2013 Toyota RAV4 Preview — Car News | Auto123

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Toyota RAV4

2013 Toyota RAV4

Los Angeles, CA — The all-new, 2013 Toyota RAV4, had its global debut at the L.A. Show, was charged with changing customer expectations in the SUV segment, as well as Toyota Akio Toyoda’s directive of more emotionally engaging

Calty president Kevin was on hand for the debuting festivities in and told us that, in the past, had some of the more “serious SUV designs: “They were to mimic big SUVs, just down a bit. So, now we’re to present a more fun image.”

He added that both the and interior are designed to communicate the new RAV4 is a “true crossover” and not at all

“They’re a lot of fun to drive, and we wanted the and exterior to reflect that.”

then, are some of the more details and features which this all-new and refocused Toyota RAV4.

The only source is one borrowed from a 176-hp, 2.5L I4 mated to a automatic transmission with two gears (5th and 6th). is no V6 option.

Toyota promises a rewarding driving experience in the Toyota RAV4, with electric power steering, rear suspension and a Sport setting which re-jigs the engine and transmission parameters, and the throttle on downshifts.

Here are some of the more features which created all-new and refocused 2013 RAV4. (Photo: Toyota)

models will be available: LE, XLE and

The 2013 Toyota RAV4’s new optional) all-wheel drive has Dynamic Torque Control, can switch torque to the front and wheels as needed.

Front-wheel 2013 Toyota RAV4 were rated at 8.7 City and 6.4 (L/ 100 km); while LE and XLE all-wheel models were rated at 9.1 and 6.8 Highway (L/100 km).

176-hp, 2.5L I4 mated to a automatic transmission with two gears. (Photo: Toyota)

The Toyota RAV4 loses its side-hinged rear door in of a roof-hinged liftgate. The spare is now stowed in the cargo area, has a low liftover height and over 73 of storage capacity (2,080 when the 60/40 rear backs are down — for its class.

There is seating for and no third row seat option in the Toyota RAV4. Plus, are eight standard airbags.

Toyota RAV4

The LE is outfitted with 17” wheels, while the XLE rides on alloys, and the Limited rides on alloys.

The exterior design of the Toyota RAV4 features body sculpting and a very looking front end. It little kink at the D-pillar. To eyes, it looks quite but not easily memorable.

The inside and materials on the RAV4 look and are a considerable upgrade over the generation (all show were trimmed in leather). is lots of soft-touch fabrics and silver trim to impart the “premium” feel. An “Acoustic” is one of the moves made to create a cabin.

The inside design and materials on the look fantastic, and are a considerable over the last generation. Toyota)

Front seatbacks in the TAV4 are slim to create rear knee room. roomy back there, but I slide my feet totally the front seat. The rear also recline a bit.

The panel in the 2013 Toyota is more driver-centric with illumination at night. A 6.1” LCD is available on all models. A rearview is now standard on all models.

High-end include navigation, satellite advanced voice recognition, a sound system, a Blind Monitor, and Rear Cross Alert.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 arrive on the Canadian market in the of the new year, starting at $23,790 .


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