Did You Know the Toyota RAV4 Has a Rally Racing Iteration? It Just Won a Championship

February 23rd, 2017 by

Believe it. Besting 140 stage miles (nearly 300 total miles) replete with rough terrain, worse obstacles, and even a complete snow whiteout, the Toyota Rally RAV4 enabled Ryan Millen and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino to power through to victory at the newly formed American Rally Association's (ARA) Perce Neige Rally championship. And 2017 RAV4 isn't without its own adventurousness, as we can see in this thrilling paragliding spot.

Weighing in at an impressive 2.5L, and showcasing up to 176 horsepower with up to 172 lb-ft of torque, Rally RAV4's engine is comparable to the hard-charging 2017 RAV4 LE, and the racing duo were able to surmount gravel, dirt, and snow with gusto, with the same front-wheel drive and automatic transmission as a factory RAV4 as well as most standard stock vehicle components.

Likewise, we at Everett Toyota of Paris can understand the understated praise, given such RAV4 performance standards as an independent MacPherson strut front suspension, double-wishbone rear suspension, Electric Power Steering (EPS) with power-assisted rack-and-pinion, and an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) that kicks into gear for dependable traction when Vehicle Stability Control disengages at low speeds. And the SUV packs in the safety features to boot. Its Star Safety System delivers precision control in adverse conditions, with Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control and Smart Stop Technology that employs selective 4-wheel anti-lock braking with brake assist to reduce power during movement, helping RAV4 come to a reliable stop.

And we know you'll love the thrill and comfort of a 2017 RAV4 LE driver's seat as much as we do. Want to explore your options? Stop by our Paris, TX showroom today for a test drive! We proudly service the Commerce, Mt. Pleasant and Sulphur Springs, TX, and Antlers, OK areas, as well as points nearby.

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