Purchase advice Toyota RAV 4
Toyota established the “compact SUV” class in 1994 with the first generation of the RAV4. RAV 4 stood for the English name: “Recreational Active Vehicle with four wheel drive”. What causes a knot in the tongue in English is supposed to express the desire for a leisure automobile. A car for everyday life, leisure, fun, sport and family.
Especially in its first generation, the RAV 4 was regarded as an extremely active automobile. Agile handling should still be a great talent of the current RAV4. In addition, the RAV 4 has also grown considerably and today offers a total length of 4.57 meters (+ 75 cm compared to the first generation of 1994) more space than ever before.
If you are interested in the compact SUV from Toyota, you should read this buying guide.
|Length Width Height||4.570 x 1.845 x 1.660 mm|
|Ground clearance:||187 mm|
|Aerodynamics:||cW: 0,323 / 0,314|
The engine selection
Toyota offers the RAV4 with two different diesel engines and one gasoline engine. In addition, restrictions in the choice of the combination of motor, gearbox and drive type must be taken into account. The two diesel engines are in-house developments by Toyota. In the future, Toyota will also offer diesel engines from its collaboration with BMW in its own models. The two diesel engines are each common rail turbodiesel with 16 valve technology and have a displacement of 2.0 liters and 124 hp and a displacement of 2.2 liters and 150 hp. Both diesel engines currently have the Euro 5 emissions standard.[one_half last = "no"]
|Power:||124 PS / 3.600 RPM|
|torque:||310 Nm / 1.600 - 2.400 rpm|
|Combined with:||6 gearbox manual front wheel drive|
|Power:||150 PS / 3.600 RPM|
|torque:||340 Nm / 2.000 - 2.800 rpm|
|Combined with:||6 gear manual or automatic. all wheel drive|
The petrol engine is a classic four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of two liters and 151 hp. In contrast to the small diesel, the gasoline engine is only available in the variant with dynamic all-wheel drive. However, the customer can choose between a manual six-speed gearbox and a multi-drive baptized continuously variable automatic.
|Power:||151 PS / 6.200 RPM|
|torque:||195 Nm / 4.000 rpm|
The consumption values according to the NEDC standard are useful for the sterile comparison of car A with car B. However, this does not say anything about the real consumption values. To get a little light on the dark chapter “Real Consumption”, I'll go to mine own consumption tests. Toyota was able to provide me with what is probably the most economical RAV4 for a test. The RAV4 with front-wheel drive, manual six-speed gearbox and the 2.0 D-4D diesel engine. The test drives showed the following values:[one_third last = "no"]
Everyday driver, without savings
6.6[/ one_third] [one_third last = "no"]
Eco expert with a green toe
5.1[/ one_third] [one_third last = "yes"]
Field service with full throttle desire
All figures in liters on 100 kilometers