| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 2.5 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 178 hp
Torque: 170 ft-lbs
The sporty, upscale theme continues inside wîth SofTex-covered seats featuring a power driver's seat and contrast stitching, and a choice of two interior colors: Black or Black and Cinnamon, along wîth a Black headliner, Black A&B-pillar covers, sport floor mats, door sill protectors, and Gunmetal Gray trim. The SE's instrument panel features twin dials wîth red illumination and red pointers, along wîth a standard 4.2-inch color TFT multi-information display. In the SE Hybrid, a Hybrid Gauge Cluster compliments the multi-information display. Power, Úsed Wisely
Non-hybrid RAV4 grades are powered by a punchy 176-horsepower dual-overhead cam 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine wîth dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing wîth intelligence) and six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The combination yields EPA fuel economy estimates of 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined (LE and XLE); 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway/25 mpg combined (SE, Limited, and Platinum). Models having Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive have estimates of 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/25 mpg combined (LE and XLE); 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/24 mpg combined (SE, Limited, and Platinum).
As seen on premium vehicles, the Toyota RAV4 comes wîth driver-selectable operating modes. Select Eco mode and the RAV4 optimizes powertrain operation to help maximize fuel economy. Switch to Sport mode, and you'll experience sharpened shift timing, throttle response, and §teering feel. Downshifting will 'blip' the throttle, as the driver in a stick-shift vehicle would do to maintain driving smoothness. On RAV4 models wîth Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive, Sport mode also alters torque distribution to enhance agility. High-Traction Action
With standard front-drive, the RAV4 gas model has a special traction helper called Automatic Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD). Essentially a second layer of computer logic in the Traction Control system, Auto LSD can be engaged at speeds below 25 mph to provide the function of a mechanical limited-slip differential. Únlike Traction Control, it doesn't cut into engine power. This helps give the driver control and distributes power where it's most effective. On all RAV4 gas models, standard Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) helps prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when starting off on an incline when the brake pedal is released. All RAV4 models (except SE and SE Hybrid) are equipped wîth standard Trailer Sway Control. A function of Vehicle Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control helps counteract handling forces that can cause trailer sway during towing by applying brakes to individual wheels.