2011 Toyota RAV4 Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, For 2011, the RAV4 gains a brake override system. Also, there is a new Base Plus Extra Value Package, with moonroof, steering wheel audio controls, roof rails, and 17-inch wheels. There are also some minor changes to other RAV4 option packages. The Toyota RAV4 was launched in the late 1990s. The vehicle has been changed several times. This is a compact SUV with two and four door variants. Formerly, the Toyota RAV4 was offered as a convertible too. Now, this vehicle is in its third generation. It has a 6.7 inch longer wheel base than the 2008 offerings and a body length equaling 181.8 inches in all.
The RAV4 sports a third row of passenger seats. Under the hood, the consumer gets a four or a six cylinder engine and it comes with all wheel drive or 2WD. The extra row of seats is offered in all grades including the base, limited and sport levels.
The RAV4 base mode hosts a DOHC 2.5 Liter Inline four, 179 engine. It has variable value timing and a four speed auto tranny. Consumers can upgrade to a more power option too. It is offered with the same motor delivering 259 hp and 246 ft-lbs of torque and a 5-speed automatic tranny. The latter will achieve zero to sixty in a little over six seconds.
The current generation Toyota RAV4 tones down some of the overly cute lines of the previous generation. The RAV4′s most unique styling cue is the triangular D-pillar, which works with rear side windows that angle toward the back. The RAV4′s 104.7-inch wheelbase makes room for an optional third row. Air conditioning, cruise control, and tilt/telescoping wheel are standard; dual-zone climate control, leather accents, and upgraded six-speaker, six-CD audio with XM Satellite Radio are available.
The ride quality of the Toyota RAV4 is a little rough. However, the up side is that the RAV4′s on-road handling benefits from the stiff suspension. And the star of the show is the RAV4′s super-fast 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Its 269 horsepower gets the RAV4 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and through the quarter mile in 15.0 seconds at 92.4 mph. The RAV4 brakes from 60 mph in 130 feet. Driver and front passenger airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, and two-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags are standard on the 2011 Toyota RAV4; so are antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, and traction control.
Body styles: Crossover SUV
Engines: 2.5L I-4, 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic
Models: Base, Sport, Limited
EPA Fuel Economy
Base, Sport, Limited: 19-22 mpg city/26-28 mpg highway
Price : $22,025 – $28,335