2001 Toyota Rav4
2001 Toyota Rav4 has been a leader in the new generation of compact sport vehicle based on the sedan. Mostmid–and full-size truck-based SUV, and thus offers thehardware can be tiring long journey. Most SUVS are also not driven off-road a lot, so driving is wasted.True, the SUV is driven primarily in Northerntemperate areas, giving their owners the advantage insnowy and icy conditions, but they are really not off-road vehicles.
So car-based SUVS such as the RAV4 can solve many problems. Subaru has been used car-based SUVS andfour-wheel drive sedan and wagon to carve an enviable spot in a niche market that wants a lot ofmanufacturers.
2001 Toyota Rav4 was a hit when it was first introduced in 1996,and continues to be a popular vehicle these days. For 2001, Toyota completely redesigned RAV4, make itlonger, wider and taller and building it at one inch longer. In addition, the machine offers 148horsepower, 21 solid healthy horses more than the previous version. So for those of us who are always looking for “more power”, here.
One hundred forty-eight horses, more than enough to give the power of RAV4 2,943 pounds to spare, even with the automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive. Fuel economy is excellent too, rated bythe EPA at highway 23 mpg city and 27 mpg.
In addition to installing new engines in a larger car,the redesigned 2001 Toyota Rav4 gave it look bolder. This is a vehicle that is at least looks like a Mid–size, even if it is to compete in the compact SUV class. The exterioris more aerodynamic than last year, with a thick hoodand headlamps combination that combines a multireflector lights. There is a curved roof line that leads to the rear spoiler-shaped that creates innovative sideprofile. In addition, the back light is the cover style,giving greater visibility to the surrounding traffic.
Inside, the new RAV4 has a new instrument panel with metal screw trim and quilted for lasting performance. In addition to appearance, though, the RAV4 iscapable of. We had a chance to drive RAV4 over somepretty nasty lines. The introduction was not plannedthat way, but the rain the night before and throughoutthe morning, making for a muddy track. In fact, someother that Toyota SUV around can’t make it throughthe tougher courses, clogging routes and keepanother more capable SUV goes.
But we drove RAV4s handled their part is certainlygood. Obviously, the RAV4 is not intended for off-roadchallenge some harder that you will take theHighlander or Sequoia through, but it’s good in the mud and over rocky terrain. Organisers introductioneven created a log crossing us RAV4 negotiated with ease. Without setting a low gearing is low, though, we don’t want to give it a try on the slippery uphill ordownhill.
However, our tests are indeed inspires confidence in the RAV4 ‘s ability to handle anything that I, personally, would be interested to try. I’m not the type of the Rubicon Trail, but I often drive the rain, ice and snow, so I want a vehicle that will not send me off the road because it cannot handle this difficult condition. Four-wheel-drive systems in the 2001 Toyota Rav4 proved able to handle slippery Mud, which is the same as ice and snow, but warmer.
I love the aesth etic of the new RAV4. Interior and exterior design provides a comfortable feeling about what the RAV4 is all about. It tells the driver that thevehicle is rough here that’s a step or two above asedan, but not in the same League as the Land Cruiser,to push the extremes.
2001 Toyota Rav4 is not a player is unable to as a family vehicle.With a maximum weight of 1,500-pound trailer, RAV4can pull a snowmobile or a wave runner and can do it well. Interior cargo capacity is 29.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 683 cubic feet with the rear seat sq mi removed. This is more than enough room for a family of four to stow Luggage is all they need, or a single driver using the RAV4 as a truck, transportingalmost anything.
I liked the RAV4 when I first drove back in 1996.Interestingly, it’s introduction, the SUV is “more capable” stuck too, while the RAV4 easy to handle a wet snow. Perhaps this is a better vehicle thanToyota’s thinking it.
Model: Toyota RAV4
Engine: 2.0-liter inline four
Horsepower/torque: 148 hp @ 6000 rpm/142 lb-ft @4000 rpm
Transmission: Four-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 98.0 in.
Length x width x height: 165.1 x 68.3 x 64.9 in.
STICKER price: $ 25,935
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