual zone automatic climate control
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats
  • Easily optimizable with 60/40 split fold down rear seats
  • Vehicle Proximity Notifications and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Systems
  • Convenience features such as powered rear hatch, keyless entry and Push Button Start

The RAV4 Hybrid Limited (Starting MSRP: $38,265) includes several upgraded systems as well as premium comfort, convenience and style features including:

  • Enhanced Display Audio System with 7-inch screen with navigation system
  • Integrated XM Satellite Radio
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat with seat memory system
  • Dynamic backup camera
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated HomeLink transceiver
  • Heated Steering Wheel, chrome door handles and LED lights.

The RAV4 Limited model may be further enhanced with an available Technology Package, which adds Toyota Safety Sense – combining a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane departure alert, auto high-beam and dynamic radar cruise control.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4

All RAV4’s have received numerous enhancements for 2016, but its introduction of the all-new sporty SE that’s got long-time enthusiasts ready to get out there and play.

  • Three selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport and ECO).
  • A smoother, quieter ride with Hill-start Assist Control added to all models
  • The fresh look is complemented with a new choice of colour schemes, including the bold Electric Storm Blue
  • Models include the SE Grade AWD, LE FWD, LE AWD, XLE FWD, XLE AWD and Limited AWD.
  • Front wheel drive models deliver impressive fuel efficiency of 8.9 litres/100km (city/highway combined), while the all wheel drive models feature Toyota’s active torque control system.

With a starting MSRP of $34,620, the popular RAV4 SE Grade AWD model is reminiscent of the former, wildly popular RAV4 Sport, but with so much more to offer its drivers such as:

  • Unique sport front grille and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • 7-inch Display Audio System with navigation
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Dynamic back-up camera
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated HomeLink transceiver
  • Toyota Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems.
  • For a fresh sporty look, the new RAV4 SE also features aesthetics like unique Sport Trim including a black headliner, door trim and black exterior mirrors.

The RAV4 LE FWD (Starting MSRP: $24,990) and RAV4 LE AWD (Starting MSRP: $27,255) are enhanced for 2016 with rear privacy glass, blind spot convex mirrors and variable intermittent front wipers. An upgrade package is available to either, which includes a 6.1-inch Display Audio System with six speakers, a back-up camera, silver painted roof rails and more.

The RAV4 XLE FWD (Starting MSRP: $29,500) and RAV4 XLE AWD (Starting MSRP: $31,650) receive numerous upgrades for 2016, including:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Power rear hatch
  • 4.2-inch multi-information display and Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems.
    Standard Features include:
  • 6.1-inch Display Audio system with six speakers, voice recognition and SIRI Eyes-Free
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, premium fabric seat surfaces, a back-up camera, and
  • A tonneau cover, chrome inner door handles, soft-touch instrument panel with stitching, 17” aluminum alloy wheels, a power moon roof, the automatic headlamp system, fog lamps and more.

The RAV4 Limited AWD (Starting MSRP: $37,500) enjoys an extensive set of upgrades for 2016, including:

  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • 11-speaker JBL Synthesis Audio system with 7-inch Display Audio and navigation
  • Toyota Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems
  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • Front and rear parking assist sonar
  • 4.2-inch multi-information display
  • The Bird’s Eye View monitor
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated HomeLink transceiver
  • LED headlamps, daytime running lights and tail lamps.
    Standard Features Include:
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power adjustable driver’s seat with a seat memory system
  • Dynamic radar cruise control
  • The Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and
  • 8-inch aluminum alloy wheels, chrome exterior door handles, a rear bumper protector, a power moon roof, fog lamps and more.

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