For 2013 Toyota decided it was time to make some changes for the fourth generation RAV4. Although losing some traditional styling, the world's original crossover sport utility vehicle will still offer the premium performance it is known for. To explore the new style of the 2013 RAV4 simply call one of the leading Toyota dealers serving Wilkes Barre, Toyota of Scranton, at 570-489-7584.
With three trims to choose from including the LE, XLE, and Limited, shoppers can outfit the 2013 RAV4 any way they choose especially with premium upgrades. LE trims are equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, and the XLE trades the steel for 17-inch alloy wheels. The Limited is enhanced with machine-finished 18-inch alloy wheels.
One of the most major changes to the 2014 RAV4 is the conversion of the staple side-hinged rear door to a convenient roof-hinged liftgate. The new liftgate features driver-selectable memory height settings and can be lifted with one-touch. For added convenience the spare tire is now stored under the cargo floor to save space.
Two Driving Modes and a New Transmission Deliver Peak Performance
Toyota RAV4 shoppers from Wilkes Barre love this vehicle because of its perfect balance of versatility and simplicity. Only one engine powers the 2013 RAV4, but it has a great deal to offer. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 176-hp and 172 lbs-ft. of torque, but by changing the previous-generation's four-speed automatic to a six-speed transmission, drivers experience peak performance all around.
With this sole engine drivers get two great options. A new Eco mode has been incorporated so drivers can keep environmentally conscious and be as fuel-efficient as possible. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 now receives EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings of 24-mpg city and 31-mpg highway for front-wheel-drive models, and 22/29-mpg for all-wheel-drive models.
When that extra kick is needed drivers can choose the Sport mode. This mode results in sharper shift timing, throttle response, and steering response. This new six-speed transmission will excite you in "S" mode when you downshift as the engine revs rise with a clearly audible "blip," adding to the driving experience.
Interior and Exterior Amenities for Safe and Stylish DrivingToyota designed a seamless transition from the exterior to the interior of the 2013 RAV4. Drivers will notice the halogen headlights are extremely crisp and clear, and the Clear Blue illuminated dash panel and gauges provide the same crisp visibility inside.
Each trim has amazing standard features from our Toyota dealership serving Wilkes Barre. All models feature a tilt/telescope steering column with the LE and XLE featuring a urethane steering wheel and the Limited sporting a leather-wrapping. Drivers will never have to take their hands off these fine materials as they feature controls for audio, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio, and the Multi-Information Display (MID). Each model also features privacy glass, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), cruise control, power side mirrors, power door locks, and power windows.
For comfort and convenience the RAV4 XLE and Limited trims feature dual-zone automatic climate control, integrated fog lights, power moonroof with sliding sunshade, and heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators. Front seat passengers experience extended comfort with seat bottom and seat back heaters in two temperature settings for the Limited trim.
As a utility vehicle the 2013 RAV4 is perfect long rides, and features the Display Audio featuring a 6.1-in. touchscreen, AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth® connectivity, USB and AUX mini-jack, and six speakers make those rides even better. Drivers can stay informed on distance to empty, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, selected gear transmission, and warnings including low fuel, battery, TPMS, and more.
Entertainment is enhanced with Toyota's revolutionary Entune? 2.0 with Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable.com, and Pandora. A JBL Premium Audio with eleven GreenEdge speakers, including a subwoofer, and an eight-channel, 576-Watt max power amplifier is available on the 2013 RAV4 Limited.
The already popular RAV4 just got even better for 2013. You can be assured these models will fly off the lot as quickly as they come in, so reserve a test-drive and tour today at your leading Toyota dealer serving Wilkes Barre, Toyota of Scranton, by calling 570-489-7584 today.
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