As a very busy dog mom and small business owner, I’m on the go all the time. Whether I’m taking my dogs to the groomer or vet, running errands, or meeting with clients, some days it feels like I live in my car. I’ll bet you have days like that, too.
Because I’m always on the move, I need a safe, reliable car that will get me around town. But let’s be honest: if it’s something that’s fun to drive and looks super cool, that’s just an added bonus.
Recently I had the opportunity to test drive the 2017 Toyota RAV4, and today I can’t wait to tell you all about my experience!
The Toyota RAV4 Platinum is an all wheel drive vehicle with lots of interior room. I loved the leather-covered dash, shifter, seats, and steering wheel. All the leather definitely gives it the look and feel of a luxury vehicle.
The RAV4 boasts lots of safety features as well, including 8 airbags, forward collision mitigation, and lane departure intervention. I loved the back-up camera, which makes it so easy to see if there is anything behind you before backing up the car.
I also liked that the RAV4 had a lot of “get up and go”. I don’t know a whole lot about engines or drive trains, but it seems that the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission give the RAV4 what it needs to run well while also being fuel-efficient. I drove it for a week on less than a tank of gas, and that’s always a good thing!
Of course Georgie doesn’t care what kind of car we’re scooting around town in, as long as she’s safely tucked into her Sleepypod. She just loves being on the go!
I can’t say enough about the RAV4’s electronics and sound system, as it offers a 7-inch touchscreen displays navigation and other media that is both crisp and intuitive. The JBL audio system delivers all the 80’s, hip-hop, country — or whatever SiriusXM® station — with clarity through 6 amazing speakers.
Whether you’re hauling dogs, kids, groceries, or bags of mulch in the spring, a dog mom needs her cargo space. The RAV4 offers it with plenty of room for whatever you need to transport.
All in all, I really loved my experience with the Toyota RAV4 and I didn’t want to give it back. I found it to be a comfortable and stylish crossover vehicle that was fun and easy to drive. It was roomy, reliable, and ready to take on whatever this dog mom had to dish out.
Whether you’re behind the wheel, sitting in the passenger seat choosing the tunes, or just along for the ride in the backseat, the Toyota RAV4 will be a fun experience you won’t soon forget.
Have you driven the Toyota RAV4? I’d love to hear about your experience in a comment below!
Disclosure: I was given the use of this 2017 Toyota RAV4 for one week courtesy of Toyota and DriveShop. All opinions are my own. Toyota is not responsible for the content of this post.