Test Drive: 2013 Toyota Rav4 | Fox News

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Test Drive: 2013 Rav4

Following up on its successful trilogy, Toyota has introduced the part four.

The car that the cute ute craze enters its generation bigger than and featuring a bold new style combines sleek and sporty with a bit of the chunkiness of the automaker’s SUVs and the company’s signature mustache grille. The result is a that’s easily identifiable as a but fully in step with times.

The interior, in particular, has come a way from the monochromatic, economy style of the original. The very design wouldn’t have out of place in a Lexus a couple of ago. It has soft, stitched on a layered dashboard, lots of trim and available two-tone that’s quite an eye-popper in class.

Passenger space is all around, and the cargo hold is It’s the largest among CUVs and has a very low liftover perfect for those old with that are enough to remember the first Rav4 hit the scene in 1995. Step in through the is ground-hugging, too, and rear is on par with some full cars.

In keeping with the theme of the Rav4 is no longer available a six-cylinder engine, just a 178 hp four-cylinder that’s matched to a automatic transmission and either or all-wheel-drive. It delivers good economy for the class, up to 31 miles per for front-wheel-drive cars, but does slightly underpowered for what’s such a relatively large something that becomes noticeable on hills. It has a tow rating of pounds, but I’ll venture best reserved for pulling jet along flat littoral rather than snowmobiles up the

Regardless of where you go in it the ride is and cushy, if not all that sporty. In it’s got a downright boulevardier to it. If anyone doubts Toyota’s to its American audience, a spin the block in a Rav4 should do the No European-style handling inclinations

If that’s your thing, the from Honda and Mazda be happy to oblige.

Prices for the start at $24,125, with a Limited like my test car out at about thirty two grand equipped with high options like a blind warning system, rear traffic alert and Toyota’s infotainment system, which can incoming text messages and aloud.

Considering how large the Rav4 has over the years, it’s that Toyota hasn’t something smaller into the underneath it. It’s hard to until you happen across but the original really was tiny, the size of today’s Nissan or Kia Soul. No word if Toyota has along those lines in the but keep your eye on this yet increasingly popular space.

In the if you and your family have up with the Rav4, this one still fit just fine.

2013 Toyota Rav4 AWD

Base Price: $29,255

As $31,914

Type: 5-passenger, 5-door CUV

Engine: 2.5L

Power: 178 hp, 172 lb-ft torque

6-speed automatic

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