Toyota Rav4: The Original Crossover SUV

The Toyota RAV4, the first ever compact crossover SUV, combines the best features of an SUV with those of a compact car. The RAV4 (which stands for Recreational Active Vehicle with Four-Wheel Drive) was first offered in North America in 1996.

Toyota Rav4: The Original Crossover SUVThe RAV4’s innovation combines SUV-like cargo capacity, higher visibility and the option for full-time four-wheel drive with the fuel economy, handling and maneuverability of a more compact car. The Toyota RAV4 was named the “Automobile of the Year” by Automobile Magazine in 1997 and is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

This crossover SUV is popular in many markets throughout the world and can be found in North America, Mexico, Japan, Australia and even Saudi Arabia. Stateside, the Rav4 is available in several trim levels including the LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid and SE. Four models are available to fit every budget, from the base model at $24,910 MSRP to the fully-loaded model at $29,985 MSRP.

The fourth-generation RAV4 has been offered since 2013 as a five-door wagon. The Toyota RAV4 recently reached a new peak of popularity with more than 350,000 being sold in the United States in 2016 alone, marking the model’s highest sales in a single calendar year.

2017 Toyota RAV4
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (when equipped with LED headlights) and has several available features including:

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Integrated Safety Systems
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Five-Door Smart Key System
  • Hands-Free Foot-Activated Power Lift gate
  • LED Headlights and DRL
  • Unique S-Code Paint Treatment
  • Smart Interior
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Illuminated SE Gauge Cluster
  • Hybrid System with AWD-i
  • Comprehensive Energy Monitor
  • Dynamic Torque Control
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Driver-Selectable Modes
  • HomeLink® with Frameless Rearview Mirror
  • Power Driver’s Seat with Memory Function
  • Power Moon roof
  • Bird’s Eye View Camera
  • Integrated Backup Camera
  • Integrated and Connected Navigation
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • 60/40 Split Rear Seats
  • Cargo Net Hammock
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Star Safety System™
  • Eight Airbags
  • ToyotaCare

With so many features available and Toyota’s legendary reliability, it’s easy to see why the Rav4 remains a top seller year after year.

New Toyota RAV4s in Seattle
Toyota of Seattle has several brand new 2017 Toyota RAV4s available in colors including black, blue, gray, silver, red, and white. We also offer several other new and certified pre-owned Toyota SUVs including the Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser to fit all size needs and budgets.  Contact Toyota of Seattle at 206-382-4300 today for a quote or to schedule a test drive for yourself!


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