Toyota Rav4 2008
The RAV4 is readily available with two engines, a 2.4-litre four-cylinder mated to a four-speed automatic, as well as a 3.5-litre V6 with a five-speed automatic transmission.
A variation with front-wheel drive is sold in the U.S., however all Canadian versions use Toyota's "Energetic Torque Control" 4x4 system, which allows the car to switch over constantly as well as seamlessly between front- as well as four-wheel settings. A hand-operated securing switch allows a maximum torque split of 55/45 between the front as well as rear wheels, under speeds of 40 km/h. All versions come with car security control as well as traction control, while V6 models add hill-start and also downhill assist control.
With the enhancement of the brand-new four-cylinder Sporting activity trim line, both engines can be found in Base, Sporting activity or Limited arrangement.
Attributes on the Base versions consist of 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, CD/MP3 stereo with auxillary jack, textile seats, 60/40 folding and reclining rear seats, power locks with keyless access, power home windows, tilt and also telescopic wheel, flooring mats, cruise control, warmed mirrors, roofing rack, privacy cover, soft tire cover, variable intermittent wipers with deicer, and recurring back washer/wiper.
The Sporting activity models include 18-inch alloy wheels, costs fabric seats, cargo net, privacy glass, power sunroof, colour-keyed fender flares, black headlamp border as well as fog lamps.
The Minimal versions include 17-inch alloy wheels, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxilliary jack, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped wheel, footwell lights, and molded tire cover.
Now using similar appointments with both engines, the RAV4 can be somewhat underpowered in its four-cylinder setup; the V6 is a much better option, and also not that much of a step up in price. The 60/40 rear seat folds up entirely to create a flat luggage room, without needing to turn seat pillows or remove head restraints, making it simple to transform to cargo stowage. In 2008, production is expected to relocate from Japan to a brand-new area in Woodstock, Ontario.
NEW FOR 2008:
- New four-cylinder Sporting activity trim line
- Base V6 readily available with new "B" Bundle option
- Sporting activity V6 receives brand-new titanium-coloured alloy wheels
- Third-row seating deleted on V6 Limited
- Outside colours: Black Forest Pearl included; Maritime Blue Metallic removed; Everglade Metallic currently includes Ash interior rather than Taupe