2013 toyota Rav4

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has launched in Australia with a starting cost of $28,490, a $500 decrease over the outbound design - 2013 Toyota Rav4.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more modern look compared to its precursor as well as is recognisable as part of the new Toyota family members of cars, sharing a close similarity with the lately launched Corolla.


2013 Toyota Rav4


One of the most noticeable difference is the place of the extra wheel, which has actually been relocated from the back door to under the cargo floor.

There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 greater than previously, many thanks greatly to the inclusion-- for the first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will undoubtedly aid Toyota's second best-selling SUV counter strong opposition.

The front-wheel-drive designs are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 107kW of power and also 187Nm of torque, while sipping 7.7 litres of common unleaded each 100km when combined to a six-speed handbook. No other engine is used in the front-wheel-drive configuration. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automatic) adds $2500, which utilizes an added 0.2 L/100km.

Going up to the AWD RAV4 array, the Toyota SUV is used with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder gas engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The larger petroleum provides 132kW of power as well as 233Nm of torque while the diesel supplies 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The V6 version has actually been gone down and also no crossbreeds are readily available.

Both are offered with either a six-speed guidebook or a typical six-speed automatic (not CVT). Despite being AWD and the heaviest of the whole lot-- the diesel versions-- are the most fuel reliable, with hands-on versions making use of simply 5.6 L/100km and the automatic not too much behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gasoline is the least effective in the array, melting 8.6 L/100km for the guidebook and also 0.1 L/100km extra for the car.

Toyota has actually included a Sporting activity setting (on all models except the manual 2WD variations) which the firm asserts assists enhance taking care of as well as provde a more interesting drive. When in Sporting activity setting the RAV4's guiding system lowers power-steering help to provide much more guiding feel, while likewise sharpening throttle reaction, as well as adjusts the control reasoning for the automated as well as CVT gearboxes to enable more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually likewise been updated, currently taking advantage of a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque distribution in between the front and back wheels, utilizing an electromagnetic combining in the rear differential housing.

Although no security results have actually been released yet, it's practically assured the Toyota RAV4 will accomplish the optimum luxury safety score, thanks to its top quality building and construction along with seven air bags, stability and traction control as well as anti-skid braking systems.

Standard features throughout the variety include a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise ship control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear spoiler and also roof covering rails. Despite the safety and security advantages, the base model GX variations lose out on a turning around cam as conventional devices.

The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, turning around electronic camera, updated audio system and also seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable exterior mirrors, keyless smart entry and also push-button ignition.

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variations add satellite navigation, blind-spot screen (finds automobiles in the driver's blind spot as well as reveals a caution on the side mirror), power-operated travel luggage door, HID headlamps, powered chauffeur's seat and a sunroof.

Luggage space measures 577 litres with a momentary spare wheel aboard or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All models are covered by Toyota's capped-price servicing program, which means you'll pay no greater than $170 each solution for the first six services (10,000 kilometres or six-month periods).

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