2021 Toyota RAV4 in Salmon Arm, BC
Exterior and Styling
The RAV4 packs a lot of personality into its compact frame. The large grille and sleekly swept-back headlights give the front end an assertive look, while the rear half is all angles and lines to give a smooth but solid outline. It can sometimes be hard to tell compact SUVs apart, but the RAV4 has a pleasingly distinctive look.
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Powertrain and Performance
The standard engine in the 2021 RAV4 is a 2.5L four-cylinder design generating 203 horsepower and 184lb-ft of torque, passed to a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. For such a small car, the powertrain provides plenty of zip for daily driving.
Those looking for a little extra might consider the new RAV4 hybrid options, with a standard configuration producing a combined output of 219 horsepower, rising to a mighty 302 horsepower in the Prime trim.
The standard gasoline RAV4 delivers very respectable fuel economy figures of 8.4L / 100km in the city and 6.7L / 100km on the highway., making this a solid choice as an economical family car. However, the hybrid options are predictably the leaner choice, with an attractive 5.7L / 100km in the city and 6.1L / 100km on the highway.
Infotainment and Interior
As standard, the RAV4 is equipped with a 7" touchscreen infotainment system sitting alongside a 4.2" instrument cluster. Higher trim levels upgrade the touchscreen to 8", replace the instrument cluster with a second 7" screen, and add navigation to the mix.
The 2021 RAV4 has earned top marks in all crash tests from the IIHS and also a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, providing confidence that this little car offers great protection in a collision.
The physical robustness is backed up with a generous amount of driver assist and safety technology, with standard highlights including:
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
- Lane keeping assist.
- Lane centering.
- Adaptive cruise control.
All RAV4 models except the base-level LE trim also boast blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.
Test Drive the Toyota RAV4 in Salmon Arm
Ready for more? Contact us to arrange a test drive of the Toyota RAV4 from our dealer location in Salmon Arm, and see for yourself how much personality a compact SUV can deliver.