Posted Feb 14th 2013 3:30PM
Toyota RAV4 2013—has been present for almost 20 years, and this latest model has addressed many of the problems hindering its predecessor. With the 2013 Toyota RAV4, the fourth generation of the popular crossover, car-maker has been given and taken away. Especially, the RAV4 is no longer offering a V6. Although stump with six-cylinder could catapult the light of grocery carrier 0-60 mph in just 7.3 seconds, the machine was more than ever necessary and RAV buyers signed on to it. Toyota RAV4 2013 also dispenses with the third row of seats, another choice that Toyota says fewer buyers are considered important.
The interior is typical modern Toyota: Ergonomically friendly, spacious, and—at least in the Limited model on the show stand—lined with several types and textures of black, gray, and silver plastic. 2013 Toyota RAV4 five-passenger compact crossover is offered in the LE, XLE and Limited trim levels. LE come standard with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, power folding mirrors, rear privacy glass, full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split second-row seat and lie down, cameras, Bluetooth phone glass and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with 6-inch touch screen, CD player, auxiliary audio jack and iPod/USB audio interface.
The XLE adds 17-inch Alloy wheels, foglights, heated side mirrors, roof rails, sunroof, climate control, automatic dual-zone and sportier front seats. Optional packages further added a navigation system, Toyota Entune smartphone integration system, satellite radio, HD radio and voice control. It also will offer the bangingest stereo, a 576-watt, 11-speaker JBL setup.
Dual zone climate control
Comfortable passengers are happy passengers. This available system lets you and your front passenger regulate your own environments with individual temperature control.
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 does, however, get a six-speed transmission to replace the old four-speed automatic, which in turn improves the RAV4′s fuel economy. The swap improves fuel economy by about five to ten percent, to 24/31 for FWD models and 22/29 for all-wheel-drivers, but we think those trading in their old RAV4s will most enjoy the lower levels of engine noise while on the freeway. The new 2013 Toyota RAV4 is powered by 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 176 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Six-speed automatic is standard, and the RAV4 is available with either front or all-wheel drive. Toyota says the RAV4 giant will accelerate from zero to 60 in 8.9 seconds. RAV4 is expected to drive back the EPA 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 combined, about the same as the CR-V and escape. Model all-wheel-drive, meanwhile, reached 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.
Antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, whiplash-reducing front head restraints, front seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag and full-length side airbags come standard on every 2013 Toyota RAV4. Limited models offer optional blind-spot warning system to detection and rear cross-traffic.
The following is a list of the full price (including destination charges):
While this new model represents the 2013 are essentially evolutionary changes, some of the key devices-better transmission, fresh interior and chassis are more alive — could put them right back in the middle of things.