The Entune system combines AM, FM, and satellite radio, plus a variety of smartphone apps like Bing, Pandora, and MovieTickets. Voice activation allows for hands-free maneuvering. Despite these high-tech amenities, we found ourselves using the Car app most — it revealed the changes in mileage as we were driving.
The USB port came in most handy. We plugged in our iPhones via USB — not through an aux input — and the system recognized our devices immediately. We were able to stream music through the Rdio app and play it through the vehicle's audio system.
The padded pleather dashboard is an interesting touch. I'm not the biggest fan of the Terracotta color, but in black, I could see how the leather look adds a luxe feel.
Next to the heated seats are two buttons that dramatically change the driving experience: Eco Mode and Sport Mode. The Eco Mode promotes smoother, more fuel-efficient driving. The car eases into acceleration and is less prone to abrupt braking. The Sport Mode changes the steering and remaps the throttle. It's a much zippier ride — an unexpected driving experience from the RAV4.