Rav4 embodies your ideals of a sport utility vehicle. It perfectly combines aggressive styling, versatility, great performance and a car's fuel-efficiency and maneuverability. It's the first in its class of small sport utilities that include Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape and the Subaru Forester. Rav4 stands for Recreational Active Vehicle, 4-wheek drive, although, the full time 4WD system is available only as an option. Nevertheless, the 2WD Toyota Rav4 still offers great driving performance. Both the 2WD and the 4WD models are powered by a 2.4 L DOHC 16-valve EFI 4-cylinder engine with VVT-i that generates 161 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque. When it starts to rev up, there's no doubt you're going to love driving this vehicle either on-road or off-road. Reinforcing the Rav4's adventurous look and impressive power source are its host of performance parts that include the electric fuel injection, four-wheel independent suspension, Limited Slip Differential and power ventilated front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
The Rav4 is simply captivating, with its fluid lines streaming along the linear body and disappearing into the sleek curves. Your mood will definitely be set for adventure with its sporty integrated fog lamps, striking aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps, spoiler-like roof, grip-type outside door handles, color-keyed hood scoop, rear spoiler and tough-looking 16" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires. Sporty feel continues inside from the time you slip into the fabric-trimmed multi-adjustable front seats till you maneuver the leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel. Other standard features offered are the heavy-duty rear window defogger with timer, multifunction center console, 3-in-1 AM/FM Casette/CD with 6 speakers, cruise control, dual sun visors with vanity mirrors and sliding extensions, overhead console with garage door opener storage, power windows and door locks and more. Rav4 also comes fully equipped with premium quality auto accessories that make your ride comfortable and convenient. The list includes all-weather mats, auto-dimming mirror, cargo mats and nets, carpet floor mats and first aid assistance kits.
As to the occupants' safety, Toyota equips the Rav4 with high quality safety components and accessories such as the Vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brake system with EBD and Brake Assist. Also standard are driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, side-impact door beams, child-protector rear door locks and child restraint system. Toyota Rav4 is also equipped with a pressure monitor system that alerts the driver when tire pressure is very low, thus, preventing wearing out of the tires. Also, it features front energy-absorbing crumple zone that is designed to compress or absorb energy from a collision. With these safety features and other optional safety equipments offered to the Rav4, you can be confident to drive your vehicle just anywhere adventure takes you.