2014 Toyota RAV4 EV: Review Roundup & Prices from ToyotaTown
As Toyota Canada’s most popular compact crossover SUV, the Toyota RAV4 is still going strong, and its ultra-green variant, the 2014 RAV4 EV in London ON, is turning lots of heads.
Some drivers compare it to the popular Tesla Model X electric SUV in terms of performance – but it bears only a fraction of the price. All of this probably makes you wonder like it does us: what’s all the buzz really about with with the 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV?
We’ve rounded up some expert reviews of this new electric crossover, and are ready to share with you what the experts are saying about the new RAV4 EV in London, Ontario.
Green Car Reports: the 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV in London, ON is in a Class By Itself
In their review, the green driving experts at Green Car Reports were quite impressed by the new RAV4 EV in London Ontario, going so far as to recommend drivers holding out for the upcoming Tesla Model X to opt for the 2014 RAV4 EV instead.
Below are some excerpts of their review:
[The 2014 RAV4 EV's] powertrain makes it peppy but quiet, while it maintains all the cargo and people space of the original gasoline version.
There’s really only one vehicle that’s even close to comparable, and that doesn’t exist yet.
In the end, we think … buyers who are eager to drive a Tesla as soon as possible consider the … RAV4 EV for its powertrain and electric performance.
PluginCars.com: the 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV in London is Powerful, Fun, and Raises the Bar
PluginCars.com — the go-to source for electric vehicles — also gave the new 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV a stellar review, noting its exceptional performance in both standard and sport modes, and were pleasantly surprised when the test model surpassed even the expected ranges.
Take a look at what else they had to say:
In Sport Mode, the electric RAV goes from 0-60 in about seven seconds, and zooms to a maximum speed of 100 mph. The Sport mode provides 154 horsepower. Its 273 pound-feet of torque, which often produces tire chirp at launch, is cut to a calmer 218 pound-feet when operating in Normal mode. But why deny yourself so much fun, when the system is already very efficient?
The all-electric RAV4 received an EPA rated range of 103 miles; 78 city miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe); 74 highway MPGe; and 76 combined MPGe.
In one of our road tests, after 48 miles on the road, the dashboard indicated an estimated 98 miles of remaining range. … On another day, when restraining use of Sport mode and not using the air conditioner, we easily managed nearly 130 miles of range on a single charge. Even when stomping the accelerator as hard as we liked, screeching away from stoplights, the RAV4 EV delivered more than 100 miles of range— a feat that few other electric cars can achieve.
The Benefits of Buying Your 2014 RAV4 EV in London from ToyotaTown, Canada’s #1 Toyota Dealer
When it comes to taking care of our customers, ToyotaTown delivers nothing less than total customer satisfaction.
That focus made ToyotaTown the #1 Toyota dealer in Canada for 2013, according to DealerRater.com’s Dealer of the Year award, and the best London, Ontario Toyota dealer hands down.
Of course, ToyotaTown is the also the only London Toyota dealer to be a 10-time winner of Toyota Canada’s Pride Award — another testament to our commitment to your satisfaction. When you visit ToyotaTown London, you’ll enjoy an auto experience that is unsurpassed at any Toyota dealership in London, ON — visit us today!