2013 Toyota RAV4 Test Drive & Crossover SUV Video Review

http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/rav4/?id=32972 The Toyota RAV4 first hit the shores here in the U.S. back in 1996. This little crossover SUV along with the Honda CR-V is responsible for starting the crossover craze. Today there are almost 50 different crossover models for sale here in America. The 4th generation RAV4 is an updated model that gets a complete interior and exterior redesign as well as an updated powerplant. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 comes in 3 trim levels: the LE, the XLE, and the top of the line Limited. The base price on the LE trim is just under $25k The RAV4 vs. CR-V battle reminds us of the old Ford vs. Chevy battles during the muscle car era. Over the past few years the Honda CR-V has really taken over the segment, gaining the most market share. But the all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4 aims to get back on top of the crossover sales charts. There are a ton of new features and lots of changes that make the 4th generation RAV4 the best ever. The past generation Toyota RAV4 came with a choice of a 4-cylinder or V-6 engine. Well the larger V-6 has been dropped and now the only engine offered is an efficient 2.5 liter 4-cylinder making 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft. of torque. What that means is coupled with the standard 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD; the 2013 Toyota RAV4 will return 31 MPG on the highway. You can also opt for an AWD version as a $1400 option. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 has been completely redesigned outside and in. It all starts with a brand new front end consisting of a bold grille and headlights that look similar to the new Camry. This generation RAV4 was made more aerodynamic and the result is better fuel economy. If you are buying a crossover chances are you may be driving around small children. The new Toyota RAV4 comes with a segment leading 8 standard air bags. Toyota engineers also worked the interior design to allow for the most cargo volume in the segment. The interior of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 is completely new with some great new features including an Acoustic Windshield which helps reduce wind noise. From the driver's perspective, the new instrumentation is pleasing while being easy to use. After the 7 year run of the previous model, Toyota has really stepped it up inside the cabin. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 sits nicely on the road and you will like the way it drives on the highway. This is an economy crossover SUV after all so you shouldn't expect the RAV4 to ride like a luxury car. Bottom line is that Toyota did a great job on the newly redesigned RAV4. They really hit the mark on this one and it's a huge improvement over the outgoing model. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 certainly has all the features you need. In fact the RAV4 can now compete with the Honda CR-V at the top of the economy crossover SUV segment. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel

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2013 Toyota RAV4 0-60 MPH First Drive Review
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2013 Toyota RAV4 Start Up and Review 2.5 L 4-Cylinder
Like Camerons Car Reviews on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camerons-Car-Reviews/349462695066112?ref=hl Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.544264028919310.127766.3494626950 66112&type=3 Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4.5/5 Follow Us on Instagram! http://instagram.com/cameronscarreviews Start up and Review of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 Powertrains: 2.5 L 4-Cylinder with a 6-Speed Auto FWD or AWD Features: Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Cloth Seats, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Backup Camera, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Second Row Reclining Seats,AUX Input, Power Outlet(s), USB Port, Eco/Sport Mode, Automatic Climate Control, Sunroof Engine & Performance BASE ENGINE SIZE 2.5 L CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC) CYLINDERS Inline 4 VALVES 16 VALVE TIMING Variable TORQUE 172 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm horsepower 176 hp @ 6000 rpm TURNING CIRCLE 34.7 ft. Weights and Capacities MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 1500 lbs. MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 900 lbs. EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 139.1 cu.ft. GROSS WEIGHT 4485 lbs. CURB WEIGHT 3465 lbs. ANGLE OF APPROACH 29 degrees ANGLE OF DEPARTURE 22 degrees CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 38.4 cu.ft. MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 73.4 cu.ft. Fuel ENGINE TYPE Gas FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded FUEL TANK CAPACITY 15.9 gal. RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 381.6/492.9 mi. EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 24/31 mpg Warranty BASIC 3 yr./ 36000 mi. DRIVETRAIN 5 yr./ 60000 mi. FREE MAINTENANCE 2 yr./ 25000 mi. ROADSIDE 2 yr./ 25000 mi. Trims: LE, XLE, Limited Competitors: Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, Chevrolet Equinox, Hyundai Tuscon, Nissan Rogue What I have to say about the 2013 Toyota RAV4: It was 10 years ago when the Full Size SUV Market was for high demand by consumers, but the RAV4 was one of the very first car based SUVS to be on the North American market. It's now in it's 4th generation and Toyota has done a pretty good job at redesigning at, the last generation was very popular and sold well, but did not have the same RAV4 roots that it always had, this one however fixes that. The V6 will be missed, but again those were never a part of the basic RAV4 ingredients. The interior of the new RAV4 is a nice cabin to be in with nice french stitching across the dashbaord and a great ergonomically correct interior. All wheel Drive is an option and cargo space still remains pretty good. All in all great SUV from Toyota, Camerons Car Reviews highly recommends putting this car to your test drive list if your looking for a Small SUV, don't forget this is also Camerons Top Choice for a Small SUV for 2013.

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 | Compact Crossover Comparison
Which is the best compact crossover SUV for you and your family? Editors Mike Magrath, James Riswick and Mark Takahashi drove the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and redesigned Toyota RAV4 to help answer that question. Interior space, fuel economy and tech features are discussed. Which would you pick? For the full article: http://www.edmunds.com/honda/cr-v/2012/comparison-test1.html EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/

2013 Toyota RAV4 AWD Off-Road Drive and Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is all new and completely redesigned. With an eye toward fuel efficiency, Toyota redesigned the new RAV4 to make it as aerodynamic and stylish as possible. That's a great formula for sales but what about when the road turns rocky? In another fun and informative TFLcar off-road review we take the all-wheel-drive 2013 Toyota RAV4 into the Colorado Rocky Mountains to see if the new RAV4 is as capable off-road as it is on-road. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar )