Drivers can spend a lot of time on the road, and you need a vehicle you can rely on. When you’re spending all that time in your car, the interior design of your vehicle can play a crucial role in just how pleasant the journey can be. So while you might not spend much time thinking about your experience in the car’s cabin, the designers of the car have, and sometimes, they get recognized for their achievements in comfort, style, and quality.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 was named one of Wards 10 Best Interiors, and you have the opportunity to buy this award-winning vehicle in Goderich. Wards is a business intelligence company, providing data and analysis to industries like the automotive industry since 1924. Last year, 32 cars were nominated, but only ten would make the cut. The Toyota RAV4 was one of them. But what is it about this newest Toyota that makes the cabin such a premier experience? Let’s explore!
Best Seller for a Reason
For people who already own the Toyota RAV4—and there are many—it’s no surprise that the vehicle has an award-winning interior. The interior, among other things, has made it one of the best-selling utility vehicles in Canada.
The Toyota RAV4 has a suite of safety standard safety features like a rear-view camera, forward-collision warning systems, pedestrian detection, emergency braking system, lane assist, and lane-departure warning, and even traffic-sign recognition and drowsy-driver monitoring.
Beyond that, an extra range of safety options is available as an upgrade that includes a 360° parking camera, blind-spot monitoring, low-speed collision-warning systems, rear cross-traffic alert, and even rear cross-traffic braking. For people who put a premium on safety and easier driving, the Toyota RAV4 comes loaded with safety features.
A Stylish Interior
Toyota went above and beyond when it comes to style in the RAV4. For a utility vehicle, the interior of the Toyota RAV4 has a decided premium or even luxury feel. The trim of the door and instrument panel is elegantly angled. The cubbies above the glove box and left of the steering wheel have a textured, chocolate-coloured liner. Even the map box has been partitioned to accommodate a bottle of water.
The speakers have also gotten some attention, with a textured, starburst pattern, instead of a flat grate. SofTex synthetic leather is used for both front and rear seats. And while the front seats have both heating and ventilation, even the rear outboard seats are heated.
Convenience for the 21st Century
Modern drivers are all about devices, and nearly everyone has a phone or some other gadget that requires power. The Toyota RAV4 has a wireless recharging plate located on the centre console. You place your phone on the panel, and it starts recharging.
If you need to plug in devices for recharging, the Toyota RAV4 has you covered. The centre armrest includes a small storage area with a textured, starburst pattern. Opening it reveals two charging ports for the driver and front-side passenger. Additionally, there are second-row charging ports available for rear passengers, to cut down on fighting for a recharging opportunity.
Space to Spare
For people who have a lot of items to tote on their daily journey, the Toyota RAV4 has some of the largest cargo storage capacity in its class. The storage area can, on its own, has a volume of over 1,000 cubic litres. However, with the rear seats folding down to a 60/40 split, the cargo area can open up to house a total of nearly 2,000 cubic litres. Few vehicles, especially in this class, can offer that much space.
The storage capacity is also safer. A privacy screen can be fitted on top of the cargo area so that, provided cargo isn’t taller than the seats themselves, nothing can be seen in the back. It’s a convenient security feature that adds more peace of mind while parking.
So if you're looking for a vehicle that provides great performance but also gives you a premium experience inside, then come down to Goderich Toyota, and look at the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Once you sit inside and see for yourself, you'll understand why it is one of Wards 10 Best Interiors.