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Vehicle Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Review The Rav4 limited is a rare compact in that it is comfortable for long drives, both front and rear. Braking is about average as is the shift of the transmission. Road noise is average and some holes in the road were felt with the 18 inch tires. Emergency handling is great as I unfortunately had the experience of finding out. A truck pulled out in front of me, I was at about 55mph and the swerve I took to avoid the crash was quite radical and the Rav 4 held the road and felt as if it was in control. The EPA estimates of 23 city and 30 highway were lower than actual mileage. I regularly get 26 mpg city and easily 38 mpg highway. It should be noted that I drive gently with a light foot on the pedal. The technology takes some time to master especially the navigation system, it is confusing at times, too many options, and when vehicle is in motion many options are grayed out and are unusable not only in navigation but other apps as well. My wife could not enter a point of interest in navigation where we wanted to stop on the way without pulling over to a complete stop. Toyota dropped the ball on this system and I would recommend not wasting your money and buying an aftermarket hand held unit such as a Garmin instead. The load floor at the rear is low making it easy to load heavy items and the cargo area is huge for a compact. If not for the navigation and some road noise, I would have given this vehicle a full 5 stars. The price I paid was $29,716 plus a $995 dealer fee.Try negotiating the dealer fee and even eliminating it at some dealerships. I used true car.com and offered the lowest price possible. I have now owned this vehicle for 15 months and have noticed one other issue. The automatic headlight on feature works well after dark but when the light is low such as dusk or heavy rain the lights must be turned on manually. Apparently the light sensor on the dash is not sensitive enough to low light.
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Is the 2016 Toyota Rav4 safe? The 2016 Toyota Rav4 earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2016 Toyota RAV4?
Available Toyota RAV4 2016 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: XLE, LE, Limited, Base, Sport, Adventure, SE, Platinum
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black, Super White, Barcelona Red Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Galactic Aqua Mica, Blizzard Pearl, Pyrite Mica, Ruby Flare Pearl, Shoreline Blue Pearl, Pacific Blue Metallic, Electric Storm Blue, Blue Crush Metallic, Black Currant Metallic, Black Forest Pearl, Hot Lava, Sandy Beach Metallic, Titanium Metallic, Nautical Blue Metallic, Savannah Metallic, Everglade Metallic, Flint Mica, Spruce Mica, Titanium, Natural White, Spectra Blue Mica, Beige Metallic, Blizzard White Pearl, Deep Jewel Green Pearl, Dark Green Metallic, Frosted White Pearl, Graphite Gray Pearl, Rainforest Mica, Rainforest Pearl, Salsa Red Pearl, Vintage Gold
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Ash cloth, Black leatherette, Ash leatherette, Ash premium cloth, Sand Beige premium cloth, Latte cloth, Sand Beige cloth, Latte leatherette, Gray cloth, Nutmeg cloth, Ash leather, Dark Charcoal cloth, Nutmeg leatherette, Gray, Sand Beige leather, Cinnamon leatherette, Gray leatherette, Dark Charcoal leather, Taupe cloth, Dark Charcoal premium cloth, Terra Cotta leatherette, Beige cloth, Dark Charcoal, Beige leatherette, Taupe
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, AWD/4WD, Bluetooth, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Keyless Entry/Start, Heated seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Parking sensors, 360-degree camera, Leather Seats, Remote Start
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, four wheel drive, front wheel drive