Toyota All Wheel Drive Vehicles RAV4 and Highlander Near Rockford, IL

Be Ready for Winter in a Toyota AWD Vehicle

2015 Toyota RAV4

Let’s face it, Illinois isn’t known for its prime driving conditions, and sometimes a rain storm, or a blizzard, can hit right in the middle of your daily commute. When this happens, be sure to drive one of the Toyota AWD Vehicles, RAV4 and Highlander, near Rockford, IL, from Anderson Toyota.

Toyota RAV4

One of the vehicles Toyota offers as an All-Wheel Drive is the stylish, smart, adventurous 2015 Toyota RAV4. The RAV4’s standard 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC engine produces 176 horsepower and 172 lbs.-ft. of torque which results in sharp acceleration and great drivability. It also boasts Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence technology, to get an impressive EPA-estimated 31 hwy MPG1.

Most importantly, the 2015 RAV4 features the innovative All-Wheel Drive system with Dynamic Torque-Control. This system improves handling by distributing engine power from front to rear, and manages the RAV4’s braking system from side to side for maximum control.

Other features in the Toyota RAV4 are an available power liftgate, power tilt/slide sunroof, heated front seats, an integrated backup camera, 73.4 cubic-ft. of storage space3 with the second-row folded flat, and the Star Safety SystemTM with six advanced safety features to protect you and your passengers on the road.


Toyota Highlander

The 2015 Toyota Highlander has two smart engines to choose from. The 4-cylinder engine squeezes the most performance out every drop of fuel with a remarkable 185 horsepower and 184 lbs.-ft. of torque, yet still manages an EPA-estimated 20/25 city/hwy MPG1. Also available is the V6 engine that generates 270 horsepower and 248 lbs.-ft. of torque, and offers up an EPA-estimated 19/25 city/hwy MPG1.

The 2015 Highlander also features Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive to make the road more adventurous. Hybrid models of the Highlander have Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence, which is powered by an electric motor to deliver instantaneous torque to the rear wheels when further traction is needed.

In addition to All-Wheel Drive, the Toyota Highlander also offers seating for up to eight passengers, an available rear-seat entertainment system, powerful technology to keep you connected, available turn-by-turn navigation, three-zone automatic climate control so all passengers remain comfortable, and a multitude of safety features that made it an IIHS Top Safety Pick4.

All-Wheel Drive is a must for Illinois drivers, and Toyota AWD Vehicles like the RAV4 and Highlander near Rockford, IL, make excellent choices. Don’t get stuck in a snow storm this winter without one; come into Anderson Toyota today to take the 2015 RAV4 or the 2015 Highlander for a test drive.

1 2015 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

2 The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

3 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

4 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating for 2014 Highlander, vehicle class Midsize SUV. For more details on 2014 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus Awards, see

2015 Toyota Highlander