2012 Toyota RAV4- A Review

March 06, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Toyota has always been the market leader in auto industry and its automobiles are driven all over the world with great pleasure and passion. The new 2012 Toyota RAV4 is the latest crossover SUV with the luxurious outlook look and powerful drive. This compact SUV made its first debut in Japan and Europe in 1994.

However, the new 2012 Toyota RAV4 has a brawny exterior with a roomy and comfortable interior. The safety features are most advanced and technology features are at its best. The engine is robust and roaring output is achieved. Let’s have a look what the new RAV4 has got.

Standard Models

The new Toyota RAV4 comes in 3 distinct standard models.

  • RAV4
  • Sport
  • Limited

Spectacular Exterior

RAV4 exhibits a spectacular exterior with a sturdy look. The 10.4 inch- wheel base with windshield and door glass not only enhances the look but also improves the aerodynamics. The headlamps, tail lamps, and a large grille add to the exterior. The Sport model however, features 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, smoked headlamp trim, sport-tuned suspension, and dark charcoal fabric seats that makes it unique from other models.

The Limited Grade with a large front grille, chrome accents, color-keyed power heated outside mirrors is sure to catch your eyes. The 17-inch aluminum six-spoke alloy wheels are integrated beautifully on the sides of the SUV.

Exceptional Interior

The interior of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 is made exceptional by adding a metallic silver finish. The seats are comfortable and the cabin is roomy. The 60/40-split second row seat gives more comfort and convenience. The rear seats fold down to create a cargo space of 73-cubic foot. You can easily place your stuff as this SUV has a dual glovebox, front door compartments, front seatback pockets and a rear door storage pocket.

Fuel Efficiency

RAV4 not only gives outstanding performance but is also fuel efficient. The two engine choices are available i-e the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 179 horsepower with an estimated EPA rating of 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on highway on FWD models and 21 mpg in city and 27 mpg on highway on 4WD models. While 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 269 horsepower and gives an efficient mileage of 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on highway. The Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and The Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) not only give control to the car but also enhance fuel efficiency.

High-Tech Safety

The new Toyota features the most high-tech safety features that protects your family and keep you safe during accidental situations. The Star Safety system has been introduced to enhance the safety. The standard safety features include

  • Driver and passenger advanced front airbags
  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Brake System
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Smart Stop Technology

Innovative Technology

Innovative technological features are added to the new SUV. They include

  • A tilt steering wheel with audio and hands-free telephone controls
  • AM/FM CD stereo with MP3/WMA playback capability
  • Hands-free phone capability
  • Phone book access
  • Music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Six speakers
  • USB port with iPod connectivity
  • Smart Key system

So, get your 2012 Toyota RAV4 now and cruise with style.

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