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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

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$21,989 — $36,798 NEW and USED
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5 Seats
32 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Stylish front-end
  • Hybrid drivetrain availability
  • Hybrid system intrudes only slightly into cargo area
  • Bird's-eye-view camera system
  • Cabin quietness

The Bad

  • Hybrid only available in XLE and Limited form
  • Hybrid only offered with all-wheel drive
  • Persistent whine from hybrid system
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • Newly standard active safety features
  • New high-end Platinum trim available
  • Hybrid version available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • LED lighting available

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Vehicle Overview

What it is: The RAV4 is Toyota's compact SUV that competes with models like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson. Toyota added a hybrid version last year.
New for 2017
Toyota Safety Sense P is now standard on all trim levels. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights and adaptive cruise control.

A new Platinum trim level is now available. Features include a navigation system, JBL audio, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, a foot-activated power liftgate, a top-down camera view and Platinum badges.

A new SE version of the RAV4 Hybrid features a honeycomb grille, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, a black headliner, and orange or black contrast stitching depending on the interior color.
Significant Standard Features

  • 176-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection 
  • Lane departure warning and prevention 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights 
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motors make 194 hp total (hybrid)
  • Continuously variable automatic tr...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The RAV4 is Toyota's compact SUV that competes with models like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson. Toyota added a hybrid version last year.
New for 2017
Toyota Safety Sense P is now standard on all trim levels. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights and adaptive cruise control.

A new Platinum trim level is now available. Features include a navigation system, JBL audio, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, a foot-activated power liftgate, a top-down camera view and Platinum badges.

A new SE version of the RAV4 Hybrid features a honeycomb grille, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, a black headliner, and orange or black contrast stitching depending on the interior color.
Significant Standard Features

  • 176-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection 
  • Lane departure warning and prevention 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights 
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motors make 194 hp total (hybrid)
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission (hybrid)
  • All-wheel drive 
  • LED headlights
  • Navigation system
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated side mirrors 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power liftgate
  • Power moonroof 
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
94 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great car

by Kathy from Pensacola, Florida on November 22, 2018

Really enjoy driving this car. Good visibility, ride is smooth, electronics are terrific. Drivers seat back not adjustable, so long term driving not as comfortable as my Prius was. Ave 30 mpg hybrid Read full review

(4.0)

Good Car, but Awful Driver's Seat

by Mitch from Nassau County, NY on October 29, 2018

I have 17,000 miles on my 2017 Limited Hybrid. Car has been problem-free and gets an average of 32.8 mpg in warmer weather, mid to high 20s in cold weather. The hybrid system adds power in addition to ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The RAV4 Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

B

Infant seat

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B

Booster

(second row)

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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