The all-new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more modern-day look than its precursor and is recognisable as part of the new Toyota household of vehicles, sharing a close similarity with the just recently launched Corolla.
Toyota Rav4 2013
One of the most noticeable difference is the area of the extra wheel, which has been moved from the back entrance to under the freight floor.
There are 16 variants in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 more than before, many thanks mainly to the addition-- for the first time ever before-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will most certainly help Toyota's second very popular SUV counter solid resistance.
The front-wheel-drive designs are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that creates 107kW of power and 187Nm of torque, while sipping 7.7 litres of basic unleaded each 100km when paired to a six-speed manual. Nothing else engine is offered in the front-wheel-drive configuration. Stepping up to a continually variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which makes use of an extra 0.2 L/100km.
Going up to the AWD RAV4 range, the Toyota SUV is provided with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder fuel engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The larger petrol supplies 132kW of power and also 233Nm of torque while the diesel uses 110kW of power and also 340Nm of torque. The V6 design has actually been dropped as well as no crossbreeds are available.
Both are readily available with either a six-speed manual or a standard six-speed automatic (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD and also the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel versions-- are the most gas reliable, with hands-on designs using simply 5.6 L/100km and the automated not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD petrol is the least reliable in the variety, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the guidebook as well as 0.1 L/100km extra for the car.
Toyota has consisted of a Sporting activity mode (on all designs except the hand-operated 2WD variations) which the firm asserts aids improve dealing with and provde a much more interesting drive. When in Sport mode the RAV4's steering system decreases power-steering help to give much more steering feel, while additionally developing throttle reaction, as well as adjusts the control logic for the automated as well as CVT transmissions to permit even more receptive gearshifts.
The AWD system has also been upgraded, currently using a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque distribution in between the front and also rear wheels, making use of an electromagnetic coupling in the rear differential real estate.
Although no safety and security outcomes have been released yet, it's virtually assured the Toyota RAV4 will accomplish the maximum luxury safety and security rating, thanks to its top notch construction as well as seven air bags, stability and also traction control and anti-skid braking systems.
Typical attributes across the range include a tilt- and telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, back looter and also roof rails. Despite the safety benefits, the base design GX variations miss out on a reversing camera as conventional tools.
The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, upgraded stereo and also seats, dual-zone environment control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable outside mirrors, keyless clever entrance as well as push-button ignition.
The top-of-the-range Cruiser variants add satellite navigating, blind-spot monitor (finds automobiles in the vehicle driver's dead spot and shows a caution on the side mirror), power-operated baggage door, HID headlamps, powered chauffeur's seat as well as a sunroof.
Baggage area measures 577 litres with a short-term extra wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All models are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which indicates you'll pay no more than $170 each service for the very first 6 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