2016 Toyota RAV4 Release Date and Review

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is going to be a competitive crossover vehicle as it ever was. The new addition will be a great addition to the Toyota line and will continue the good utility nature that the vehicle has had. This year it comes with some updated safety systems and also with an abundance of interior space on the inside, but also a new trim option as now we also get the hybrid version available for the 2016 model year.

2016 Toyota RAV4
2016 Toyota RAV4

The 2016 RAV4 is the latest update to the small utility segment of the Toyota roster for this year. The car has been hugely updated with a set of some new features added to the inside which will enhance the comfort and the utility of the vehicle but also there are some new parts of it at the outside of the car. But the biggest news comes with the added 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid trim, as we finally have a fuel economy option to this segment. This is also going to be the first hybrid in the small SUV segment currently.

2016 Toyota RAV4 front view, grille and headlights

What Toyota did for the update of the RAV4 vehicle for this year is to utilize the customer feedback. The car has been revised with the input taken from the fans and customers and the majority of the wishes were orientated to the inside of the car. The vehicle has been given a massive overhaul on the interior part and it may prove to be that the fulfilled wishes of the fans will add even more attention to this car. The review will help you get a better perspective about the car and you will be able to find out all of the stats that are needed about the car.

The new Toyota model ranks up pretty well with the competition that it has in from of it, like the 2016 Ford Escape, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2016 Subaru Forester models. but there is more to expect with models such as the 2017 Honda CR-V that are yet to be released and also the Mazda CX-5 as well.

2016 Toyota RAV4 red color, rear angle, taillights

2016 Toyota RAV4 exterior

Being on the market for its fourth year, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 will not get only a minor refresh. In fact it will still look as a boxy crossover utility car as it was for the last 20 years or so but some minor additions are going to be added to distinguish the new model from the older versions. The font end of the car has received a better part of this revision as it has been made to look more blunter than before. The front part actually has some peculiar design cues which are uncharacteristic of the Toyota vehicles, but it shapes itself well for the 2016 model. It has some new headlight units added with a slip like opening above the bumper line. The air flow has been directed through a trapezoidal opening beneath which is shaped in a shield manner and that way give a sort of an underbite to the car. This adds more intelligence to the car and poses a more serious truck-like front end for the vehicle.

2016 Toyota RAV4 front
2016 Toyota RAV4 front

The general profile for the car is similar to that of the competition that the RAV4 is facing now and the back part receives a whole new set of inclusions as well. This is mainly due to the unusual taillights that are fitted at the back but all in all the back part remains upright and chunky looking as before. For those of you who want to reminiscent to the older models of the Toyota RAV4 car, you can choose a two-tone color pallet available for the SE trim. This model has silver color added to the front and rear bumpers, rocker panels and wheel arches. This is certainly a threat for all those nostalgic fans out there.

2016 Toyota RAV4 back
2016 Toyota RAV4 back


The inside part holds the most interesting part of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 update. The instrument panel looks much busier now as it has been updated with all sorts of features that make it on top of it. The storage area on the dash has been enhanced while the materials have been improved. The lower end models still have some plastic elements but the high end trims come with an updated which includes some soft touch surfaces and quality materials to the seats. The two tone upholstery with some contrasting stitching is also a fine addition which makes the inside look aesthetically better.

2016 Toyota RAV4 interior
2016 Toyota RAV4 interior

After the 2013 model, the RAV4 vehicle lost its third row of seats which immediately gave more space and roominess on the inside and resulted with a lot more comfort. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 model also has this feature and the interior space is immense. Add to that the updated materials and we get a perfect setting for any family to enjoy.

2016 Toyota RAV4 engine interior, leather seats and steering wheel


For the upcoming year there are going to be only two powertrain options offered. The base 2016 Toyota RAV4 is going to feature a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. If you want to have a more enjoyable drive there is also an option of adding a automatic’s sport-shift mode which recommended for family oriented drivers. The car can speed up to 0-60 mph in less than 9 seconds with this kind of a setup and adds an all-wheel drive option as well. Perhaps it is not as quick as you might think it to be, but it is appropriate for its primary function.

2016 Toyota RAV4 engine

The added engine option this year is the Hybrid drivetrain which utilizes the 154-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and combines it with a latest generation of Toyota’s two-motor Hybrid Synergy Drive system and results with a total output of 194 hp. The AWD system is a standard option on the RAV4 Hybrid version and makes the car quicker as it can speed up to 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds. The EPA rating are rated at 33 mpg combined, which is a 30% improvement compared to the standard models.


Wheelbase: 104.7 in
Length: 181.1 in
Width: 72.6 in
Passenger volume: 101 cu ft
Cargo volume: 38 cu ft
Curb weight: 3678 lb
Top Speed: 108 mph
0-60: 8,1 sec
MPG: 33 combined (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Black Currant Metallic, Electric Storm Blue, Hot Lava, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic and Super White
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

Price and release date

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 will be showcased next year and will be available for sale at around April. The release date has not been made public yet but the latest updated place it close to the aforementioned timeline. The price is no mystery on the other hand as the base level comes at a base MSRP of 24,640 USD. The XLE trim is priced 27,670 USD while the Limited will cost you some 31,510 USD. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is not officially priced yet but it is going to be around $30,000.

2016 Toyota RAV4 side view, alloy wheels, red color

2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date, MPG, Specs, Price – With the entry of new mid-size trucks from GMC and Chevrolet this year, Toyota couldn’t ignore the ageing design of its Tacoma. Therefore, truck-lovers should anticipate the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma to grace them soonduring its release.

2016 Toyota Tacoma side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

The new Tacoma is significantly improved from its current model, while stopping short of the GMC/Chevrolet ground up overhauls. The new Tacoma will retain a similar size to the current model, but will pronounce its angular styling.

2016 Toyota Tacoma 
2016 Toyota Tacoma

There will also be plenty of new technology within its interior and under its hood. The same frame will be used underneath the sheet metal, however it will be fortified with high strength steel for enhanced rigidity.

2016 Toyota Tacoma rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Another add-on to its body will be the use of ultra-high strength steel on its body using a stamping process that the company says aides in bringing the weight down. Also, there will be a retuned suspension system whose main objective is to enhance both off-road and on-road civility.

2016 Toyota Tacoma front view, red color, headlights and grille

Within the cabin, there will be a thorough refreshment that will be anchored by a touchscreen display that will act as the hub of entertainment, and a new center stack. Coming standard will be the GoPro camera that will be mounted on the windshield for documenting both on-road and off-road maneuvers. Also available will be a wireless phone charging pad for smartphone charging.

2016 Toyota Tacoma side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Engine Specs – 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be two engines. The first engine will be a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine and a new 3.5L V6. The V6 features an optimized fuel injection unit as well as an Atkinson power cycle – similar to a hybrid one.

With the new engine comes improved fuel efficiency and it is rumored that engine specs will be among the cream of industry leaders, especially for the V6 fuel economy segment. A 6-speed auto transmission system will be made available for both engines, while a 6-speed manual will be available exclusively for the V6.

2016 Toyota Tacoma engine

Unfortunately, there have been no announcements pertaining either the power specifications or the fuel economy ratings yet. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD models will make the multi-terrain system available and which will allow the driver to adjust a rotary dial that is capable of optimizing various systems for different surfaces – mud, sand, and rocks.

Also, the driver-selectable ‘crawl mode’ will take care of both the brakes and throttle during low-speed maneuvers. Also available are both the locking rear differential and limited-slip differential for increased capability on the trail.


Wheelbase: 10 ft. 7.4 in. (127.4 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 8.3 in. (212.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: N/A
Curb weight: 3,980 lbs.
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 7.3 sec
MPG: 19/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Exterior Review & Interior News – Toyota Tacoma 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma interior, leather seats

The newly redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma will make available both the crew cab body styles and access cab body configurations. The Tacoma will come in five trim variations: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited editions.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  front
2016 Toyota Tacoma  front

The base SR model will be simply a work truck, while the SR5 will add several exterior and interior improvements for a more polished look. Top of the range models like the TRD will add more all-terrain capability and suspension upgrades, while the Limited model will be the top of the range fully loaded model.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  back
2016 Toyota Tacoma  back

Handy features to be provided include a household-style power outlet in the bed and a damped tailgate opening. Options to be provided include LED running lights, a three-piece hard tonneau cover for the bed, push button start, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a sunroof, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  interior
2016 Toyota Tacoma  interior

We will be updating the post as soon as Toyota makes the vital info available, so keep checking the site for up-to-date information.

2016 Toyota Tacoma trunk, cargo space

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Toyota Tacoma

No pricing details have been release yet, but we should expect the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma to cost roughly the same price as the present model in the market when it goes on sale before this fall.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will most definitely face-off with other trucks within its segment. These trucks include the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado that come with different packaging and styling, and are credited in invigorating the mid-size truck segment.

2016 Toyota Tacoma  release date
2016 Toyota Tacoma  release date

The Canyon/Colorado offers the latest there is in the market in terms of technological features and convenience features. Another likely competitor is the Nissan Frontier that soldiers on but lags behind its close rivals in terms of efficiency and technology.

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New 2017 Toyota Sienna – Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Toyota Sienna has been refreshed and comes with a myriad of changes and redesigns on several of its facets. For families, there couldn’t be a better choice especially considering the new model comes with features such as an available AWD system, an eight-passenger seating, a high-quality interior, and easy-to-use audio and climate controls. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to sources in the know. Read on for more information regarding its exterior and interior, price, and specifications for the available powertrain.

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, side view, red color,alloy wheels

Although the new Sienna has received plenty of refreshments and redesigns over the previous model, its price premium is something worth pointing out given the competition. Also, its second-row seats are awkward to remove relative to its ilk. The Siri Eyes functionality that made its debut in the previous model has been upgraded, as have other standard technologies.

2017 Toyota Sienna white color, rear view, taillights and badges

The Toyota Sienna is arguably one of the most serious minivans in the market today thanks to some features that it exclusively offers such as its eight-seating capacity and an AWD option. And that’s not all, the technologies and material quality it offers are a justification for the price premium it charges. As a result, it manages to hold its own against other solid picks available in the market.

2017 Toyota Sienna Spy Shots

The interior has been mildly refreshed over the previous model. It now offers user-friendly controls and equipment. They are driver-centric and easier to use than before. The level of material quality has been substantially improved and occupants will be treated to Alcantara leather for the top trim models. But sticking with the lower trims will still get you upgraded materials relative to its available competition.

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, red color, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

One of Sienna’s high point has always been its smooth ride quality. For 2017, the same is true. Its upgraded suspension system ensures that its occupants are always insulated against the vulgarities of the road conditions. However, there are some rivals that parallel or better what the Sienna offers. Notable culprits include the Nissan Quest, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, 2016 Kia Sedona, and Dodge Grand Caravan 2017.

2017 Toyota Sienna Release Date & Price

2017 Toyota Sienna release date

Rumors allege the new Sienna will probably go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $28,850. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.

2017 Toyota Sienna Exterior Images

2017 Toyota Sienna front angle, headlights and grille

Relative to its competition, the new model is undoubtedly the most conservatively dressed. It boasts of lots of styling and yet still manages to be tastefully subtle. Just like the previous model it comes with projector beam headlights and a razor-like chrome grille. It has received a bespoke appearance to its large stature thanks to the hard creases in the body conspicuous on its side panels, fenders, hood, and bumpers.

2017 Toyota Sienna rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The headlights, taillights, and fog lights all come with LED technology. Chrome accents brighten the door handles, as do the seventeen-inch wheels that are wrapped in 235/60-series all-season rubber. Some of the handy features available include a blind-spot monitor, a backup camera, power-operating side doors, and sonar sensors.

2017 Toyota Sienna Interior Concept

2017 Toyota Sienna interior, dashboard and steering wheel

The interior is, by and large, what matters most to potential buyers. For one, the new model features an interior accommodation that offers ample room for eight passengers thanks to the removable jump seat in the middle position in the second row. A power-adjustable seat is available for the driver, and four-way power controls are available for the front passenger. The instrument panel plays host to a number of infotainment controls such as a tri-zone temperature controls, an intuitive HVAC system, a massive center console, two glove boxes, and the Entune infotainment system.

2017 Toyota Sienna trunk, cargo space

Ergonomics are good, as is the comfort. The seats have ample padding and offer exemplary lateral support. Again, there is an ample amount of convenience, infotainment, and entertainment accessories to keep occupants pre-occupied especially during long journeys.

2017 Toyota Sienna interior, leather seats

Available Trims

Five main trims are available for the 2017 Sienna: LE, L, SE, XLE, and the Limited. There are also the Limited Premium, and the SE premium. Rumors allege the XLE is further subdivided into a sub-trim too, however, more details pertaining the same should be expected on its release date. A hybrid might be in the works as well.

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, red color, side view, alloy wheels, and headlights

Engine Specs

The new model comes with the familiar 3.5L V6 engine that comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system. An AWD is also available for the LE, XLE, and the Limited trim models. Power output stands at 266 hp and 245 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Toyota Sienna engine


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11.3 in. (119.3 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 8.2 in. (200.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.1 in. (78.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 164 ft³
Cargo volume: 39 ft³
Curb weight: 4375 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 18/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Creme Brulee Mica, Midnight Black Metallic, Predawn Gray Mica, Salsa Red Pearl, Shoreline Blue Pearl, Silver Sky Metallic, Sky Blue Pearl and Super White
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

2017 Toyota Sienna auto show, side view, headlighs and alloy wheels

Safety Review

In addition to the slew of safety features available, the new model achieves five stars for overall performance. Side crash protection got five stars, while frontal crash protection received four stars.

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2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, alloy wheels

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2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, white color, rear view, taillights

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, white color

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Toyota Sienna side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Sienna interior, gear shift knob and lcd screen

2017 Toyota Sienna interior, sunroof

2017 Toyota Sienna interior, leather back seats