2013 Toyota RAV4 on sale review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 21 December 2012 , 12:12:45 byAlina

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Toyota RAV4 on sale

As you all know, Japanese manufacturer Toyota revealed the 4th generation RAV4 not long ago, and it seems it is scheduled to arrive in North American dealerships at the beginning of next year, in January. The options available are units with a single 4-cylinder engine and the option of FWD or AWD configurations. Prices range from $23.300 for the base LE FWD and $28.410 for the Limited AWD.

Just to make a better idea, the current 2012 Toyota RAV4 can be purchased for $22.650 if we talk about the entry level FWD model equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. This price can go up to $28.650 for the Limited AWD, a model that receives power from a 3.5-liter V6 unit. Now, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 will be only available with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 176 horsepower and 172 lb. ft. of torque. All this output will be then transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Japanese specialists have counted on the V6 engine for this model year. In terms of fuel consumption, the carmaker said the front-wheel drive Toyota RAV4 uses 24 mpg in the city and the 31 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive models, on the other hand, use 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these models, know that the carmaker offers it in three trim levels: LE, XLE and Limited. Any of them can be combined with all-wheel drive, but for another $1.400. As standard equipment, the model received Display Auto with a 6.1-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX mini-jack and six speakers. In the other two trim levels we will find a lot more. The standard equipment on the premium Limited grade includes Premium SofTex seating, Display Audio with Navigation, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and so on.