2013 toyota Rav4 Limited

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has actually launched in Australia with a beginning cost of $28,490, a $500 decrease over the outbound model - 2013 Toyota Rav4 Limited.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a far more contemporary appearance compared to its precursor as well as is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota family of autos, sharing a close resemblance with the recently launched Corolla.

2013 Toyota Rav4 Limited

One of the most recognizable distinction is the location of the spare 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 more than in the past, many thanks largely to the addition-- for the very first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will unquestionably help Toyota's 2nd very successful SUV counter solid opposition.

The front-wheel-drive models 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 standard unleaded each 100km when coupled to a six-speed manual. Nothing else engine is supplied in the front-wheel-drive arrangement. Stepping up to a constantly variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which uses an additional 0.2 L/100km.

Moving up to the AWD RAV4 variety, the Toyota SUV is provided with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petroleum engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The larger gasoline offers 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 actually been gone down and no crossbreeds are readily available.

Both are readily available with either a six-speed handbook or a conventional six-speed automatic (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD and the heaviest of the lot-- the diesel versions-- are one of the most gas reliable, with hand-operated models making use of just 5.6 L/100km and the automatic not as well much behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD petroleum is the least reliable in the range, melting 8.6 L/100km for the guidebook as well as 0.1 L/100km more for the vehicle.

Toyota has actually consisted of a Sporting activity setting (on all versions except the hand-operated 2WD variations) which the firm claims aids improve handling and provde a more engaging drive. When in Sporting activity setting the RAV4's steering system decreases power-steering aid to offer extra guiding feel, while likewise developing throttle action, as well as adapts the control reasoning for the automatic and also CVT gearboxes to enable even more responsive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually additionally been updated, currently making use of a Dynamic Torque Control system that modifies torque distribution in between the front and also back wheels, using an electromagnetic combining in the rear differential real estate.

Although no safety results have been launched yet, it's nearly ensured the Toyota RAV4 will accomplish the maximum five-star safety score, thanks to its top notch building in addition to 7 airbags, stability as well as traction control and anti-skid stopping systems.

Common functions across the variety consist of a tilt- and also telescopic-adjustable guiding column, cruise ship control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear looter as well as roof rails. Despite the safety and security benefits, the base model GX versions lose out on a turning around camera as typical equipment.

The mid-spec Toyota RAV4 GXL gains over the GX 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing video camera, upgraded stereo and also seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable exterior mirrors, keyless wise entrance and also push-button ignition.

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

Luggage area procedures 577 litres with a short-lived spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All versions are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which indicates you'll pay no greater than $170 per service for the very first 6 solutions (10,000 km 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