Who says you always need to spend a lot of money to get a functional and reliable ride? With Toyota RAV4 2015, you can get all the beneficial features without having to worry about breaking the bank. By spending only $24,000 for the basic trim, you can get the standard features but totally functional and handy. If you want more additions, you may have to spend extra, but it won’t be more than $30,000 for the premium trim with top notch features. This SUV is good as a family ride, but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t suitable for all those singles out there.
Sure, the ride may not be 100% perfect, but you can expect more than 90% perfection from it. The most advancing and stand out feature is the safety, while interior cabin and performance are following. Too bad this year’s variant comes with the same engine performance and arrangement as the previous year, but you can expect some improvement and advancement – although it may not be major or grandeur.
Some auto enthusiasts claim that the standard features are totally helpful and really improve the quality of comfort. The best thing about this ride is the spacious interior cabin with impressive cargo compartment. One of RAV4’s strength is the flexibility of usage. You can use it as a family ride as well as a car for professional singles who makes their car their traveling second house. You can use it to tag along lots of cargo as well as passengers. Toyota RAV4 2015 can accommodate 5 adult passengers, but it may be a bit stuffy when you tag along more than 5. You can also use it as urban means of transportation because of its compact size, and yet it is solid and tough enough for rough and harsh terrain – although it is not designed as an off ride. It is a definite thing that flexibility is the key factor of this ride.
Despite some of the improvements made to this new variant, engine option is quite limited – in fact, you can’t expect any update, because there is none. Interior cabin is quite comfortable and nice, although Toyota RAV4 2015 can improve their quality of material for the cabin. There are still some cheap materials found inside the cabin, which is not a big thing, actually, but can be a fussy thing for those fussy buyers.
Achievements and Awards
Because of the handy features and quite decent styling, this ride gets 16th position ranks from 24 most affordable compact SUV list. The rank is given based on different elements of assessment, like safety, reliability, test drive, and also reviews. Aside from the mentioned rank, it is also ranked as the 27th in the list of affordable crossover SUV, which is not bad for such new variant and production.
Sure, the new 2015 variant may not offer much in the powerful engine department – unlike other rival producers – but you can really count on the provided features as well as the interior cabin. It has the nice blend of solid structure with stylish corner and lines, reliable performance topped off with loads of safety features, nice and decent fuel economy system, and also great comfort and easy handle.
Options for Trim Levels
The new Toyota RAV4 2015 comes with three different trimming levels of XLE, LE, and Limited as the Premium package. Standard features are offered in LE package, with auto headlights, rear privacy glass, AC, power folding mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, steering wheel with tilt and telescope adjustment, rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. You can also get sound system with six speaker arrangement, CD player, 6.1” display screen with touchscreen ability, and also audio interface for USB or iPod.
More improved features are found on the higher level of XLE. Aside from the basic features, you can enjoy additional features like the fog lights, roof rails, auto dual zone climate control, a cargo cover, sporty front seat, and also sun visor with extendable feature. The audio system gets sophisticated improvement covering HD radio, satellite radio, and also weather and traffic control. Side mirrors are heated with turn signals integrated into them – not to mention that a sunroof will be included within the package.
The Limited package comes with above-the-standard features and additional perks, like navigation system, power liftgate with height adjustable system, and also Entune smartphone integration from Toyota RAV4 2015 – although the setup is rather tricky and complicated. Don’t expect to be able to install it on your own and spend only an hour to complete everything. If you have extra budgets, it is better to take it to the professional and specialist.
There are also other perks to enjoy from the Limited package, such as:
- Keyless entry with ignition
- 18” alloy wheels
- Steering wheel with leather wrapped style
- Rearview mirror with auto dimming ability
- Smart driver seat with powered adjusted system in eight way model and also memory setting
- Synthetic leather upholstery
- Heated front seat
- Blind spot technology with cross traffic rear alerts
- Auto high beam
- Lane departure and driving warning system
- Sound system with 11 speakers
If you are willing to spend more money, you can choose the Premium Blizzard Pearl package, where you can get Blizzard Pearl cover along with black accents for improved style.
As it was mentioned before, one of the key strengths of Toyota RAV4 2015 is the spacious interior cabin. The backseat comes with low mount arrangement, but still….you can expect roomy seating arrangement – even for taller people. The recline adjustment of the seats are totally comfy and handy. It really improves the comfort, although it may seem unimportant. The second row comes with foldable ability, so you can enjoy the huge space for the cargo. The standard space is around 38.4 cubic feet, but when the second row is folded, it can reach 73.3 cubes in total. The liftagate with height adjustment system as well as power operated feature are good for comfort, although it may not be totally grandeur in overall style and design.
RAV4 is running on four cylinder engine with 2.5 liter capacity with total 176 hp of power. It is not overly speedy, but when it is paired up with front wheel driving system and auto six speed transmission, the ride is smooth, easy to control, and totally comfy.