Most people pair maple syrup with pancakes or waffles, but there's so much more you can do with this condiment. Maple syrup can be drizzled over coffee or ice cream. It can make vegetables more palatable. It can bring balance to intensely salty foods like sausage or bacon.
If you're going to use maple syrup so often, it makes sense to splurge on a fancier kind that will dazzle your taste buds more than most. Neil's Bigleaf Sugar Shack, located about 30 minutes east of Bellingham, has found a unique and rich source for maple syrup along the Nooksack River, where bigleaf maple trees have grown for decades. The crew at Neil's has developed a tradition of tapping those trees for syrup so you can enjoy it in your home. Visit Neil's Bigleaf Sugar Shack in person or online to pick up your syrup today!
Whether you're going to the Sugar Shack for syrup or the grocery store to pick up some waffles, Toyota has the perfect vehicle for your journey: the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
Fuel efficiency and performance
Before you embark on a long drive, fuel efficiency and performance are top of mind. The RAV4 Hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 40 mpg combined, along with 219 combined net horsepower and several other performance features.
The RAV4 allows you to customize your drive with four drive modes (Normal, ECO, EV, and Sport), each with distinctive features that will help your vehicle perform to the best of its ability.
To handle tougher driving conditions, the RAV4 is equipped with Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, which automatically supplies power to the rear wheels for added traction. A sport-tuned suspension system improves the handling even more, all while the Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission keeps the engine running at its most efficient RPM.
The technology in the RAV4 makes driving easier, with features like the available digital rearview mirror to display a wider picture of what's behind you. The Remote Connect feature allows you to locate your vehicle, lock and unlock the doors, and start the vehicle with your smartwatch device.
The RAV4's technology doesn't just improve the drive itself. Use your smartphone to pair with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. Always stay charged with 5 USB ports and the available Qi-compatible wireless charging pad. Or use the area below the climate controls as a storage tray and place small items in the convenient shelf between the upper and lower dash.
An 8-inch touchscreen sits prominently at the top of the dashboard, allowing you to see the navigation and entertainment features without moving your eyes too far off the road.
The front seats have available heating and ventilation features, and the rear seats can be heated as well. If you want more room for gear instead of passengers, you'll have 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space already at your disposal, plus the ability to unlock more space with 60/40 split fold-flat seats in the back. To top it all off, an available panoramic glass roof opens your eyes to the sky, perfect for sunny days or starry nights.
Don't underestimate the exterior, either. The RAV4's frame looks powerful yet luxurious, making you look stylish on the city streets and capable in the wilderness. It also has intuitive features like the available height-adjustable hands-free power liftgate, which opens the trunk door with just a flick of the foot underneath the back of the RAV4.
The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 active safety package comes standard on all RAV4 models. It includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist. The RAV4 Hybrid was also selected as a 2020 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.
So, what are you waiting for? Your next adventure awaits in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which starts at $28,650 MSRP.