What’s all the rave about the 2013 Toyota RAV4?


The highly anticipated 2013 Toyota RAV4 crossover has finally blown its cover. After the many spy photos, Toyota is debuting its newly redesigned crossover for the market. As we know the Toyota RAV4 crossover got kind of mundane over the years, and many of its competitors, such as the Honda CRV and Hyundai Sante Fe, all left it eating trail dust. And now it is back with a much sharper and modern appearance.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 crossover unveiled today at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and along with it, Toyota is also dropping a few details as well. From the looks, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 seems bigger, more like of the Lexus RX. It seems like the crossover has morphed into an SUV, which by the way, is heading down the gas-guzzling lane if it’s not careful. But have no fear, the company plans to drop the V6 engine and opting for a four-cylinder engine. Also elsewhere in the world, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 crossover may also get a diesel engine from BMW.

Stay tuned, we’ll have more on the 2013 Toyota RAV4 crossover as Toyota trickles out more details later today.

Update: 12/18/2012

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 arrives at dealerships in America starts at $23,300 for the base LE FWD to $28,410 for the Limited AWD, plus a destination charge of $845. Those prices are about $300 to $700 more than the outgoing models. Three trim levels will be available as LE XLE, and Limited. And the initial offering will be limited to a single four-cylinder engine and the option of FWD or AWD configurations.