Toyota Rav4 2013

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has actually introduced in Australia with a starting price of $28,490, a $500 decrease over the outgoing version - Toyota Rav4 2013.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more modern look compared to its precursor and is recognisable as part of the new Toyota household of cars and trucks, sharing a close resemblance with the recently released Corolla.


Toyota Rav4 2013


One of the most obvious distinction is the location of the spare wheel, which has actually been moved from the back entrance to under the cargo flooring.

There are 16 variations in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three greater than before, many thanks mainly to the addition-- for the first time ever before-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will undoubtedly aid Toyota's second very successful SUV counter strong opposition.

The front-wheel-drive designs are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 107kW of power and 187Nm of torque, while drinking 7.7 litres of typical unleaded per 100km when coupled to a six-speed guidebook. No other engine is supplied in the front-wheel-drive setup. Stepping up to a continually variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which uses an additional 0.2 L/100km.

Going up to the AWD RAV4 variety, the Toyota SUV is provided with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The bigger petroleum uses 132kW of power and also 233Nm of torque while the diesel supplies 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The V6 model has been dropped and no crossbreeds are readily available.

Both are readily available with either a six-speed guidebook or a conventional six-speed automatic (not CVT). Despite being AWD and also the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel versions-- are the most gas reliable, with hands-on models making use of just 5.6 L/100km as well as the automatic not also much behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD petroleum is the least effective in the variety, melting 8.6 L/100km for the manual as well as 0.1 L/100km extra for the car.

Toyota has actually consisted of a Sporting activity setting (on all versions other than the hand-operated 2WD variants) which the business declares aids boost handling and also provde a more interesting drive. When in Sporting activity mode the RAV4's guiding system lowers power-steering help to offer extra guiding feeling, while also developing throttle feedback, and also adapts the control logic for the automated and CVT gearboxes to allow for even more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually additionally been upgraded, now utilizing a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque distribution in between the front and also back wheels, making use of an electro-magnetic combining in the rear differential real estate.

Although no security outcomes have been released yet, it's nearly guaranteed the Toyota RAV4 will attain the optimum five-star safety and security score, thanks to its high-quality building and construction along with 7 air bags, security and traction control and also anti-skid stopping systems.

Basic functions across the array consist of a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold rear seats, back spoiler as well as roof rails. Despite the safety benefits, the base design GX variants lose out on a reversing electronic camera as common tools.

The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing video camera, upgraded audio system as well as seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable outside mirrors, keyless clever entrance and also push-button ignition.

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variations include satellite navigating, blind-spot display (identifies vehicles in the driver's unseen area and shows a caution on the side mirror), power-operated baggage door, HID headlamps, powered driver's seat as well as a sunroof.

Baggage space steps 577 litres with a temporary spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All designs are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which implies you'll pay no greater than $170 each service for the first six solutions (10,000 km 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