Toyota released the official details and specifications of its 2014 RAV4 SUV for the American market. The 4th gen RAV4 has not changed much over the last year’s model, but it does get a bunch of new features that make it nicer to live with and also better value for money.
The highlight of the 2014 Toyota RAV4 is the addition of a new Entune Audio lineup including four levels, with the top two levels integrating the Entune App Suite. They come with a 6.1-in. touchscreen, AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod connectivity and control, USB 2.0, AUX mini-jack, and six speakers. What’s more, the screen is also connected to a rear-view camera.
Engine-wise, the 2014 Toyota RAV4 comes with a 2.5-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine coupled to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. It makes 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque, and has an EPA rating of 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with two-wheel-drive, while all-wheel-drive models do 22 city 29 highway.
The RAV4 does not look like a proper off-roader, but thanks to Toyota’s new Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive system, it is a fairly capable car. The system coordinates through a high-speed interactive management system with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems to enhance performance, handling and safety.
As for the equipment and features, the new RAV4 gets a new Technology Package option that includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert and Auto High Beam.