Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Strong, Stylish, and Sensible

Posted Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was one of the first hybrid SUVs to be released, and its extra time on the market has allowed Toyota to make refinements and adjustments to keep it one of the most outstanding hybrid SUV offerings from any car maker.


Because the technology is maturing, hybrids are becoming more and more popular, due to their ability to offer greatly increased fuel economy without sacrificing power or performance. As the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes to your local Los Angeles Toyota dealership, you’re probably wondering if it is a match for your lifestyle.

Toyota Safety

Toyota’s suite of electronic safety features, the TSS-P system, comes standard on the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, making it an incredibly safe and comfortable ride. The features include a lane departure warning with steering assist to alert you when you’re drifting out of your lane, and gentle, corrective steering to keep you inside of it.

Dynamic cruise control keeps your speed adjusted automatically to maintain a safe distance with whatever is ahead of you, and pedestrian detect and pre-collision systems will apply the brakes automatically in the event of a collision being imminent.

These features, coupled with Good crash ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, provide unparalleled peace of mind and comfort when behind the wheel. The IHSS gave the RAV4 Hybrid their “Top Safety Pick+” rating—a coveted and rarely awarded rating given to only the safest cars on the road.

Hybrid Efficiency

The Toyota RAV4 also is unmatched in fuel efficiency among hybrid SUVs. With an EPA-estimated 34 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway, you’ll certainly be pleased with all the money you’ll be saving at the fuel pump.

Thanks to gas-electric hybrid technology, these savings don’t come at the cost of pep, with the RAV4’s 2.5-liter engine and two electric motors pairing to provide a respectable and muscular 194 horsepower, giving you a ride that stacks up nicely against sportier, gasoline-engine-only compact SUVs.

All-wheel drive is standard, as well—rare among modern cars and SUVs, and just another feature that will give you the confidence to conquer the toughest trails and harshest terrain.

Ample Storage

No matter what your lifestyle is, you can rest assured that the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has more than enough space for you to take it with you. With the back seats folded down, the cargo space in the car adds up to just under 71 cubic feet—a generous and spacious amount of room that will be more than enough to handle whatever your passion is.


Whether you’re planning on loading up with camping equipment for a jaunt out of the city or stocking up on groceries, heading to a tailgate party or simply packing for a road trip, you’ll never be stressed.

Features like a cargo net with flexible design and different configurations and a hands-free foot-activated power liftgate make packing and organizing a snap.

For more information on the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, including pricing, availability, options, and trim levels, don’t hesitate to contact North Hollywood Toyota for details.