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The Toyota RAV4 is a dependable option for everyone from commuters to families. So, how do you know if it has what you want in your next SUV? To show drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton everything it has to offer, Maguire Toyota put together a series of Toyota RAV4 reviews. Read on to learn more about Toyota RAV4 reliability, 

Toyota RAV4 Passenger & Cargo Room

The Toyota RAV4 has seating for up to five people with 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space. That means that everyone from the driver to passengers in the middle of the back row will have plenty of room to relax. You can stretch out with 41 inches of front legroom and 37.8 inches of rear legroom.

The back seat is versatile and can help you make more cargo room or let your passengers get comfortable. A 60/40 split reclining fold-flat rear seat with a center armrest and cupholders comes standard. With the seats upright, there's 37.6 cubic feet of storage space. With all three seats folded down, you'll have up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo room.

Toyota RAV4 Specs

Under the hood, the Toyota RAV4 runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This design helps it get up to 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. To manage this powertrain, you'll have an 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

The intelligent engine and transmission work to deliver a more efficient performance. They help make the Toyota RAV4 LE an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) by delivering up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway[i].

Toyota RAV4 Capability

The Toyota RAV4 has standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available on every trim level. Both drivetrains come with a Multi-Terrain Selection feature. This lets you adjust the drivetrain and other settings to match the conditions you're driving through. There are four driving modes that you can easily switch to by using a dial on the center console.

If your drive takes you over steep terrain, the drivetrain is already prepared with Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control. You can also take on sharp angles or bumps in the road with a high 8.4-inch ground clearance.

Feel free to take some extra cargo with you too. The Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 1,750 pounds. Plus, with Trailer-Sway Control, everything you're hauling will stay safe and in line with your SUV.

Toyota RAV4 Safety

The Toyota RAV4 also delivers peace of mind. Whether you're off-roading or running errands with your family, you'll be protected by eight airbags and lots of safety features. The Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 system comes standard. It helps prevent accidents by watching out for everything angle of your SUV with a collection of intelligent driver assistance features.

Which Toyota RAV4 is the Best?

The Toyota RAV4 comes in several configurations for you to choose from. From the Toyota RAV4 LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Limited,  RAV4 Adventure, to the RAV4 TRD Off-Road there's an Toyota RAV4 configuration to match what you need from your next SUV. If you want to learn more about Toyota RAV4 ratings, RAV4 reliability, or want to compare the RAV4 to other SUVs on the market then read the articles below.

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Learn More About the Toyota RAV4

Check out our Toyota RAV4 reviews to learn more about what this SUV can do for you. It offers an efficient, capable, and safe performance, plus lots of cargo room, to drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton. If it sounds like the SUV for your, visit Maguire Toyota and take a test drive.

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[i] 2019 EPA-estimated 26 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for RAV4 LE FWD, XLE FWD, XLE Premium FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined for XLE AWD, XLE Premium AWD, Adventure and Limited AWD; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for RAV4 LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.