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#187 of 4696 2007 RAV4 Size
Sep 08, 2005 (8:34 am)
I presently have a 2002 HL and judging by the couple of photos of the new RAV4 I like what I see so far. Personally Iím hoping it will be equal in dimensions to the present HL because itís the perfect size for my needs and I have a feeling that the next version of the HL will be much bigger.
Guess we will find out soon if Toyota releases the RAV4 vehicle specs at the Frankfurt auto show on September 13.
#188 of 4696 Re: Looks as though 2006 RAV will have..... [sallen10]
Sep 08, 2005 (8:45 am)
That would be nice.
#189 of 4696 2006 RAV4 Hybrid?
Sep 08, 2005 (8:49 am)
I have read that the 2007 Camry Hybrid will be using the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine and not the V6. Does anyone know if a RAV4 Hybrid is also planned? If Toyota keeps the price down for the hybrid, that would be the way to go.. Also will the new RAV come with a 5 speed automatic on the 4 cylinder?
#190 of 4696 Re: My thoughts on Toyota's thinking with the new RAV4 [neumie2000]
Sep 08, 2005 (8:56 am)
neumie, I believe Edmunds stated that they would like for some of the FT-SX's attitude to be added to the next Highlander (not a replacement). It would be nice if the next Highlander did resemble the FT-SX.
#191 of 4696 New pics
Sep 08, 2005 (9:12 am)
Just saw some spy pics of the new RAV. There was no spare tire attached to the rear door. It also appears that the door will still swing open like the previous one (based on the handle location). Based on the wiper location, I wonder if the rear window can open on its own. Looks the RAV has grown-up.
#192 of 4696 dont need spypics
Sep 08, 2005 (9:14 am)
petl check out the www.toyota.com website- the actual RAV is right there.
#193 of 4696 Re: dont need spypics [alpha01]
Sep 08, 2005 (9:31 am)
Thanks. The last time I looked there were only 2 pics available (a side view and the dash). The spy pics showed it from the front and rear. I will give it another peek.
I've been shopping for my next vehicle. I been checking out the Avalon, Camry, IS, Highlander and now the RAV. It's unfortunate that Toyota doesn't make some of their nice wagons available over here in North America. My preference would be a 4WD wagon based on the Camry (not a Highlander and the Matrix is too small). I know I asking for the impossible, a 4WD (for snow and ice conditions) that can pull my small fishing boat (1200lbs.), roomy enough for 4 adults, rides as quiet and comfortably as my 4cyl. Camry and gives decent gas mileage. It doesn't have to win any races.
#194 of 4696 Re: My thoughts on Toyota's thinking with the new RAV4 [petl]
Sep 08, 2005 (9:57 am)
I, too, hope the new Highlander resembles the concept. I looked under future vehicles, and the FT-SX concept is pictured as the future Highlander. I could be misinterpreting the "replacement" issue though.
Sep 12, 2005 (4:52 am)
Based on the few pics that are out, including some new shots from Frankfurt, there definitely seems to be a long & short version of the new Rav4. The short version retains the rear-mounted spare but a teaser pic of what I assume is the longer version shows it without....one can only hope, as the long version's rumoured 3rd row seat would be filled with shattered glass from the rear window if rear-ended with a spare on the rear door.
#196 of 4696 Re: 2 rav's? [wheelz4]
Sep 12, 2005 (6:01 am)
Could you ellaborate. Not sure I understand your comment on the shattered glass. All vehicles are surrounded by glass (safety glass).