2013 toyota Rav4

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has released in Australia with a beginning rate of $28,490, a $500 decrease over the outgoing design - 2013 Toyota Rav4.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sports a much more modern look compared to its precursor and is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota family of automobiles, sharing a close resemblance with the lately released Corolla.


2013 Toyota Rav4


One of the most noticeable difference is the area of the spare wheel, which has been relocated from the back door to under the freight floor.

There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 more than previously, thanks mostly to the inclusion-- for the very first time ever before-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will certainly assist 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 creates 107kW of power as well as 187Nm of torque, while sipping 7.7 litres of basic unleaded per 100km when coupled to a six-speed manual. Nothing else engine is supplied in the front-wheel-drive setup. Stepping up to a continually variable transmission (CVT automatic) adds $2500, which utilizes an extra 0.2 L/100km.

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

Both are available with either a six-speed manual or a typical six-speed automated (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD as well as the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel versions-- are the most fuel efficient, with hands-on models utilizing simply 5.6 L/100km and also the automated not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD petroleum is the least reliable in the array, burning 8.6 L/100km for the manual and 0.1 L/100km much more for the car.

Toyota has included a Sporting activity mode (on all designs other than the manual 2WD variants) which the company claims aids improve taking care of as well as provde an extra appealing drive. When in Sporting activity setting the RAV4's steering system decreases power-steering aid to give much more guiding feel, while also honing throttle feedback, as well as adapts the control logic for the automated and CVT gearboxes to enable even more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has also been updated, now utilizing a Dynamic Torque Control system that modifies torque distribution between the front and also back wheels, utilizing an electro-magnetic combining in the rear differential housing.

Although no safety results have been launched yet, it's practically assured the Toyota RAV4 will achieve the optimum five-star safety score, thanks to its top notch construction along with seven air bags, stability and also grip control and anti-skid stopping systems.

Standard attributes throughout the range consist of a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear spoiler and roofing system rails. Despite the safety advantages, the base version GX variants lose out on a turning around video camera as standard equipment.

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

The top-of-the-range Cruiser versions include satellite navigating, blind-spot display (identifies lorries in the chauffeur's dead spot as well as shows a caution on the side mirror), power-operated luggage door, HID headlamps, powered vehicle driver's seat and a sunroof.

Luggage area steps 577 litres with a short-lived extra 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 suggests you'll pay no greater than $170 per 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

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