2013 Toyota RAV4
We look at the 2013 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 hybrid
Toyota is looking to have a big year for 2013 as they are continually redesigning some of the big sellers such as the Corolla, Avalon, and the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota RAV4 has filled a niche for small introductory SUV crossovers that could deliver fuel efficiency as well as the ability to get around and inclement weather. Though not as popular as a Toyota Highlander will see the new redesigned Toyota RAV4 being less bulbous and cutesy and a little sleeker and attractive to more male drivers. We will see that efficiency will be a top priority as Toyota works to implement direct injection and higher compression ratios in their engines. We will also see that 2013 Toyota RAV4 hybrid will be utilizing Tesla’s latest battery design as well as Toyota’s latest hybrid designs therefore producing what should be some very impressive numbers for a smaller crossover SUV.
2013 Toyota RAV4 Competitors
As we look at competitors of the Toyota RAV4 2013 it seems apparent that the 2013 Ford Escape and Ford Escape hybrid are going to be Toyota’s biggest rival. With the redesigned 2013 Ford Escape you’re seeing Ford’s implement their Ecoboost engine designs as well as the latest hybrid technology making for a stiff competitor for the 2013 RAV4. Yet the other competitors for the 2013 RAV4 are very brisk as well. We will see many buyers being attracted to vehicles such as the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2013 Hyundai Tucson, 2013 Kia Sportage, 2013 Kia Sorento, 2013 Mazda CX5, and the 2013 Honda CRV.
2013 Toyota RAV4 Design Changes
As for the looks of the interior and exterior we see that Toyota will be borrowing styling cues from the Camry and Avalon. Though were not positive as to what the final product the US market is going to look like we do see from the spy photos there will share similar front fascia is other Toyotas. It does appear that the RAV4 will have 18 inch wheels standard for the higher end RAV4 Sport and RAV4 Limited. It also appears that the RAV4 sport will have more flat black accents such as on the front and rear fascia. It appears that the exterior rear spare carrier will get nixed for 2013 and will likely be placed outside and underneath the rear cargo area. The reason for this is more likely because of slow speed accident damage costs as well as rear visibility design issues.
2013 Toyota RAV4 EV
As for the fuel economy for the Toyota RAV4 2013 I expect no less than 30 miles per gallon for the base model engine and around 40 miles per gallon for the 2013 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. There has been some speculation about a 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV but it seems to be being produced as we speak in the Toyota Ontario Canada factory. This is also a vehicle the Toyota will be utilizing the Tesla batteries that appear to be very durable. We don’t know what the RAV4 EV MPGe rating is as of yet but I’m sure it will be similar to that of the Nissan Leaf. As we continue to uncover more information pertaining towards Toyota RAV4 2013 will be sure to post it up and keep you informed.