Toyota completely redesigned the crossover SUV RAV4 for 2013 and well equip with the most advanced engineering and traditional technology of the Japanese firm, he took the spare wheel behind the tailgate which marked his identity in his first three generations.
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New inside and out
The new RAV4 is the second vehicle of the Toyota follows the new design philosophy of its president, Akio Toyoda, and debuted with the also brand new Toyota Avalon 2013, with new lines on the front and the rear, a roof curved and new front and taillights that give an athletic and elegant.
The same design concept was applied to the cabin, where the totally driver-oriented front console, a new lighting system Clear Bleu, new soft-touch materials and based on the concept communication technologies, security and entertainment “stands out human factors “.
In the cabin, the new Toyota RAV4 includes the latest in security technology, communication and entertainment, including a camera for parking maneuvers assistance, the unique system of Toyota, Entune®, 6.1-inch touch screen, AM / FM with CD player, connectivity through Bluetooth, USB port, auxiliary audio jack and six speakers, all as standard equipment.
With the replacement of the rear door with side hinges carrying the spare wheel by a conventional gate opening up, the cargo area of the new RAV4 allows much easier access to a fully flat surface for utility access.
The seatbacks in the second row can be folded configuration 60/40 or recline at different angles to provide a higher level of comfort for the occupants and headers recant to improve visibility.
Compared to the previous generation, the RAV4 2013 has an area of deepest load, which is easier to access, with a total of 38.4 cubic feet of capacity with the seats in their regular position and up to 73.4 cubic feet when folded .
The new tailgate has a system of open and closed electronic available on XLE and Limited models, which also features memory adjustable opening, according to the height of the driver or available in the garage where the vehicle is parked up.
smaller, powerful and efficient engine
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 will be equipped with a single engine option naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 176 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 172 pounds of torque per foot at 4,100 rpm. The V6 engine from the previous generation has been discontinued for the RAV4.
The new engine, operating on regular gasoline of 87 octane points ahorar operación¬- cost, is coupled to a transmission-against six changes of the above four version, in which the first and second speed were calibrated to optimize the performance of gasoline.
The RAV4 is equipped with a drive mode ECO, bringing the front-drive version reaches a gasoline yield 24 miles per gallon in the city and up to 31 on the road, while the model with the system of four-wheel drive offers 22 and 29 respectively, according to the new labels EPA
In addition to the implementation of the new powertrain, engineers and designers Toyota put special emphasis on the overall aerodynamics of the vehicle, with details as minimal as small bumps on the side mirrors and taillights that help drive the air and create less turbulence at the rear.
Am I buy it?
Toyota will offer the new RAV4 2013 in three models, with prices (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, MSRP) starting at $ 23.300 for the RAV4 with front wheel drive and $ 24.700 for the AWD.
The XLE model will have a starting price of $ 24.290 and $ 25.690, respectively, and the Limited $ 27.010 and $ 28.410.
These prices do not include transportation and delivery charge of $ 845. Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may have different prices for this position.
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