Toyota gives the 2014 RAV4 a sleek upgrade. It wasn't the V6 engine being discarded in favour of fuel efficiency, enhanced acceleration or the sleek-yet-rugged aesthetics that are the most head-turning, but the rear door: instead of a safari-style side-swinging gate with a spare tire attached, the rear door has been replaced with liftgate that comes with an adjustable top height (and one-click button on the Limited model.)
Something to See, Something to Touch
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 strikes a strong, dynamic pose, with its ultra modern-sculpted fenders cutting a smooth line with a sleek roofline and silhouette that makes the vehicle look like a toned athlete ready for the ball. Fuel efficiency was at the top of Toyota's list and they've accomplished that with enhanced aerodynamics for maximum air management flow, while stabilizing fins on the outer mirrors and rear taillights cut down on turbulence. But practicality is also included with the RAV4, giving you a one-touch power rear liftgate with memory height settings, high-tensile steel for a strong, light and quiet ride and 17" five-spoke alloy wheels on the XLE models (18" multi-spoke wheels on the AWD Limited).
Tech lovers will find no shortage of gadgets inside, as the RAV4 seamlessly blends a high-quality audio system with a cockpit-style driver area complete with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and ECO drive monitor. But for drivers who set off on longer hauls, the 1,090L of cargo space (expandable to 2,080L when the rear seats are folded down), 60/40 split-fold second row seat and dual-zone automatic climate control (XLE and Limited models, which also feature a power moonroof) turn a cross-country trek into a trip around the block.
|2.5L four-cylinder, six-speed automatic DOHC||176||172|
|City||8.7 (32)||9.1 (31)||9.3 (30)|
|Highway||6.4 (44)||6.8 (42)||6.8 (42)|
- 2013 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick
- 2010 J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study 2010 Toyota RAV4
- 2012 Consumer Reports' Top Picks
- Canadian Black Book's 5th Annual Best Retained Value-top honours
Most noticeable is Toyota's STAR Safety System on all models, an all-encompassing body that includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)-quite the mouthful!
The 2014 RAV4 is so loaded with safety features, it would take a 10-foot long scroll of parchment to list them all, but the standards, like dual stage driver and passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS); multiple distributed airbags (passenger seat cushion, driver knee, front seat-mounted, roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain); anti-theft system and engine immobilizer; and technology package (Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert and automatic high beam headlamps-AWD Limited) are all there for the taking.
- Basic: 60,000 km (36 months)
- Powertrain: 100,000 (60 months)
- Hybrid-related components: 160,000 (96 months)
- Corrosion perforation: unlimited (60 months)
- Defect performance: 60,000 (36 months)
- Specified major emission components: 130,000 km (96 months)
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 has no shortage of suitors and imitators, counting the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape and Honda CRV among them. Also included in the mile-long list of competitors are the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda X-5, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester and the Suzuki Grand Vitara-proof positive that the RAV4 is the one other cars want to be!
2014 Toyota RAV4 for sale in Edmonton, Alberta
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is loaded with the best in safety. This IIHS Top Safety Pick comes with Lane Departure Alert, a Blind Spot Monitoring System, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Come to Gateway Toyota Scion and test drive the 2014 Toyota RAV4 today.
Gateway Toyota Scion is located at 2020 103A Street SW. in Edmonton, Alberta. Your local Edmonton Toyota dealer - Gateway Toyota Scion today and let us find you the perfect Toyota for your family!
Disclaimer: Price subject to change without notice. See dealer for details.