2014 Toyota RAV4 has been redesign. Toyota has been launched a compact SUV namely 2014 Toyota RAV4 at Los Angeles Auto Show. The all design has been updated with a sleeker roofline, aggressive front and rear fenders, and bold taillights to give off a rugged look. The biggest exterior channge is the rear door, where it is now a traditional roof hinged tailgate. Often the biggest complaint of the RAV4, the outgoing model’s side hinged door is gone, along with the rear mounted spare tire.
The spare now sits in the traditional spot under the rear cargo area.2014 Toyota RAV4 now offer in three trim levels LE, XLE and Limited. On the inside, Toyota engineers were able to find more passenger space, allowing the cargo area to improve to 38.4 cu. ft. behind the rear seats. Folding down the 60/40 split seats increases things to a class leading 73.3 cu. ft. of storage space.
The new steering wheel now includes controls for audio, Bluetooth, as well as buttons for the Multi-Informational Display. All RAV4’s will come standard with a 6.1? LCD touchscreen and backup camera, with optional GPS, voice recognition, and 576 watt speaker system.
Performance 2014 Toyota RAV4
Every 2014 RAV4 is powered by 2.5 liter four cylinder that makes output at 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. They will be mated to a six speed automatic transmission with sequential shift. The AWD system has been recalibrated to offer a sportier drive, while suspension tweaks have been retuned for better handling characteristics. The AWD system delivers a rear bias under cornering to reduce understeer, while maintaining a front bias in normal driving to improve mileage. A new sport mode on the 6 speed automatic transmission improves shift speeds, while also rev-matching downshifts. On the AWD RAv4’s, sport mode also instantly adjusts front to rear bias (up to 50% rear) during cornering to improve overall traction and dynamics.
The new 2014 RAV4 will be release date in early 2013. No prices have been announced at press time