2013 toyota Rav 4

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has launched in Australia with a beginning price of $28,490, a $500 reduction over the outgoing model - 2013 toyota rav 4.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more modern-day appearance compared to its precursor and also is recognisable as part of the new Toyota family of automobiles, sharing a close similarity with the lately released Corolla.


2013 toyota rav 4


One of the most recognizable difference is the place of the spare wheel, which has actually been moved from the back door to under the freight floor.

There are 16 variants in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 more than before, many thanks mainly to the incorporation-- for the first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will undoubtedly help 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 creates 107kW of power and also 187Nm of torque, while sipping 7.7 litres of common unleaded each 100km when combined to a six-speed handbook. Nothing else engine is supplied in the front-wheel-drive arrangement. Stepping up to a constantly variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which utilizes an additional 0.2 L/100km.

Going up to the AWD RAV4 array, the Toyota SUV is used with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The bigger fuel offers 132kW of power as well as 233Nm of torque while the diesel provides 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The V6 design has been dropped and also no crossbreeds are offered.

Both are offered with either a six-speed guidebook or a standard six-speed automatic (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD as well as the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel variations-- are the most gas reliable, with manual designs making use of just 5.6 L/100km as well as the automatic not as well much behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD fuel is the least efficient in the range, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the guidebook and 0.1 L/100km extra for the vehicle.

Toyota has included a Sporting activity setting (on all models other than the manual 2WD versions) which the company asserts helps improve handling and also provde a much more appealing drive. When in Sporting activity setting the RAV4's guiding system lowers power-steering aid to give much more guiding feeling, while also sharpening throttle reaction, and adjusts the control reasoning for the automated and also CVT gearboxes to permit even more responsive gearshifts.

The AWD system has additionally been upgraded, currently making use of a Dynamic Torque Control system that modifies torque circulation in between the front as well as back wheels, utilizing an electro-magnetic coupling in the rear differential housing.

Although no security outcomes have actually been launched yet, it's practically guaranteed the Toyota RAV4 will certainly achieve the maximum five-star safety and security ranking, thanks to its top notch building as well as 7 air bags, stability and also traction control as well as anti-skid stopping systems.

Conventional functions throughout 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 back seats, rear looter and roof rails. Regardless of the safety advantages, the base model GX variations miss out on a reversing camera as typical equipment.

The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing electronic camera, updated stereo and seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable exterior mirrors, keyless clever entry as well as push-button ignition.

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variants add satellite navigating, blind-spot screen (discovers cars in the chauffeur's blind spot and reveals a warning on the side mirror), power-operated baggage door, HID headlamps, powered driver's seat and also a sunroof.

Luggage space procedures 577 litres with a short-lived 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 greater than $170 per solution for the very first six services (10,000 km or six-month periods).

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