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2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE

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2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE

Test Drive

Written by Katerina Krjanina
Photographs by Katerina Krjanina

This week I am test driving the bright blue version 2016 Toyota RAV4. It has been around since the beginning of the SUV trend. For 2016, it gets a slight refresh inside and out. My RAV4 was the XLE model, which is nicely equipped for a mid-level trim.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 has a sport look, which goes nice with the rest of the Toyota’s style.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 has a sport look, which goes nice with the rest of the Toyota’s style. The front and rear bumpers have silver-painted “skid-plate garnishes”.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that produces 176 horsepower and is paired with a smooth 6-speed automatic transmission.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that produces 176 horsepower and is paired with a smooth 6-speed automatic transmission. There are three drive modes: ECO, Sport and Normal. The suspension has also been tweaked with comfort being the goal.

Overall, the RAV4 is spacious for a compact SUV and even the 60/40 split rear seats are comfortable, with backs that slightly recline.

The 2016 Toyota’s interior is simple gray fabric sets. The dash board and door panels are black. Overall, the RAV4 is spacious for a compact SUV and even the 60/40 split rear seats are comfortable, with backs that slightly recline. The rear seats also fold flat for cargo. There are a few other touches like cup holders in the console and a cellphone bin that make the time you spend in a vehicle more livable.

 

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Katerina Krjanina es escritora, presentadora, diseñadora, editora digital, y además galardonada fotógrafa. Habla 4 idiomas perfectamente, inglés, español, ruso y letón por lo que escribe artículos de la industria automotriz en diferentes idiomas. Como parte del staff de AutomotorPro.com le da una visión diferente a los artículos de automóviles que escribe y sus fotografías, con una perspectiva femenina, con un toque familiar. Ella se especializa en fotografía de automóviles con un enfoque artístico e innovador. Sus artículos sobre automóviles combinan su experiencia como escritora en el área automotriz con su gran talento fotográfico.
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