Toyota Rav4 2010

Toyota Rav4 2010: The Toyota RAV4 supplies seating for 7 and freight capability comparable to mid-size SUVs in a compact plan. It fasts, relatively easy to maneuver, and comes with a choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Among the very best of the compact SUVs, the RAV4 succeeds at convenience and also convenience of use. Entering and from the vehicle driver's seat is simple. It could move great deals of people or great deals of equipment on a minute's notification. As well as it comes conventional with a lengthy checklist of security tools. We like the five-passenger setup.

We found the RAV4 smooth as well as steady underway. The Sport version has a more challenging flight because of its suspension tuning. RAV4's readily available four-wheel-drive system works quite possibly in freezing conditions along with on rain-soaked roads.

The four-cylinder is receptive and also gets an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg when geared up with 4x4, a little better with two-wheel drive. Ordered with the optional V6, the RAV4 truly scoots, flaunting 269 horsepower.

Toyota Rav4 2010

For 2010 the RAV4 is unmodified besides feature packaging.

Model Lineup

The Toyota RAV4 can be found in three trim degrees: Base ($ 21,500), Sporting Activity ($ 23,200) as well as Minimal ($ 24,490). All come criterion with front-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed transmission.

A 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, as well as five-speed transmission is offered on all 3 trim degrees: Base ($ 23,535), Sport ($ 25,130), and also Minimal ($ 26,410). All RAV4s with V6 power and/or third-row seats come with Downhill Help Control (DAC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).

All are readily available with full-time all-wheel drive ($ 1,400).

Conventional functions for all RAV4s consist of cooling; cruise ship control; AM/FM/CD stereo with six audio speakers, MP3/WMA capacity, integrated satellite radio, as well as auxiliary input jack; power windows; power foldable mirrors; keyless-remote locking; 60/40 split second-row seats with hands-on recline as well as for-and-aft adjustment; tilt-and-telescope wheel; 3 12-volt power electrical outlets; and also auto-off headlights. The base four-cylinder RAV4 has P215/70R16 tires on steel wheels with hubcaps. The V6 is updated with P225/65R17 tires on styled steel wheels. All designs include a full-size spare tire.

Options at the base degree include a third-row seat ($ 840-940); six-CD changer ($ 260); an option of 17-inch wheels, both styled steel ($ 120) as well as aluminum ($ 440-560); a roofing system rack with bars ($ 220); back privacy glass ($ 310); a freight cover ($ 90); daytime running lights ($ 40); as well as a towing plan for the V6 ($ 160) that includes a durable radiator fan coupling, transmission oil colder, as well as 150-amp alternator. The tow package increases the RAV4's hauling capacity from 2,000 to 3,500 extra pounds.

RAV4 Sport includes a handling-tuned suspension and also P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels, plus haze lamps, rear privacy glass, color-keyed trim exterior, special charcoal fabric, and a rear spoiler. Choices expand to include a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof ($ 900), navigating ($ 1,550), a Costs Bundle, that includes leather upholstery with eight-way power chauffeur's seat ($ 1,930), a back-up display ($ 475), and car on/off fronts lights ($ 70). An Extra Worth Package ($ 470) combines the sunroof with a roofing system shelf, daytime running lights, and also six-CD changer. The third-row seat is not provided on the Sport. The Sporting Activity Look Package ($ 577), available only on Sport versions with the V6 and also 4WD, takes the extra wheel off the back door and replaces run-flat tires. It likewise includes power warmed side mirrors with incorporated directional signal, a stainless steel exhaust suggestion, as well as additional indoor brightwork.

RAV4 Limited upgrades with dual-zone automated climate control, six-CD changer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped shift handle, freight net and also tonneau cover, warmed and foldable power outside mirrors with new incorporated turn signals, roofing rails, engine immobilizer, the Smart Access system, and other facilities. Outdoors, the Limited is distinguished by an unique grille as well as front bumper, P225/65R17 tires on six-spoke alloy wheels, and also a complete inured spare tire cover. Alternatives include the third-row seat ($ 750-850), eight-way power motorist's seat without leather ($ 440), and a costs JBL stereo with Bluetooth phone connection ($ 610), plus most of the options from the Sport level, mostly for the very same prices. 2 Extra Worth Plans pack the JBL stereo, Bluetooth, sunroof, power flexible heated seats, as well as daytime running lights; one includes navigating ($ 2,110), the other does not ($ 1,240).

Safety and security attributes on all RAV4s include dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact air bags, and also side-curtain airbags. Active headrests on the driver and front passenger seats go up as well as onward in certain rear-end accidents to help decrease the range between the resident's head and also the headrest. Front seat belts incorporate pre-tensioners and also pressure limiters. Additionally conventional are LATCH kid safety seat supports, antilock brakes (ABDOMINAL MUSCLE) with brake help and also digital brake-force circulation (EBD), electronic security control (VSC), grip control (TRAC), as well as a tire-pressure display.


The RAV4 looks like other modern Toyotas, including an aerodynamically efficient ovoid account purposefully eliminated by sharp personality lines. A coefficient of drag of 0.33 is among the best in its segment and a significant consider decreasing wind sound and making best use of fuel economy.

The RAV4's truck-like front end is tautly made up. Visually, the fenders are separate aspects from the engine bay, a scenario stressed by a limited rectangle-shaped grille that appears to sit conveniently atop the larger bumper slits below. Fronts lights are compact and also concentrated. Upright brake scoops, lined with black ribs, bite right into the bumper below the headlights-- fog lights snuggle into these scoops on Sport designs.

Limiteds look all their very own, with a single, deep, trapezoidal grille opening bolding bisected by a body-color horizontal bar with a large, chrome Toyota World-T badge at its facility. A pseudo-skid plate completes from all-time low, leaving no area for additional lower air consumptions. Tubular nacelles sustaining the fog lights replace the brake scoops of base and Sport models.

Alloy wheels have 5 spokes on Sporting activity, 6 on Limited. A large track offers the RAV4 a solid position aesthetically, while withstanding rollovers in emergency situation maneuvers.

The profile is elongate, a mix of blocky and also oblong, the better to fit that third-row seat. An underrated indent leave all-time low of the RAV4's doors, softening the visual perception of mass. Wheel arches blend efficiently right into the fenders.

In back, a single-piece back bumper cradles the swing-open tailgate, which, sadly, still opens up from the left side, so you have to walk around it when discharging curbside right here in The U.S.A.. Taillights are positioned high up on the rear fenders. The spare tire screws into a recess balanced out to the right in the swing-gate, and also does not dip below the bumper line. The rear certificate plate, penetrated the reduced left side of the swing-gate below the handle, visually stabilizes the extra. The Sport design's spoiler hangs notably off the leading edge of the roofing.

The Sport Appearance Package removes the spare entirely, and also focuses the license plate up high. A bulge reduced down on the tailgate completes the step in the standard bumper when the tailgate is closed. A handle on the left side still betrays eviction's swing-open layout, but in spite of this the total look with the Sport Look Bundle is remarkably much more car-like, a lot more station wagon than SUV.

Inside Features

Inside, the RAV4 is useful, if a little bit eccentric in style. Placement of the evaluates will recognize to anybody who has actually had a previous RAV4. The position as well as feature of the controls populating the center pile is very good; that additionally relates to the setup of the hand brake and also the shift lever. The dash is greatly split by a horizontal indentation running the width of the cars and truck. Regarding the only plus we located in this garish function is a bi-level glove box, with a top container covered by a retracting lid as well as a lower bin fitted with a typical, bottom-hinged cover.

Products are high quality. Fit and also coating is Toyota quality, which suggests excellent. All 3 trim levels share the exact same concept, with contrasting yet complementary colors as well as combed metal trim aspects around the stereo as well as environment controls, surrounding the shift gate and stroking around the door handles. The conventional side-curtain airbags allow a passenger assist grasp, which folds down from the headliner over each door.

The front seats are supportive but not extremely strong, with modest boosts and decent upper leg support. The tilt-and-telescope wheel and also height-adjustable chauffeur's seat make it possible for practically any size driver to find a comfy fit, as well as without the included intricacy (as well as price) of adjustable pedals. The relatively high seatsing placement, reduced cowl as well as sloping hood create excellent exposure to the front. The extensive side home windows relieve lane monitoring. Fully withdrawing head restraints in the 2nd row and also optional third row seats improve the watching array with the within mirror.

The second-row seats are less padded compared to the pole positions, without boosts. It's no surprise, truly, viewing as exactly how that seat needs to fit three people in a pinch.

The optional third row seats hardly qualify thus, with level bases as well as similarly featureless backs as well as head restraints. Accessibility to that back row, by folding as well as tilting the outboard second-row seats, is not especially simple, but it isn't really as much of a stress or as awkward as in some larger, full-sized sporting activity energies.

Storage locations abound. Past the handwear cover box, the doors have actually fixed plastic map pockets, the backs of the front seatbacks use web pouches, and a total of 10 mug owners are positioned concerning the cabin. When the third-row seats aren't bought, a deep freight location waits for below a water-repellant, foldable deck board.