Toyota Rav4 2010

Toyota Rav4 2010: The Toyota RAV4 provides seating for seven as well as freight capability comparable to mid-size SUVs in a portable bundle. It's quick, fairly easy to maneuver, and also has an option of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Among the best of the portable SUVs, the RAV4 stands out at comfort and ease of use. Getting in as well as from the driver's seat is very easy. It could relocate lots of people or lots of equipment on a minute's notice. And also it comes common with a long list of safety tools. We prefer the five-passenger setup.

We discovered the RAV4 smooth as well as stable underway. The Sport design has a more difficult ride because of its suspension tuning. RAV4's offered four-wheel-drive system works effectively in freezing conditions as well as on rain-soaked roadways.

The four-cylinder is receptive and gets an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg when outfitted with 4x4, slightly better with two-wheel drive. Ordered with the optional V6, the RAV4 really scoots, flaunting 269 horsepower.

Toyota Rav4 2010

For 2010 the RAV4 is unmodified with the exception of attribute product packaging.

Design Lineup

The Toyota RAV4 can be found in 3 trim degrees: Base ($ 21,500), Sport ($ 23,200) as well as Limited ($ 24,490). All come requirement with front-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, as well as a four-speed transmission.

A 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, and five-speed transmission is offered on all 3 trim degrees: Base ($ 23,535), Sporting Activity ($ 25,130), and also Minimal ($ 26,410). All RAV4s with V6 power and/or third-row seating included Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-start Help Control (HAC).

All are readily available with full-time all-wheel drive ($ 1,400).

Conventional features for all RAV4s include a/c; cruise control; AM/FM/CD stereo with 6 speakers, MP3/WMA capacity, integrated satellite radio, as well as supporting input jack; power home windows; power collapsible mirrors; keyless-remote securing; 60/40 split second-row seats with hands-on recline and also for-and-aft adjustment; tilt-and-telescope wheel; three 12-volt power electrical outlets; as well as auto-off headlights. The base four-cylinder RAV4 has P215/70R16 tires on steel wheels with hubcaps. The V6 is updated with P225/65R17 tires on styled steel wheels. All designs include a full-size spare tire.

Choices at the base degree consist of a third-row seat ($ 840-940); six-CD changer ($ 260); an option of 17-inch wheels, both styled steel ($ 120) as well as aluminum ($ 440-560); a roof rack with crossbars ($ 220); back personal privacy glass ($ 310); a freight cover ($ 90); daytime running lights ($ 40); and a towing plan for the V6 ($ 160) that includes a durable radiator follower coupling, transmission oil cooler, as well as 150-amp alternator. The tow bundle increases the RAV4's towing ability from 2,000 to 3,500 pounds.

RAV4 Sporting activity adds a handling-tuned suspension as well as P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels, plus haze lamps, rear personal privacy glass, color-keyed trim outside, unique charcoal fabric, and also a rear spoiler. Alternatives expand to include a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof ($ 900), navigating ($ 1,550), a Premium Bundle, that includes leather upholstery with eight-way power driver's seat ($ 1,930), a back-up screen ($ 475), and auto on/off fronts lights ($ 70). An Additional Worth Bundle ($ 470) integrates the sunroof with a roofing rack, daytime running lights, and six-CD changer. The third-row seat is not supplied on the Sport. The Sport Appearance Bundle ($ 577), offered only on Sport designs with the V6 and also 4WD, takes the spare wheel off the rear door and substitutes run-flat tires. It additionally includes power warmed side mirrors with incorporated turn indicator, a stainless-steel exhaust tip, and extra indoor brightwork.

RAV4 Restricted upgrades with dual-zone automatic environment control, six-CD changer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, cargo internet as well as tonneau cover, heated and also foldable power outside mirrors with new integrated turn indicator, roofing rails, engine immobilizer, the Smart Entrance system, as well as various other amenities. Outside, the Limited is identified by an unique grille and front bumper, P225/65R17 tires on six-spoke alloy wheels, and also a full hard-shell spare tire cover. Choices consist of the third-row seat ($ 750-850), eight-way power motorist's seat without leather ($ 440), as well as a premium JBL stereo with Bluetooth phone connectivity ($ 610), plus a lot of the options from the Sporting activity level, mostly for the exact same prices. 2 Extra Value Packages bundle the JBL stereo, Bluetooth, sunroof, power flexible warmed seats, and daytime running lights; one includes navigation ($ 2,110), the other does not ($ 1,240).

Security features on all RAV4s consist of dual-stage frontal air bags, side-impact air bags, and also side-curtain air bags. Active headrests on the driver as well as front traveler seats move up and onward in certain rear-end accidents to assist minimize the range in between the occupant's head as well as the headrest. Front seatbelts include pre-tensioners as well as pressure limiters. Also typical are LATCH child safety seat supports, anti-skid brakes (ABS) with brake assist and digital brake-force circulation (EBD), digital stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), and a tire-pressure display.


The RAV4 appears like other contemporary Toyotas, featuring an aerodynamically reliable ovoid profile strategically relieved by sharp personality lines. A coefficient of drag of 0.33 is among the most effective in its sector and also a significant consider decreasing wind sound and making best use of gas economic climate.

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 rectangular grille that appears to rest pleasantly atop the wider bumper slits listed below. Fronts lights are portable and focused. Vertical brake scoops, lined with black ribs, bite into the bumper under the headlights-- fog lights situated into these scoops on Sport designs.

Limiteds have a look all their very own, with a single, deep, trapezoidal grille opening up bolding bisected by a body-color horizontal bar with a large, chrome Toyota World-T badge at its facility. A pseudo-skid plate wraps up from the bottom, leaving no area for extra reduced air intakes. Tubular nacelles supporting the fog lights replace the brake scoops of base as well as Sport designs.

Alloy wheels have five spokes on Sport, six on Limited. A large track offers the RAV4 a strong position visually, while standing up to rollovers in emergency maneuvers.

The profile is oblong, a mix of boxy and also oblong, the better to accommodate that third-row seat. An understated indent leave the bottom of the RAV4's doors, softening the aesthetic perception of mass. Wheel arches blend smoothly into the fenders.

In back, a single-piece back bumper cradles the swing-open tailgate, which, regretfully, still opens from the left side, so you need to walk it when unloading curbside below in The U.S.A.. Taillights are positioned high on the rear fenders. The spare tire screws right into a recess balanced out to the right in the swing-gate, as well as does not dip below the bumper line. The rear permit plate, sunk into the lower left side of the swing-gate listed below the handle, visually balances the spare. The Sport design's looter hangs conspicuously off the top edge of the roofing.

The Sport Look Plan removes the spare totally, as well as centers the certificate plate up high. A bulge low down on the tailgate fills in the step in the typical bumper when the tailgate is closed. A deal with on the left side still betrays eviction's swing-open layout, but in spite of this the total look with the Sport Look Plan is incredibly a lot more car-like, extra station wagon compared to SUV.

Inside Features

Inside, the RAV4 is functional, if a little bit eccentric in vogue. Placement of the determines will certainly know to anybody who has possessed a previous RAV4. The position and also function of the controls inhabiting the facility pile is great; that also puts on the setup of the hand brake as well as the change lever. The dash is dramatically divided by a horizontal indentation running the width of the car. Concerning the only plus we discovered in this garish attribute is a bi-level glove box, with an upper container covered by a retracting lid and also a reduced bin fitted with a standard, bottom-hinged cover.

Products are top quality. Fit and finish is Toyota grade, which means outstanding. All three trim levels share the very same concept, with contrasting however corresponding shades and combed metallic trim components around the stereo and environment controls, surrounding the change entrance and also stroking around the door deals with. The typical side-curtain airbags enable a traveler aid grip, which folds up down from the headliner over each door.

The front seats are encouraging but not excessively firm, with small strengthens and also decent thigh support. The tilt-and-telescope steering wheel as well as height-adjustable driver's seat make it possible for almost any dimension vehicle driver to find a comfortable fit, and also without the added complexity (and cost) of adjustable pedals. The relatively high seatsing placement, low cowl and sloping hood create good presence to the front. The prolonged side home windows ease lane monitoring. Completely retracting head restraints in the 2nd row as well as optional third row seats improve the watching range through the within mirror.

The second-row seats are much less padded compared to the pole positions, without reinforces. It's not a surprise, truly, viewing as how that seat has to fit three individuals in a pinch.

The optional third row seats barely certify thus, with level bottoms as well as just as featureless backs and head restraints. Access to that back row, by folding and turning the outboard second-row seats, is not especially simple, however it isn't really as much of a stress or as uncomfortable as in some larger, full-sized sporting activity energies.

Storage space areas are plentiful. Past the handwear cover box, the doors have taken care of plastic map pockets, the rear of the front seatbacks use web bags, as well as an overall of 10 cup owners are situated regarding the cabin. When the third-row seats typically aren't purchased, a deep freight location waits for beneath a water-repellant, foldable deck board.