Amongst the very best of the compact SUVs, the RAV4 stands out at benefit and also convenience of use. Entering and from the driver's seat is easy. It could relocate great deals of individuals or great deals of equipment on a moment's notification. As well as it comes common with a lengthy list of safety and security tools. We favor the five-passenger setup.
We located the RAV4 smooth as well as stable underway. The Sporting activity version has a harder flight as a result of its suspension adjusting. RAV4's available four-wheel-drive system works quite possibly in wintry conditions in addition to on rain-soaked roads.
The four-cylinder is receptive and also obtains an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg when furnished with four-wheel drive, a little much better with two-wheel drive. Bought with the optional V6, the RAV4 truly scoots, flaunting 269 horsepower.
Toyota Rav4 2010
For 2010 the RAV4 is the same besides attribute packaging.
The Toyota RAV4 can be found in 3 trim degrees: Base ($ 21,500), Sport ($ 23,200) and Limited ($ 24,490). All come criterion with front-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed transmission.
A 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, and five-speed automatic transmission is available on all three trim levels: Base ($ 23,535), Sport ($ 25,130), as well as Limited ($ 26,410). All RAV4s with V6 power and/or third-row seats had Downhill Help Control (DAC) and also Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
All are offered with full time four-wheel drive ($ 1,400).
Basic features for all RAV4s include air conditioning; cruise control; AM/FM/CD stereo with 6 audio speakers, MP3/WMA capacity, incorporated satellite radio, as well as auxiliary input jack; power home windows; power foldable mirrors; keyless-remote locking; 60/40 split second-row seats with hands-on recline as well as for-and-aft adjustment; tilt-and-telescope steering wheel; 3 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 upgraded with P225/65R17 tires on styled steel wheels. All models include a full-size spare tire.
Alternatives at the base level consist of a third-row seat ($ 840-940); six-CD changer ($ 260); an option of 17-inch wheels, both styled steel ($ 120) and aluminum ($ 440-560); a roofing rack with crossbars ($ 220); back personal privacy glass ($ 310); a cargo cover ($ 90); daytime running lights ($ 40); and also a towing plan for the V6 ($ 160) that includes a durable radiator follower coupling, transmission oil cooler, and also 150-amp generator. The tow package 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 lights, back privacy glass, color-keyed trim outside, unique charcoal textile, and a rear looter. Options increase to include a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof ($ 900), navigation ($ 1,550), a Costs Plan, that includes natural leather furniture with eight-way power driver's seat ($ 1,930), a back-up display ($ 475), as well as vehicle on/off fronts lights ($ 70). An Additional Value Bundle ($ 470) combines the sunroof with a roofing rack, daytime running lights, and also six-CD changer. The third-row seat is not offered on the Sport. The Sport Look Package ($ 577), readily available only on Sport versions with the V6 and also 4WD, takes the extra wheel off the back door and also substitutes run-flat tires. It also includes power warmed side mirrors with integrated turn indicator, a stainless steel exhaust suggestion, as well as additional interior brightwork.
RAV4 Minimal upgrades with dual-zone automated environment control, six-CD changer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped change handle, cargo net as well as tonneau cover, warmed and foldable power outside mirrors with new incorporated directional signal, roofing rails, engine immobilizer, the Smart Entry system, as well as various other features. Outside, the Limited is identified by a distinct grille and also front bumper, P225/65R17 tires on six-spoke alloy wheels, and a full seasoned spare tire cover. Options include the third-row seat ($ 750-850), eight-way power chauffeur's seat without leather ($ 440), as well as a costs JBL stereo with Bluetooth phone connectivity ($ 610), plus the majority of the alternatives from the Sporting activity level, mainly for the same rates. Two Bonus Worth Packages bundle the JBL stereo, Bluetooth, sunroof, power flexible heated seats, and also daytime running lights; one consists of navigating ($ 2,110), the other does not ($ 1,240).
Security functions on all RAV4s include dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact air bags, and side-curtain air bags. Energetic headrests on the driver and also front traveler seats go up and also forward in certain rear-end accidents to assist decrease the distance in between the passenger's head and also the headrest. Front seatbelts integrate pre-tensioners as well as force limiters. Likewise basic are LATCH kid safety seat supports, antilock brakes (ABDOMINAL MUSCLE) with brake assist and also electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), digital security control (VSC), grip control (TRAC), as well as a tire-pressure monitor.
The RAV4 looks like other contemporary Toyotas, showcasing an aerodynamically efficient ovoid profile strategically relieved by sharp personality lines. A coefficient of drag of 0.33 is among the very best in its sector as well as a major consider decreasing wind noise as well as maximizing fuel economic situation.
The RAV4's truck-like front end is tautly made up. Aesthetically, the fenders are separate aspects from the engine bay, a circumstance emphasized by a limited rectangle-shaped grille that appears to sit conveniently atop the bigger bumper slits listed below. Headlights are portable as well as concentrated. Vertical brake scoops, lined with black ribs, bite right into the bumper underneath the headlights-- haze lights snuggle into these scoops on Sporting activity versions.
Limiteds take a look all their very own, with a solitary, deep, trapezoidal grille opening up bolding bisected by a body-color horizontal bar with a huge, chrome Toyota World-T badge at its center. A pseudo-skid plate wraps up from the bottom, leaving no room for additional reduced air intakes. Tubular nacelles supporting the haze lights replace the brake scoops of base and also Sport designs.
Alloy wheels have 5 spokes on Sporting activity, six on Limited. A large track gives the RAV4 a strong stance aesthetically, while resisting rollovers in emergency situation maneuvers.
The side view is elongate, a mix of blocky and oblong, the far better to suit that third-row seat. An underrated indent leave the bottom of the RAV4's doors, softening the aesthetic perception of bulk. Wheel arcs mix efficiently into the fenders.
In back, a single-piece rear bumper supports the swing-open tailgate, which, regretfully, still opens up from the left side, so you have to walk it when discharging curbside right here in America. Taillights are positioned high on the rear fenders. The spare tire screws right into a recess countered to the right in the swing-gate, and also doesn't dip listed below the bumper line. The back certificate plate, penetrated the lower left side of the swing-gate listed below the deal with, visually stabilizes the extra. The Sporting activity model's spoiler hangs conspicuously off the leading edge of the roof covering.
The Sport Appearance Plan eliminates the extra entirely, and focuses the license plate up high. A lump reduced down on the tailgate fills out the action in the standard bumper when the tailgate is closed. A manage on the left side still betrays eviction's swing-open layout, but even with this the total appearance with the Sport Look Package is incredibly more car-like, much more station wagon than SUV.
Inside, the RAV4 is practical, if a bit eccentric in vogue. Placement of the assesses will recognize to anyone who has owned a previous RAV4. The position and also feature of the controls inhabiting the facility stack is very good; that additionally relates to the plan of the hand brake and also the change bar. The dashboard is greatly split by a straight imprint running the width of the vehicle. About the only plus we discovered in this garish function is a bi-level handwear cover box, with an upper container covered by a pulling back cover as well as a reduced container fitted with a traditional, bottom-hinged cover.
Materials are high quality. Fit as well as surface is Toyota quality, which suggests outstanding. All 3 trim degrees share the exact same motif, with contrasting but corresponding shades as well as cleaned metallic trim elements around the stereo and also climate controls, bordering the shift entrance and diving around the door manages. The standard side-curtain airbags allow a passenger help grip, which folds down from the headliner over each door.
The pole positions are supportive yet not overly solid, with modest strengthens and also respectable thigh support. The tilt-and-telescope wheel and also height-adjustable motorist's seat make it possible for almost any size vehicle driver to locate a comfortable fit, as well as without the included intricacy (as well as price) of adjustable pedals. The reasonably high sitting placement, reduced cowl as well as sloping hood make for good presence to the front. The extensive side home windows alleviate lane checking. Completely retracting head restraints in the second row and optional third row seats improve the seeing variety with the inside mirror.
The second-row seats are less cushioned compared to the front seats, without reinforces. It's not a surprise, actually, considereding as how that seat needs to fit three people in a pinch.
The optional third row seats hardly certify as such, with flat bases as well as equally featureless backs and also head restrictions. Accessibility to that back row, by folding and turning the outboard second-row seats, is not specifically simple, but it isn't as much of a pressure or as awkward as in some bigger, full-sized sport energies.
Storage areas abound. Past the glove box, the doors have dealt with plastic map pockets, the backs of the front seatbacks put on web bags, and also an overall of 10 cup owners are positioned about the cabin. When the third-row seats aren't gotten, a deep cargo area awaits beneath a water-repellant, collapsible deck board.