Differences Between 2015 and 2016 RAV4
With its projected release date estimated sometime in the next few months, as a potential RAV4 buyer, you’re probably wondering if you should wait for the 2016 RAV4 or go ahead and get a 2015 model right now. While it’s certainly warranted to hold this sort of excitement to become a RAV4 owner as soon as possible, there are many incoming first-time features, as well as other differences between the 2015 and 2016 RAV4, sure to make your wait worthwhile.
The 2016 RAV4 is promising some exciting new features. Possibly the most intriguing of these is a hybrid version of the model. This is the first time the RAV4 has offered a gas-electric powertrain, which will greatly increase the model’s fuel efficiency.
Hybridization is, however, not mandatory; a fully gas-powered model will still be available. The non-hybrid RAV4 will also have a new exterior option, the SE trim package. This is essentially a sporty upgrade to the previous generation of RAV4. It will feature LED lights, brand new design work on the bumper and front grille, SofTex seats, an improved info-display system, 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as several other interior and exterior color options.
The new RAV4 is also set to include a list of safety improvements that will truly raise the bar for Toyota’s competitors. The Bird’s Eye View parking system will make maneuvering tight spaces simple. Parallel parking and backing up can now be accomplished with the aid of your own set of eyes in the sky, which will show a generated image of your vehicle relative to its environment.
Other safety features include Pre-Collision Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Alert, Pedestrian Pre-Collision and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control systems—all part of Toyota’s Safety Sense package.
This long list of new improvements and options make the 2016 RAV4 a tough vehicle to pass up. But if you can’t wait any longer to get into a RAV4, check out White River Toyota’s 2015 RAV4 models.