2017 Toyota RAV4 Performance Brings the Power, Efficiency You’re Looking for to the Mobile-Area

2017 Toyota RAV4 Performance

If you’re shopping for a crossover SUV around Daphne, Pascagoula, and Mobile that is not only stylish, but brings impressive capability to the road, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 performance offerings are geared up to thoroughly impress you. Check out the performance chops this impressive crossover brings to the road—then come in and see the team at Palmer’s Toyota Superstore to take the RAV4 for a test drive!

Engine Oomph

The base engine of the RAV4 lineup, a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, serves up 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque to take drivers where they want to go. Dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) further helps maximize the RAV4’s performance delivery while enhancing the vehicle’s fuel economy.

Additionally, the RAV4 lineup features hybrid models that are powered by that same 2.5L engine and deliver a total system output of 194 hp.

Drivers can additionally utilize 1,500 pounds of towing capacity onboard the RAV4 to hitch up boats, trailers, and toys for all their weekend adventures.

Fuel Efficiency

The word “SUV” was once synonymous with poor fuel economy, but many of today’s models, including the 2017 Toyota RAV4, have changed that stigma and are now delivering gas mileage to rival their car cousins.

Onboard the non-hybrid RAV4 models, EPA-estimated fuel economy is up to an impressive 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

The hybrid RAV4 models provide even more efficient gas mileage numbers during around-town driving, delivering 34 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

With such outstanding mpg numbers at their service, drivers no longer have to apologize for their SUVs in the fuel consumption department—and that’s a boon motorists will literally be taking to the bank as they save money during their trips to the pump.

Performance-Boosting Features

The 2017 RAV4 models feature various performance-enhancing extras that further bolster this outstanding crossover’s drive quality.

Included among them, the RAV4 features available paddle shifters that allow drivers to shift gears without ever letting go of the steering wheel. With just a light touch on the levers, drivers can quickly change gears and feel even more in charge.

The RAV4’s suspension has had an upgrade for the 2017 model year, delivering a smoother ride quality and better control. A sport-tuned suspension with blue front shocks further helps provide motorists with an exhilarating experience behind the wheel.

Additionally, RAV4 drivers can customize the ride by utilizing up to three selectable driving modes, including ECO Mode, Sport Mode, and, onboard the RAV4 hybrid models, EV Mode.

The hybrid models further offer Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-i), which features an electric motor that provides instant torque to the vehicle’s rear wheels whenever additional traction is needed, enabling drivers to tackle terrain with more confidence.

Let Palmer’s Toyota Superstore Make a Believer Out of You

To experience the incredible performance quality of the 2017 Toyota RAV4, simply head into Palmer’s Toyota Superstore or contact us today. Our showroom is located at 470 Schillinger Road in Mobile, AL.