Amongst the very best of the compact SUVs, the RAV4 stands out at ease as well as simplicity of use. Getting in as well as from the driver's seat is simple. It can relocate lots of people or lots of equipment on a minute's notification. And it comes conventional with a lengthy list of security tools. We choose the five-passenger configuration.
We found the RAV4 smooth and also secure underway. The Sporting activity version has a more challenging flight as a result of its suspension adjusting. RAV4's readily available four-wheel-drive system works quite possibly in icy conditions as well as on rain-soaked roadways.
The four-cylinder is receptive and also gets an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg when equipped with 4x4, a little much better with two-wheel drive. Bought with the optional V6, the RAV4 really runs, flaunting 269 horse power.
2010 Toyota Rav4
For 2010 the RAV4 is unchanged with the exception of function packaging.
The Toyota RAV4 can be found in three trim degrees: Base ($ 21,500), Sport ($ 23,200) and Minimal ($ 24,490). All come standard with front-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed automatic transmission.
A 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, as well as five-speed transmission is available on all three trim degrees: Base ($ 23,535), Sporting Activity ($ 25,130), as well as Limited ($ 26,410). All RAV4s with V6 power and/or third-row seats included Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and also Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
All are available with permanent all-wheel drive ($ 1,400).
Common features for all RAV4s include air conditioning; cruise ship control; AM/FM/CD stereo with six audio speakers, MP3/WMA capability, incorporated satellite radio, as well as auxiliary input jack; power windows; power foldable mirrors; keyless-remote locking; 60/40 split second-row seats with manual recline as well as for-and-aft change; tilt-and-telescope steering wheel; three 12-volt power electrical outlets; and also auto-off headlights. The base four-cylinder RAV4 has P215/70R16 tires on steel wheels with hubcaps. The V6 is updated with P225/65R17 tires on styled steel wheels. All models include a full-size spare tire.
Choices at the base level consist of a third-row seat ($ 840-940); six-CD changer ($ 260); a choice of 17-inch wheels, both styled steel ($ 120) and aluminum ($ 440-560); a roofing system shelf with bars ($ 220); rear privacy glass ($ 310); a cargo cover ($ 90); daytime running lights ($ 40); and also a towing bundle for the V6 ($ 160) that consists of a durable radiator follower combining, transmission oil colder, as well as 150-amp generator. The tow plan raises the RAV4's pulling ability from 2,000 to 3,500 pounds.
RAV4 Sporting activity includes a handling-tuned suspension and also P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels, plus fog lamps, rear privacy glass, color-keyed trim outside, distinct charcoal fabric, as well as a back spoiler. Choices expand to consist of a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof ($ 900), navigating ($ 1,550), a Premium Bundle, that includes natural leather furniture with eight-way power vehicle driver's seat ($ 1,930), a back-up screen ($ 475), as well as car on/off headlights ($ 70). An Additional Worth Bundle ($ 470) combines the sunroof with a roofing rack, daytime running lights, and also six-CD changer. The third-row seat is not provided on the Sport. The Sport Look Bundle ($ 577), readily available just on Sport models with the V6 and 4WD, takes the spare wheel off the back door and replaces run-flat tires. It likewise includes power heated side mirrors with integrated directional signal, a stainless steel exhaust suggestion, and also additional indoor brightwork.
RAV4 Restricted upgrades with dual-zone automatic climate control, six-CD changer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, cargo web and also tonneau cover, heated and collapsible power outside mirrors with new incorporated directional signal, roof rails, engine immobilizer, the Smart Entrance system, as well as other services. Outside, the Limited is differentiated by an one-of-a-kind grille and also front bumper, P225/65R17 tires on six-spoke alloy wheels, as well as a complete hard-shell spare tire cover. Choices include the third-row seat ($ 750-850), eight-way power vehicle driver's seat without leather ($ 440), as well as a costs JBL stereo with Bluetooth phone connectivity ($ 610), plus most of the choices from the Sporting activity degree, mainly for the exact same costs. 2 Additional Worth Plans pack the JBL stereo, Bluetooth, sunroof, power adjustable warmed seats, and daytime running lamps; one includes navigating ($ 2,110), the other doesn't ($ 1,240).
Safety and security features on all RAV4s include dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact air bags, and also side-curtain airbags. Energetic headrests on the motorist as well as front passenger seats go up and onward in certain rear-end crashes in order to help reduce the range between the owner's head and the headrest. Front seatbelts integrate pre-tensioners and force limiters. Additionally basic are LATCH youngster safety seat anchors, antilock brakes (ABS) with brake help as well as digital brake-force circulation (EBD), digital stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), as well as a tire-pressure screen.
The RAV4 resembles other modern Toyotas, showcasing an aerodynamically reliable ovoid account tactically eliminated by sharp character lines. A coefficient of drag of 0.33 is among the most effective in its segment and a major factor in reducing wind sound as well as optimizing gas economic climate.
The RAV4's truck-like front end is tautly made up. Aesthetically, the fenders are separate elements from the engine bay, a scenario stressed by a limited rectangular grille that appears to rest easily atop the larger bumper slits listed below. Headlights are portable and also concentrated. Vertical brake scoops, lined with black ribs, bite right into the bumper underneath the fronts lights-- haze lights situated right into these scoops on Sporting activity models.
Limiteds look all their own, with a solitary, deep, trapezoidal grille opening bolding bisected by a body-color horizontal bar with a huge, chrome Toyota World-T badge at its facility. A pseudo-skid plate concludes from all-time low, leaving no area for additional reduced air intakes. Tubular nacelles supporting the fog lights change the brake scoops of base and also Sport designs.
Alloy wheels have five spokes on Sport, six on Limited. A large track offers the RAV4 a strong stance visually, while resisting rollovers in emergency maneuvers.
The side view is oblong, a mix of boxy and also oval, the better to accommodate that third-row seat. A downplayed indent leave the bottom of the RAV4's doors, softening the aesthetic impression of bulk. Wheel arcs mix smoothly into the fenders.
In back, a single-piece back bumper supports the swing-open tailgate, which, regretfully, still opens up from the left side, so you have to walk it when dumping curbside right here in The U.S.A.. Taillights are positioned high up on the back fenders. The spare tire bolts right into a recess offset to the right in the swing-gate, and doesn't dip below the bumper line. The back permit plate, sunk into the reduced left side of the swing-gate listed below the manage, visually balances the spare. The Sport design's looter hangs notably off the leading side of the roofing system.
The Sporting activity Appearance Package gets rid of the extra completely, as well as centers the permit plate up high. A bulge reduced down on the tailgate fills out the step in the conventional bumper when the tailgate is shut. A deal with on the left side still betrays eviction's swing-open style, yet even with this the total look with the Sporting activity Look Plan is extremely extra car-like, more station wagon compared to SUV.
Inside, the RAV4 is functional, if a bit eccentric stylishly. Positioning of the evaluates will certainly know to any individual who has actually possessed a previous RAV4. The placement as well as function of the controls occupying the center stack is great; that also applies to the arrangement of the hand brake and the shift bar. The dashboard is dramatically split by a straight indentation running the width of the cars and truck. About the only plus we located in this garish attribute is a bi-level glove box, with an upper bin covered by a retracting lid as well as a reduced bin fitted with a standard, bottom-hinged cover.
Materials are excellent quality. Fit as well as coating is Toyota quality, which suggests superb. All 3 trim degrees share the very same theme, with contrasting however corresponding colors as well as combed metal trim aspects around the stereo as well as climate controls, bordering the change gate and also stroking around the door deals with. The standard side-curtain airbags allow a guest help grip, which folds below the headliner over each door.
The front seats are encouraging but not overly solid, with small reinforces as well as decent thigh assistance. The tilt-and-telescope steering wheel as well as height-adjustable vehicle driver's seat make it possible for virtually any type of dimension driver to locate a comfortable fit, and also without the added intricacy (and cost) of flexible pedals. The fairly high seatsing placement, reduced cowl and sloping hood make for good exposure to the front. The lengthy side home windows alleviate lane checking. Completely pulling back head restraints in the 2nd row as well as optional third row seats improve the viewing array with the within mirror.
The second-row seats are much less padded than the front seats, without boosts. It's no surprise, truly, seeing as exactly how that seat needs to fit 3 individuals in a pinch.
The optional 3rd row seats hardly certify as such, with flat bottoms as well as just as featureless backs and head restrictions. Accessibility to that back row, by folding as well as tilting the outboard second-row seats, is not particularly very easy, yet it isn't as much of a pressure or as unpleasant as in some larger, full-sized sporting activity utilities.
Storage space locations abound. Past the glove box, the doors have fixed plastic map pockets, the backs of the front seatbacks wear net pouches, as well as a total amount of 10 mug owners are positioned regarding the cabin. When the third-row seats typically aren't ordered, a deep cargo area awaits under a water-repellant, collapsible deck board.