2013 toyota Rav4 Limited

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has launched in Australia with a starting price of $28,490, a $500 decrease over the outward bound model - 2013 toyota Rav4 Limited.

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sports a much more modern appearance than its precursor as well as is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota household of vehicles, sharing a close similarity with the lately released Corolla.


2013 toyota Rav4 Limited


One of the most noticeable difference is the place of the spare wheel, which has been moved from the back door to under the freight flooring.

There are 16 variations in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, 3 more than in the past, many thanks mainly to the incorporation-- for the very first time ever before-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will unquestionably aid Toyota's 2nd very successful SUV counter strong resistance.

The front-wheel-drive versions 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 standard unleaded each 100km when combined to a six-speed manual. No other engine is provided in the front-wheel-drive setup. Stepping up to a continually variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which utilizes an added 0.2 L/100km.

Moving up to the AWD RAV4 variety, the Toyota SUV is provided with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The bigger petrol provides 132kW of power and 233Nm of torque while the diesel provides 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The V6 design has been gone down and also no crossbreeds are readily available.

Both are available with either a six-speed handbook or a traditional six-speed automatic (not CVT). Despite being AWD and the heaviest of the lot-- the diesel variants-- are the most fuel effective, with hand-operated versions using simply 5.6 L/100km and also the automated not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gasoline is the least efficient in the variety, melting 8.6 L/100km for the handbook as well as 0.1 L/100km a lot more for the vehicle.

Toyota has included a Sport setting (on all models other than the manual 2WD versions) which the firm asserts assists boost managing and provde an extra engaging drive. When in Sporting activity mode the RAV4's guiding system decreases power-steering aid to give much more guiding feeling, while additionally sharpening throttle reaction, and adjusts the control logic for the automatic as well as CVT gearboxes to enable more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually likewise been updated, currently using a Dynamic Torque Control system that alters torque distribution between the front and also rear wheels, making use of an electro-magnetic coupling in the rear differential housing.

Although no safety results have been released yet, it's practically ensured the Toyota RAV4 will certainly accomplish the optimum first-class security ranking, thanks to its high-grade building and construction as well as 7 airbags, stability as well as traction control as well as anti-skid stopping systems.

Standard features across the range consist of a tilt- as well as telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, rear looter and also roof covering rails. In spite of the safety and security advantages, the base version GX variations lose out on a turning around cam as common devices.

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

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variants add satellite navigating, blind-spot display (identifies vehicles in the vehicle driver's unseen area and also shows a caution on the side mirror), power-operated travel luggage door, HID headlamps, powered driver's seat as well as a sunroof.

Luggage area procedures 577 litres with a short-lived extra wheel aboard or 506 litres with an optional full-size extra ($300). All models are covered by Toyota's capped-price servicing program, which means you'll pay no greater than $170 per service for the very first 6 services (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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