For the year 2015, the vehicle has been unchanged largely with some new features and a couple of new options. Toyota has revised the frontal structure of the RAV4.
Compact crossovers are no doubt one of the most popular vehicles on the road nowadays due to their easy to park and fuel efficiency. These vehicles are a entertainment filled package of versatility and one can fill these vehicles with groceries, car seats, sports equipment and all the other latest spoils that one may want to see in ones vehicle. Among all the practical SUVs, the Toyota RAV4 is known to be a favorite for the savvy car shoppers of all the ages in every prospect.
If we talk about being compact vehicle, then RAV4 does not meet the definition in any manner. It is due to the fact that RAV4 offers roomy cargo compartments and passengers. The cargo compartments are noteworthy. They offer space of about 73.3 cubic feet, which is really impressive. It does not matter if you are loading the vehicle with two dogs or couple of heavy top soil bags, the vehicle will not let you down with its height power lift gate.
Just anybody can fall for the outward visibility, quiet ride, composed attitude of the car. Unlike its competitors, Toyota is offering only one engine choice. No engine up-gradation has been offered. Moreover, RAV4 also offers fuel efficiency to an impressive degree though not among the leading class.
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is not strong in one area only but it shines well just like a solid, well round entry in a competitive market. In other words, it would be very right to say that the 2015 Toyota RAV4 easily meets the needs, requirements and expectations of people of all ages.
Body styles, trim levels, and options:
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 offers room for five passengers and has been offered in three trim levels i.e. LE, XLE, and Limited.
The features offered by LE are as follows:
- 17-inch steel wheels
- automatic headlights
- power-folding mirrors
- keyless entry
- rear privacy glass
- full power accessories
- cruise control
- a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
- a 60/40-split
- reclining second-row seat
- a rearview camera
- Bluetooth phone
- audio connectivity
- a six-speaker sound system with a 6.1-inch touch screen
- a CD player
- an auxiliary audio jack
- an iPod/USB audio interface
Features offered by the XLE are as follows:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Fog lights
- heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
- roof rails
- a sunroof
- dual-zone automatic climate control
- sportier front seats
- a cargo cover and extendable sun visors
- upgraded audio system including satellite radio
- HD radio
- traffic and weather
Options for the XLE:
- a height-adjustable power lift gate
- a navigation system
- Toyota’s Entune smartphone app integration
The top level limited comes up with the following features in addition to all of the above mentioned features of the other trim levels:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- keyless entry and ignition
- an auto-dimming rearview mirror
- a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory settings
- heated front seats
- premium synthetic leather upholstery
Options on the Limited:
These features include a navigation system. It has a premium 11 speaker JBL audio system.
Technology package includes the following features:
- blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts
- a lane-departure warning system
- automatic high-beam control for the headlights
Power-trains and performance:
The Toyota RAV4 2015 has been well equipped with a 2.5-liter fur cylinder engine coming up with 172 pound feet torque and 176 horsepower. The vehicle comes with a standard six speed automatic transmission. All the RAV’s come with either all wheel drive or front wheel drive.
RAV4 with front drive offers 26 miles per gallon combines i.e. 23 miles per gallon within the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway in LE and XLE trim levels. No doubt these are good values but when it comes to small crossovers then no doubt these values are not class leading in any manner. All the AWD models offer 25 miles per gallon combined i.e. 22 within the city and 29 miles per gallon on highway.
Safety features of RAV4:
Standard safety of the vehicle includes the following features:
- antilock disc brakes
- a rearview camera
- stability control
- traction control
- whiplash-reducing front head restraints
- Front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags
- A driver knee airbag
- A rare view camera
Optional safety features:
Optional safety features include the following:
- Blind spot monitoring
- Lane departure warning
- Rear cross traffic alerts