SUVs have been on the road for many years, but in recent years there has been a significant increase in the popularity of crossovers. Many of the models purchased today represent the new generation of more or less well-known series of large and small manufacturers. Such is the case with the Toyota RAV4, which is one of the most popular cars.
Toyota RAV 4 - technical specifications
The RAV4 model from the Japanese manufacturer has been on the market since 1994 and constantly gathers crowds of ardent fans. For more than 25 years of presence in the market, 5 generations of this model have been created, the last of which saw the light less than 2 years ago. The first two generations contained 3 and 5-door variants, while all others were exclusively 5-door. This article will focus on the penultimate model, the Toyota RAV4 IV.
Produced from 2013-2019, the SUV has four main engines in its lineup:
Gasoline engine, 2.0 liter, 152 hp;
Hybrid engine (electric + gasoline), 2.5 L, 197 hp;
D-4D, 2.0 L, 124 hp diesel engine;
D-CAT, 2.2 L, 150 hp diesel engine (with 44 drive).
The fuel tank in this generation has a capacity of 60 liters, and the wheelbase is 2660 mm. The car remains quite compact in all its dimensions, as it is just over 4.5 meters long, 184 cm wide and 166 cm high. Depending on the position, the trunk can hold from 500 to 1,750 liters.
Inside, there are 5 seats for the driver and passengers to move around comfortably. The entire Toyota RAV 4 car looks very neat and elegant, and its modern line does not differ from the currently produced models. In addition, versions with automatic and manual transmission are available.
Toyota RAV4 - fuel consumption
The above engines have been designed to be as economical as possible, despite the size and weight of the Toyota RAV 4. These are quite powerful, versatile drives, which are highly appreciated by users for their reliability and low cost of operation.
In the case of the classic gasoline engine, the combustion range ranges from 9.3 liters in the city to 6 liters on the highway, which averages 7.3 liters. The hybrid unit, on the other hand, burns an average of 5.4 liters, despite its large capacity, regardless of where the operation takes place.
The diesel engines have very similar levels, for the 2.0 variant: 5.7 in the city, 4.4 on the highway with an average of 4.7 liters, while the 2.2 variant got a result of 6.7 in the city, 5.0 on the highway and a total average of 5.6 liters.
These diesel engines, unfortunately, are not without drawbacks. They have sensitive injection systems and a rather wear and tear clutch, which, if damaged, may require more expensive repairs. However, proper maintenance and operation can greatly extend uptime.
Malfunctions that occur
Do the Toyota RAV 4 experience malfunctions that interfere with its normal operation? The answer is no. Moreover, it is one of the best SUVs available on the market today. Although users complain about the clutch, and sometimes a leak in the hatch, these are isolated cases.
Reviews of owners of Toyota RAV4
On the part of drivers, the car is dominated by the vast majority of positive opinions. Users praise the car for its modernity, comfortable solutions, ease of operation and lack of flaws. The almost flawless Toyota RAV 4 gasoline models are especially recommended, offering an ideal ratio of quality and power to price.