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2017 RAV4 Light Years Ahead of Older Model
Karl Fischer, 05/04/2017
2017 Toyota RAV4 XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
(Update as of May, 2021 - I'd like to see Toyota provide better quality tires on their new entry-level vehicles such as their RAV4. Our tires (all 4) are cracking near the rim and need to be replaced, with only 20,000 miles on them!) We compared both the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the RAV4 and while both are excellent compact SUVs, my wife preferred the lower dashboard and simpler console … of the RAV4, so that's how we went. The new XLE version is so much quieter than our older 2011 RAV4 and has a much improved ride. The Entune sound system is likewise deserving of high marks, and even though it doesn't have Apple Car Play, it works seamlessly with both Bluetooth and the lightning/USB connection for music, calls, etc. Very impressive. On the mechanical side, the RAV has real good pickup and has kept us in the 30-31 mpg range on our two highway trips thus far. For an AWD vehicle that's not too shabby! Overall we are extremely pleased with our purchase. Given Toyota's legendary reliability, we expect to enjoy the RAV4 for quite some time. Lastly, the only improvements I would recommend for the XLE level would be: an additional USB port either in the console or in the rear of the console, the option for heated seats, and a wider choice of cloth seat and dash colors. Update - May 2020: I would not change a thing in my review - still a great compact SUV! Update - December 2022: No changes to the review. Up to 26,000 miles now. Do wish it had Apple Car Play.
What is a good price for a used 2017 Toyota RAV4?
- According to Edmunds.com's True Market Value calculations, the retail price of a used 2017 Toyota RAV4's most popular trim, the LE, in great condition with 72,000 miles on its odometer, is $24,251. Prices vary by trim, region and options included. Learn more
What engine is standard in the 2017 Toyota RAV4?
- The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (176 horsepower, 172 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission. Learn more
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