The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Named Canada’s Green Utility Vehicle of the Year

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is not only the top choice on the lot for a fun crossover with edge, it features innovative technologies, a comfortable ride and a peace-of-mind safety package, it is earning awards along the way.

The 2017 RAV4 Hybrid was recently named the Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

“The RAV4 Hybrid combines Toyota’s top-selling compact utility vehicle in Canada with the fuel efficiency and low emissions of the world’s most proven hybrid powertrain, and the result is a win for drivers, for communities, and for the planet,” said Cyril Dimitris, vice-president, of Toyota Canada Inc. “We’re delighted that members of AJAC agree, and thank them for this important award.”

The AJAC mentioned the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s advanced power and efficiency created through its Hybrid Synergy Drive, powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder, Atkinson Cycle engine, and continuously variable transmission with transmission cooler and gate-type shifter. Paired with a powerful electric motor, power storage batteries, and powertrain management systems, this combination delivers 194 net system horsepower and an impressive fuel efficiency of roughly 50 mpg city/highway combined.

The 2017 RAV4 Hybrid isn’t just about fuel efficiency; the sporty crossover offers generous comfort, convenience, technology and safety features as standard, including many features unique to hybrids: regenerative braking and four driver-selectable powertrain options (Normal, Power, and ECO, plus Electric Vehicle mode for short distances). Add in Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control; a Display Audio system with Bluetooth® capability; heated front seats, a 60/40 split folding rear seat to open up 70.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, power-adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, and your set for just about every possible occurrence.

And you’ll feel completely at ease in the RAV4 Hybrid with its impressive Toyota Safety Sense P system, a bundle of advanced safety systems including Pre-Collisions System with Pedestrian Detection function, featuring forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function, Automatic High Beams, and full speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Other features, including the Toyota Star Safety System, eight standard airbags, a backup camera, and vehicle proximity notification system prove that the RAV4 Hybrid is totally deserving in its latest honor.

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