Vehicle Reviews:
2017 Toyota Rav4

The Toyota RAV4 has always been considered atop its class in the crossover utility vehicle (CUV) segment. This year, the 2017 RAV4 adds a lot of versatility, character, and variety as a vehicle. It has the engine and fuel efficiency that is ideal in today’s dire economy. It also has modern technology that together with utility and safety features; substantially improves user experience. The CUV is available at $24,910 and for those in Madison, TN, Ron Hibbard Toyota is a reputable dealership that offers all Toyota cars at cheap rates. A good trim to check to check out is the XLE trim package. Here are specs and features that prove the RAV4 is a giant among crossover utility vehicles.


The Toyota Rav4 is one of the original crossover utility vehicles ever designed. This makes Toyota a seasoned veteran at designing these types of vehicles, which is most likely why the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has a very sporty and athletic exterior. The XLE trim has features such as a front bumper that holds halogen headlamps, daytime running headlamps, and automatic fog lights. On the sides of the vehicle are power heated body-colored side mirrors with their own manual break-away feature that perfectly compliment four 18” steel alloy wheels. In the back of the CUV is a power tailgate accessible via remote keyless entry.

Moving inside the cabin of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 XLE, there is more than enough space for 5 passengers. The cabin is divided into two of rows seating with cargo space behind. It also contains leather front and rear seats with power and manual adjustable features. These seats even have ergonomic lumbar support to provide added comfort especially on long road trips. Additionally, the cabin also features a lot of utility features such as, many cup holders, storage compartments, plenty of cargo space, power windows and of course power locks.


The 2017 RAV4 XLE is indeed one of the more powerful and efficient CUVs this year as it runs on a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that allows the vehicle to achieve maximum speeds of 176 horsepower with 172 pound feet of torque. The engine of the RAV4 is designed with a 6-speed automatic transmission and variable valve timing to allow the vehicle to produce favorable fuel consumption ratings.


The RAV4 XLE has a very modern technology package that comes with interior and exterior features. Outside the vehicle, The Rav4 has remote keyless entry that allows users automatic access to the car doors and trunk. It also has power- heated side-mirrors that prevent the accumulation of smog when the vehicle is operated in colder temperatures.Other tech features of the sedan trim are:

  • Front Collision Warning
  • Backup Camera and Sensors
  • Blind Zone Alert Sensors

Inside, the 2017 RAV4 XLE has many excellent tech features such as:

  • Multi-instrument Front Panel that includes
    • Entune Audio System
    • LCD Touch Screen
    • Rear LCD Screens
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
    • Navigation
    • Bluetooth Hands-free Connectivity
    • Voice Control
  • Odometers
  • Steering wheel controls
  • USB/Auxiliary Ports for Mobile Device Synchronization


The 2017 RAV4 XLE no doubt offers great re-sale value with its STAR safety system, which provides multiple interior and exterior safety features protecting the vehicle at all times. Outside, it has an anti-theft alarm system that efficiently monitors all external movement. This alarm system even has its own engine immobilizer that deploys in the event of a vehicular theft. It also runs on daytime running headlights that keep the RAV4 more visible during the day. Other safety features worth mentioning are:

  • Tire-pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Brakes
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Traction Control

The interior of the 2017 RAV4 XLE also has a lot of safety features such as, multiple airbags, front and rear seatbelts, child seat fasteners and child safety locks.

Test Drive the 2017 Toyota RAV4

Come schedule a test drive at our Ron Hibbard Toyota Dealership in Gallatin, TN only a few short miles from Nashville, TN.  After taking the RAV4 for a ride you are going to be asking about trade-in and financing options and we are happy to help you!

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