Here you can find the detailed info about the 2014 Toyota RAV4, which is the best SUV for you if you want a passenger-friendly compact crossover still fresh from its model-year 2013 redesign. It continues to emphasize style, roominess, fuel-economy, and upscale cabin decor. Toyota abandoned the V6 engine option in favor of a more efficient four-cylinder for 2014 model.
New generation 2014 Toyota RAV4 crossover will receive a more aggressive exterior and at least visually the current model will be wider: the rear – by broad, horizontal lamps. It is not known exactly when the debut of the new items coming, but it is clear that no later than 2013.
Toyota RAV4 introduced as a compact (3.69 m) with a 3-door model, the first urban “terrain” is quite different from the traditional 4×4 vehicle. Born in the compact SUV segment. Today, there are about 20 different models in this segment.
Longer (+205 mm), wider (+30 mm) and lower (-25 mm) than its predecessor, Toyota’s compact and versatile SUV fourth generation is characterized by new silhouette that emphasizes versatility, roominess and enhanced driving dynamics. The all-new exterior is a combination of sophisticated and elegant elements of Toyota’s new design language and muscular image expected of vehicles with four-wheel drive. The new RAV4 will be available in nine exterior colors, including three new ones: gray-blue metallic, dark green and black metallic.
As a combination of spacious and comfortable cabin environment with cockpit-style driver, brand new interior relies on innate practicality and RAV-4, more spacious and more comfortable driving experience. Horizontal dashboard design emphasizes strength and reflects the breadth of the front of the vehicle. Also, the new RAV4 is now more focused on the driver. A clean, sophisticated elegance of the new cabin design is further emphasized by the high quality materials and soft panels on many of the parts that come into contact with passengers.
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 should again follow a simplified features strategy in which even the LE comes with a nice array of standard amenities and no model has a lengthy options list.
Every model will again come with USB-iPod and Bluetooth hands-free mobile-phone and music-streaming connectivity. Also included will be cruise control, a backup camera that displays on the dashboard screen, and a six-speaker CD audio system with satellite radio.
Expect standard equipment on the 2014 XLE and Limited models to again include a sunroof and dual-zone automatic climate control, plus front bucket seats with extra side bolstering. Toyota probably will continue to confine to the Limited’s standard-equipment list a power liftgate, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and keyless entry with pushbutton ignition.
Similarly, the Limited likely will again be the only RAV4 available with a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross-traffic alert. This system warns of unseen vehicles in adjacent lanes or approaching from the sides when backing from a parking space.
Toyota’s Display Audio with Navigation and Entune setup should again be an option exclusive to the XLE and Limited. This combines a voice-activated navigation system with Toyota’s Entune infotainment interface. Entune works with an onboard smartphone to access to a variety of mobile apps, including Pandora Internet radio, iHeartRadio, and the Bing search engine.
It is great that the automaker is offering navigation on a model other than the top-line version, as do many competitors. The only drawback is that the system itself employs the standard 6.1-inch dashboard display, it would be better if it has a screen with greater size and better resolution.
And it is likely that in the scheme will be an electric version with the prefix EV in the title.With two new powertrain, a 2.0-liter diesel for the Western European market and 2.5 liter petrol engines for the Russian market, as well as the 2.2 liter diesel engine available for the first time in Russia, a comprehensive new range of engines in the RAV-4 offers an unparalleled combination of superb driving performance and the lowest in the class CO2 emissions in all engine variants.
Western European engine lineup now consists of 2.0 liter petrol power 151 hp, the new 2.0-liter diesel power 124 hp 2.2-liter and a strong D-4D diesel engine with 150 hp. Each engine in this new range has reduced CO2 emissions by an average reduction of 12% for the entire range.Some things we can say about the exterior. We can see that the next generation will be a high cowl and V-shaped false radiator grille.
Prices for the 2014 Toyota RAV4 were not released at this time, but they shouldn’t stray far from 2013 levels. That suggests a base-price range of $24,500-$29,600.
Estimated starting price for the LE model is about $24,500 with front-wheel drive and at $25,900 with AWD. As before, LE factory options will likely be limited to roof cargo rails, at around $150, and a cargo-area tonneau, at about $90.
Base price for the XLE model is an estimated $25,500 with front-drive and $26,900 with AWD. Display Audio with Navigation and Entune, priced at around $1,030, probably will repeat as the XLE’s only factory option.
Estimated base price for the Limited model is about $28,300 with front-drive and $29,700 with AWD. Expect the Limited’s only options to again be the blind-spot and cross-traffic alert system, a good deal at around $500, the $1,030 navigation-Entune system at $1,030 — or around $1,660 combined with a JBL-premium-audio upgrade.