2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport Utility Crossover
The RAV4 straddles the line between compact and mid-size SUVs, but its price is more in line with its compact competitors, making it a good deal for those who want SUV capability, but space for the family. Its fuel economy is also enviable with the available 4-cylinder engine. The optional 269-horsepower V6 is very quick while still managing 27 mpg on the highway.
A 179-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine is standard on the RAV4, with a 269-hp, 3.5L V6 available. The 4-cylinder utilizes variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves, along with a variable induction system to assure good low-RPM torque. The 4-cylinder includes a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 is matched to a 5-speed automatic; both transmissions have a grade logic that reduces the frequency of shifting on steep, curvy roads.