Amongst the very best of the portable SUVs, the RAV4 stands out at convenience and also ease of use. Getting in and from the motorist's seat is very easy. It can move great deals of people or great deals of gear on a minute's notification. As well as it comes typical with a lengthy checklist of safety and security devices. We choose the five-passenger setup.
We discovered the RAV4 smooth and also secure underway. The Sport model has a harder flight as a result of its suspension tuning. RAV4's readily available four-wheel-drive system works quite possibly in wintry conditions in addition to on rain-soaked roadways.
The four-cylinder is receptive and also gets an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg when furnished with 4x4, slightly much better with two-wheel drive. Purchased with the optional V6, the RAV4 really scoots, boasting 269 horsepower.
2010 toyota Rav4 V6
For 2010 the RAV4 is unmodified except for feature packaging.
The Toyota RAV4 is available in 3 trim degrees: Base ($ 21,500), Sporting Activity ($ 23,200) and Limited ($ 24,490). All come standard with front-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and also a four-speed transmission.
A 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, and five-speed transmission is available on all 3 trim degrees: Base ($ 23,535), Sport ($ 25,130), and also Limited ($ 26,410). All RAV4s with V6 power and/or third-row seats come with Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
All are available with permanent all-wheel drive ($ 1,400).
Standard functions for all RAV4s consist of cooling; cruise ship control; AM/FM/CD stereo with six audio speakers, MP3/WMA ability, incorporated satellite radio, and complementary input jack; power windows; power collapsible mirrors; keyless-remote locking; 60/40 split second-row seats with manual recline and also for-and-aft change; tilt-and-telescope wheel; three 12-volt power electrical outlets; and auto-off fronts lights. 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 versions have a full-size spare tire.
Options at the base level consist of a third-row seat ($ 840-940); six-CD changer ($ 260); a selection of 17-inch wheels, both styled steel ($ 120) as well as light weight aluminum ($ 440-560); a roof shelf with bars ($ 220); rear privacy glass ($ 310); a cargo cover ($ 90); daytime running lights ($ 40); and a towing plan for the V6 ($ 160) that consists of a durable radiator fan combining, transmission oil colder, and 150-amp alternator. The tow plan increases the RAV4's lugging capability 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 material, and a rear spoiler. Options expand to consist of a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof ($ 900), navigation ($ 1,550), a Premium Package, that includes natural leather furniture with eight-way power chauffeur's seat ($ 1,930), a back-up monitor ($ 475), and auto on/off headlights ($ 70). An Additional Value Bundle ($ 470) integrates the sunroof with a roof shelf, daytime running lights, and also six-CD changer. The third-row seat is not supplied on the Sporting activity. The Sporting Activity Look Plan ($ 577), available only on Sport models with the V6 as well as 4WD, takes the spare wheel off the back door and also substitutes run-flat tires. It likewise includes power warmed side mirrors with incorporated turn signals, a stainless-steel exhaust suggestion, and added indoor brightwork.
RAV4 Limited upgrades with dual-zone automatic climate control, six-CD changer, leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped change knob, cargo net and tonneau cover, warmed and foldable power outside mirrors with brand-new integrated directional signal, roof covering rails, engine immobilizer, the Smart Access system, and also various other features. Outside, the Limited is identified by a special grille as well as front bumper, P225/65R17 tires on six-spoke alloy wheels, and also a full inured spare tire cover. Alternatives consist of the third-row seat ($ 750-850), eight-way power motorist's seat without leather ($ 440), and a costs JBL stereo with Bluetooth phone connectivity ($ 610), plus the majority of the options from the Sport degree, mainly for the exact same costs. 2 Bonus Value Packages pack the JBL stereo, Bluetooth, sunroof, power flexible heated seats, as well as daytime running lamps; one consists of navigation ($ 2,110), the various other doesn't ($ 1,240).
Safety and security features on all RAV4s consist of dual-stage frontal air bags, side-impact air bags, and also side-curtain airbags. Energetic headrests on the chauffeur and also front guest seats move up as well as ahead in particular rear-end crashes to help reduce the distance in between the owner's head as well as the headrest. Front seat belts integrate pre-tensioners and pressure limiters. Also basic are LATCH kid safety seat anchors, antilock brakes (ABDOMINAL) with brake assist as well as electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic security control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), and a tire-pressure screen.
The RAV4 resembles various other contemporary Toyotas, including an aerodynamically reliable ovoid account purposefully eliminated by sharp character lines. A coefficient of drag of 0.33 is amongst the most effective in its sector and also a major factor in lessening wind sound and optimizing gas economy.
The RAV4's truck-like front end is tautly made up. Aesthetically, the fenders are different aspects from the engine bay, a situation stressed by a limited rectangle-shaped grille that appears to rest pleasantly atop the broader bumper slits listed below. Headlights are compact and focused. Upright brake scoops, lined with black ribs, attack into the bumper beneath the headlights-- haze lights nestle right into these scoops on Sporting activity designs.
Limiteds take a look all their very own, with a single, 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 the bottom, leaving no space for additional reduced air intakes. Tubular nacelles sustaining the fog lights change the brake scoops of base and Sporting activity versions.
Alloy wheels have five spokes on Sporting activity, 6 on Limited. A large track offers the RAV4 a solid position visually, while resisting rollovers in emergency situation maneuvers.
The profile is oval, a mix of blocky and oblong, the much better to fit that third-row seat. A downplayed indent leave all-time low of the RAV4's doors, softening the visual impression of bulk. Wheel arcs blend smoothly right into the fenders.
In back, a single-piece rear bumper nestles the swing-open tailgate, which, unfortunately, still opens up from the left side, so you have to walk around it when unloading curbside right here in The U.S.A.. Taillights are positioned high on the back fenders. The spare tire screws into a recess offset to the right in the swing-gate, and also doesn't dip listed below the bumper line. The rear certificate plate, sunk into the reduced left side of the swing-gate listed below the manage, aesthetically balances the extra. The Sport design's spoiler hangs conspicuously off the leading side of the roof.
The Sport Look Bundle gets rid of the extra entirely, and centers the certificate plate up high. A lump reduced down on the tailgate fills in the action in the common bumper when the tailgate is shut. A deal with on the left side still betrays the gate's swing-open design, however even with this the overall look with the Sport Appearance Plan is extremely much more car-like, more station wagon than SUV.
Inside, the RAV4 is useful, if a little bit eccentric in vogue. Placement of the evaluates will certainly recognize to anybody that has actually owned a previous RAV4. The setting and also feature of the controls populating the center stack is excellent; that also puts on the arrangement of the hand brake and also the shift lever. The dash is dramatically split by a horizontal imprint running the size of the auto. Concerning the only plus we found in this garish feature is a bi-level handwear cover box, with an upper container covered by a pulling back lid and a reduced bin fitted with a typical, bottom-hinged cover.
Products are excellent quality. Fit and surface is Toyota grade, which indicates exceptional. All three trim levels share the same motif, with contrasting however complementary colors as well as cleaned metallic trim elements around the stereo as well as environment controls, surrounding the change gate and stroking around the door deals with. The basic side-curtain airbags enable a guest assist grasp, which folds up below the headliner over each door.
The pole positions are supportive but not excessively firm, with moderate strengthens and also respectable upper leg support. The tilt-and-telescope steering wheel as well as height-adjustable motorist's seat enable practically any kind of dimension chauffeur to find a comfy fit, as well as without the added complexity (and also expense) of flexible pedals. The relatively high sitting placement, reduced cowl and also sloping hood make for excellent presence to the front. The extensive side windows ease lane monitoring. Totally pulling back head restrictions in the second row and optional 3rd row seats improve the watching variety with the within mirror.
The second-row seats are much less cushioned compared to the pole positions, without boosts. It's not a surprise, truly, viewing as exactly how that seat has to fit 3 people in a pinch.
The optional 3rd row seats hardly certify therefore, with level bases as well as similarly featureless backs and also head restraints. Access to that back row, by folding and tilting the outboard second-row seats, is not specifically very easy, but it isn't as much of a pressure or as awkward as in some larger, full-sized sporting activity utilities.
Storage space locations abound. Past the glove box, the doors have actually taken care of plastic map pockets, the rear of the front seatbacks wear web bags, as well as a total of 10 cup holders are situated about the cabin. When the third-row seats typically aren't gotten, a deep cargo location awaits under a water-repellant, collapsible deck board.