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#6 of 28 Re: 2013 Toyota RAV4 [empoweredbc]
Nov 02, 2012 (6:28 pm)
I'm in the same market. Two words, "Ecoboost Turbo". I had one on rental some time ago. Unless you're looking for the towing torque of the V6 Toyota, the Escape feels just as lively to drive. Too bad it doesn't compare to the current Rav 4 for cargo space.
#7 of 28 All-New Rav4 @ LA Auto Show
Nov 09, 2012 (12:07 pm)
Expect to see the All-New Rav4 in LA at the end of the month.....
#8 of 28 no response
Dec 09, 2012 (9:52 am)
emailed the dealer and toyota to findout when the rav4 would be on the lot and got no response..
#9 of 28 Re: no response [kjtg1]
Dec 10, 2012 (1:09 pm)
The Toyota press releases say January they should start to hit, so expect to see a reasonable stock of them by the end of February
#10 of 28 Re: no response [empoweredbc]
Jan 18, 2013 (12:45 pm)
I test drove one earlier this week, didn't have a problem finding one to test drive, but each dealer only seems to have a couple so no choice on which model to try out. It was very nice to drive - I was concerned since I haven't owned an SUV before, but it was easy to drive. The dealer said it hadn't offically launched yet so no sales brochures, no info on pricing for various options. The 2 cars on the lot had the price stickers on them based on the options they had. I also emailed Toyota and they also said there are no sales brochures yet and no eta on when they will be available.
#11 of 28 Re: 2013 Toyota RAV4 [steve_]
Jan 23, 2013 (1:59 pm)
Rav 4 2013...wonder why no release yet. This is like Feb. Is there a problem with vehicle. There is no other 2013 not for sale as of now ???????
#12 of 28 Re: 2013 Toyota RAV4 [tklien]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 23, 2013 (2:24 pm)
Toyota let Edmunds Road Test one and the review was posted just yesterday (but the editors had it for a few weeks and put 800+ miles on it). That's gotta be a good sign. From the link:
"That said, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 is among the best in almost every other category. It's comfortable with a full load of passengers, has plenty of cargo space when there are no passengers and delivers predictable, if tepid, performance no matter what's onboard. And even though it won't change the world, it delivers all the things an SUV of its type should to those with more reasonable expectations."
About the only negative was the gas mileage.
You may want to go to Toyota.com and sign up for the updates.
#13 of 28 Seen the new ones
Jan 26, 2013 (3:42 pm)
A local dealer has a XLE and a Limited on the lot, looks like a nice improvement from the previous generation, only thing missing is the V6 engine.
Much better looking w/o the spare tire on the rear of the vehicle.
#14 of 28 Toyota has done it again!!
Jan 30, 2013 (10:01 pm)
I can't wait to get behind the wheel of the 2013 Rav4!! It is so sleek and from the reviews, it sounds like it is top-notch! Although there are a few less-than-perfect attributes, it is considered among the best in its class and that is good enough for me... I will be purchasing one of these this year! I'm sure it will be worth the wait... Now, if I can only decide on a color... Hmmm
Feb 01, 2013 (5:49 am)
stopped last saturday to check out the new rav, i do not like it at all. reminds me of the new ford escape,felt cheap inside and it was the limited model. i understand that car manufacturers have to reduce the weight in vehicles now to try to meet the epa mileage standards but it looked cheap. i hated the old one having the tire on the back so that was good but do all of the vehicles really have to look alike? i expected better from toyota, i am a disappointed toyota owner. rav will not be on my list of suv's to consider, thats a shame