The vehicle that introduced the term “compact crossover” to the world is back, and it’s all new for 2013. We’re talking about the Toyota RAV4, and the fourth generation is heading to local dealerships starting soon.
Since its U.S. introduction back in 1996, the RAV4 now finds itself driving down busy streets packed with a host of other compact CUVs, wearing all sorts of model badges. It was time for the Japanese automaker to update one of its lineup mainstays, and the result is a brand-new RAV4 that’s more stylish, achieves better fuel economy, and finally comes into the present day with more gears for the automatic transmission.
Before the new RAV4 arrives at your local dealership, we got a sneak peak at the car and spent time checking it out both on the road… and off of it.