Toyota Rav 4 2013

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

The all-new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more modern look compared to its predecessor and is recognisable as part of the new Toyota household of autos, sharing a close resemblance with the recently released Corolla.


toyota rav 4 2013


The most visible distinction is the location of the extra wheel, which has been moved from the back entrance to under the cargo floor.

There are 16 variations in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three more than previously, thanks largely to the addition-- for the first time ever before-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will certainly assist Toyota's second very popular SUV counter strong opposition.

The front-wheel-drive versions 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 typical unleaded per 100km when combined to a six-speed handbook. Nothing else engine is used in the front-wheel-drive arrangement. Stepping up to a continually variable transmission (CVT automatic) adds $2500, which makes use of an additional 0.2 L/100km.

Moving up to the AWD RAV4 range, the Toyota SUV is supplied with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petroleum engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The larger petroleum offers 132kW of power and also 233Nm of torque while the diesel provides 110kW of power as well as 340Nm of torque. The V6 design has actually been dropped and no hybrids are offered.

Both are available with either a six-speed manual or a standard six-speed automated (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD and the heaviest of the lot-- the diesel variants-- are the most fuel efficient, with hands-on designs using simply 5.6 L/100km as well as the automated not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gas is the least reliable in the variety, burning 8.6 L/100km for the manual and 0.1 L/100km a lot more for the vehicle.

Toyota has actually consisted of a Sporting activity mode (on all designs other than the hand-operated 2WD variations) which the business asserts aids enhance dealing with and provde a more engaging drive. When in Sporting activity setting the RAV4's guiding system reduces power-steering aid to provide a lot more guiding feeling, while likewise honing throttle action, and also adjusts the control logic for the automatic as well as CVT transmissions to allow for more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually additionally been upgraded, currently taking advantage of a Dynamic Torque Control system that modifies torque distribution in between the front and rear wheels, using an electro-magnetic combining in the rear differential real estate.

Although no security outcomes have been launched yet, it's virtually assured the Toyota RAV4 will certainly achieve the maximum luxury safety ranking, thanks to its top quality building along with seven air bags, stability and also grip control as well as anti-skid braking systems.

Typical features across the variety include a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear looter and also roofing system rails. Regardless of the security advantages, the base model GX variants lose out on a turning around video camera as typical tools.

The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, turning around cam, upgraded audio system and also seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable exterior mirrors, keyless wise access and also push-button ignition.

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variants add satellite navigation, blind-spot monitor (discovers automobiles in the vehicle driver's unseen area and reveals a warning on the side mirror), power-operated baggage door, HID headlamps, powered chauffeur's seat as well as a sunroof.

Travel luggage room steps 577 litres with a temporary spare wheel aboard or 506 litres with an optional full-size extra ($300). All versions are covered by Toyota's capped-price servicing program, which implies you'll pay no greater than $170 each service for the very first 6 solutions (10,000 kilometres 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

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