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#215 of 4696 Look at the 2006 RAV4 specs!
Sep 12, 2005 (1:38 pm)
Look at the 2006 RAV4 specs, it is almost as big as current Highlander and has stronger engine!
3.5-liter V6 with dual VVT-i
Torque: 246 lb.-ft. 4000 rpm
2.4-liter four-cylinder with VVT-i
Torque: 165 lb.-ft 4000 rpm
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY
V6 (with tow prep package): 3500 lb.
Four-cylinder: 1500 lb.
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS (inches)
Overall Length: 181
Overall Width (without/with overfenders): 71.5/73
Overall Height (without/with roof rack): 66.1/68
Toyota RAV4 specs page
2005 Highlander specs:
Length: 184.6 in. Width: 71.9 in.
Height: 68.3 in. Wheel Base: 106.9 in.
Base Number of Cylinders: 4 Base Engine Size: 2.4 liters
Base Engine Type: Inline 4 Horsepower: 160 hp
Max Horsepower: 5700 rpm Torque: 165 ft
Base Number of Cylinders: 6 Base Engine Size: 3.3 liters
Base Engine Type: V6 Horsepower: 230 hp
Max Horsepower: 5800 rpm Torque: 242 ft-lbs.
#216 of 4696 Navigation / Bluetooth in 2006 RAV4?
Sep 12, 2005 (2:21 pm)
Does anyone know for certain if the following technology will be in the new Rav4?
1) Navigation System
3) Push button start
I saw a picture of the interior (a different picture from that on the Toyota website) which had these features all visible.
Thanks for your help!
#217 of 4696 two big misses
Sep 12, 2005 (2:23 pm)
-Side Curtains and Airbags OPTIONAL (for the model debuted in Frankfurt, maybe will be different in the US)
-FOUR SPEED AUTO WITH 4 cylinder
Sep 12, 2005 (2:56 pm)
'Yota's got to keep prices down somehow. Did you expect a 166HP four with 6-speed Auto?
This is a very impressive vehicle. Which begs the question "What's next?"
What does this mean for 4Runner and Highlander?
They certainly need to grow in size and power to justify any premium over the New Rav4. How big do they get? How powerful?
It looks like Toyota has spent some time making the Rav more off-road worthy. What does this mean for the 4Runner's future?
Does this mean the next Highlander takes on a new path? More like the Pacifica-esque concept shown in Detroit? Seems that way to me. I'm sure the Rav4 will rival the CR-V in interior space, so what will the Highlander become? A bigger Rav4? I wouldn't bet on it.
With the ascention of the Rav4, the introduction of the back-to-basics LC, and the sales slide (and harsh reviews) of the 4Runner, I see 'Yota paring down to 4 SUV's, Rav4, HL, LC, and Sequioa.
There will always be a warm place in my heart for the 4Runner , as it was on of the vehicles I learned to drive (Stick) on. Take care, old friend.
Sep 12, 2005 (2:59 pm)
I'd totally forgotten that I made this forum!
My initial question was where will the Rav4 go with the HL above it.
Silly me! OVER the HL is a nice place to rest!
Sep 12, 2005 (3:36 pm)
for Camry 07
#221 of 4696 Re: two big misses [alpha01]
Sep 12, 2005 (3:40 pm)
With a big Plus - a stick shift available with the 4-cyl. This is big for me personally. It might allow at least the FWD versions to get over 30mpg highway.
With all the issues discussed in other forums regarding the 5-speed automatic, I'm glad they stuck with the tried-and-true 2.4L with 4-speed automatic. I've got the 2002 version of this powertrain in my Highlander, and it's tough to beat.
I'm a fossil, though - I tend to want to stay with proven technology, and let others be the early adopters. I drove a lot of miles with 2-speed automatics - anyone else remember the GM PowerGlide? Our family had a 55 Chevy BelAir with it, then a 64 BelAir, then a 67 Biscayne. Later came the 67 Malibu. All pretty dang solid transmissions. For years after the TurboHydraMatic 350 came out (1969, I think), with its 3-speeds, the PowerGlide continued to be perceived as the more robust transmission. Even with one fewer gear ratio.
#222 of 4696 Re: Look at the 2006 RAV4 specs! [steveayz]
Sep 12, 2005 (4:35 pm)
That's the exact number for the total HP of the RX400h and the Highlander Hybrid.
You don't suppose the MY2006 RAV4 V6 is actually a hybrid??
#223 of 4696 Re: Look at the 2006 RAV4 specs! [wwest]
Sep 12, 2005 (5:35 pm)
No, this is a neat coincidence, though! The hybrid models you speak of come from the 3.3 liter V-6. This engine is a 3.5 liter, to be found in the new Camry.
Sep 12, 2005 (5:56 pm)
Nice. I thought that 300 hp for the 3.5L was a stretch.... now all we can hope is that Toyota can keep the price down.