2013 Toyota RAV4: Photo Gallery

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"Athletic" is the buzzword that best describes the restyled 2013 Toyota RAV4, and the automaker hopes it has more than a sporting chance in the field of competing compact crossovers. The new RAV4, bowing today at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, goes for a sportier look with its sloping roofline, sweeping headlamps, pronounced side character lines and sculpted front and rear bumpers.

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Toyota has ditched the V-6 engine for a more fuel-efficient four-cylinder automatic, but the RAV4's sporty theme carries over to the all-wheel-drive crossover's performance with a new Sport mode, which alters shift timing and steering and throttle responses for a sportier feel. Check out the gallery below.

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Comments 

sheth

inside: 7/10
outside: 5/10

Hard to see the visual appeal of this vs the CX-5 or Escape.

attgig

exterior looks like a cross between the Murano/Rogue (front lines) and the Escape (rear).

M

Looks like a Murano

skyrunr

Again Toyota has lost their mind, and that is from someone who has driven several since 1994. Leather and Carbon mixed in the same interior, that's just lazy AND ugly! One of my biggest complaints about my current RAV4 V6 is how low the speedometer is.

They better not only sell these with run flats either. I'm fine with the wheel on the back for more storage. I just wish they'd bring back the fully removable back seats for both rows.

The touchscreen radios are much harder to use than standard radios. Especially changing between BT and FM2.

We absolutely love our V6 and I would not trade it for any V4. Now we have to go buy one before they are all gone!

http://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehicles/rav4

ARGH!

Carma

Wow, this is a home run for Toyota. I really like the front and rear bumper treatments - very substantial and practical for the real world. No more spare tire on the back - another huge improvement. The vehicle looks wider and more substantial. I'm guessing it is built on the Camry platform? Four cylinder should be just fine as Toyota builds the best fours around and the six speed tranny is a humdinger and will make the best of the engine. No turbo means you won't have a huge repair bill when the turbo goes, and they always do. This is another example of why Toyota is number one and will remain so.

Kj

Big mistake for eliminating the V6. This thing kicked butt.

Jaret

I find it visually unappealing inside and out. The front looks squished, the back looks deformed, the gauges look dated, and the interior treatment is by far the best, but it also doesn't look quite right..

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