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2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV

2011 Toyota RAV4 Review

(3 Stars)  Big compact or small midsize?

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
With over 14 years on the road, the Toyota Rav4 has been through many changes and is currently growing. The Most recently released Rav4 is the longest model that has been offered to date measuring 181.9 inches. The Rav4 is a compact SUV that comes in 2 door or 4 door variations and used to even be offered as a convertible, but this option is no longer available. The Rav4 has a very sleek style that uses the sharp edges and curves of the body to give a very attractive and modern body style. This is the most successful crossover SUV that Toyota has found so far.

The standard engine that comes on the Rav4 base model offers 179 horsepower, but this motor can be upgraded to an engine providing a much more powerful 269 horsepower. The Rav4 has 2 engine options, a four or six cylinder engine and also offers a n optional upgrade to an all wheel drive system. Three row seating is available in all trim levels including Base, Sport and Limited. All models of the Rav4 will function on regular and unleaded fuel.

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2011 RAV4 Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 21 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 382 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 179 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 172 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'11 Toyota SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Hill Decent Control
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
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Wheel Covers
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