Toyota Rav4 2013

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has actually released in Australia with a starting price of $28,490, a $500 decrease over the outbound design - Toyota Rav4 2013.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities an even more contemporary look than its precursor and is recognisable as part of the new Toyota household of autos, sharing a close resemblance with the just recently launched Corolla.


Toyota Rav4 2013


One of the most noticeable distinction is the area of the extra wheel, which has actually been relocated from the back door to under the freight flooring.

There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 greater than before, thanks largely to the inclusion-- for the very first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will unquestionably help Toyota's 2nd best-selling SUV counter strong opposition.

The front-wheel-drive models are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 107kW of power and also 187Nm of torque, while drinking 7.7 litres of basic unleaded each 100km when paired to a six-speed guidebook. Nothing else engine is used in the front-wheel-drive setup. Stepping up to a continually variable transmission (CVT automated) 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 larger petroleum uses 132kW of power as well as 233Nm of torque while the diesel supplies 110kW of power and also 340Nm of torque. The V6 version has actually been gone down and also no hybrids are readily available.

Both are readily available with either a six-speed guidebook or a traditional six-speed automatic (not CVT). Despite being AWD as well as the heaviest of the lot-- the diesel variants-- are one of the most fuel efficient, with hand-operated versions making use of just 5.6 L/100km as well as the automatic not also much behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD fuel is the least reliable in the range, burning 8.6 L/100km for the manual and 0.1 L/100km more for the auto.

Toyota has consisted of a Sporting activity setting (on all models except the hand-operated 2WD versions) which the firm asserts helps boost managing and provde a more engaging drive. When in Sporting activity mode the RAV4's steering system reduces power-steering aid to offer much more guiding feel, while likewise sharpening throttle reaction, and adjusts the control logic for the automated and CVT gearboxes to enable more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually likewise been upgraded, currently using a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque circulation in between the front as well as rear wheels, using an electromagnetic coupling in the rear differential housing.

Although no safety results have been launched yet, it's virtually assured the Toyota RAV4 will attain the optimum first-class security rating, thanks to its premium building along with 7 airbags, stability as well as grip control and also anti-skid braking systems.

Typical functions throughout the variety consist of a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six speakers, 60:40 split-fold rear seats, rear looter and also roofing system rails. Regardless of the safety and security advantages, the base version GX versions miss out on a reversing video camera as standard equipment.

The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing electronic camera, updated stereo and seats, dual-zone environment 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 navigating, blind-spot screen (spots automobiles in the chauffeur's blind spot as well as shows a caution on the side mirror), power-operated baggage door, HID headlamps, powered vehicle driver's seat and also a sunroof.

Luggage room actions 577 litres with a short-lived spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All designs are covered by Toyota's capped-price servicing program, which suggests you'll pay no greater than $170 each solution for the first 6 services (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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