2008 toyota Rav4

2008 Toyota Rav4: Now in the third version year of its complete redesign, the Toyota RAV4 receives only trim adjustments for 2008. The 3rd row of seats on the Limited has actually been stopped, although that is no terrific loss, as they were exceptionally cramped.


2008 Toyota Rav4


The RAV4 is available with 2 engines, a 2.4-litre four-cylinder mated to a four-speed automated, and also a 3.5-litre V6 with a five-speed transmission.

A version with front-wheel drive is sold in the U.S., yet all Canadian versions use Toyota's "Energetic Torque Control" 4x4 system, which enables the lorry to switch over continually as well as perfectly in between front- and four-wheel modes. A hands-on securing button allows an optimum torque split of 55/45 between the front and rear wheels, under speeds of 40 km/h. All versions have automobile security control and grip control, while V6 designs include hill-start and downhill aid control.

With the addition of the new four-cylinder Sporting activity trim line, both engines can be found in Base, Sporting activity or Limited arrangement.

Attributes on the Base models include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, CD/MP3 stereo with auxillary jack, textile seats, 60/40 folding and also lying back seats, power locks with keyless access, power home windows, tilt and also telescopic wheel, floor mats, cruise ship control, heated mirrors, roofing rack, privacy cover, soft tire cover, variable intermittent wipers with deicer, as well as recurring back washer/wiper.

The Sport models add 18-inch alloy wheels, costs cloth seats, cargo web, privacy glass, power sunroof, colour-keyed fender flares, black headlamp surround and fog lights.

The Minimal designs include 17-inch alloy wheels, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxilliary jack, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped wheel, footwell lamps, and also molded tire cover.

Now using comparable consultations with both engines, the RAV4 can be rather underpowered in its four-cylinder configuration; the V6 is a much better selection, and also not that much of a step up in rate. The 60/40 rear seat folds up entirely to create a flat baggage area, without having to flip seat cushions or remove head restrictions, making it simple to transform to cargo stowage. In 2008, manufacturing is anticipated to move from Japan to a brand-new location in Woodstock, Ontario.

NEW FOR 2008:

- New four-cylinder Sport trim line

- Base V6 offered with new "B" Bundle option

- Sport V6 gets brand-new titanium-coloured alloy wheels

- Third-row seats removed on V6 Limited

- Exterior colours: Black Forest Pearl included; Nautical Blue Metallic erased; Everglade Metallic now features Ash interior as opposed to Taupe