On the upholstery of all doors a profile of the boomerang is made, emphasizing the sportiness of the cabin. To give a sense of richness of finish, the frame of the upper and middle part of the middle console and the control panel of the heater are painted with metallic paint with the inclusion of thin elongated grains. The side nozzles of the heater are closed with a plate blind. Closed nozzles merge with the surface of the control panel, giving it a more neat appearance. The cup holder in the middle console is backlit.

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The second-generation RAV4, introduced for , stayed true to the original, but brought more power and refinement. After a significant freshening inside and out for , the RAV4 continues nearly unchanged for , with minor tweaks made only to the available Sport package, including a new metal mesh grille, silver sport pedals, and available fog-lamps.

The RAV4 remains a strong contender as it awaits a redesign for , complete with the first V-6 for the range. Exterior In the grand Toyota tradition, the RAV4 is smartly designed, with handsome, somewhat-rugged-looking bodywork that hints at some small amount of off-road capability which, for most RAV4s, means pulling into a grassy field.

In "L" guise, the RAV4 looks more upscale, with body-colored mirrors, door handles, bumpers, and side moldings that replace unpainted black and gray plastic on lesser RAV4s.

Sport-package buyers receive most of the body-color bits plus fender flares, a hood scoop, a stainless-steel roof rack, a metal mesh grille, and available fog-lamps. Non-package options include a black roof rack, rear spoiler, rear privacy glass, and inch alloy wheels. Sizewise, the RAV4 is among the smallest in its class. Its Despite this size deficit, though, efficient interior packaging makes the most of the external dimensions.

This great front legroom comes at a price, however, as rear legroom is significantly reduced when the front seats are pushed all the way back, making the rear fairly cramped for taller folks. The RAV4 can haul plenty of stuff, even with its pinched proportions. The cabin is nicely assembled, with best-in-class materials that are easy on the eyes and nice to the touch, particularly the attractive silver accents and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The rear seats slide, fold, tumble, and recline to accommodate ever-changing passenger and cargo needs. All RAV4s come equipped with a six-speaker CD stereo; power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; and air conditioning. Upgrades include a power moonroof, keyless entry, and a tonneau cover for the cargo compartment. Sport- and L-package buyers can opt for items such as an eight-speaker JBL sound system, heated seats, a Homelink transceiver, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Brake assist determines whether the driver is attempting urgent emergency braking and, if so, applies additional pedal pressure to engage the ABS until the driver releases the brake. Side and side-curtain airbags are optional.

All these features add up to make the RAV4 one of the safest vehicles in its class. These numbers compare well with those of the competition, though the Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V earned five stars for all seating positions in both tests.

The RAV4 was not tested for rollover safety. Powertrain The RAV4 is only available with one engine: a 2. It can be mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The optional autobox is smooth shifting, with quick downshifts.

The DOHC engine ably motivates the 3,pound 4x4 RAV4 and is more than sufficient to propel two-wheel-drive models, which weigh to pounds less. Some buyers may be surprised at the lack of an available V-6, but the smallish RAV4 weighs less than most of its competition. Its low center of gravity, carlike construction, and firm damping—which sufficiently suppresses body roll and allows for fairly aggressive cornering—combine to create an agile, sporty feeling.

That firmness and short wheelbase, however, means that the RAV4 can get a little choppy over rough pavement. Vagueness also describes the on-center feel of the slow steering. Once you begin turning the wheel, the steering system becomes more communicative. What it is, though, is reliable, easy to drive, predictable, and efficient. It will even provide a modest amount of towing ability, as the RAV4 is rated to pull up to 1, pounds—as much as a CR-V or four-cylinder Escape.


Toyota RAV4 Service Manual

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