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2006 Toyota RAV4

2006 Toyota RAV4
With its compact dimensions and sharp styling, RAV4 will certainly beautify public spaces. If your journey takes you outside the city limits, RAV4's available 4WD provides surefooted dependability. Its versatile interior can be reconfigured for any errand, and its class-leading fuel efficiency couldn't be more timely. So whether your adverse conditions include an uptown doorman, or Door County, RAV4 will deliver you in style.

2006 Toyota RAV4Toyota Stages Ú.S. Debut of All-New 2006 RAV4 SÚV and 2007 Yaris Liftback At The 2005 SEMA Show

2006 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), Ú.S.A., Inc., unveiled the all-new third-generation RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SÚV) and the all-new Yaris three-door liftback at a press conference today at the 2005 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.


2006 Toyota RAV4
Featuring vastly improved performance, overall refinement, and a larger, restyled design, the RAV4 will redefine a segment it created nearly 10 years ago. The RAV4, which first launched in January 1996, revolutionized the SÚV market as the first SÚV developed on a uni-body passenger-car platform instead of a traditional ladder-frame truck platform. The success of the first RAV4 spawned the development of the car-based compact SÚV, which now commands nearly 79 percent of the small SÚV market.

2006 Toyota RAV4
'The arrival of the new RAV4, nearly 10 years after pioneering the compact SÚV segment, receives an extreme makeover for 2006,' said Jim Lentz, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager. 'Completely re-styled, the new RAV4 is larger and more powerful to provide the necessary utility and performance for active singles and the comfort, versatility and convenience to meet the demands of young couples, with and without children.'


The 2006 RAV4 is offered in three distinct grades in two- and four-wheel-drive. They include the standard grade, a new performance-driven Sport grade, and the top-of-the-line Limited.
All grades will offer an all-new class-leading 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a gated-shift five-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Equipped with dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) the new V6 will generate a best-in-class 269 horsepower at 6,200 RPM, and 246 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 4,700 RPM.

The V6-equipped RAV4 can effortlessly accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in under seven seconds while achieving an impressive estimated preliminary EPA fuel economy mpg rating of 20 city/28 highway for 4x2 models and 20 city/27 highway for 4x4 grades.
The standard powertrain will be an upgraded 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with VVT-i equipped with a gated-shift four-speed automatic. The engine will deliver 166 horsepower (an increase of five hp) with 165 lbs.-ft of torque @ 4,000 RPM, making it one of the most powerful four-cylinder engines in the small SÚV segment and close in horsepower to some competitor V6's. The additional horsepower is matched with improved fuel efficiency with EPA preliminary mpg estimates of 24 city/29 highway on 4x2 configurations and 23 city/27 highway on 4x4 models.

In addition to improvements in power and fuel efficiency, both the V6 and four-cylinder engines are expected to be EPA certified as an Últra Low Emission Vehicle II (ÚLEV2).

Like all SÚVs in the Toyota lineup, RAV4 comes standard with the Star Safety System. The standard system includes vehicle stability control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). The new RAV4 adds to the Star Safety System with the addition of all-new enhancements to VSC. This new system goes beyond conventional traction and stability controls that simply react to challenging conditions.

With an increased length of more than 14-inches over the previous generation, a new seating design features second row seating for three and optional third row seating, a first in the small SÚV segment. The larger dimensions create a larger cabin, increasing shoulder room for all passengers, and additional head clearance and legroom for second row passengers, allowing for overall greater passenger comfort.

Form, fun and functionality is in abundance with an array of standard convenience features across all three grades that includes CFC free manual air-conditioning, AM/FM CD with six speakers with a mini-plug jack and MP3/WMA playback capability, remote keyless entry, ten front and rear bottle/cup holders, power windows and door locks, larger foldable power mirrors, privacy glass, three 12-volt auxiliary power outlets, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. RAV4 also features the first in-use application of lever-operated brake deceleration cruise control as standard equipment.

The vast improvements in the all-new RAV4 will be matched with pricing that is very competitive within the compact segment, making the RAV4 an excellent all-around value.

Source - Toyota

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Toyota Monthly Sales Volume

March 2020
120,145
December 2019
172,048
November 2019
177,764
October 2019
16,544
September 2019
150,796
August 2019
218,403
July 2019
184,179
June 2019
179,305
May 2019
197,637
April 2019
162,506
March 2019
185,696
February 2019
152,626
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