Toyota Rav4 2013

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

The brand new Toyota RAV4 sports an even more contemporary look compared to its precursor as well as is recognisable as part of the new Toyota family members of autos, sharing a close resemblance with the recently launched Corolla.


Toyota Rav4 2013


One of the most recognizable difference is the area of the spare wheel, which has actually been relocated from the back entrance to under the freight flooring.

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

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 sipping 7.7 litres of common unleaded per 100km when combined to a six-speed manual. No other engine is offered in the front-wheel-drive arrangement. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automatic) includes $2500, which uses an extra 0.2 L/100km.

Going up to the AWD RAV4 range, the Toyota SUV is offered with either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The larger gasoline uses 132kW of power and 233Nm of torque while the diesel supplies 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The V6 version has actually been gone down and also no hybrids are available.

Both are available with either a six-speed handbook or a traditional six-speed automated (not CVT). In spite of being AWD and the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel versions-- are the most fuel reliable, with hand-operated versions using just 5.6 L/100km as well as the automated not also much behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD gasoline is the least efficient in the range, shedding 8.6 L/100km for the manual and 0.1 L/100km more for the vehicle.

Toyota has actually included a Sporting activity setting (on all versions except the manual 2WD variants) which the firm claims assists improve dealing with and also provde a much more engaging drive. When in Sport setting the RAV4's steering system lowers power-steering assistance to provide much more steering feeling, while likewise honing throttle action, as well as adjusts the control logic for the automated and CVT gearboxes to allow for more receptive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually also been updated, now utilizing a Dynamic Torque Control system that changes torque distribution in between the front as well as rear wheels, utilizing an electromagnetic coupling in the rear differential real estate.

Although no safety and security outcomes have been launched yet, it's nearly guaranteed the Toyota RAV4 will certainly accomplish the optimum five-star safety and security score, thanks to its premium construction in addition to seven airbags, security and also grip control as well as anti-skid stopping systems.

Basic attributes across the range include a tilt- and telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise ship control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, six speakers, 60:40 split-fold back seats, back spoiler and also roofing system rails. In spite of the safety and security benefits, the base design GX variations miss out on a reversing electronic camera as conventional tools.

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

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variations include satellite navigating, blind-spot screen (detects lorries in the driver's unseen area as well as shows a caution on the side mirror), power-operated travel luggage door, HID headlamps, powered driver's seat and also a sunroof.

Luggage area measures 577 litres with a temporary extra wheel aboard or 506 litres with an optional full-size spare ($300). All models are covered by Toyota's capped-price servicing program, which indicates you'll pay no more than $170 each solution for the initial 6 services (10,000 kilometres 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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