Toyota Rav4 for Sale by Owner

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has launched in Australia with a starting cost of $28,490, a $500 reduction over the outbound design - Toyota Rav4 For Sale By Owner.

The all-new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities an even more modern look compared to its precursor as well as is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota family of autos, sharing a close resemblance with the recently introduced Corolla.

Toyota Rav4 For Sale By Owner

The most visible distinction is the place of the spare wheel, which has been relocated from the back entrance to under the freight flooring.

There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 more than in the past, many thanks mostly to the incorporation-- for the very first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will definitely aid Toyota's second very successful SUV counter solid resistance.

The front-wheel-drive versions are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 107kW of power as well as 187Nm of torque, while drinking 7.7 litres of basic unleaded per 100km when paired to a six-speed handbook. Nothing else engine is used in the front-wheel-drive configuration. Stepping up to a continually variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which uses an extra 0.2 L/100km.

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

Both are offered with either a six-speed manual or a typical six-speed automated (not CVT). Despite being AWD as well as the heaviest of the whole lot-- the diesel variations-- are the most gas effective, with hands-on models utilizing just 5.6 L/100km and also the automatic not too far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gas is the least effective in the array, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the handbook as well as 0.1 L/100km extra for the car.

Toyota has actually included a Sport mode (on all models other than the manual 2WD versions) which the business claims helps enhance dealing with and provde a much more interesting drive. When in Sport mode the RAV4's steering system decreases power-steering support to provide extra guiding feel, while likewise developing throttle response, and also adjusts the control logic for the automatic and also CVT gearboxes to allow for more responsive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually additionally been updated, currently utilizing a Dynamic Torque Control system that alters torque circulation in between the front and also back wheels, making use of an electromagnetic combining in the rear differential housing.

Although no safety results have actually been released yet, it's nearly ensured the Toyota RAV4 will attain the maximum first-class safety score, thanks to its top notch building and construction along with seven air bags, security as well as grip control and also anti-skid stopping systems.

Conventional functions throughout the range consist of a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise ship control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear spoiler and roof covering rails. Regardless of the safety advantages, the base model GX versions miss out on a turning around video camera as common equipment.

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

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variants add satellite navigation, blind-spot screen (spots cars in the vehicle driver's unseen area as well as shows a caution on the side mirror), power-operated luggage door, HID headlamps, powered chauffeur's seat as well as a sunroof.

Luggage space steps 577 litres with a momentary spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size extra ($300). All versions are covered by Toyota's capped-price servicing program, which means you'll pay no more than $170 each service for the initial 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