Toyota Rav4 2006

The most recent example 2006 Rav4 is an all new version, yet still complies with regular RAV4 (and also Toyota) formula - Toyota Rav4 2006.

While continuous reliability is a given, exhausts, economy and security tools have actually been enhanced; do not expect the car to delight in terms of instantaneous appeal.

Reserved linage perhaps, yet when fulfilling the brand-new RAV4 in the metal, one unique difference over RAV's of old comes to be glaringly obvious ... it allows.


Toyota Rav4 2006


Previously, the nameplates patronage consisted highly of females, thanks to the RAV's combination of 'up high' SUV visibility in a charming compact size that's easy to drive around town.

That's changed for 2006, and the beefier dimension might see a couple of kiwi chaps looking at the RAV as an appropriate tow or rv.

The Rav4 now comes in one body style only, a 5 door. Selections from there vary with a basic as well as Limited choice being offered, both offered with a four-speed vehicle or five speed manual transmission. For followers of the three-door the information is not good; Toyota has actually chosen to stop production worldwide because of declining demand. Three-door sales represented twenty percent of the overall Rav4 New Zealand sales.

Sitting on an all-new chassis the automobile has actually been given a "muscled-up" look in enhancement to being much longer in the wheel base and wider in the track over its predecessor. Indoor area has actually been enhanced by some twenty percent providing much more overall head as well as legroom.

To match the indoor renovations, cargo quantity has actually additionally been raised by a healthy and balanced thirty five percent. A creative item of developing permits an easy one-touch remote-release in the luggage compartment which will certainly fold the rear seats to form a flat floor.

All versions have anti securing brakes, electronic brake circulation, brake help as well as air bags for both vehicle driver and also traveler. The airbags are of an innovative kind which indicates sensing units could figure out if the guest seat is inhabited, confirm the passenger's weight and also release the air bag to a certain price if called for.

The Minimal comes requirement with front, seat side as well as front/rear drape guard airbags, and a host of interior and exterior devices including natural leather steering wheel, natural leather equipment lever, environment air, six disc in-dash MP3 CD changer, front haze lights, roof covering rails, alloy wheels as well as back glass with UV decrease.

Additionally equipped, as basic on all Restricted versions is lorry security control, traction control, and also hill-start assist control. Downhill aid, which utilizes the anti lock brakes to regulate car rate when coming down hills is also basic on automatic Minimal designs.

There are lap as well as diagonal safety belt in all five seats positions along with 3 tether points and also two ISO dealing with points offered for kid restraint systems.

The cabin is large and comfy, supplying good overall exposure and ingress/egress thanks to the hip elevation of the vehicle. The only niggles are, the interior, like the automobile's exterior look lacked style. It is functional and easy to use, but can have been significantly boosted with much less sombre plastics and colour therapies.

The engine is a refinement of the existing 2.4 litre power device with a 5% boost in power (currently rated at 125kW at 6000 rpm, 224Nm @ 4000rpm), decrease in exhausts to fulfill Euro 4 criteria and boosted gas economy being the huge improvements.

The RAV4's power and also torque outcomes are less than 2 of its closest rivals; the Mitsubishi Outlander and Suzuki Grand Vitara V6; nonetheless it provides equivalent efficiency to its opponents when traveling. The RAV draws well up hillsides whether it with the four-speed automatic, or our preference, the five-speed manual. Towing weight stays the same at 750kg-unbraked 1500kg stopped.

Aiding improve the asserted gas savings of 3.2% is the new Energetic Torque Control 4WD system, which replaces the previous permanent 4WD viscous combining. Essentially the vehicle drives in two-wheel drive unless front wheel slippage is identified. An electronically operated differential placed clutch system will immediately supply up to 50% of drive torque to the rear wheels relying on road and driving problems.

In unsafe conditions a manually run 4WD-locking switch mounted on the dash could give optimal torque circulation (50/50) to the back wheels if called for. Upon reaching 40 kph the auto lock will disengage instantly as well as return the system back to car mode.

Both front as well as rear suspension has actually been upgraded to complement the brand new electrical power steering set up. We felt the driving experience over a range of various terrain is the highlight of the brand-new RAV4.

The most up to date RAV is the most polished yet. Toyota have actually identified that the lorry will be made use of much more on road compared to off, and also owner convenience as well as safety and security are more vital than creating an extra robust dirt tracker.

The result is an all rounded pleasurable well considered and qualified drive, regular Toyota develop high quality is excellent as well as the car is well geared up. Pity however, that in our viewpoint, the automobile assimilates to the group all as well quickly for a brand-new version.

Front side airbags as well as front as well as rear drape shield airbags are readily available as choices for the basic models, it's an alternative worth taking and these designs are well worth searching for in the used market.