The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more contemporary look than its predecessor and is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota family of automobiles, sharing a close resemblance with the lately launched Corolla.
2013 Toyota Rav4 Limited
The most obvious distinction is the area of the spare wheel, which has been moved from the back door to under the freight flooring.
There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three more than in the past, thanks greatly to the addition-- for the first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will undoubtedly assist Toyota's 2nd very popular SUV counter strong opposition.
The front-wheel-drive designs are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 107kW of power and also 187Nm of torque, while drinking 7.7 litres of common unleaded per 100km when paired to a six-speed guidebook. No other engine is provided in the front-wheel-drive arrangement. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automatic) adds $2500, which makes use of an additional 0.2 L/100km.
Moving up to the AWD RAV4 range, the Toyota SUV is used with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The bigger gas provides 132kW of power and also 233Nm of torque while the diesel provides 110kW of power and also 340Nm of torque. The V6 version has been dropped as well as no crossbreeds are offered.
Both are readily available with either a six-speed guidebook or a standard six-speed automatic (not CVT). In spite of being AWD and the heaviest of the lot-- the diesel versions-- are the most gas efficient, with hand-operated versions using just 5.6 L/100km and the automatic not also far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gasoline is the least efficient in the range, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the guidebook and also 0.1 L/100km much more for the automobile.
Toyota has included a Sport mode (on all designs other than the hand-operated 2WD variants) which the firm claims assists improve handling and also provde an extra engaging drive. When in Sporting activity setting the RAV4's guiding system decreases power-steering help to give a lot more steering feeling, while also honing throttle response, and adapts the control logic for the automatic and CVT gearboxes to permit even more responsive gearshifts.
The AWD system has actually also been updated, currently using a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque circulation between the front and back wheels, using an electro-magnetic combining in the rear differential housing.
Although no safety and security results have been released yet, it's virtually assured the Toyota RAV4 will certainly accomplish the maximum five-star security rating, thanks to its top notch building in addition to seven air bags, stability as well as grip control and also anti-skid stopping systems.
Standard attributes throughout the range include a tilt- and telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 speakers, 60:40 split-fold rear seats, rear spoiler and also roof covering rails. In spite of the safety and security advantages, the base model GX variants miss out on a reversing electronic camera as typical equipment.
The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing video camera, upgraded stereo and seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable outside mirrors, keyless wise entry as well as push-button ignition.
The top-of-the-range Cruiser versions include satellite navigating, blind-spot display (finds vehicles in the motorist's dead spot and reveals a warning on the side mirror), power-operated travel luggage door, HID headlamps, powered driver's seat and a sunroof.
Travel luggage room actions 577 litres with a short-lived extra wheel aboard or 506 litres with an optional full-size extra ($300). All designs are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which indicates you'll pay no greater than $170 per service for the very first six solutions (10,000 km or six-month intervals).
2013 Toyota RAV4 manufacturer’s list prices:
2WD petrol – GX manual $28,490 – GXL manual $32,490
AWD petrol – GX manual $31,990 – GXL manual $35,490 – Cruiser manual $42,990
AWD diesel – GX manual $35,490 – GXL manual $38,990 – Cruiser manual $46,490