Toyota RAV4 2.0 VVT-i
Toyota present the RAV4 XT5 2.0 VVT-i 5dr 4 X 4 with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Four Wheel Drive (4x4) running on Unleaded Petrol
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After the demise of my beloved Alfa 156, due to being shunted from the rear into a lorry in front, it was my wife’s turn to choose what car we had next (part of an agreement for me to get my motorbike) and when asked what she wanted she said what John down the road has. This transpired to be a 5 door Rav 4.So off we went to the local Toyota dealer and did the deal on a new 2004 XT3 model. A couple of weeks later the vehicle arrived and to be honest the first time I actually drove one of these when we took it away from the show room.
I am an Alfa fan so I was not expecting too much from this, you can not match the handling and styling of an Alfa. I was much surprised by the Rav 4 as it handles very well for a 4x4 semi off road vehicle and it has reasonable performance to go with it.
My wife loves the car especially the ride height as you can see over most things in front. Build quality is good although the paint finish is not brilliant in places. I am getting used to its handling characteristics and the wallow and understeer is a part of the ride that you get on with and accept.
Space in the car is fine with adjustable rear seats that can also recline if required, although this is a slight problem if you have three in the back as the seat reclines in two halves down the middle. Boot space is more than adequate and fits in all we need although it would be better if the rear door opened to 90 degrees.Would I buy one again yes as long as I have an Alfa as a second car.
Product Information : Toyota RAV4 2.0 VVT-i
Manufacturer's product descriptionToyota present the RAV4 XT5 2.0 VVT-i 5dr 4 X 4 with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Four Wheel Drive (4x4) running on Unleaded Petrol
Body Type: 4 X 4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Available Trims: XT2; XT3; XT4; XT5; XT-R, XT3; XT4; XT5
Range: Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV 4
Range + Engine Type: RAV4 2.0 VVT-i, RAV4 2.0 VVT-i Auto, RAV4 Granite 2.0 VVT-i, RAV4 2.0
Wheel Base (mm): 2490, 2280
Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 01-May, 31-Jul, 32.5, 32.1
Service Interval: 10000 miles
Avg Price: 24450, 18250, 17250, 18750, 21250, 23450, 19750, 22250
Release Date: 01-02-09
Transmission type: 4 Speed Automatic Gearbox, 5 Speed Manual; 4 Speed Automatic, 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto)
Height: 1705, 1685, 1715
Length: 4265, 3870, 4220
Weight: 1385, 1325
Insurance Group: 12, 11
Engine Size (cc): 1998
Towing Limit (kg): 1500
Boot Capacity (litres): 970, 690
Driven Wheels: Four Wheel Drive (4x4)
Torque: 142@4000 lb/ft
Fuel Capacity (litres): 57
Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles
Maximum Speed (mph): 109, 115
Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 10.8 seconds - (Auto), 10.6 seconds - (Man)
Number of Doors: 5, 3
Emissions Class: EU4
CO2 Emissions: 224 g/km - (Auto), 218 g/km - (Auto), 207 g/km - (Man) / 218 g/km - (Auto), 211 g/km - (Man) / 224 g/km - (Auto)
Country of Origin: Japan
Long Name: RAV 4 VVT-i 4WD, RAV 4 4WD, RAV 4 VVT-i 2WD
Listed on Ciao since: 19/01/2005