On-Road With The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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Set with the 2.4-liter four cylinder, its strong 166 horsepower is more than enough for any driver to rev up RAV4 hybrid even in medium traffic.
As for gravel or rocky parking lots, a RAV4 is more than a match. With its tough suspension, it can move smoothly, can trek rocky terrains and can bring you home even under heavy rains and flood. Like any other type of 4WD, 2007 RAV4 hybrid can work efficiently in these tight conditions, with very little fuss.
The 2007 RAV4 hybrid car is equipped with the car manufacturer’s Star Safety System. It features an anti-lock brake system (ABS) that prevents the wheels from locking up, thus giving you the advantage of sustaining steering control.
It has Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) that senses weight allocation whenever you are braking and maximizing braking force where it is required. This is advantageous during cornering. The Brake Assist safety system in RAV4 is created to amplify brake pedal force during hard, but not ruthless, braking settings -- up to the moment when the ABS kicks in.
Sidebar: The next article in this series is about the Lexus SUV hybrid.
The Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system supervises wheel slippage during cornering. It influences machine torque and exclusive wheel-braking to aid sustain stability. The RAV4’s traction control (TRAC) checks wheel slippage during acceleration. It utilizes the braking system to help sustain traction.
The RAV4’s used to be the "cute utes" and were mocked by some car enthusiasts, branding it as one of the "chick cars." But not anymore. Currently, RAV4 hybrid cars are one of the fastest rising products in the vehicle industry. With its chock-full of useful security features, such as airbags and rollover sensors and high-ranking scores in crash test, you can rest assured that you have purchased the right car for yourself.