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2013 Toyota RAV4

A Nicer View Than Ever Of Middle Of The Road When we had our first shot behind the wheel of the 2013 Toyota RAV4, the overall judgment from Managing Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski could be summed up in a sentence along the lines of, "Eh, not bad." The truth is that the compact crossover segment, now filled with not-so-compact offerings, is as cutthroat as any in the industry these days. When a heavyweight player like the RAV4 comes to market with a new generation vehicle, it is not at liberty to start from a clean sheet, lest it throw cold water on a vehicle that sells tens of thousands... Read More

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    Review: 2013 Toyota RAV4
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    A Nicer View Than Ever Of Middle Of The Road

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    Featured: Toyota RAV4 "Adventure" at Geneva show, tempts Canadians from across Atlantic
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    Just last week, your humble author had a 2013 Toyota RAV4 in his garage, and he couldn't help noting that even in mid-level XLE trim, its aesthetics lacked oomph, due in large part to its cheap-looking black bumpers and airy-looking wheel wells. Judging by the RAV4 "Adventure" on display at the Geneva Motor Show, someone at Toyota must've been thinking ...

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    Video: Toyota, Kaley Cuoco grant wishes in Super Bowl XLVII ad
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    For viewers who plan on watching the Super Bowl only for the commercials, here's one for you to enjoy ahead of time. As we saw in the teaser video that Toyota released last week, will be making the transition from Big Bang to The Big Game as a wish-granting genie in a commercial for the 2013 Toyota RAV4. Though not as entertaining as the actual teaser ...

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    Video: Kaley Cuoco Super Bowl ad teaser from Toyota
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    Toyota has released a 35-second teaser video for its upcoming Super Bowl spot staring Kaley Cuoco, the actress best known for her role as object-of-nerd-affection Penny on The Big Bang Theory. The real star of the ad, however, is its soundtrack, the 1995 hit "I Wish" by rapper Skee-Lo that will have your mind cashing nostalgia checks the moment it hits ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Toyota RAV4
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    Obsessively Maintaining the Status Quo Genchi Genbutsu and Waku-Doki. These are Japanese terms we heard quoted by Toyota representatives when describing its 2013 RAV4. Apparently the first one means "go and see for yourself" and the second means "heart pumping, adrenaline racing." Nice expressions, but not exactly the ones we'd choose. So we'll ...

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    Report: Toyota gunning for 200k RAV4 sales per year
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    Toyota just unveiled the 2013 RAV4 at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and according to a report in Ward's Auto, the automaker already has high hopes for strong sales of its new model. Bill Fay, Toyota's vice president of marketing, is expecting sales of 200,000 units in 2013 – a jump over the projected 170,000 RAV4 models expected to be delivered in ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Toyota RAV4 loses V6, gains technology and utility
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    Toyota, after a week of refusing to confirm or deny the validity of leaked 2012 RAV4 images, rolled out its all-new compact crossover under the lights of the LA Auto Show today. And, as is often the case in this industry, the real deal looks just like it did in those unconfirmed pictures. Yet there was more to learn than just confirming its new styling. ...

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    Los Angeles: Another big batch of redesign 2014 Toyota RAV4 photos leaks out
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    The floodgates have opened. A slew of new 2014 Toyota RAV4 photos have hit the web hot on the heels of yesterday's leaked shots. These new images give us a better idea of what the CUV will look like inside and out. While we're told full details will be released tomorrow, word has it the RAV4 will make use of a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 178 ...

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    Report: 2014 Toyota RAV4 leaks out
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    Toyota is ready to unveil the 2014 RAV4 at this year's LA Auto Show later this week, but it appears a few photos of the new crossover have already hit the web. The crew at CarStyleBlog.com has gotten its hands on a small batch of interior and exterior shots that seem to detail the new Honda CR-V fighter. The site also has a few images of a lightly ...

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    Video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 teased ahead of LA debut
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    We'll get our first glimpse of the all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the Los Angeles Auto Show in a couple of weeks (unless the new crossover falls victim to a case of internet leakage), and to keep our interest piqued, Toyota has released this brief teaser video for its new small CUV. There really isn't a whole lot to be seen in the video, save a few quick ...