Toyota defined the hybrid market for well over a decade and for the 2016 model year, the automaker is looking to revolutionize it. With more than 3.5 million hybrids sold globally since 2000, the latest in the lineup is the RAV4. The eighth hybrid in Toyota’s lineup, the new crossover is bound to make waves.
In addition to the expected best-in-class fuel economy, the Toyota Hybrid RAV4 also offers better performance than its non-hybrid counterparts. The RAV4 Hybrid’s zero to 60 mph time sits at 8.1 seconds compared to nine seconds for non-hybrids.
The interior is as tech-savvy as can be. In addition to a restyled interior, a 4.2 inch multi-information display and seven inch center console screen are ready to roll. There’s also a panoramic view monitor that gives you a bird’s eye view of everything from parking to maneuvering.
A fuel efficient powertrain isn’t all the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid brings to the road. The crossover also features the Toyota Safety Sense suite. That includes advanced safety technology like Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.
The RAV4 Hybrid’s ad campaign is another story. The ads put the new RAV4 into extreme circumstances, like taking on lumberjacks, a pack of wolves, and an Amazon tribe.