2015 Toyota RAV4 Review — Same Old, Same Old
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 comes with just several changes in order to be an update used to bridge the gap until the major redesign scheduled for the next year. The fourth generation of this compact SUV was introduced in 2013. There were no significant updates since than. The 2015 Toyota RAV comes with no improvements regarding powertrain or design. However, the appearance will be subtly improved thanks to several new body color options offered. Having this in mind, one would consider to wait for the redesigned RAV4. The people who don’t like to risk when it comes to the vehicle choice and who, in the first place, want a reliable vehicle, won’t have much trouble deciding to go for a classic crossover like the 2015 RAV4 is today.
2015 TOYOTA RAV4 APPEARANCE, INTERIOR AND GADGETS
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 exterior remained the same. Its design language may look a little bit outdated when compared to the contemporary crossovers, but no one can say it doesn’t look good enough. This compact SUV, which was first introduced in 1994 as, an even smaller, micro SUV, started with a unique design and those lines were a source of inspiration for every later redesign. Looking from the outside, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 may look smaller than it actually is. The truth is that this crossover provides 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded. There are three cargo levels — LE, XLE and Limited. No matter which trim level you choose, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 features list have Bluetooth connectivity, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, rear-view camera, airbags, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and Entune infotainment system. Aside from the standard equipment, the Limited trim will come with power driver seat, heated front seats and all sears wrapped into the SoftTex faux leather. With App Suite for smartphones, the 2015 RAV4 provides more options.
2015 TOYOTA RAV4 ENGINE AND EPA FUEL ECONOMY
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 engine will be carried over. The engine we talk about is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder which delivers 176 horsepower. The standard drive is FWD, while AWD is optional. Also, the transmission will be the same, a 6-speed automatic. As for the EPA fuel economy, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 fuel consumption remained unchanged — 22 mpg/city, 29 mpg/hwy. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 features regarding driving and safety include 4-wheel ABS, electronic distribution of the brake force, traction and stability control, emergency brake assist and a lot of other advanced systems.
2015 TOYOTA RAV4 RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
There is no information regarding the 2015 Toyota RAV4 release date, but it is expected to be available by the end of the year. As for the price, it will, of course, depend on the chosen trim level, so the 2015 Toyota RAV4 price range is from $25,000 to $33,000.