2014 Toyota RAV4 – review, specs, price, changes, exterior, interior, redesign, engine
Toyota RAV4 has developed about whether. What began as a reduced hybrid SUV considering workers has turned into one of the more prominent family vehicles in the Toyota lineup.
The flow RAV4 has at last scoured away the last prompts of its previous SUV desire -a tailgate-mounted tire, yet its additionally turned into a more restricted offering, with just four-chamber power and without a third-line seat. It has a base price of 23, 550.00.
Taken in viewpoint, the 2014 Toyota RAV4 leaves space for the bigger Highlander, which had been pressed upscale by the last RAV4, and it brings its course back solidly to the smaller fragment. Anyhow a year ago’s update did bring some essential new changes, in the method for upgraded transmission, better well-being gimmicks, and redesigned security gear. The way things are, the RAV4 is the center ground pick for sober minded thinkers: it has more room than the energetic Ford Escape and street behavior that are simply somewhat more caution than those in the Honda CR-V.
Quite a long time ago simply several model years prior there were V-6 models of the RAV4 that were shockingly speedy; however the current RAV4 surrenders those shots of a transcendent update for a superior ride and more car-like taking care of. There’s just a 176-pull four-chamber under the hood now, yet the six-pace programmed with game movement mode spares it. Consider the 0-60 mph time of under nine seconds, and the RAV4 isn’t snappy, yet its speedy enough for most family needs. The new RAV4 is responsive, in spite of the fact that never energetic in the same path as a Ford Escape or Subaru Forester XT. Yet in the meantime, the RAV4 rides lower, with decently weighted electric force guiding and a decent feeling of focus.
The Rav4 didn’t get to be altogether bigger with a year ago’s update, yet more astute bundling made it more traveler neighborly. Base variants accompany a less expensive upholstery and seats that are less steady, while XLE renditions incorporate all the more solidly reinforced seats and more pleasant fabrics that we wish were standard in all cases. The engineered calfskin upholstery in Limited models looks extraordinary from a couple of feet away, yet up close it looks gleaming and shabby. Seating space in the Rav4 is about comparable to the CR-V. The back seat is less steady than grown-ups will expect, and its flip/fold system is one stage bashful on smoothness, in spite of the fact that payload space is superb. Constrained variants get a force tailgate.
Security evaluations are choice generally, yet the RAV4 has one reprehensible imperfection: a “Poor” rating in the new IIHS little cover frontal test. Overall, the Rav4 ups its security risk with eight standard airbags, including knee airbags. Bluetooth is additionally standard in all cases; a rearview cam is likewise included, while Limited models incorporate blind side screens with cross-activity alarms.
LE, XLE, and Limited models of the 2014 Toyota Rav4 are advertised. At the base level, the RAV4 LE accompanies force bolts, windows, and mirrors; aerating and cooling; voyage control; tilt/extendable directing; guiding wheel sound and telephone controls; and an AM/FM/CD player controlled, through a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen. We have a tendency to believe that the base RAV4 LE or mid-range XLE models are the best arrangement. The XLE includes double zone programmed atmosphere control; a sunroof; and haze lights, to which the Limited includes a cowhide wrapped guiding wheel. Constrained incorporate a force driver seat and those 18-inch wheels.
Sound frameworks are essential in the Rav4. For 2014, there are four separate levels of Entune touch-screen sound, with the main two levels consolidating the App Suite, Bing for hunt; iheartradio and Pandora for sound streaming; Movietickets.com, Opentable®, and Yelp for going out; and constant activity, climate and fuel costs.