I’ll be honest, when I think of mid-size, SUVs or crossovers that can handle winter conditions here in Michigan, the word Hybrid has never crossed my mind, though the name Toyota sure has. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing several vehicles from Toyota over the years, and they never disappoint. I just recently spent a week driving the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and it just so happen to be a week full of heavy snow, wind and freezing temps. I was a little worried.
Driving during the winter months is not my favorite thing. I often find myself getting nervous when weather and road conditions are sever. I depend on knowing the limits of my vehicle. Thankfully, and much to my surprise limits such as these were no issue for the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. It handled the sudden winter wonderland like a champ.
I had no problems staying in my lane, keeping up with traffic, or stopping at the stop signs, even on the side streets that were not yet plowed. And, best of all, while it may have been bitter cold and windy outside, I stayed cozy and warm inside the Rav4. Hello heated front seats, I love you! Toyota really has won me over in the way of comfort and convenience. I like how all of the features are placed easy to use, which helps keep my eyes on the road, where they belong.
Packed with the newest technology features and the best in design comfort. I am totally in-love with the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid.
A few of my favorite features are:
The Birds Eye View Camera
Heated Front Seats
Smart Key System
Siri Eyes Free
Hands Free Power Liftgate
Blind Spot Monitor
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Power Moon Roof
I’m not surprised that Toyota vehicles are loaded with my favorite features, when it comes to safety, comfort and convenience. What I am surprised with is the power! I’m not an expect when it comes to hybrids, as I’ve only driven a couple, but the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid brings some serious pick up. It’s a very fun vehicle to drive. Even filled with adult passengers, where other vehicles of it’s size have been sluggish, the Rav4 stayed strong. I was very impressed. In-fact there was very little I was not impressed with. My short list includes gas mileage, I felt it could have done a little better for being a hybrid. Also, the outside frame felt a bit small for me. Even thought it comes with a high rated safety rank, it still felt somewhat thin. The good definitely out-ways the bad, I really enjoyed my week with the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and would highly recommend it to anyone searching for a smaller crossover.
A hybrid that knows no limits, this vehicle is a great ride for summer or winter conditions.
Visit the official Toyota website to learn more about the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid and to find a dealer near you.
Disclosure: I was delivered The 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid to drive for seven days. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. Photos used and the opinions express are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. I am disclosing this information as part of the legal FTC blogger regulations.