2008 Toyota Rav4
The RAV4 is available with 2 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., yet all Canadian versions utilize Toyota's "Active Torque Control" 4x4 system, which allows the vehicle to switch continuously as well as seamlessly in between front- and four-wheel modes. A hands-on locking button allows a maximum torque split of 55/45 in between the front and back wheels, under rates of 40 km/h. All versions come with automobile security control as well as grip control, while V6 versions include hill-start and downhill assist control.
With the enhancement of the new four-cylinder Sport trim line, both engines can be found in Base, Sporting activity or Limited configuration.
Attributes on the Base models include 17-inch steel wheels, a/c, CD/MP3 stereo with auxillary jack, fabric seats, 60/40 folding and reclining back seats, power locks with keyless entrance, power home windows, tilt and also telescopic wheel, flooring mats, cruise control, heated mirrors, roof covering shelf, personal privacy cover, soft tire cover, variable recurring wipers with deicer, and periodic rear washer/wiper.
The Sport designs include 18-inch alloy wheels, premium towel seats, freight internet, privacy glass, power sunroof, colour-keyed fender flares, black headlamp surround and also fog lights.
The Minimal designs add 17-inch alloy wheels, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxilliary jack, dual-zone automated environment control, leather-wrapped wheel, footwell lights, and also moulded tire cover.
Now supplying comparable consultations with both engines, the RAV4 can be rather underpowered in its four-cylinder setup; the V6 is a much better selection, and not that much of a step up in rate. The 60/40 back seat folds up completely to develop a level luggage space, without having to flip seat paddings or get rid of head restraints, making it easy to convert to freight stowage. In 2008, manufacturing is anticipated to relocate from Japan to a new place in Woodstock, Ontario.
NEW FOR 2008:
- New four-cylinder Sporting activity trim line
- Base V6 available with new "B" Plan alternative
- Sport V6 obtains new titanium-coloured alloy wheels
- Third-row seating deleted on V6 Limited
- Exterior colours: Black Woodland Pearl added; Nautical Blue Metallic erased; Everglade Metallic currently features Ash indoor instead of Beige