2009 Toyota RAV4 Gets a Few Changes and More Power (The Torque Report)

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2009 Toyota RAV4 a Few Changes and More Power

has officially unveiled the changes to the line for the 2009 model

The biggest news is that the 2.4L has been upgraded to a new 4-cyl that puts out 179 and 172 lb-ft. of torque (versus 166 and 165 lb.-ft. of peak torque). The is mated to a new 4-speed automatic and the RAV4 achieve 22/28 mpg for the FWD The 3.5L V6 model remains the as the 2008 RAV4.

On the outside the RAV4 gets a new grille, bumper and restyled rear. A new package available on the 4WD V6 RAV4 the rear spare tire, in turn gives it a unique end and run flat tires.

The base starts at $21,500.

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Toyota Prices for 2009 RAV4 SUV

TORRANCE, Calif. Aug. 5, — Toyota Motor (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. manufacturer’s suggested retail (MSRP) today for the 2009 compact sport utility (SUV).

Equipped with enhancements for 2009, the average for the RAV4 will increase by or 0.9 percent. The 2009 RAV4 begin arriving at Toyota in early September.

The 2009 is offered in three distinct — Base, performance-oriented and top-of-the-line Limited — and a choice between an all-new and powerful V6 engines with front-wheel drive or electronic four-wheel-drive.

The base MSRP for the RAV4 ranges from for the Base grade front-wheel-drive a four-cylinder engine to $27,810 for the grade four-wheel-drive with a V6 Prices for all Base grade remain unchanged from reflecting RAV4’s excellent


All models will also Extra Value Packages many of RAV4’s most stand alone option at substantial savings. Savings on Value Packages for all three range from $570 on $1,000 on the Sport, and $2,000 on

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For 2009, RAV4 adds an 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is more powerful and more efficient than the previous engine. In addition, all RAV4 feature numerous interior and a stylish new Sport Appearance is available for the 4WD V6 model.

All RAV4 provide enhanced safety and with the addition of standard seat active headrests and an immobilizer. Comfort, convenience and technology are also significantly in 2009 RAV4 models. The grade adds a new standard Entry system that the driver to open the vehicle by carrying the key fob and grasping the door The Sport and Limited grades an available integrated backup linked to an electrochromic mirror. XM satellite radio is a new feature for and the Sport and Limited grades a new low-cost navigation system. All models have new standard fabric, and the Sport grade offers a new, unique leather option.

Externally, the design of the 2009 is freshened with new front and styling with a revised and front bumper, improved fog trims and redesigned tail All models, except the 4WD V6 with the new Appearance Package, include a rear step bumper a black protector molding the Sport Appearance Package a clear rear bumper The Base and Limited grades new 17-inch alloy wheel and the Limited also adds new color-keyed power heated signal side mirrors and a grille design with accents. The Sport grade a unique redesigned rear

The Sport Appearance Package for the 4WD V6 RAV4 model includes an look with a redesigned door featuring chrome and no spare tire. The package the RAV4 with run-flat Other external cues color-keyed power heated mirrors with integrated signals, a stainless steel tip, unique badging, and the of an exclusive exterior color, Blue Metallic. Inside, the Appearance Package adds a accented shift knob leather insert, chrome door handles, parking and vent trim, unique grade doorsills and available floor mats.

The Sport Package includes an AM/FM CD changer with six speakers, playback capability and integrated Satellite Radio with a extended complementary service

The RAV4’s standard all-new four-cylinder engine is a low-friction optimized for performance and fuel It produces 179 horsepower at 6,000 along with 172 lb.-ft. of at 4,000 RPM (versus 166 horsepower and 165 of peak torque of the previous engine). The 2.5-liter engine Dual independent Variable Timing with intelligence which controls timing on the intake and exhaust camshafts to the intake-only previous 2.4-liter

The redesigned four-cylinder engine is with a new four-speed electronically automatic transmission that is compact, lightweight and efficient the previous four-speed transmission. The new is not only smoother in operation the previous one, but more as well. Fuel efficiency is for its class and improved over the model with EPA mpg estimates of 22 highway on 4×2 models and 21 highway on 4×4 models.

The 3.5-liter V6 is the powerhouse of its segment, a class-leading 269 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 246 of peak torque at 4,700 The V6 is also equipped with independent VVT-i to maximize and efficiency while reducing Equipped exclusively with a five-speed automatic transmission, the V6 models offer greater efficiency compared to less competitors. The V6 RAV4 can accelerate zero-to-60 mph in under seven yet has estimated EPA fuel economy mpg of 19 city/27 highway for 4×2 and 19 city/26 highway for 4×4 All RAV4 models meet Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II)

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