2001 Toyota Rav4
2001 Toyota Rav4 has been a leaderin thenew generation ofcompactsportvehiclebased on thesedan.Mostmid–andfull-sizetruck-basedSUV, and thusoffersthehardwarecan betiringlong journey.MostSUVSare also notdrivenoff-roada lot, sodrivingis wasted.True,theSUVis drivenprimarily inNortherntemperateareas,givingtheirownersthe advantageinsnowyand icyconditions, but they arereally notoff-roadvehicles.
Socar-basedSUVSsuch as theRAV4can solvemany problems.Subaruhas been usedcar-basedSUVSandfour-wheel drivesedan and wagonto carvean enviable spot ina nichemarket thatwantsa lot ofmanufacturers.
2001 Toyota Rav4 was a hitwhen it was firstintroducedin 1996,and continues to beapopularvehiclethese days.For 2001, Toyotacompletely redesignedRAV4,make itlonger,wider andtaller andbuilding itat oneinch longer.In addition,the machineoffers148horsepower,21solidhealthyhorses morethan the previous version.Sofor those of uswhoare always looking for“morepower”, here.
Onehundredforty-eighthorses,more thanenough to givethe power ofRAV42,943poundsto spare, even with theautomatic transmissionand full-timefour-wheel drive.Fuel economyis excellenttoo,rated bythe EPAathighway 23mpgcityand 27mpg.
In addition toinstallingnew enginesinalargercar,the redesigned2001 Toyota Rav4 gave itlookbolder.This is avehicle that isat leastlooks like aMid–size,even if it isto competeinthe compactSUVclass.The exterioris moreaerodynamicthanlast year, witha thickhoodand headlampscombinationthat combinesamultireflectorlights.There isa curvedrooflinethat leads to therear spoiler-shapedthat createsinnovativesideprofile.In addition,the back lightis the coverstyle,givinggreater visibilityto thesurroundingtraffic.
Inside, thenew RAV4hasanewinstrumentpanelwith metalscrewtrimandquiltedforlastingperformance. In addition toappearance,though, theRAV4iscapable of.We had a chancetodriveRAV4over somepretty nastylines.The introductionwas not plannedthat way, butthe rainthe night beforeand throughoutthe morning,makingforamuddytrack.In fact, someotherthatToyotaSUVaroundcan’t make itthroughthetoughercourses,cloggingroutes andkeepanothermore capableSUVgoes.
Butwe droveRAV4shandledtheir partis certainlygood.Obviously, theRAV4is not intended foroff-roadchallengesomeharderthat youwill take theHighlanderorSequoiathrough, but it’sgoodin the mudand overrockyterrain.Organisersintroductioneven createdalogcrossingusRAV4negotiatedwith ease.Withoutsettinga lowgearingis low,though,we don’t wanttogive it a tryontheslipperyuphillordownhill.
However,ourtestsare indeedinspiresconfidence in theRAV4‘s ability tohandle anythingthat I, personally,would be interestedto try.I’mnot the type of the RubiconTrail,but Ioftendrivethe rain,ice and snow,so I wanta vehicle thatwill not sendme offthe roadbecause itcannot handlethisdifficultcondition. Four-wheel-drive systemsin the2001 Toyota Rav4 provedable to handleslipperyMud, whichis the sameasice and snow, butwarmer.
Ilove theaesth etic ofthenewRAV4.Interior and exteriordesignprovidesa comfortablefeelingabout what theRAV4is all about.It tellsthe driverthat thevehicleisroughherethat’sa stepor twoaboveasedan, but not inthe sameLeagueas theLand Cruiser,to push theextremes.
2001 Toyota Rav4 is not aplayeris unable toasafamilyvehicle.Witha maximum weight of1,500-poundtrailer,RAV4can pullasnowmobileora waverunnerand cando it well.Interiorcargo capacityis29.2cubicfeetbehind the rear seatsand683cubic feetwiththe rear seatsq miremoved.Thisismore than enoughroom fora family of fourtostowLuggageis allthey need,ora singledriverusing theRAV4asa truck, transportingalmost anything.
I liked theRAV4when I firstdroveback in 1996.Interestingly,it’s introduction,the SUVis “more capable” stucktoo,while theRAV4easy to handlea wetsnow.Perhaps thisisa better vehiclethanToyota’sthinking it.
Length xwidth xheight:165.1x68.3x64.9in.
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