2013 Toyota RAV4 Sport Utility Crossover
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Redesigned for 2013, the Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover with seating for five. All trims are powered by the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. FWD and 4WD drivetrains are available and mated to a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Features include 17-inch alloy wheels, 6-disc CD changer, touch-screen navigation system, 6-speaker sound system, integrated backup camera monitor, third row fold-flat-into-floor capability, and moonroof. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), advanced airbags, and smart stop technology (SST). The Rav4 is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Benefits of Driving a 2013 Toyota RAV4 Sport Utility Crossover
The RAV4 was one of the first crossover utility vehicles, and for 2013 it's been redesigned to better fit its common use--by urban and suburban families who want a fuel-efficient, reliable, easy-to-park vehicle. The RAV4 is that, and the new version, with its 6-speed automatic transmission, is more efficient than ever, with EPA ratings of up to 31 mpg highway. An improved all-wheel drive system should also make this vehicle a smart pick for those needing to commute through snowy winters. Otherwise the RAV4 makes a welcome leap ahead in available in-car technology, with both a rearview camera system and Bluetooth connectivity now standard on the entire model line and several other active-safety features now optional.
What's new for 2013?
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 has been completely redesigned, with an all-new look that's sleeker and more aerodynamic, plus new 6-speed automatic transmissions and a newly available Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel drive system. The V6 option is gone, and so is the spare tire hanging off the back-- it's been moved under the cargo floor and the side-hinged rear door replaced by a more conventional top-hinged one.
- Roomy interior for a compact
- good maneuverability
- safety features
- capable all-wheel-drive system
- upgraded connectivity and audio systems
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is offered in LE, XLE and Limited models, each with a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Across the entire model line, the new RAV4 comes with a 176-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine under the hood, fitted to a new 6-speed automatic transmission. The transmission features a new flexible torque-converter lockup feature that permits better efficiency, especially at lower speeds, while smoothing performance as well; EPA ratings range up to 24 mpg city, 31 highway for front-wheel-drive models and 22/29 with AWD, and there's a new Eco mode that helps aid more fuel-efficient driving.