The Fremont Motors blog recently posted a review of the 2017 Toyota RAV4, which has a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Standard safety features include a pedestrian detection system, pre-collision detection, lane-departure alerts, automatic high beams that turn on when needed, traction control and more. It also has a blind-spot monitor and a latching system for child car seats. All safety features are standard, instead of extras.
The traction control system is subtle and sufficient without negatively affecting the drive. A display between clocks shows AWD and torque control in real time.
The platinum trim level RAV4 has color-coded markings for a sporty look. The platinum version also has a foot-activated power liftgate, and the Softex seats in the platinum version feel and look like leather. Heated seats warm up quickly and offer two heat levels for optimal comfort.
The hybrid RAV4 gets a combined 32 miles per gallon (mpg), while the gas-engine version gets a combined 24 mpg.