At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Japanese automaker Toyota unveiled its new 2014 RAV4 compact SUV, which will hit dealerships early next year.
“With a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, new six-speed transmission, two-row seating for five, and a host of available in-cabin technologies, RAV4 offers a nuanced balance of performance and all-around capability, including class-leading cargo capacity, striking design, class-leading eight standard airbags, and a compelling array of standard features,” Toyota said in a statement.
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 will be available in three well-equipped grades: LE, XLE and Limited – all will be powered by a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine making 176-hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. They will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Shift.
Fuel-economy wise, the 2014 RAV4 FWD gets an EPA-estimated 24/31 mpg (city/highway) while the AWD model gets 22/29 mpg. There is a new Eco mode that begs you to be more efficient.
– By: Omar Rana