Amongst the best of the portable SUVs, the RAV4 succeeds at comfort and convenience of use. Entering and also from the motorist's seat is very easy. It could move lots of individuals or lots of gear on a minute's notification. And it comes typical with a long listing of safety and security tools. We choose the five-passenger setup.
We found the RAV4 smooth and also steady underway. The Sporting activity model has a more difficult flight because of its suspension adjusting. RAV4's readily available four-wheel-drive system works quite possibly in wintry problems in addition to on rain-soaked roadways.
The four-cylinder is responsive and gets an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg when equipped with 4x4, somewhat better with two-wheel drive. Bought with the optional V6, the RAV4 actually scoots, boasting 269 horsepower.
2010 toyota Rav 4
For 2010 the RAV4 is unmodified with the exception of function packaging.
The Toyota RAV4 is available in three trim degrees: Base ($ 21,500), Sport ($ 23,200) and Limited ($ 24,490). All come standard with front-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed transmission.
A 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, and also five-speed transmission is readily available on all 3 trim levels: Base ($ 23,535), Sport ($ 25,130), and also Limited ($ 26,410). All RAV4s with V6 power and/or third-row seating included Downhill Help Control (DAC) and also Hill-start Help Control (HAC).
All are offered with full-time all-wheel drive ($ 1,400).
Typical features for all RAV4s include cooling; cruise control; AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers, MP3/WMA capability, incorporated satellite radio, and auxiliary input jack; power home windows; power collapsible mirrors; keyless-remote securing; 60/40 split second-row seats with hand-operated recline and for-and-aft change; tilt-and-telescope steering wheel; 3 12-volt power electrical outlets; and auto-off headlights. The base four-cylinder RAV4 has P215/70R16 tires on steel wheels with hubcaps. The V6 is upgraded with P225/65R17 tires on styled steel wheels. All designs have a full-size spare tire.
Choices at the base level consist of a third-row seat ($ 840-940); six-CD changer ($ 260); an option of 17-inch wheels, both styled steel ($ 120) as well as light weight aluminum ($ 440-560); a roofing shelf with crossbars ($ 220); rear privacy glass ($ 310); a cargo cover ($ 90); daytime running lights ($ 40); as well as a towing plan for the V6 ($ 160) that includes a durable radiator follower combining, transmission oil colder, as well as 150-amp alternator. The tow package raises the RAV4's pulling ability from 2,000 to 3,500 extra pounds.
RAV4 Sport adds a handling-tuned suspension and also P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels, plus haze lights, back personal privacy glass, color-keyed trim outside, distinct charcoal textile, and also a rear spoiler. Options increase to include a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof ($ 900), navigation ($ 1,550), a Premium Bundle, that includes leather upholstery with eight-way power chauffeur's seat ($ 1,930), a back-up monitor ($ 475), and also car on/off headlights ($ 70). An Extra Worth Package ($ 470) incorporates the sunroof with a roof covering shelf, daytime running lights, and also six-CD changer. The third-row seat is not offered on the Sport. The Sporting Activity Look Package ($ 577), offered just on Sporting activity models with the V6 and 4WD, takes the spare wheel off the rear door and replaces run-flat tires. It likewise includes power warmed side mirrors with integrated directional signal, a stainless steel exhaust suggestion, as well as additional interior brightwork.
RAV4 Restricted upgrades with dual-zone automated climate control, six-CD changer, leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, freight internet as well as tonneau cover, warmed and collapsible power outside mirrors with new integrated directional signal, roof covering rails, engine immobilizer, the Smart Access system, and other features. Outdoors, the Limited is identified by a distinct grille and front bumper, P225/65R17 tires on six-spoke alloy wheels, as well as a full inured spare tire cover. Options include the third-row seat ($ 750-850), eight-way power driver's seat without natural leather ($ 440), as well as a premium JBL stereo with Bluetooth phone connectivity ($ 610), plus most of the options from the Sport level, primarily for the very same costs. 2 Bonus Value Plans pack the JBL stereo, Bluetooth, sunroof, power adjustable warmed seats, and daytime running lamps; one includes navigating ($ 2,110), the various other doesn't ($ 1,240).
Security attributes on all RAV4s consist of dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact airbags, and also side-curtain airbags. Energetic headrests on the vehicle driver as well as front guest seats go up and onward in particular rear-end crashes in order to help minimize the distance in between the resident's head as well as the headrest. Front seatbelts integrate pre-tensioners and also pressure limiters. Likewise conventional are LATCH youngster safety seat anchors, antilock brakes (ABS) with brake assist and also electronic brake-force circulation (EBD), electronic security control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), and a tire-pressure display.
The RAV4 appears like other contemporary Toyotas, showcasing an aerodynamically effective ovoid profile tactically relieved by sharp character lines. A coefficient of drag of 0.33 is among the best in its segment and a major factor in reducing wind sound and also taking full advantage of fuel economy.
The RAV4's truck-like front end is tautly made up. Visually, the fenders are separate elements from the engine bay, a scenario emphasized by a limited rectangular grille that appears to rest comfortably atop the larger bumper slits below. Fronts lights are compact as well as concentrated. Upright brake scoops, lined with black ribs, attack into the bumper underneath the headlights-- fog lights nestle 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 large, chrome Toyota World-T badge at its facility. A pseudo-skid plate concludes from all-time low, leaving no space for extra reduced air intakes. Tubular nacelles supporting the fog lights replace the brake scoops of base and also Sporting activity designs.
Alloy wheels have five spokes on Sport, 6 on Limited. A vast track gives the RAV4 a strong stance visually, while withstanding rollovers in emergency situation maneuvers.
The side view is elongate, a mix of boxy and also oblong, the far better to suit that third-row seat. An understated indent leave the bottom of the RAV4's doors, softening the visual impression of mass. Wheel arches mix smoothly into the fenders.
In back, a single-piece rear bumper cradles the swing-open tailgate, which, unfortunately, still opens up from the left side, so you need to walk around it when dumping curbside here in America. Taillights are positioned high up on the rear fenders. The spare tire screws into a recess offset to the right in the swing-gate, and doesn't dip listed below the bumper line. The rear certificate plate, sunk into the lower left side of the swing-gate below the take care of, visually stabilizes the spare. The Sport version's spoiler hangs conspicuously off the leading edge of the roofing.
The Sport Look Bundle removes the extra entirely, and centers the certificate plate up high. A lump reduced down on the tailgate fills in the step in the basic bumper when the tailgate is shut. A manage on the left side still betrays the gate's swing-open style, but despite this the overall look with the Sporting activity Appearance Plan is remarkably a lot more car-like, much more station wagon than SUV.
Inside, the RAV4 is functional, if a little bit eccentric stylishly. Placement of the evaluates will recognize to anyone that has had a previous RAV4. The position as well as feature of the controls inhabiting the facility pile is very good; that additionally applies to the setup of the hand brake and also the change lever. The dashboard is dramatically split by a straight impression running the width of the vehicle. Regarding the only plus we located in this garish attribute is a bi-level glove box, with an upper container covered by a retracting cover and a lower bin fitted with a conventional, bottom-hinged cover.
Materials are high quality. Fit and finish is Toyota quality, which means exceptional. All 3 trim degrees share the same motif, with contrasting yet complementary colors and cleaned metallic trim components around the stereo and climate controls, surrounding the shift gateway and jumping around the door manages. The typical side-curtain airbags allow a traveler aid hold, which folds down from the headliner over each door.
The front seats are encouraging but not excessively solid, with moderate strengthens as well as decent thigh assistance. The tilt-and-telescope wheel as well as height-adjustable motorist's seat enable virtually any type of dimension chauffeur to find a comfortable fit, and also without the included complexity (and expense) of flexible pedals. The relatively high seating position, low cowl and sloping hood create good visibility to the front. The extensive side windows reduce lane checking. Completely retracting head restraints in the second row as well as optional third row seats boost the seeing range with the inside mirror.
The second-row seats are less padded compared to the front seats, without strengthens. It's no surprise, really, viewing as exactly how that seat has to fit 3 individuals in a pinch.
The optional 3rd row seats barely certify as such, with level bottoms and also just as featureless backs as well as head restrictions. Access to that back row, by folding as well as turning the outboard second-row seats, is not especially simple, however it isn't really as much of a strain or as unpleasant as in some bigger, full-sized sporting activity utilities.
Storage locations abound. Past the handwear cover box, the doors have actually repaired plastic map pockets, the backs of the front seatbacks use internet bags, and also a total amount of 10 mug owners are located regarding the cabin. When the third-row seats typically aren't bought, a deep freight area waits for under a water-repellant, foldable deck board.