LA Auto Show: 2013 Toyota RAV4 Debuts at 2012 LA Auto Show (Photos)

By on Dec 1, 2012 in Automobile, Events Comments
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The 2013-MY RAV4 by Toyota made its debut at a press conference for the 2012 LA Auto Show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

Toyota‘s fourth-generation RAV4 is reportedly coming out in three trim levels, the LE, XLE, and Limited models. The latest RAV4 features a four-cylinder engine and an interior that can accommodate five passengers.

2013 RAV4 LA Auto Show 2012
2013 Toyota RAV4
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Reports say that the 2013 RAV4 has a new single engine with a “2.5L four-cylinder that produces 176 hp at 6,000 rpm and 172 lb. ft. of torque.” Toyota reportedly discontinued using its V-6 engine on the RAV4. The 2013 model has a new six-speed transmission with Sequential Shift technology for fuel economy.

2013 Toyota RAV4 LA Auto Show 2012
2013 Toyota RAV4
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Below are some of the other features of Toyota’s 2013 RAV4.

  • Dynamic Torque Control with three driving modes, Lock Mode, Auto Mode, and Sport Mode
  • Rear liftgate door
  • One-touch power liftgate for select models
  • More aerodynamic design
  • High-strength steel
  • 17-inch steel wheels on the LE, 17-inch alloy wheels on the XLE, and 18-inch alloy wheels on the Limited.
  • Standard manual tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Steering wheels provide audio, Bluetooth hands-free system, and Multi-Information Display controls
  • Multimedia and connectivity that include a Display Audio with a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen with a backup camera and Bluetooth
  • GPS Navigation and Entune on select models
  • JBL “GreenEdge Premium Audio” system with 11 speakers and GPS Navigation and Entune.
  • Eight airbags
  • Toyota’s Star Safety System that integrates Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Brake Assist, an Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology
  • Privacy glass
  • Daytime running lights
  • Cruise control
  • Power side mirrors, power door locks, and power windows


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