Toyota RAV4 truck-SUV

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Toyota Rav4

and RAV4-EV

Toyota began selling the in May 1994 (in Japan only), nearly doubled initial with 8,000 orders in the month. The Toyota RAV4introduction to the U.S. market in fueled an industry-wide rush to car-based sport utility (SUVs) smaller, sportier, and off-road-oriented than the unit-bodied, Cherokee.

The RAV4’s success was due to its convenient size and partly to its It used the second-generation Camry’s four-cylinder engine, and was sold in two and four door versions, a manual five-speed transmission and a stick; full-time all wheel was standard, with an optional center differential.

The package handle minor off-roading, but was as an on-road package, and came full passenger-car safety (including, from the start, airbags). The relatively compact passenger-car interior and safety, and design, coupled with the to go off-road if needed, created a new niche.

In 1997, new seat was used in the two-doors, a power was made optional in four-doors, a clock was added, and models power windows were bigger front speakers. In there were a variety of changes, including the grille and and, inside, dual a new steering wheel, audio seat fabric on four-doors, a odometer, and new door panels.

In a convertible version, the Soft was added to the lineup; the two-door Top had a front hard top combined a rear convertible soft with braces in the rocker and rear fenders to keep the together in the absence of a full The top, made in the US, was made of vinyl-coated polyester with a substrate and plastic windows. The top was and wrinkle resistant, and was designed to water away from the in rain.

The Soft Top proved to be successful than hoped, and made it to the 2000 model

Another 1999 model was the special edition, with a interior and color-keyed body mirrors, and door handles.

In the RAV-4 was redesigned (see the section) with many In 2003, a Sport Package was with additional amenities and appearance changes.

2004 saw a number of appearance including the back door front bumper, headlights and fog and tail lights, and spare cover. Perhaps more a 2.4 liter engine replaced the 2.0 Camry four; the new 2.4 liter produced 161 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of

Partly in response to feelings of the RAV4 was given standard stability control, including control, brake assist, brakes, and electronic brake-force as standard features. First and row side curtain airbags and side airbags were as options.

The RAV4 is made in the Plant in Toyota City.

The 2006 Toyota RAV-4: 0 to 60 in 7

The 2006 model brings a size, new styling, and, exciting for many people, the 3.5 liter V6 for stunning performance. The RAV4 has three different available in two and four wheel the grades are standard, Sport, and All are available with the five-speed and 3.5 V6, producing a stunning 269 horsepower and 246 of torque, for zero to sixty in seven seconds despite EPA gas ratings of 22 city, 29 highway for 4×4).

The V6 manages this dual variable valve and achieves peak horsepower at rpm and peak torque at 4,700

Toyota developed many improvements for the new V6, including the introduction of a new roller rocker concave cam that provides faster and later closing of the valves, is a key contributor to its significant power. In the dual-VVT-i system optimizes and exhaust valve timing to high-speed torque, ultimately fuel economy.

The standard is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine VVT-i equipped with a four-speed automatic. The engine 166 horsepower (an increase of five hp) 165 lbs.-ft of torque @ 4,000 making it one of the most powerful engines in the small SUV segment. Gas for the four-cylinder is 24 city, 29 highway for 4x4s) according to the EPA.

Both the V6 and four-cylinder engines are EPA as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II

The aerodynamic shape of the RAV4 its coefficient of drag from to 0.33, among the best in its and very good even by car this lowers wind and fuel use.

The RAV4 protect its occupants with a cabin using front and crumple zones and energy-absorbing on the roof and doors to help the severity of head, chest and injuries in the event of an accident. all Toyota SUVs, RAV4 standard with the Star System. The standard system vehicle stability control Traction Control (TRAC), brake system (ABS) Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist (BA).

The new adds to the Star Safety with the addition of all-new to VSC. This new system beyond conventional traction and controls that simply to challenging conditions; fast-reaction LED add to the system. VSC now interfaces with a new Power Steering system to help optimize steering for each situation.

The EPS uses a DC and gear reduction system into the steering gear this compact unit to fuel economy by eliminating the and by providing assist only called for by the driver. EPS also a more precise and timely of steering assist than engine-driven hydraulic systems. The of EPS allows the enhanced VSC system to anticipate vehicle lack of in virtually any direction and correspond to operation and vehicle behavior.

All equipped with a V6 engine and all models equipped with a seat come standard Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control HAC provides additional control for and off-road driving by helping to the vehicle stationary while on a steep incline or slippery

DAC is designed to augment the low-speed ability of low-range by helping to the vehicle to a target speed no intervention from the driver. shift logic is used on all transmissions to reduces the frequency of shifting.

Ride and handling are further with a new electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system with an controlled coupling that torque between the front and wheels, allowing the RAV4 to continuously from front-wheel-drive to mode, increasing vehicle and fuel economy. When in mode, torque distribution to the wheels is decreased during low cornering to avoid tight braking.

A manual locking disengages the auto mode, torque distribution to the rear When the vehicle speed 25 mph the Lock mode will reverting back to Auto The Lock mode also when the brakes are engaged, ABS and VSC.

4×2 models now an automatic limited slip as standard equipment.

The new RAV4 is with high-tensile steel, a lightweight yet rigid body for driving stability and responsive New engine hood seals, a hood insulator with air layer, and a cowl front reduce noise and vibration, wind noise has been by eliminating the outer molding the windshield and door glass.

an increased length of more 14 inches over the previous a new seating design features row seating for three and optional row seating, a first in the small SUV The larger dimensions create a cabin, increasing shoulder for all passengers, and additional head and legroom for second row passengers, for overall greater passenger The spare tire is mounted in a color-keyed shell, increasing space.

All three grades Sport, and Limited) include AM/FM CD with six speakers a mini-plug jack and MP3/WMA capability, remote keyless ten front and rear bottle/cup power windows and door larger foldable power privacy glass, three auxiliary power outlets, and a and telescopic steering wheel. also features the first application of lever-operated brake cruise control as standard

The front suspension is equipped McPherson struts, which been completely redesigned the lower arm, to the coil and shock absorbers. The rear a newly developed, trailing wishbone suspension. The rear absorbers are uniquely positioned allowing for a larger and lower cargo deck.

The new Sport grade adds R18 tires with 18-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, color-keyed door fender flares, fog lights, rails and cross bars, heated and foldable power mirrors, smoked headlamp unique dark charcoal seats, and color-keyed spare cover.

Folding seats in all positions and under-floor storage (on without the vestigial third-row provide surprising cargo Second row seats are 60/40 with fore and aft movement for adjustment, reclining seatbacks for comfort and an armrest with two The second row seats fold with the convenience of tilt-down located on the side of the seatbacks and area, allowing for an even and rear cargo area.

A one-touch lever, located in the area, also allows the seats (on two-row models) to flat. The optional 50/50 and stow third-row seat on and Limited grades allow for two passengers, and folds flat the rear deck for increased space. Durable fabric add to the interior comfort of the Base An upgraded seat fabric is standard on the Limited grade and seats are offered on the Limited

A drivers seat ratchet on non-Limited models allows for seat-height adjustment.

Storage is in with compartments on each of the doors, increased storage in the center console box, passenger storage on the front and passenger seatbacks, a back storage pocket, a sunken storage compartment with a double-flap lid, and a one-push upper storage compartment the glove box. Two hidden compartments are concealed under the cargo area floor by a foldable deck board on equipped with two-rows.

All grades get air-conditioning, AM/FM CD six speakers with a mini-plug and MP3/WMA playback capability, keyless entry, ten front and bottle/cup holders, power and door locks, larger power mirrors, three auxiliary power outlets, and a and telescopic steering wheel. also features the first application of lever-operated brake cruise control as standard

The Limited grade adds a level of refinement with features, inside and out, include P225/65 R17 tires 17-inch aluminum six-spoke wheels, color-keyed door fog lights, black roof and cross bars, color-keyed and foldable power side AM/FM six-disc in-dash CD with six speakers, a mini-plug and MP3/WMA playback capability, CFC-free dual zone climate control with air micro dust/pollen removal and information display, engine system, interior foot-well leather-wrapped steering wheel audio controls, leather-wrapped knob with metallic eight-way power driver plus lumbar, privacy cargo area tonneau with a multi-purpose cargo net and poles (models with only), hard shell spare tire cover, seat fabric, and a chrome

Toyota’s 36-month/36,000-mile basic limited warranty applies to all other than normal and maintenance items. Additional warranties cover the powertrain for 60 miles and corrosion perforation for 60 with no mileage limitation.

The RAV-4 redesign

The RAV4 was completely for the 2001 model with length, width, and wheelbase all increased by at least one The 2001 RAV4’s exterior has completely redesigned by Calty, design center in Newport Calif. for a more aerodynamic, appearance. The thick hood and combination lights with lamps express a definite of an SUV.

The arched roofline to a spoiler-shaped roof end that a side profile with an look. Rear combination wrap around the sides and a rear view that stability as well as more to surrounding traffic. Overfenders and fog lamps are optional equipment.

The RAV4 was powered by a new, 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine Variable Valve Timing Intelligence technology (VVT-i). The produces 148 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 142 of torque at 4,000 rpm, 21 more horsepower and 10 more pounds of torque over the generation. The engine weighs 40 pounds less than the engine.

RAV4 is available in front and full-time four-wheel A five-speed manual overdrive is standard equipment. A four-speed controlled automatic transmission also is available.

All transmissions have transmission an air-cooled system complements the manual and water-cooled systems the four-speed automatics.

The RAV4 on front independent MacPherson with L-shaped control and stabilizer bar. The rear features a double wishbone spring independent suspension trailing arms and low-pressure shock absorbers and stabilizer Softer spring rates, bushings, and longer suspension all improve overall ride Steering feel and response been heightened by RAV4’s and pinion power steering.

A of 98.0 inches contributes to a ride as well as an abundance of seat legroom.

The all-new has 10.7-inch front ventilated brakes with 9.0-inch drums. A four-wheel anti-lock system (ABS) with brake force distribution also is available. ABS with EBD the braking force of the rear in accordance with the load thereby assisting braking in different driving conditions.

features include three-point and emergency locking retractor on all passener seats (the only gets emergency front seat belts pretensioners and force-limiters, and, on power windows, auto with pinch protection on the side window. An immobilizer enhances the vehicle’s theft performance is available. Seat incorporates the Whiplash Injury (WIL) concept.

The interior of the RAV4 was more spacious, 42.4- and 32.6-inches of front and legroom, respectively. The redesigned cabin with 41.3 of front headroom allows for ingress and egress. There are seating configurations for comfort and There is ample room for passengers and increased cargo of 29.2 cubic feet.

The split bench rear have a slide, tumble, and removable feature for 68.3 feet of cargo space.

equipment includes four-wheel brakes, daytime running air conditioning, cruise control, windows, power door power moonroof, privacy roof rack, rear keyless entry, split alloy wheels and 5-spoke wheels with larger

Specifications: second generation

16-valve, DOHC with technology, all-aluminum engine

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