Toyota Rav 4 2013

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has actually introduced in Australia with a starting rate of $28,490, a $500 reduction over the outbound design - toyota rav 4 2013.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sports a far more modern-day appearance than its precursor as well as is recognisable as part of the new Toyota family of autos, sharing a close resemblance with the recently released Corolla.

toyota rav 4 2013

The most recognizable difference is the place of the extra wheel, which has actually been relocated from the back door to under the cargo floor.

There are 16 variations in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three more than previously, many thanks mainly to the inclusion-- for the first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will most certainly aid Toyota's second very successful SUV counter solid opposition.

The front-wheel-drive designs are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 107kW of power and also 187Nm of torque, while sipping 7.7 litres of conventional unleaded each 100km when combined to a six-speed handbook. Nothing else engine is offered in the front-wheel-drive configuration. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which utilizes an additional 0.2 L/100km.

Moving up to the AWD RAV4 variety, the Toyota SUV is offered with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The bigger petroleum offers 132kW of power and 233Nm of torque while the diesel uses 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The V6 design has been gone down and also no hybrids are offered.

Both are readily available with either a six-speed handbook or a standard six-speed automated (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD as well as the heaviest of the whole lot-- the diesel versions-- are the most fuel efficient, with manual designs utilizing just 5.6 L/100km and also the automatic not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD petroleum is the least reliable in the range, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the manual as well as 0.1 L/100km more for the auto.

Toyota has included a Sport setting (on all versions other than the manual 2WD variants) which the company declares aids improve handling and also provde a more interesting drive. When in Sport mode the RAV4's steering system decreases power-steering aid to offer extra guiding feeling, while also honing throttle feedback, as well as adjusts the control logic for the automatic and CVT transmissions to enable even more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually additionally been upgraded, currently using a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque circulation in between the front and also rear wheels, making use of an electromagnetic coupling in the rear differential housing.

Although no safety results have been launched yet, it's virtually ensured the Toyota RAV4 will certainly achieve the optimum five-star security ranking, thanks to its top quality building in addition to seven air bags, stability and grip control and also anti-skid stopping systems.

Common attributes across the array include a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear looter and also roof covering rails. Despite the safety and security benefits, the base model GX variations miss out on a turning around video camera as typical devices.

The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing 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 versions add satellite navigation, blind-spot display (identifies automobiles in the driver's dead spot and shows a warning on the side mirror), power-operated travel luggage door, HID headlamps, powered driver's seat as well as a sunroof.

Baggage room steps 577 litres with a temporary spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size extra ($300). All versions are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which indicates you'll pay no more than $170 each service for the first 6 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