The all-new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more contemporary look compared to its predecessor and also is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota family members of cars and trucks, sharing a close similarity with the recently released Corolla.
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One of the most visible difference is the location of the spare wheel, which has been moved from the back entrance to under the cargo flooring.
There are 16 variations in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 greater than previously, thanks mostly to the inclusion-- for the first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will certainly help Toyota's 2nd very successful SUV counter strong resistance.
The front-wheel-drive models are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that creates 107kW of power as well as 187Nm of torque, while drinking 7.7 litres of conventional unleaded each 100km when combined to a six-speed manual. Nothing else engine is provided in the front-wheel-drive setup. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automated) adds $2500, which makes use of an added 0.2 L/100km.
Moving up to the AWD RAV4 array, the Toyota SUV is supplied with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The larger gasoline uses 132kW of power and also 233Nm of torque while the diesel supplies 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The V6 version has actually been dropped and also no crossbreeds are available.
Both are offered with either a six-speed guidebook or a typical six-speed automatic (not CVT). Despite being AWD and also the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel versions-- are the most fuel efficient, with hands-on designs making use of simply 5.6 L/100km and the automated not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gas is the least reliable in the variety, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the handbook and 0.1 L/100km a lot more for the auto.
Toyota has actually consisted of a Sport setting (on all versions other than the manual 2WD variants) which the firm claims aids enhance taking care of as well as provde an extra interesting drive. When in Sporting activity mode the RAV4's steering system decreases power-steering aid to provide much more guiding feeling, while additionally sharpening throttle feedback, and also adapts the control logic for the automatic as well as CVT gearboxes to allow for even more receptive gearshifts.
The AWD system has also been upgraded, currently making use of a Dynamic Torque Control system that modifies torque distribution in between the front and also rear wheels, utilizing an electro-magnetic coupling in the rear differential housing.
Although no security outcomes have actually been launched yet, it's practically assured the Toyota RAV4 will certainly attain the optimum five-star safety rating, thanks to its high-grade building and construction in addition to seven air bags, stability and also traction control and also anti-skid braking systems.
Common attributes throughout the range consist of a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise ship control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear looter as well as roofing system rails. In spite of the safety benefits, the base version GX variations lose out on a reversing cam as basic tools.
The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, turning around camera, upgraded audio system as well as seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable outside mirrors, keyless smart entry as well as push-button ignition.
The top-of-the-range Cruiser variations include satellite navigating, blind-spot screen (detects vehicles in the vehicle driver's blind spot and shows a warning on the side mirror), power-operated luggage door, HID headlamps, powered motorist's seat and a sunroof.
Travel luggage space steps 577 litres with a short-term extra wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All designs are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which implies you'll pay no greater than $170 each service for the very first six solutions (10,000 kilometres 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