Toyota continues to bring us controversial, yet sharp, designs that defines the new look of their products. Their new designs look smarter, tidy, and sporty (somewhat) opposite to other auto manufacturers goals who tries to make their designs look bigger and muscular using design languages like curves (such as Nissan). Some will appreciate the simplicity and humble design, but other may want mean, muscular, or even looks expensive vehicle for their money.
Regardless, 99% of the buyers will buy the Toyota RAV4 for the reliability, dependability, smooth ride, and tech features. Toyota has added standard tech features to the new RAV4 that are found as option in some luxury cars. Important standard equipment for the LE such as 6.1-inch backup camera with guidelines , Remote keyless entry system, and Bluetooth® hands-free telephone controls. The RAV4 also has two driving modes: Sport and ECO. However, there is no V6 neither third row seat.
The engine and other specs have not changed much. The 0-60 and 1/4 mile times and other performance data are listed below for the 2013 Toyota RAV4.
- 0-60: (FWD) 8.1 sec
- 0-60: (AWD) 8.7 sec
- 1/4 mile: 16.4 sec
- Towing Capacity: 1,500 lb
- Engine: I4 – 2.5 L DOHC 16 valve
- HP: 176 hp @ 6000 rpm
- Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
- FWD / AWD
- Transmission: 6-Speed AT
- Fuel Economy: (FWD) 24/31 / (AWD) 22/29 mpg