According to the latest rumors, Toyota’s mid-size crossover, the RAV4 will receive some pretty big changes very soon. The vehicle will definitely increase the number of engines, while the exterior and interior styling should undergo some quite visible cosmetic changes. Still, the most interesting detail of the future mid-cycle update will come from the engine department, because the 2017 Toyota RAV4 will add a” turbo-powering” , which will come from the all-new 2.0-liter turbo engine.
2017 Toyota RAV4 with Turbo Engine
The current RAV4 model offers just one engine, which is a solid, but not the best option at the moment. The present four-cylinder powertrain unit delivers just 176 horsepower, which is good enough for a 0-60 sprint of around 9 seconds. The engine provides smooth ride and responsive handling, but this is not enough power to meet the needs of all drivers. Because of that, the carmaker will add a 2.0-liter turbo engine under the hood of the 2017 RAV4, which will be able to deliver an output of 235 horsepower between 4,800 and 5,600 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 1,650 and 4,000 rpm. The engine is so mighty, so you think it is a six-cylinder mill, and moreover it will be able to save over 15 percent of fuel due a twin scroll turbocharger system.
2017 Toyota RAV4: Exterior and Interior Changes
The cosmetic changes are rumored to improve the entire exterior of the 2017 Toyota RAV4. The front end will receive the all-new grille and diamond shaped headlights, while the bodylines should resemble the Toyota C-HR crossover concept. The interior will get different trims, while the dashboard should get some new options. Except of that, this mid-size crossover will improve its safety rating, which is the biggest gripe of the current model.
2017 Toyota RAV4: Price and Arrival
The refreshed 201 Toyota RAV4 will be available sometime next year, and the model with the new engine should start with a little bit higher price that is speculated to start at about $30,000.