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I ordered that vehicle as my first important intensify from the bangers that I applied to drive. My last car was a Daihatsu Sportrak, a fantastic small petrol 4×4, built like a reservoir, especially excellent in summertime with the removable hard covers although certainly not suited to extended motorway driving. It had been this car that motivated me to find another 4×4 when it ultimately died.

I was looking for a related measured 4×4 that was much more comfortable on long journeys, it needed to be diesel to improve on energy costs in comparison to my past car.

After significantly looking, and taking a look at numerous different types such as the Suzuki Great Vitara, Honda HRV, Honda CRV, Landrover Freelander, and Daihatsu Terios, I stumbled upon the short wheel foundation (SWB) version of the Toyota Rav4 (there has since been a brand new design in that your small wheelbase variation is no more being made and the number has been provided an at all times facelift). The very first thing that stood out is so it seems far more elegant than the other 4×4’s in the same school, specially the diesel engined variation, which I chosen, with the bonnet scoop for the turbo intercooler.

As it happens that the diesel engine that comes in this product (2.0 D-4D) is truly quite efficient, I am presently returning 41.7 mpg normally which is certainly caused by city driving. Another good place about any of it motor is it’s low CO2 productivity (190g/km) that is 1 in a person’s eye for all those 4×4 haters available since it has lower emmissions than most vehicles, take note though that the increasing vehicle excise work prices means taxing the automobile can be very costly however you will reclaim that income with the savings on fuel.

The product I acquired NRG Steering Wheels was the 2 door NRG which included the recommended leather seats and 6 disc changer which is situated beneath the passenger seat. The leather chairs are extremely comfortable on extended trips, the experience feels strong yet doesn’t break your when encountering pot holes.

For a 4×4 the RAV corners remarkably properly with minimum roll. The RAV was rumoured to be the’4×4 GTi’and I can confirm these rumours, it brings really strongly through each equipment and can easily top 100mph. The RAV comes as a full-time 4 wheel get apart kind the NV design which will be 2 wheel drive. Personally I think that product is needless, who within their proper mind is going to purchase a 2 wheel travel 4×4?

The RAV is charged as a softroader meaning it’s car like operating characteristics but has the ability to cope with the sporadic down roading must you need it. The thought of softroaders came to exist because vehicle companies realised that folks get large 4x4s because they believe they are better, in addition they noticed that very few of those people really used their 4x4s down path, so softroaders maintained the large driving position and size of’correct’4x4s while simplifying the 4×4 working equipment and treatment the suspension to create them more suited to driving on the road. While it generally does not have the lower move box which is sold with the bigger 4×4’s, it will handle most of the down road circumstances that you’re likely to come across. The 4×4 factor actually has it’s possess under severe climate conditions, indicating it’ll handle better and thus be better, that along with digital brakeforce circulation (EBD) implies that you feel well informed driving this vehicle in bad weather than any normal 2 wheel drive car.

One distinctive feature about this D-4D motor may be the variable nozzle turbocharger, this allows the turbo to modify simply how much air is allowed to enter the turbo and hence creates an extra 5bhp over the old D-4D motor and provides a continuing torque of 250Nm between 1800rpm and 3000rpm.

Optimum power of 114bhp (85kW) does occur at 4000rpm. And undoubtedly it generates a satisfying turbo whine when you reach the turbo band!

Anything you may not get with the 2dr RAV4 is really a boot. With the rear chairs forced all the way right back (the 2 independent back seats change ahead and back and also incline) there’s virtually number workable start space whatsoever. This makes the SWB 2 door version of the RAV 4 unsuitable to individuals in excess of 2 until you are planning to utilize the RAV as an additional family car. For me it’s great as I rarely do have more than 2 people in the vehicle at any 1 time. If I actually do need any boot room for such a thing substantial it’s not a problem because the trunk 2 chairs flip forward and lock in to position, and if necessary can be fully eliminated with the easy drive of a lever.

With Toyota being truly a Western vehicle firm in addition you get the main benefit of excellent build quality and exceptional reliability. That can save you money in the long term and can outweigh the advanced you will purchase an automobile of this make. Toyota suggests that key solutions should really be done on the RAV 4 every 20,000 miles which entails that you need to see less of the seller or local storage that will be always a great sign.

Critical Characteristics

For sale in three and five-door bodystyles

Full-time four-wheel push (two-wheel drive NV variation not available with D-4D engine)

Latest technology, frequent track, 2.0-litre D-4D diesel

Exceptional energy economy, minimal sound, low emissions

Obtainable in four trim levelsl (NV, NRG, GX and VX)

Exemplary mixed energy consumption of 39.8 mpg

0-62mph in 12.1 seconds, optimum rate of 106mph

WIL (Whiplash Harm Lessening) top chairs, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and double entrance airbags normal on all qualities

MPV-style flexibility with back seats designed to slip, flip, crash and be eliminated

Air conditioning normal on all grades

Rural alarm and Thatcham Class One immobiliser equipped as normal

Roof rails common on all grades

Offered with three-year/ 60,000 mile warranty as standard

Available for sale in the UK from 1 September 2001

D-4D motor is just a £1000 premium around petrol types


ENGINE (2.0L D-4D)


Valve System Variable valve timing, 16 valve, DOHC, String Push

Bore x Swing (mm) 82.2 x 94.0

Displacement (cc) 1995

Retention rate 18.6:1

Max. Energy bhp/rpm (kW) 114 @ 4,000 (85)

Max. Torque (Nm/rpm) 250 @ 1,800-3,000


0-62mph 12.1 secs

Maximum rate 106mph


Metropolitan mpg 31.7

Extra-Urban mpg 46.3

Combined mpg 39.8

CO2 g/km 190


Kerb weight (kg) 1315-1425 1370-1485

Major vehicle weight (kg) 1785 1925

Towing capacity-u/braked (kg) 640 640

Towing capacity-braked (kg) 1500 1500


1st 3.833

2nd 2.045

third 1.333

4th 0.972

5th 0.731

Reverse 3.583


Overall size 3850 – NV3865 – NRG 4200 – NV4250 – GX4260 – VX

Over all size (mm) 17351785 (wide pack) 17351785 (wide pack)

Over all top – 4WD (mm) 1695 (215 tyre)1700 (235 tyre) 1705 (215 tyre)1710 (235 tyre)

Wheelbase (mm) 2280 2490

Min. turning radius (m) 5.0 5.3

Stand thickness – 4WD (mm) front 1505 (215 tyre)1525 (235 tyre)

Tread size – 4WD (mm) back 1495 (215 tyre)1520 (235 tyre)

Fuel Reservoir volume (L / gal) 57 / 12.5

Coefficient of Drag 0.35


Back seats in position 150 410

Back seats folded 230 520

Rear seats removed 690 970


Front MacPherson Struts with L-shaped arms

Rear Dual Wishbone with trailing arms


Front (diameter) Ventilated disc (302mm)

Rear (diameter) Stable disc (298mm)


Type Tray and Pinion

Relation 16

Turns lock to lock 2.9


Wheel size 16″ Aluminum / Material

Tyre size (NV & GX)(NRG & VX) 215/70 Dhge 16235/60 Page1=46 16


Great Points Exceptional construction, trusted, fashionable, infrequent support times, drives well, comfortable, energy efficient, and eco-friendly.

Poor Items High priced to tax, insufficient boot place on the 2dr model.