2013 Toyota RAV4 is soon to arrive in company showrooms across US with sales commencing from January 2013. Prices are revealed, starting from $23,300 (Rs 12.72 lakhs) for the LE FWD model while top end AWD will be priced at $28,410 exclusive of delivery, processing and handling which will be at $845 extra. This pricing equates to an increase of $650 over last year’s base model, though Toyota is offering a series of updates while the vehicle moves on from a four to six speed automatic transmission for the 2013 model lineup.
Toyota RAV4 will possess a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine offering 176 hp power and 172 lb/ft torque mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox. RAV4 with front wheel drive system will possess optimum fuel efficiency of 24 mpg (10.20 kmpl) within city limits while this will increase to 31 mpg (13.18 kmpl) on the highway. All wheel drive models will correspondingly offer 22 mpg in city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Being offered in three trim levels – LE, XLE and Limited, Toyota RAV4 will come with 6.1” touchscreen and USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Angled headlights and new front bumper along with chrome detailing is also seen while XLE and Limited trims will also get fog lights. 17” alloy wheels are standard while 18” wheels are fitted to the Limited trim. Optional on LE models and standard on XLE and Limited trims are roof rails which add to its sporty appeal.