2013 toyota Rav4

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has actually introduced in Australia with a beginning rate of $28,490, a $500 reduction over the outbound version - 2013 Toyota Rav4.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a much more modern appearance than its precursor and is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota household of autos, sharing a close resemblance with the lately introduced Corolla.


2013 Toyota Rav4


The most visible difference is the area of the spare wheel, which has been moved from the back door to under the cargo floor.

There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three more than before, many thanks mainly to the inclusion-- for the very first time ever before-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will definitely aid Toyota's 2nd best-selling SUV counter strong opposition.

The front-wheel-drive designs are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that creates 107kW of power and 187Nm of torque, while drinking 7.7 litres of conventional unleaded each 100km when paired to a six-speed guidebook. No other engine is provided in the front-wheel-drive arrangement. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which uses an added 0.2 L/100km.

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

Both are readily available with either a six-speed manual or a conventional six-speed automatic (not CVT). In spite of being AWD and the heaviest of the whole lot-- the diesel variants-- are one of the most gas efficient, with manual designs making use of just 5.6 L/100km and the automated not also far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD petroleum is the least effective in the variety, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the handbook and 0.1 L/100km a lot more for the auto.

Toyota has actually included a Sporting activity mode (on all models other than the hands-on 2WD variations) which the business asserts aids boost managing and provde a more appealing drive. When in Sport setting the RAV4's guiding system decreases power-steering assistance to provide more steering feeling, while additionally honing throttle reaction, as well as adjusts the control reasoning for the automated as well as CVT gearboxes to enable even more responsive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually also been updated, now utilizing a Dynamic Torque Control system that alters torque circulation in between the front and also back wheels, utilizing an electromagnetic combining in the rear differential housing.

Although no safety results have been released yet, it's nearly guaranteed the Toyota RAV4 will attain the optimum five-star security ranking, thanks to its high-quality building in addition to seven airbags, security as well as grip control and anti-skid stopping systems.

Basic functions throughout the variety include a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six speakers, 60:40 split-fold rear seats, back spoiler and also roofing system rails. Despite the safety and security advantages, the base model GX variations 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, reversing camera, updated stereo and also seats, dual-zone environment control, rain-sensing wipers, power-retractable exterior mirrors, keyless clever entry as well as push-button ignition.

The top-of-the-range Cruiser versions add satellite navigating, blind-spot display (identifies vehicles in the vehicle driver's dead spot and reveals a caution on the side mirror), power-operated baggage door, HID headlamps, powered vehicle driver's seat and a sunroof.

Travel luggage room measures 577 litres with a short-term spare wheel aboard or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All versions are covered by Toyota's capped-price servicing program, which implies you'll pay no more than $170 per solution for the very first six services (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