If your SUV performance is important to you then RAV4 is the answer. With its rugged good looks, improved dynamics, enhanced capabilities, and upgraded safety features, the Toyota RAV4 SUV is a strong contender for SUV of the year.  


For those environmentally-minded or cost-conscious drivers, Toyota also offers a hybrid version of the RAV4. Both four-door options provide ample room for passengers or cargo. If you’re searching for the utility of a crossover SUV in a smaller vehicle, the RAV4 could be the vehicle you’re looking for. 


If you need more convincing, here are some reasons to purchase a RAV4:


Off-Road Capability

The RAV4’s off-road capability leaves its competition in the dust. Its features including great ground clearance, huge over-fenders, and high-rise roof rails only add to its ability. Add the Adventure trim package, complete with all-wheel drive (AWD) and fog lights for even more off-roading fun. 


Towing Capacity

Unlike its counterparts, the RAV4 has the robust utility advantages of a bigger SUV, boasting a towing capacity of 3500 pounds. From driving over rough terrain to towing a boat or trailer, the RAV4 is ready for all of your outdoor adventures. 


Engine Performance

Whether you choose the standard or the hybrid, you’ll receive great engine performance. Both options provide a surprising amount of power and torque compared to other vehicles in its class. The standard comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the hybrid has Toyota’s electronically-controlled, continuously-variable transmission. 


Steering and Handling

With handling similar to a performance-minded sports car, the RAV4 is perfect if you want a sporty feel to your steering and handling. The RAV4 is stable and easy to drive and possesses accurate and responsive steering capabilities. It also handles especially well over rough terrain or in inclement weather. 


Dynamic Torque Vector AWD

Standard on all AWD models, this feature provides excellent traction while keeping the vehicle stable. If a situation warrants it, up to 50% of the torque can be sent to the rear wheels, then distributed to the right and left wheels as needed. 


Infotainment System

Along with offering an awesome infotainment center and sound system, the Entune 3.0 system comes equipped with hands-free operation. The system can be synched to Alexa, WiFi Connect by Verizon, and AppleCar Play. Up to five USB ports can be installed throughout the vehicle, allowing your passengers to be entertained throughout the drive. The audio system includes an updated tuning system and enhanced speakers. 


Safety Features

The full package of high-tech safety features is not only impressive, but most of them also come standard on the RAV4. The Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system features lane-departure warning and steering assist to help you stay in your lane, road sign assist to alert you of upcoming stop signs and other road signs, and the pre-collision system including pedestrian detection. 


Passenger and Cargo Space

If you’re currently short on space in your vehicle, the RAV4 will give you that extra room. The rear cargo area allows for easy access and the seats fold down to provide added cargo space. For your passengers, there is both ample headroom and legroom. 



Toyota is well-known for its excellent reliability, and the RAV4 is no exception. While its too soon to rate the 2020 class of crossover SUVs, the 2018 and 2019 boasted some of the highest SUV reliability ratings on the road today. 


When you come to Newburgh Toyota, quality and service come standard. If you’d like to learn more about the RAV4 and everything else we have to offer, give us a call at 845-561-0340 or stop by our showroom at 218 Route 17k in Newburgh. 

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