With sophisticated new audio systems standard in all 2015 RAV4 models, this time around Toyota is giving drivers all the more reason to rev the RAV.
This 2011 cars.com Best Buy is shaping up to be even better for 2015. All three versions of the 2015 RAV4 come with music streaming technology and hands-free cell phone operation via Bluetooth. The Limited will offer connectivity with Toyota Entune, a brand-new state of the art multimedia suite for music and mobile applications. With its visual interface, Entune connects drivers of the RAV4 Limited to news, sports, stocks, traffic and more - basically, all of the smart phone goodies-on-the-go we've come to love. The RAV4 still comes in three models: RAV4, RAV4 Sport and RAV4 Limited. Each of these is available with the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (179 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque) or the V-6 (269 horsepower and 246 lb.-ft. of torque).
Other differences between these models include wheel size and various subtle interior and exterior details, so drivers still have plenty of choices when it comes to finding a RAV4 that suits their aesthetics, lifestyle and need for speed. All of the RAV4 models come with the acclaimed STAR Safety System which features sophisticated mechanisms for controlling steering, traction, stopping and braking.
RAV4's Fuel EconomyGreen is the new black, and sure enough the RAV4 is still a solid choice for drivers who want a side order of fuel economy with their small SUV. The 2015 RAV4's mpg rates range from 19-22/city to 26-28/highway, with the more powerful V-6 engines at the lower end of this range and the four-cylinder engines the at the top. All the new RAV4 models are certified as Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV II).
Exterior of the RAV4
The most notable change to the 2015 RAV4 exterior can be found on the Sport. The Sport is now available with an "Appearance Package" that offers a new streamlined look, so there's no more spare tire hanging out above the back bumper. Other details on this version of the Sport include touches of chrome inside and out. The exterior of the other RAV4s maintains the sleek, tapered lines of the 2011 models.
Interior of the RAV4
Of the three RAV4 models, the 2015 Limited gets the gold when it comes to interior comfort. The Limited features dual zone climate control, a top-of-the-line indoor air filter to keep out dust and allergens, leather accents, and a cover for the cargo area. The RAV4 and the Limited models offer the option of a third row seat. (Full-grown adults would have a tough time squeezing in, but the third row is perfect for young children and/or the family dog.)
The standard configuration on all three 2015 RAV4 models includes:
- tilt wheel with hands-free phone controls
- 6-speaker stereo system
- power windows
- locks and mirrors
- remote keyless entry
- lots of other 21st century niceties (three power outlets, plenty of cup holders and a USB port for iPods)