The 2007 RAV4 is even better. Front seat mounted side airbags and roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain airbags are now standard across the lineup for added occupant protection, while two new option packages give owners the chan
The 4-cylinder RAV4 Limited may now be equipped with a new ‘B' option package that includes leather seating surfa
The RAV4 Sport V6 may now be fitted with an optional power tilt-and-slide moonroof with sunshade.
The 2007 RAV4 is available with a choi
Starting in 2008, RAV4 will be built for
CHOICE OF ENGINES: POWER AND MORE POWER
RAV4 can be equipped with one of two lively powerplants to enhan
Both engines feature
Engine technology, coupled with a state-of-the-art
TWO SMART TRANSMISSIONS
For the RAV4,
Both are highly responsive transmissions that deliver top-level compact design, smooth shifting feel, and enhan
ACTIVE TORQUE CONTROL 4-WHEEL DRIVE
All RAV4s feature Toyota's Active Torque Control 4-wheel drive technology, which enhances stability and fuel efficiency by optimizing the distribution of drive force to the front and rear wheels in accordance with driving conditions, while delivering the benefits of full-time 4-wheel drive whenever it's needed.
The electronically-controlled coupling provides superior control over the distribution of power to the front and rear differentials, and enabling the RAV4 to switch continuously between front- and 4-wheel drive mode. When in Auto mode, torque distribution to the rear wheels is decreased during normal driving conditions and low speed tight cornering situations. A manual locking switch disengages the Auto mode to allow a maximum torque split of 55/45 between the front and rear wheels. The system reverts to Auto mode when vehicle speed reaches 40 km/h, or when the brakes are engaged.
RESPONSIVE, FUN TO DRIVE HANDLING
Designed for taut, controlled handling, the RAV4 features a custom-designed trailing-type double wishbone suspension in the rear, while the front suspension includes front MacPherson gas struts, coil springs and shock absorbers.
The steering gear ratio and electrical power steering control have been matched to the front suspension geometry for a comfortable steering feel. The steering wheel is mounted on a telescoping/tilting column, while a column-type electric power steering system delivers ex
All RAV4s feature
The V6-equipped RAV4s also come with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC).
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) automatically increases stability when the vehicle is starting on an incline. When the RAV4 is in any forward gear, HAC briefly applies the brakes to reduce the backward speed of the vehicle. This controls and slows backward roll long enough for the driver to switch from the brake pedal to the throttle. As soon as the throttle is depressed, HAC disengages and TRAC engages.
Downhill Assist Control (DAC) uses brake intervention to improve directional control while driving or reversing down a steep or slippery incline. With the transmission in lower gear, drivers engage DAC via a switch on the console. With no pedal input from the driver, DAC uses the brakes to control vehicle descent.
Standard tires are all-season P225/65R17 radials mounted on steel wheels for the base models, and on 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels for the Limited models. The Sport model is equipped with larger all-season P235/55R18 tires on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
For the outdoor adventurers, the 4-cylinder version has a towing capacity of 680 kg (1,500 lbs), while that of the V6 is 1,587 kg (3,500 lbs).
EQUIPPED FOR FUN AND FUNCTION
RAV4's versatility is enhan
The well-equipped RAV4 base model is equipped with a further range of amenities that includes:
AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system and audio auxiliary input Jack
power windows and door locks
dual glove box
front and rear cupholders
air conditioning with rear seat heater ducts
60/40 folding rear seat
tonneau cover and cargo net
tilt/telescopic steering wheel
dual power remote heated side mirrors
large capacity storage box under rear deck
The RAV4 Limited models include all the features in the base grade, but add a number of performan
audio system with in-dash 6-CD changer and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel
automatic climate control with dual zone control and pollen air filter
power driver's seat
leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
driver footwell lamps
colour-keyed door handles
and, on the V6 model, third row seating (replacing the tonneau cover and cargo net)
The new ‘B' option package for the RAV4 Limited adds leather seating surfa
The B package on the Limited V6 model does not include the third row seating, but adds a premium JBL audio system with 9 speakers, leather seat surfa
The RAV4 Sport V6 is equipped with 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, colour-keyed fender flares and unique black headlamp surround. A new power tilt-and-slide moonroof with sunshade is now available as an option.
SAFETY FEATURES COVER ALL THE BASES
All 2007 RAV4 models are now equipped with front seat-mounted side airbags and roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain airbags, in addition to dual-stage SRS driver and passenger airbags. Furthermore, the RAV4 is equipped with three-point lap and shoulder belts with adjustable shoulder belt anchors for all seating positions, and also features anchor points for child restraint seats.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is enhanced with Electric Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist technologies.
Up front, the RAV4s halogen headlamps feature an enlarged high-beam illumination area for improved night-time visibility, while fog lamps on Limited and Sport models provide additional light when it's needed most. A wiper de-i
RAV4 is equipped with
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