The brand new Toyota RAV4 sports a much more contemporary appearance compared to its precursor and also is recognisable as part of the new Toyota family members of vehicles, sharing a close similarity with the recently introduced Corolla.
2013 Toyota Rav4
The most visible distinction is the place of the extra wheel, which has been relocated from the back door to under the freight flooring.
There are 16 variants in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three more than previously, thanks largely to the addition-- for the first time ever before-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will certainly aid Toyota's 2nd very successful SUV counter solid opposition.
The front-wheel-drive versions are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 107kW of power and also 187Nm of torque, while drinking 7.7 litres of common unleaded per 100km when paired to a six-speed guidebook. No other engine is used in the front-wheel-drive configuration. Stepping up to a constantly variable transmission (CVT automatic) adds $2500, which makes use of an added 0.2 L/100km.
Going up to the AWD RAV4 variety, the Toyota SUV is used with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petroleum engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The bigger gas offers 132kW of power and 233Nm of torque while the diesel offers 110kW of power and also 340Nm of torque. The V6 design has been gone down and no crossbreeds are offered.
Both are offered with either a six-speed manual or a typical six-speed automatic (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD as well as the heaviest of the whole lot-- the diesel versions-- are the most fuel efficient, with hands-on designs using just 5.6 L/100km as well as the automated not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gasoline is the least reliable in the variety, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the handbook as well as 0.1 L/100km much more for the auto.
Toyota has actually included a Sporting activity mode (on all designs other than the hand-operated 2WD variations) which the business claims helps enhance handling as well as provde a much more engaging drive. When in Sport setting the RAV4's steering system reduces power-steering help to provide much more guiding feeling, while likewise sharpening throttle action, and also adjusts the control reasoning for the automatic and CVT gearboxes to enable even more receptive gearshifts.
The AWD system has also been upgraded, currently making use of a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque circulation in between the front and rear wheels, utilizing an electro-magnetic coupling in the rear differential real estate.
Although no security results have actually been released yet, it's practically guaranteed the Toyota RAV4 will achieve the optimum luxury security score, thanks to its top quality building as well as 7 airbags, stability as well as grip control as well as anti-skid braking systems.
Standard functions across the range include a tilt- and also telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise ship control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, back looter and roofing rails. Regardless of the security benefits, the base version GX variants miss out on a turning around video camera as typical tools.
The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing cam, upgraded audio system as well as seats, dual-zone environment control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable outside mirrors, keyless wise access and also push-button ignition.
The top-of-the-range Cruiser versions include satellite navigation, blind-spot monitor (identifies lorries in the motorist's unseen area as well as reveals a caution on the side mirror), power-operated luggage door, HID headlamps, powered chauffeur's seat and also a sunroof.
Baggage space measures 577 litres with a temporary spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size extra ($300). All versions are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which indicates you'll pay no greater than $170 per solution for the initial 6 services (10,000 kilometres 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