Family Car Review: 2016 Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 is one of many options in the small SUV family, but having been on the market since the 1990s it’s one of the most popular crossovers. Fully loaded for a wintery drive into the back country, the 4th generation of the RAV4 isn’t a redesign, but does have a few tweaks. With LED headlamps, a hybrid option for better fuel economy and updated trim, this vehicle definitely holds up to its competition in terms of styling.

When compared to the competition, the RAV4 is more expensive than other SUVs, but the interior definitely stands up against higher price point models from other carmakers. One thing to note is that the base model is only front wheel drive, however otherwise the base kit is well rounded, even including sonar technology. For the higher technology toys like a bird’s eye view parking camera, drivers will want to go up to a higher price point.

The car handles lightly, so something to be aware of for heavy winter driving, however the RAV4 is incredibly quiet, has a lot of cargo capacity for a vehicle of its size, and has plenty of space for car seats and passengers.

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