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2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited SUV

2013 Toyota RAV4 Review

(0 Stars)  The original compact crossover heads toward the middle.

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New For 2013
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is all new. The sole gasoline engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It makes similar power compared with the previous base RAV4 but gets better fuel economy, as it’s now paired to a six-speed automatic rather than a four-speed.
Overview
The RAV4 essentially created the mold for the modern compact crossover when it debuted in the late 1990s, but the all-new 2013 model clearly conforms to trends set by competitors. Specifically, the RAV4 no longer offers six-cylinder power, which has fallen out of fashion, and likewise loses its optional third-row seats. That’s something of a shame since those features made the RAV4 stand out in a crowded segment. On the other hand, the RAV4’s expressive new styling is far less likely to blend in. And the vehicle is still noticeably more spacious than many of its competitors, with cargo volume when the seats are folded that rivals some mid-size crossovers’. The sole gasoline engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It makes similar power compared with the previous base RAV4 but gets better fuel economy, as it’s now paired to a six-speed automatic rather than a four-speed. You’ll note that we specified “gas” engine; there is in fact another, altogether different, available powertrain: a 154-hp electric motor developed with Tesla. Available only in California, the RAV4 EV, which is actually based on the last-generation model, can travel more than 100 miles between charges and is rated at an mpg equivalent of 78/74 mpg.

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2013 RAV4 Limited Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line 4 DOHC with VVT-i variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 24 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 413 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 176 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 172 ft lb of torque @ 4,100 rpm

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'13 Toyota Limited 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 Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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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
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Heated Front Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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