2016 RAV4 off-road capability

Can the 2016 RAV4 travel off-road?

2016 Toyota RAV4 all-wheel drive capability

The 2016 RAV4 is the perfect choice for any adventure! The 2016 Toyota RAV4 all-wheel drive capability should not go understated! The gas-powered RAV4 features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that can produce 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.

What to expect from the 2016 RAV4 AWD system

While the RAV4 doesn’t boast the same off-road capabilities as the 2016 Tacoma or 4Runner, its all-wheel drive system will allow it maneuver safely off the pavement. All-wheel drive systems aren’t only made for going off-road. Drivers can enjoy a little extra peace of mind during rainstorms or harsh weather conditions when tires typically lose traction. The all-wheel drive system, along with dynamic torque control, are designed to monitor and distribute power between the front and rear wheels to provide traction when you need it most.


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The 2016 RAV4 is available in six different model choices: LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, Limited, and Limited Hybrid. An all-wheel drive system can be added on every RAV4 model. Front-wheel drive comes standard on all gas powered models. All-new Hybrid models will come standard with an all-wheel drive system.

The AWD RAV4 models can return an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway in comparison to FWD models that return 23 mpg city and 30 mpg on the highway.

2016 RAV4 Hybrid AWD system

2016 RAV4 Hybrid AWD system
The RAV4 Hybrid model’s Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel drive with Intelligence (AWD-i) keeps a firm foot on the pavement. With the combination of electric motor and an all-wheel drive system, instant torque can be provided when you need it most. Not only is this good news for when you need more traction, but it also makes the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid fun to drive!