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2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV - Overview

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$22,650 – $28,650 MSRP

$21,178 – $26,788 Invoice

19 / 26 MPG City/Hwy

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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- Revised and upgraded sound system
- Exterior styling changes

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 is a front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD) SUV, whose size is between a compact and midsize SUV. A spare tire mounted on the rear cargo door, which is covered by a hard shell on Limited trim models, is a distinctive characteristic. The base model features 16-inch wheels. Seventeen-inch wheels come with AWD models. Automatic headlights are standard on the Limited trim and optional on the Sport trim. The Limited features roof rails, and the Sport has a sportier suspension.

Interior Features
Base interior features on the Toyota RAV4 include air conditioning, some power accessories, keyless entry, and a 6-speaker stereo system. The Limited features dual-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded sound system, and other enhancements. With rear seats folded down, the RAV4 offers 73 cubic feet of cargo space.

Optional Features
Many features on the Sport and Limited trims are available in packages for the base trim. Third-row seats are available on all RAV4 trims. The Sport model offers the Sport Appearance package, which eliminates the mounted spare tire and adds run-flat tires instead, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Premium package is available for the upper trims and adds leather upholstery and an 8-way power driver seat. A Tow package is also available.

Under the Hood
The Toyota RAV4 is fitted with a 2.5-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 179 horsepower and mated with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Available for all trims is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 249 horsepower and mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota RAV4 are:
- RAV4 with 4-cylinder engine and FWD: 22/28/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- RAV4 with 4-cylinder engine and AWD: 21/27/24 mpg
- RAV4 with V-6 engine and FWD: 19/27/22 mpg
- RAV4 with V-6 engine and AWD: 19/26/22 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the RAV4 include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Rear parking sensors are optional.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested the 2012 Toyota RAV4.


Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base (A4) 4 speed automatic $22,650 179-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl 22/28
Sport (A4) 4 speed automatic $24,350 179-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl 22/28
V6 (A5) 5 speed automatic $24,685 269-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/27
Limited (A4) 4 speed automatic $25,330 179-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl 22/28
Sport V6 (A5) 5 speed automatic $26,280 269-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/27
Limited V6 (A5) 5 speed automatic $27,250 269-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/27

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