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Meet the 2017 RAV4

Now is a great time to get behind the wheel of a 2017 Toyota RAV4. After receiving an exterior styling refresh in the previous model year, this sporty crossover SUV has been equipped with new standard equipment and a high-end trim option for 2017. Toyota is currently offering special lease deals, low-APR financing and cash allowances for people who buy a new RAV4. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 now comes with forward collision mitigation, auto high beans, lane departure warnings and more. Want more information? Read on to learn myths and facts about the latest deals, specials and features of the 2017 Toyota RAV4.

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FACT: The LE and XLE trims are packed with features.

The Toyota RAV4 LE and XLE trims are the starter trims for this crossover SUV, but that doesn't mean they're light on options. The entry-level LE trim includes 17-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, roof rails, air conditioning, a 6.1-inch touchscreen Entune interface, a rearview camera, cruise control and more. The XLE includes all of that along with alloy wheels, foglights, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control and more.

FACT: Toyota is offering cash incentives for qualified RAV4 buyers.

Qualified buyers may be eligible for $1,000 cash back with the purchase of a new RAv4. These incentives are great for paying off bills or funding an exciting road trip with your new vehicle.

MYTH: The new Platinum trim doesn't offer many luxury features.

The Platinum trim is new to the 2017 RAV4, and it offers a wide range of luxury features such as heated front seats, heated mirrors, driver lumbar support, navigation, fog lights, satellite radio, 18-inch silver aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control and more.

FACT: The RAV4's front end was redesigned for a sportier look.

In the previous model year, the RAV4 got subtle changes to its front end that make a pretty impressive difference. The newly designed front end is sleeker and more streamlined, with sharply angled LED lights and a narrow grill that brings the front to a point. Overall, the look is much sportier than the RAV4 design of the prior several years.

MYTH: Zero-percent APR financing is available with the 2017 Toyota RAV4.

Qualified buyers of the new Toyota RAV4 may qualify for zero-percent financing for up to 60 months. There's also an ongoing incentive for 0.9 percent financing up to 72 months. Now is a great time to finance a new RAV4.

FACT: Toyota is offering bonus cash for people who lease the 2017 RAV4.

Want to lease a new RAV4? If so, now is a great time. Toyota is offering $250 bonus cash for people who finance a new RAV4 at $199 per month for 36 months, and that's with $3,379 due at signing. Contact your local Toyota dealer for more information.

MYTH: No leasing offers are available for the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid.

This is false. Toyota is currently offering a $249 month lease on its new RAV4 Hybrid with less than $3,500 due at signing. This lease agreement is for 36 months.

MYTH: The 2017 RAV4 has numerous engine options.

The new RAV4 is only available with one engine -- a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 176-horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. This engine gets impressive gas mileage (23/30 mpg city/highway) and produces average acceleration for crossover SUVs in this class.