Toyota Rav4 2013

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

The all-new Toyota RAV4 sporting activities a much more contemporary look than its precursor and is recognisable as part of the brand-new Toyota family of cars, sharing a close resemblance with the just recently released Corolla.

Toyota Rav4 2013

The most obvious difference is the location of the spare wheel, which has actually been moved from the back entrance to under the cargo flooring.

There are 16 versions in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three more than in the past, many thanks mainly to the incorporation-- for the very first time ever-- of a turbo-diesel engine, which will definitely assist Toyota's 2nd best-selling SUV counter solid resistance.

The front-wheel-drive models are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that creates 107kW of power and also 187Nm of torque, while sipping 7.7 litres of conventional unleaded per 100km when paired to a six-speed manual. No other engine is used in the front-wheel-drive configuration. Stepping up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT automated) adds $2500, which uses an added 0.2 L/100km.

Moving up to the AWD RAV4 array, 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 bigger petroleum uses 132kW of power and 233Nm of torque while the diesel provides 110kW of power as well as 340Nm of torque. The V6 model has been dropped as well as no hybrids are readily available.

Both are available with either a six-speed guidebook or a standard six-speed automated (not CVT). Regardless of being AWD and also the heaviest of the great deal-- the diesel variants-- are the most gas efficient, with hand-operated models using simply 5.6 L/100km and also the automatic not as well far behind at 6.5 L/100km. The AWD fuel is the least efficient in the array, melting 8.6 L/100km for the handbook and 0.1 L/100km extra for the vehicle.

Toyota has consisted of a Sporting activity mode (on all models except the hand-operated 2WD versions) which the firm asserts aids improve managing as well as provde a more appealing drive. When in Sporting activity mode the RAV4's steering system lowers power-steering support to provide a lot more guiding feeling, while likewise honing throttle feedback, and adapts the control reasoning for the automated and CVT gearboxes to enable even more responsive gearshifts.

The AWD system has actually additionally been updated, currently using a Dynamic Torque Control system that modifies torque distribution in between the front as well as rear wheels, making use of an electromagnetic combining in the rear differential housing.

Although no security outcomes have actually been released yet, it's almost assured the Toyota RAV4 will achieve the optimum first-class safety and security rating, thanks to its high-quality construction along with 7 air bags, security as well as grip control and also anti-skid stopping systems.

Common functions throughout the array consist of a tilt- and also telescopic-adjustable steering column, cruise control, projector-style headlamps, Bluetooth-enabled CD player, 6 audio speakers, 60:40 split-fold rear seats, rear looter and also roofing system rails. In spite of the safety and security benefits, the base model GX variants miss out on a turning around cam as typical equipment.

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

The top-of-the-range Cruiser variants include satellite navigation, blind-spot monitor (detects lorries in the vehicle driver's blind spot as well as reveals a caution on the side mirror), power-operated baggage door, HID headlamps, powered motorist's seat and also a sunroof.

Luggage space procedures 577 litres with a short-term spare wheel on board or 506 litres with an optional full-size extra ($300). All designs are covered by Toyota's capped-price maintenance program, which implies you'll pay no greater than $170 per solution for the initial 6 solutions (10,000 km 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