Toyota RAV4 is an all-wheel drive five-seat crossover of D class. The car has debuted in 1994. Since 2006, the third generation of the car has been released. The first generation of Toyota was positioned by the company as a youth vehicle for outdoor activities. That is why the car is named RAV4 (Recreation Active Vehicle), where number "4" indicates a permanent four-wheel drive. The fourth generation of the popular crossover Toyota RAV4 has debuted at the auto show in Los Angeles in 2012. The novelty was slightly increased in length and width, it has a masculine aggressive look, a modern four-cylinder engine and intelligent four-wheel drive with Dynamic Torque Control system.
Length of Toyota RAV4 is 4569 mm, width - 1844 mm, height - 1661 mm and wheelbase - 2659 mm. In the production of a new body design the key elements were made of several types of high-strength steel. This helps to increase body stiffness and to reduce a weight of other elements. Suspension McPherson is used in front, and an independent with double wishbone and modified springs and dampers in rear. The vehicle is fitted with disc brakes and 17-18 wheels, depending on the choices of finish.
Exterior was expressed with slanting lines of an aggressive form. The Japanese manufacturer has modified the grille, which has become raised up and decorated with a chrome strip. The front headlights also have a bit unusual look.
The novelty has 4-cylinder engine with volume of 2.5 liters and capacity of 176 hp (a measure of torque at 233 Nm). 6-speed automatic transmission works in tandem with the engine. A model with front-wheel drive is more economical in terms of fuel consumption: 9.8 liters per 100km in the city and 7.5 litres/100 km on a highway. All-wheel drive version of Toyota RAV4 2013 consumes 10.7 liters in the city and 8.1 liters per 100km. on a highway. The first hundred the car passes in 8.9 seconds.