Toyota RAV4 2013 now in the UAE
The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has been launched in the UAE, at an event in Dubai. The fully-redone compact crossover is still based on the old platform, but everything from the exterior styling to the drivetrain is completely new.
The 2013 RAV-4 is powered by a Camry-derived 2.5-litre 4-cylinder, making 176 hp at 6000 rpm and 233 Nm of torque at 4100 rpm, mated to a 6-speed automatic and a choice of front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.
The 2WD model is offered in two trims. The basic EX model comes with 17-inch steel wheels, limited-slip differential, power windows, electric mirrors, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, 6-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with Bluetooth and USB/AUX ports, halogen headlights, two front airbags, under-floor spare tyre and an adjustable steering wheel with buttons, all for Dhs 89,900. The EXR model adds 17-inch alloys, front fog lamps, roof rails and basic rear parking sensors for a total of Dhs 95,900.
The 4WD models is offered in three trims. The GX comes with all of the above, plus automatic all-wheel-drive with 50:50 lock mode and “dynamic torque control”, for Dhs 109,900. The GXR adds smart keyless entry and start, auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone automatic a/c, leatherette steering wheel, nicer fabric upholstery, stability control with hill-start assist and hill-descent control, cruise control, different front bumper, and little LEDs in the halogen headlights as well as manual headlamp-levelling, for Dhs 114,900. The VXR further adds leather upholstery, cargo net, side and curtain airbags, touchscreen navigation with DVD and rear camera, power driver’s seat, rear-corner parking sensors and a sunroof, for Dhs 124,900.
Keep track of prices and updates in the Toyota RAV4 buyer guide.