2013 toyota Rav4 Limited

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has introduced in Australia with a starting cost of $28,490, a $500 reduction over the outgoing model - 2013 Toyota Rav4 Limited.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities an even more modern-day look compared to its predecessor as well as is recognisable as part of the new Toyota household of cars and trucks, sharing a close similarity with the lately released Corolla.

2013 Toyota Rav4 Limited

One of the most visible difference is the area of the spare wheel, which has been moved from the back entrance to under the cargo floor.

There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 more than before, many thanks mainly to the addition-- for the very first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will unquestionably aid Toyota's 2nd best-selling SUV counter strong resistance.

The front-wheel-drive models 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 conventional unleaded each 100km when coupled to a six-speed manual. No other engine is provided in the front-wheel-drive configuration. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automatic) adds $2500, which uses an added 0.2 L/100km.

Going up to the AWD RAV4 range, 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 uses 132kW of power and also 233Nm of torque while the diesel uses 110kW of power as well as 340Nm of torque. The V6 design has been dropped and also no hybrids are available.

Both are offered with either a six-speed manual or a conventional six-speed automated (not CVT). Despite being AWD as well as the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel variants-- are one of the most fuel efficient, with hands-on versions using simply 5.6 L/100km and the automatic not also much behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD petrol is the least effective in the array, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the manual and 0.1 L/100km a lot more for the automobile.

Toyota has included a Sporting activity setting (on all designs except the manual 2WD variants) which the company claims aids boost dealing with as well as provde an extra interesting drive. When in Sporting activity setting the RAV4's steering system reduces power-steering aid to offer more guiding feel, while likewise sharpening throttle response, and also adjusts the control reasoning for the automated and CVT transmissions to enable even more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually likewise been upgraded, currently using a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque distribution in between the front and also back wheels, using an electro-magnetic coupling in the rear differential real estate.

Although no safety and security results have actually been released yet, it's practically assured the Toyota RAV4 will certainly accomplish the optimum five-star safety ranking, thanks to its high-quality construction along with seven air bags, security and grip control and anti-skid braking systems.

Common attributes across the range consist of a tilt- and also telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise ship control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 speakers, 60:40 split-fold rear seats, back spoiler and also roof covering rails. Despite the safety advantages, the base design GX variants lose out on a reversing cam as standard equipment.

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

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variants include satellite navigation, blind-spot monitor (discovers automobiles in the motorist's blind spot and shows a warning on the side mirror), power-operated luggage door, HID headlamps, powered driver's seat as well as a sunroof.

Baggage area procedures 577 litres with a short-term spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All versions are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which implies you'll pay no more than $170 each service for the first six services (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