Loading・・・
 

RAV4

NEW GENERATION

SCROLL

4TH-GENERATION,
DEBUT

The 2013 RAV4 is a new generation rewriting the rules of style, embodying sophistication and strength - a dynamism that adapts to the changing pace of life.

I Make U Feel Good / Cushty feat. Hazel Jayne Sim Written & Produced by Nick Cohen

720°

360°? No! 720°!!
Explore the dynamic 3 worlds of the RAV4 in action.You can spin the vehicle to experience the "On-Road", "Off-Road", and "Mechanical" scenes.
Click on the "Explore the 3D world" below to start a colorful journey you have never seen!

DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT MOVIE
Feel the redefined and rebuilt concept as “Strong Athlete” ― powerful, energetic, and reliable vehicle.

MOVIE GALLERY

  • SELLING POINT DIGEST
    Check out the 8 reasons why the new RAV4 adds value to your life.
  • DESIGN

    02:52

    DESIGN
    Bold, stylish design and a uniquely commanding presence distinguish RAV4 from any SUV you have ever seen.
  • COLORS

    01:48

    COLORS
    See the brilliant 9 exterior colors for you to pick from.
  • FUN TO DRIVE

    01:17

    FUN TO DRIVE
    The synergy of the 4 driving factors offers you the new dimension of driving pleasure.
  • DRIVING PERFORMANCE
    With the new "Sport Mode", the new RAV4 defines a whole new experience of on-road driving.
  • DRIVING POSITION & SEAT
    With the carefully redesigned cabin space, RAV4 provides you a redefined comfort and ease of driving.
  • PACKAGE

    02:17

    PACKAGE
    Greatly enhanced visibility from driver's seat and generous seating space for all passengers onboard allow travelling in safety and comfort.
  • NOISE & VIBRATION
    Discover how the new RAV4 reduce wind and road noise for clear conversation while driving.
  • POWER BACK DOOR
    Opens and closes automatically. Check out how RAV4 helps you load a lot luggage in the cargo space.
  • BLIND SPOT MONITOR
    RAV4 has eyes for you to monitor what's coming in your blind spots and intelligently alerts you.
  • REAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT
    RAV4 has eyes for you to monitor what's coming in your blind spots and intelligently alerts you.
  • LANE DEPARTURE ALERT
    See how RAV4 can prevent accidental deviation from the driving lane.
  • AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM
    The new RAV4 so caring it automatically changes high beam to low beam when other vehicle is approaching.
 
 

HISTORY

1994-2000
1st Generation

The 1st generation RAV4 became a bestseller as the world's first crossover SUV―a car that could be enjoyed on the road or off it.

NEXT

INDIVIDUALISTIC
EXTERIOR

An active yet stylish form, comprising daring curves for individualistic exterior styling that incorporates an oversized protective side molding.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

URBAN 4WD

Using the catchphrase "urban 4WD," we created an active yet stylish form that would characterize the car as a new type of SUV, designed to look at home in the mountains, at the seaside, or moving through an urban cityscape.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

FAST-PACED
LIFESTYLE

Moving briskly through the cityscape. Always on the run and enjoying every minute of it. The RAV4 is flexible enough to match the fast-paced lifestyle led by young urban professionals and other active people.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

CLOSE

CHARACTERISTICS

  • An active yet stylish form, comprising daring curves for individualistic exterior styling that incorporates an oversized protective side molding.
  • Stylish and fun-filled interior styling, formed with easy-to-care-for and distinctive molded materials.
  • Enjoyable to drive, whether on the road or off it, thanks to a completely-new approach to design of the car's structure and dynamic performance that transcends the conventional concept of 4WD vehicles.
  • Seating arrangements and cargo space especially designed to accommodate the needs of outdoor activities.
  • Each grade is designed with two different types of user in mind: The first is young urban professionals or women considering an entry-level SUV. The second is outdoor-oriented families, irrespective of age.

Note: This article was created using material originally released in 1994 as RAV4 L/rav4/ J press information.


CLOSE

DESIGN

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The front fascia of the RAV4 features simple yet powerful styling, with the front grille integrated into the hood and framed by dual-lamp headlight units with built-in clearance lamps.
The front bumper curvature follows the body line to provide ease of handling. The windshield and front pillars form an integrated whole with a compact and rounded geometry that forms a distinctive front end with a wide and low stance.
Extending along the sides from the front fender are the sculpted doors, which meld into the flared rear fender, creating a sideline that is an expression of joyful activity.
The unified design of the rear end features bumpers and a rear door garnish with built-in reflectors as well as a simple yet refined integrated construction for the back door handle and rear combination lamps, and a rear window mounted on top of the window frame, thereby emphasizing the width of the rear view.



North America specifications

INTERIOR DESIGN

Using the catchphrase "fun and function," the entire cabin has a distinctive form throughout that offers fun-filled functionality in a comfortable cabin space whether on the road or off it.
Moreover, a light-gray interior color scheme with matching colors and patterns presents a casual seat design for a pleasant interior ambiance with a sporty, urban feeling.


North America specifications

CLOSE

PERFORMANCE

ENGINE

The 2.0-liter 3S-FE engine with Hi-Mecha twin camshaft produces 133hp(99kw) @ 6,000 rpm and torque of 134lbf.ft. (181Nm) @ 4,400 rpm, making it an excellent engine for vehicles that are ordinarily driven at low- and medium-speeds.
Noted for both good drivability thanks to its torque delivery and excellent response thanks to the twin camshaft, this engine has the power either to cruise city streets or charge over rugged off-road terrain with equal ease.


The 2.0-ligine withter 3S-FE en Hi-Mecha twin camshaft

FOUR-WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION AND NEW TIRES

For consistent handling and driving performance, both on the road and off it, a newly-developed independent suspension has been used for all four wheels.
Whether on well-maintained public roads or rough trails off the beaten path, this suspension affords consistent handling and driving performance as well as enjoyable ride comfort.


MacPherson strut front suspension

FULLTIME 4WD

We used a fulltime 4WD for both the automatic- and manual-transmission versions of the RAV4 to ensure dynamic performance both on and off the road.
The limited-slip differential for the manual transmission has a center differential with mechanical lock to ensure greater traction when needed on slippery road and other similar situations.
Automatic transmission vehicles feature an EC-HIMATIC (Electronic Controlled Hydraulic Multiplate Active Traction Intelligent Control) that provides precise differential limiting even as it guides maximum power output according to driving conditions.

2000-2006
2nd Generation

The 2nd generation RAV4 was a refined SUV for urban lifestyles that established itself as one of Toyota's global vehicles.

PREVNEXT

ADVANCED

A stylish and rugged design yet compact and advanced enough to be suitable for even formal occasions.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

STYLISH & RUGGED

That is how we describe this compact yet powerful and sporty form with styling that is advanced enough not to be out of place in formal situations.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

2WD &
4WD VARIATIONS

4WD variations, in addition to good fuel economy and low emissions, now have a newly-developed 2.0-liter engine that provides excellent dynamic performance. 2WD variations are equipped with a high-efficiency 1.8-liter engine.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

CLOSE

CHARACTERISTICS

  • A stylish and rugged design yet compact and advanced enough to be suitable for even formal occasions.
  • Elegant yet sporty interior styling that conveys the enjoyment of riding in an SUV.
  • Minimal increase in exterior dimensions, yet a spacious and comfortable interior cabin. Also, plentiful cargo suitable for both fun-filled recreation activities or everyday chores.
  • From the initial stages of development, special care was taken to create a combination of attractive styling and lightweight construction, that achieves the best NV performance in its class.
  • Special attention to detail throughout and application of the latest techniques in the design of a suspension system that affords consistent handling and driving performance as well as enhanced ride comfort.
  • No increase in minimum turning radius despite a longer wheelbase for both the three-door and five-door variations.
  • Power enough for brisk and enjoyable dynamic performance yet both low emissions and high fuel economy. Not to mention all the off-road power and reliable braking you could ask for.

Note: This article was created using material originally released in 2000 as RAV4 L/rav4/ J press information.


CLOSE

DESIGN

EXTERIOR DESIGN

A fusion of curved and linear elements, this wide and low form includes a short overhang and oversized tires in the expression of an advanced yet emotional sportiness.
The five-door offers quality above and beyond its class, while the vibrant form of the three-door emphasizes its mass.
The sturdy front fascia, the multi-reflector headlamp units that transition smoothly from the upper to the sides, and the bumper with built-in fog lamps combine to form a front view that announces its presence in no uncertain terms.
The side view presents a contrast of volume with sharply defined surfaces and powerfully-formed fenders that emphasize dynamic sportiness.


North America specifications


North America specifications

INTERIOR DESIGN

This advanced yet sporty interior styling features high quality craftsmanship and clearly identifies each functional by both material and form, thereby providing both the convenience and enjoyment you expect from an SUV.


North America specifications

CLOSE

PERFORMANCE

ENGINE

4WD variations, in addition to good fuel economy and low emissions, now have a newly-developed 2.0-liter engine that provides excellent dynamic performance. 2WD variations are equipped with a high-efficiency 1.8-liter engine.


1AZ- FSF

SUSPENSION

Maintaining the four-wheel independent suspension of the 1st generation, the front suspension is a MacPherson strut with L-shaped lower arm and the rear suspension is a double-wishbone with trailing arm. Also, fine tuning of these components has enhanced ride comfort, handling, and driving performance compared with the 1st generation.


MacPherson strut front suspension

FULLTIME 4WD

The transmission, front differential, center differential, and transfer unit have been incorporated into a newly designed and lightweight transaxle assembly.

2006-2012
3rd Generation

Fully Remodeled and Aiming for the World's Top Small SUV.

PREVNEXT

NEWLY DEVELOPED
PLATFORM

A newly developed platform and newly design body, suspension and brake system in order to produce a satisfying ride under all conditions.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

INTEGRATED
CONSTRUCTION

Both the exterior and interior feature modern and rugged styling that achieves a high-quality, individualistic design thanks to integrated construction.

FIND OUT MORE

PREVNEXT

NEWLY DESIGNED
PERFORMANCE

Basic vehicle performance in terms of driving, cornering and stopping was newly designed from the ground up.

FIND OUT MORE

PREV<NEXT

CLOSE

CHARACTERISTICS

  • A newly developed platform and newly design body, suspension and brake system in order to produce a satisfying ride under all conditions.
  • Achieves stress-free acceleration across all engine speed ranges by combining an engine increased to 2.4-liter displacement (Japanese model) and a CVT with 7-speed sequential mode.
  • Aggressively adopts new technologies to increase handling and stability, including an integrated control system for electronically-controlled 4WD, VSC, and EPS.
  • A rugged modern exterior design combining rugged strength and the latest designs.
  • A highly functional and sporty, yet refined interior.
  • Achieves superior utility rivaling minivans with varied seat arrangements and cargo space while increasing body size to greatly improve cabin comfort.
  • Equipped with lavish equipment for an SUV in this class, such as Optitron instrumentation for all models and automatic AC with left and right independent temperature controls.
  • High safety, including pedestrian protection.

Note: This article was created using material originally released in 2000 as RAV4 L/rav4/ J press information.


CLOSE

DESIGN

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The sophisticated and dynamic exterior styling accentuates the brisk, fun-filled driving performance and the rugged strength that make the RAV4 a modern and rugged vehicle.

The RAV4 exterior features a wedged undercarriage and an arching cabin silhouette which integrates a dynamic overhanging wheel arch area into the body to achieve a lighter, modern feel. This gives the RAV4 its strong, yet refined ruggedness.

A stouter stance, emphasizing the larger wheel diameter, and a leaner form, accentuating the sharper features, highlight the strength and quality of the RAV4's exterior.

The vehicle front uses the large trapezoidal grille characteristic of Toyota SUVs.

For the headlamps, we used an unorthodox four-lamp design, integrating the clearance lamps and turn signals into the same lens. This sharp design adds further sharpness to the intrepid front fascia.


North America specifications


North America specifications

INTERIOR DESIGN

Diverse utility, open space and a stout, sporty feel are all required elements for any SUV. The RAV4 features both premium design and its own characteristic flair.


North America specifications

CLOSE

PERFORMANCE

ENGINE

Basic vehicle performance in terms of driving, cornering and stopping was newly designed from the ground up.


2AZ-FE

FULLTIME 4WD

1st generation manual models of the RAV4 had fulltime 4WD with a mechanical locking differential, while automatic models had electronically controlled HIMATIC(Hydraulic Multiplate Active Traction Intelligent Control) fulltime 4WD. For the 2nd generation, fulltime 4WD was given a bevel gear and viscous coupling LSD. In its 3rd generation, the RAV4 adopted a new Active Torque Control 4WD System with S-VSC (Steering-assisted Vehicle Stability Control).