2008 Toyota Rav4 Sport
The RAV4 is readily available with 2 engines, a 2.4-litre four-cylinder mated to a four-speed automatic, and also a 3.5-litre V6 with a five-speed automatic transmission.
A version with front-wheel drive is sold in the U.S., however all Canadian models make use of Toyota's "Energetic Torque Control" 4x4 system, which enables the vehicle to change continually and flawlessly between front- as well as four-wheel settings. A hand-operated securing button permits a maximum torque split of 55/45 between the front as well as back wheels, under speeds of 40 km/h. All versions come with vehicle security control and also traction control, while V6 models add hill-start and downhill aid control.
With the addition of the new four-cylinder Sporting activity trim line, both engines come in Base, Sport or Limited setup.
Attributes on the Base designs consist of 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, CD/MP3 stereo with auxillary jack, material seats, 60/40 folding and lying rear seats, power locks with keyless entry, power windows, tilt as well as telescopic wheel, floor mats, cruise ship control, heated mirrors, roof covering rack, personal privacy cover, soft tire cover, variable periodic wipers with deicer, as well as periodic back washer/wiper.
The Sport designs add 18-inch alloy wheels, premium cloth seats, cargo internet, personal privacy glass, power sunroof, colour-keyed fender flares, black headlamp surround and haze lights.
The Limited models include 17-inch alloy wheels, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxilliary jack, dual-zone automated environment control, leather-wrapped wheel, footwell lights, as well as molded tire cover.
Now using similar consultations with both engines, the RAV4 can be rather underpowered in its four-cylinder configuration; the V6 is a better selection, and not that much of a step up in price. The 60/40 back seat folds entirely to develop a flat baggage space, without needing to flip seat paddings or get rid of head restraints, making it easy to transform to cargo stowage. In 2008, manufacturing is expected to relocate from Japan to a brand-new location in Woodstock, Ontario.
NEW FOR 2008:
- New four-cylinder Sporting activity trim line
- Base V6 offered with new "B" Package option
- Sport V6 obtains brand-new titanium-coloured alloy wheels
- Third-row seats deleted on V6 Limited
- Outside colours: Black Forest Pearl included; Nautical Blue Metallic removed; Everglade Metallic now has Ash interior rather than Beige