Buy Used Cars For Sale In Orange County Such As The 2017 Toyota RAV4

In 2016, Toyota decided to revamp the RAV4 with an updated exterior styling and modernized cabin. Essentially, the RAV4 hasn’t changed under the hood since it was introduced in 2013. Over the years, used cars for sale in Orange County customers have demanded more vehicles in the same segment as the RAV4. 

 

The RAV4 fits into the sweet spot of a sporty vehicle that provides good fuel economy and ample space for passengers as well as cargo. 
 

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Driving 

 

At an Orange County used cars dealership, the 2017 RAV4 is available in LE, XLE, SE, Limited and Platinum trim levels. Every vehicle is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and each one comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 176 horsepower, 172 pound-feet of torque, and a six-speed automatic transmission. Ultimately, choosing between trim levels boils down to the comforts and conveniences you are after rather than mechanical strengths. 

 

Alternatively, if the standard front-wheel drive (FWD) is not your cup of tea, you can opt for the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The RAV4 can tow up to 1,500 pounds. If you are looking to go more green, the RAV4 Hybrid uses the same 2.5-liter engine that employs Atkinson-cycle technology with two small electric motors, one located at each axle. All-wheel drive (AWD) comes standard on the hybrid model, along with a CVT automatic transmission. 

 

When it comes to driving performance, the RAV4 is excellent. It maintains good handling on the road and the acceleration from the 176 horsepower four-cylinder is good for the crossover segment.

 

When traveling at 60 mph and hitting the brakes, expect the vehicle to stop at 125 feet. Therefore, the 2017 RAV4’s panic braking performance is slightly above average. Also, customers who test drive used cars for sale in Orange County like the way the pedal feels better than any competitors on the market. 

 

The 2017 RAV4 comes equipped with electric power steering that is adjustable. If you are looking for more weighted steering, you can select Sport mode. In general, handling is a strength in the all-wheel-drive RAV4. It is astute and predictable, which makes it simple to drive. The vehicle does better than its rivals when off-roading because of its lockable center differential and short overhangs. 

 

Technology

 

You can get all-wheel drive (AWD) on all Toyota RAV4 models and, as mentioned above, it comes standard on the Hybrid, which improves the SUV’s traction in wet weather and on dirt roads.

 

The 2017 RAV4 comes with several options such as a navigation system with Toyota’s Entune telematics which has voice recognition and many apps that can accommodate anything from making dinner reservations to checking tomorrow’s weather forecast. 

 

Also, the vehicle comes equipped with a JBL premium audio system with 11 speakers, Bird’s Eye Parking System, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and, on the XLE, a power rear liftgate. The Platinum trim adds body-color side molding, a heated steering wheel, JBL audio, navigation, Smart Key and a foot-activated power rear liftgate.

 

To break down the different trim levels, the LE has a good assortment of standard equipment such as Entune, which includes a 6.1-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, AM/FM/CD system with six speakers, and auxiliary and USB inputs to control your devices. XLE models add a power moonroof, upgraded Entune with satellite and HD Radio, dual-zone climate control, and French stitching on the front seats. The XLE trim and higher provide dual-zone climate control, improved seat contours, the upgraded Entune multimedia system, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

 

The SE is the RAV4’s sport-tuned version which has a different exterior trim, LED headlights and premium vinyl upholstery. The SE trim has sport suspension, paddle shifters, SofTex seating, 2-tone paint, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Limited models add 18-inch wheels, navigation, a power liftgate, SofTex upholstery, Entune Premium Audio with navigation and apps, push-button start, and driver-seat memory functions. The range-topping Platinum, a 2017 trim, provides even more comforts and luxuries. 

 

Comfort

 

Sales representatives of used cars for sale in Orange County believe the high-quality plastics and soft-touch surfaces are exceptional for an SUV in this category and price range. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 provides a cozy and welcoming interior.

 

The base LE models have contrasting colors that add a touch of a luxurious appearance at a reasonable price. Leather seats are not available for the 2017 RAV4 but, instead, it provides SofTex, which feels as good as the real thing and is vegan-friendly.

 

If you are the driver, you will be happy to learn that the driver’s seat is comfortable and supportive, particularly the Limited and Platinum models since they have lumbar support. The rear-seat passengers can move their legs around because of ample available legroom, and there is a lot of cargo space to store your goods. 

 

When it comes to accessing the vehicle’s controls, they are well placed and easy to reach. The main controls for the climate controls and audio systems are large and apparent. 

The 2017 RAV4 has large, wide-opening doors which makes it a breeze for passengers to get in and out from the front as well as the rear. Furthermore, there are no significant blind spots in the RAV4. The rearview camera helps make this vehicle safer and easier to park. 

Overall

Although there is a mountain of compact SUVs on the market, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is still the gold standard. The RAV4 is amazing on so many levels because it remains humble and yet delivers an excellent performance. It is a practical, no-nonsense compact crossover that can get you from point A to point B even among difficult terrains or weather conditions. 

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