I’ve always enjoyed the styling of the Mini Cooper, and the way they were a central character in the 2003 movie “The Italian Job” had me wondering if they are as cool as Hollywood portrayed. So last week I headed over to PreferredPreOwned.com to check one out for a test drive.Read More
When we decided to start covering the top FUN commuter cars we could find, one of the first to catch our eye was the Scion tC Coupe.When we decided to start covering the top FUN commuter cars we could find, one of the first to catch our eye was the…Read More
These three commuter cars are (relatively) easy on the budget, will you to work & home in a hurry, and can be truly fun to drive.Best of all? Every one is available with a MANUAL gearbox!Read More
Here's our First Look at the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid
Combined MPG: 34
Fun Factor: 7/10 The Rav4 isn't really meant to be a sporty vehicle, but sharp looks and the available SE variant adds several sporty features.
Performance: 7/10 194hp (net) results in a peppy ride for the 3,900lb crossover. The CVT won't have drivers super excited, but it gets the job done.
Practicality: 9/10 32 Combined MPG means the Rav4 will get you around town & then some with very few stops for fuel.
For years the Rav4 has been Toyota's mainstay for an entry level, well equipped, sensible Crossover SUV. The 2017 Hybrid version ups the ante in nearly all areas.
From a base model all the way through to the top of the line Limited, the Rav4 is built to be functional AND fun, with really great efficiency as well. Ample cargo room, a variety of features like 18" Wheels, LED headlights, and Navigation (Limited package) make this a choice well worth exploring.
In the end? Keep looking | Test Drive | Buy it if you can!
2017 is just around the corner and the entire crew here at Buck The Commute took a look at some of the best commuter cars coming out in the new year (many are already here). Let's go: