2008 toyota Rav4

2008 toyota Rav4: Now in the third version year of its complete redesign, the Toyota RAV4 obtains only trim modifications for 2008. The third row of seats on the Limited has been discontinued, although that is no wonderful loss, as they were extremely confined.


2008 toyota Rav4


The RAV4 is readily available with two engines, a 2.4-litre four-cylinder mated to a four-speed automatic, as well as a 3.5-litre V6 with a five-speed automatic transmission.

A variation with front-wheel drive is sold in the U.S., but all Canadian designs use Toyota's "Energetic Torque Control" four-wheel drive system, which permits the lorry to switch continually and effortlessly between front- and also four-wheel modes. A hands-on locking button permits a maximum torque split of 55/45 between the front as well as back wheels, under rates of 40 km/h. All versions feature car security control and traction control, while V6 designs include hill-start and also downhill help control.

With the addition of the brand-new four-cylinder Sport trim line, both engines come in Base, Sporting activity or Limited configuration.

Functions on the Base models include 17-inch steel wheels, a/c, CD/MP3 stereo with auxillary jack, textile seats, 60/40 folding and also reclining back seats, power locks with keyless entry, power windows, tilt and telescopic wheel, flooring mats, cruise control, warmed mirrors, roofing system rack, personal privacy cover, soft tire cover, variable intermittent wipers with deicer, and also intermittent back washer/wiper.

The Sporting activity models include 18-inch alloy wheels, premium cloth seats, freight net, privacy glass, power sunroof, colour-keyed fender flares, black headlamp border and fog lights.

The Restricted models add 17-inch alloy wheels, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxilliary jack, dual-zone automated environment control, leather-wrapped wheel, footwell lights, and molded tire cover.

Currently supplying comparable visits with both engines, the RAV4 can be rather underpowered in its four-cylinder setup; the V6 is a much better choice, as well as not that much of a step up in rate. The 60/40 back seat folds completely to develop a level luggage space, without having to turn seat cushions or remove head restrictions, making it easy to convert to freight stowage. In 2008, production is anticipated to relocate from Japan to a brand-new place in Woodstock, Ontario.

NEW FOR 2008:

- New four-cylinder Sporting activity trim line

- Base V6 available with new "B" Plan choice

- Sport V6 obtains brand-new titanium-coloured alloy wheels

- Third-row seating removed on V6 Limited

- Exterior colours: Black Forest Pearl included; Maritime Blue Metal erased; Everglade Metallic now has Ash interior as opposed to Taupe