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2013 Toyota RAV4

A Nicer View Than Ever Of Middle Of The Road When we had our first shot behind the wheel of the 2013 Toyota RAV4, the overall judgment from Managing Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski could be summed up in a sentence along the lines of, "Eh, not bad." The truth is that the compact crossover segment, now filled with not-so-compact offerings, is as cutthroat as any in the industry these days. When a heavyweight player like the RAV4 comes to market with a new generation, it is not at liberty to start from a clean sheet, lest it throw cold water on a vehicle that sells tens of thousands of unit... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.5L I4
Power:
176 HP / 172 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
$26,535
As-Tested Price:
$27,565
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    Los Angeles: 2013 Toyota RAV4 loses V6, gains technology and utility
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    Toyota, after a week of refusing to confirm or deny the validity of leaked RAV4 images, rolled out its all-new compact crossover under the lights of the LA Auto Show today. And, as is often the case in this industry, the real deal looks just like it did in those unconfirmed pictures. Yet there was more to learn than just confirming its new styling. As ...

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    Los Angeles: Another big batch of redesigned Toyota RAV4 photos leaks out
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    The floodgates have opened. A slew of new 2014 Toyota RAV4 photos have hit the web hot on the heels of yesterday's leaked shots. These new images give us a better idea of what the CUV will look like inside and out. While we're told full details will be released tomorrow, word has it the RAV4 will make use of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 178 ...

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    Report: 2014 Toyota RAV4 leaks out [UPDATE]
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    Toyota is ready to unveil the 2014 RAV4 at this year's LA Auto Show later this week, but it appears a few photos of the new crossover have already hit the web. The crew at CarStyleBlog.com has gotten its hands on a small batch of interior and exterior shots that seem to detail the new Honda CR-V fighter. The site also has a few images of a lightly ...

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    Video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 teased ahead of LA debut
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    We'll get our first glimpse of the all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the Los Angeles Auto Show in a couple of weeks (unless the new crossover falls victim to a case of internet leakage), and to keep our interest piqued, Toyota has released this brief teaser video for its new small CUV. There really isn't a whole lot to be seen in the video, save a few quick ...

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    Toyota sending RAV4 EV on Charge-to-Charge Tour of California
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    Anyone who's California Dreamin' about test-driving the battery-electric version of the Toyota RAV4 can now get their chance. The Japanese automaker is taking the EV on a tour of the Golden State with its Charge-to-Charge Tour, complete with a web series hosted by Treehugger founder Graham Hill. The tour started this past weekend in Richmond, just ...

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    Toyota shows off RAV4 EV's eco tricks with new videos
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    If a picture paints a thousand words, Toyota's hoping that a couple videos do a little better than that for its RAV4 Electric Vehicle. The Japanese automaker recently released a couple of videos touting the EV and its evolution through the company's partnership with Tesla Motors. The first five-plus-minute video features engineers discussing the benefits ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the 2013 Toyota RAV4?
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    This wrapped-up crossover appears to be the next Toyota RAV4. It was first found on a Toyota fan forum in Saudi Arabia, and was later picked up by the automotive gumshoes at CarScoop. All indications point to this being the next RAV4, but obviously nothing has been confirmed. From what we can tell by these photos, it has a front fascia similar to that ...

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    2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]
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    Tesla-Hearted Toyota Offers Real Sport And Utility The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is the most advanced Alpha prototype electric vehicle we've ever driven. Or maybe it's a poster child for the 21st Century automotive industry where all sorts of new things are being tried, like when old-school automakers and ambitious start-ups find common purpose in rushing an ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]
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    Tesla-Hearted Toyota Offers Real Sport And Utility The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is the most advanced Alpha prototype electric vehicle we've ever driven. Or maybe it's a poster child for the 21st Century automotive industry where all sorts of new things are being tried, like when old-school automakers and ambitious start-ups find common purpose in rushing an ...

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    Toyota recalling 778,000 RAV4, HS 250h units for loose suspension fasteners
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    Toyota has announced that it will recall a total of 778,000 units that may have been manufactured with improperly-tightened nuts on the rear suspension. The manufacturer says around 760,000 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 models and 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid units may have fasteners that were not torqued to the correct specification during alignment. If ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 778,000 RAV4, HS 250h units for loose suspension fasteners
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    Toyota has announced that it will recall a total of 778,000 units that may have been manufactured with improperly-tightened nuts on the rear suspension. The manufacturer says around 760,000 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 models and 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h units may have fasteners that were not torqued to the correct specification during alignment. If that's the ...

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    Spy Shots: Camry-inspired Toyota RAV4 prototype caught
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    Aside from its shiny new EV counterpart, there hasn't been much happening in the world of the Toyota RAV4. That's set to change, though, as these spy shots indicate that a refreshed model isn't too far down the pipeline. Just how refreshed will it be? Well, considering the fact that the RAV4's last major redesign took place six years ago, we hope that ...

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    Report: NHTSA expands Toyota fire probe to 1.4M cars and trucks
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has grown its investigation into certain Toyota models to cover a full 1.4 million cars and trucks. Reuters reports the government safety agency has upgraded the investigation to a full-blown engineering analysis, which may eventually lead to a recall. NHTSA has received a number of complaints concerning ...

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    Report: NHTSA opens safety investigations into Toyota, GM and Honda crossovers
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is evidently keeping itself very busy these days, as the federal agency has just announced it is launching or renewing investigations into Toyota, Honda and General Motors crossovers. 2006-2008 model year Toyota RAV4 crossovers are under review for allegations of rear tie-rod rust which can result in ...

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    EVS: Why Toyota set sales numbers for RAV4 EV at just 2,600
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    Last week, Toyota unveiled the all-new RAV4 EV and announced two important numbers: a $49,800 MSRP and a sales target of just 2,600 over the next three years. There's more to the story, though, as told to us by Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager of Toyota Division at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. The short version is that Toyota has taken ...

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    Official: Toyota RAV4 EV priced at $49,800
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    Announced almost two years ago, Toyota finally gave us some more details about the was the all-electric RAV4 EV will be sold to the general public during the 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles today. The important number? The MSRP for what Toyota calls a "fully equipped" RAV4 EV is $49,800 and will be available before the end of the ...

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    Toyota RAV4 EV priced at $49,800
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    Announced almost two years ago, Toyota finally gave us some more details about the was the all-electric RAV4 EV will be sold to the general public during the 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles today. The important number? The MSRP for what Toyota calls a "fully-equipped" RAV4 EV is $49,800 and will be available before the end of the ...

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    These electric vehicles aren't really, real; just California compliance EVs
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    California may be the Golden State, but when it comes to the upcoming debuts of a number of battery-electric vehicles, prospective buyers may want to associate the most populous U.S. state with the color red. As in herring. That's the conclusion of Green Car Reports in its evaluation of a number of EVs set to launch within the next year or two. With ...

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    Official: 'All new' Toyota RAV4 EV coming to EVS26 next week
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    There could not be a more bland teaser for the upcoming all-electric "all new" Toyota RAV4 EV than the one Toyota just released: silver sheetmetal with a badge that simply reads "Electric." To see the rest of the vehicle, we will have to wait until the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) gets started in Los Angeles next week. Luckily, we will be in LA with a ...

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    'All new' Toyota RAV4 EV coming to EVS26 next week
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    There could not be a more bland teaser for the upcoming all-electric "all new" Toyota RAV4 EV than the one Toyota just released: silver sheetmetal with a badge that simply reads "Electric." To see the rest of the vehicle, we will have to wait until the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) gets started in Los Angeles next week. Luckily, we will be in LA with a ...

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