2014 Toyota RAV4: What's Changed

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Most significant changes: New Entune audio offerings, lane departure warning and automatic high beams

Price change: TBA closer to on-sale date

On sale: Late November

Which you should buy, 2013 or 2014? 2013

Toyota's popular compact crossover SUV, the RAV4, was completely redesigned for 2013, so changes are minor for its second season. Toyota is expanding its Entune audio system offerings across most of its vehicles, and four different versions are available on the RAV4 for 2014.

The base system that's standard on the LE has a 6.1-inch touch-screen with a backup camera, Bluetooth, iPod, USB ports and six speakers. The version that's standard on the XLE and optional on the LE adds HD radio with iTunes tagging and traffic and weather information in major metro areas.

On the Limited, a premium system adds navigation and the Entune App Suite that allows engaging several mobile apps through smartphones. This system is optional on the XLE. Exclusive to the Limited is an optional version with 11 JBL speakers and a 576-watt amplifier.

Lane departure warning and automatic high-beam headlights are new features grouped with blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert in a Technology Package available on the Limited.

With the redesign for 2013, Toyota ditched previous RAV4 features such as a side-hinged tailgate with an exterior-mounted spare tire and an optional V-6 engine and three-row seating. All models seat five and come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.

The 2014 RAV4 won't be available for a couple of months, so your only choice for now is a 2013. You won't miss out on anything major by buying one now.

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By Rick Popely | September 23, 2013 | Comments (13)

Comments 

tashi

don't like Rav4 2013 and 14 looks, looks like Tucson, best 2006 to 2012 more like Toyota.

Larry

ugly tail gate and spare are gone thank goodness. No way it looks like Tucson. I love the new styling and the ride. Have one on order.

thuan

I just bought one XLE 2013 by japanese make ,use a few days ,this car is awsome run very smooth,save gas, engine noise a liitle bit , I am so happy

Stef

Want to buy the 2013 Rav4, can someone tell me if it has the automatic head lights??? Just curious. Thanks Steph

George

No way does it look like a Tucson.

Tam

Loved my 2005 red rav 4 hated the look of 2006-2012 just bought a 2013 limited and now looking at buying another

Aisha

does the 2014 has a navigation system or only 2013

Claudia Chavarria

I bought the 2013 xle and just gotta say, love it!!! Excellent on gas!

Brian

Do not buy the navigation system. It is almost impossible to read due to glare. It also doesn't recognized numerous rural locations. I should have stuck with my $100 Tomtom as it works much better. Don't waste your money on this upgrade.

Toyota won't offer any help.

Steeve

I bought in march 2013 and I love it ! Poor acces to bouton for heat seats.

John

Recently bought a shoreline blue pearl Rav4 XLE 2 weeks ago. My new vehicle has all the things that I'm looking for. It is safe, well thought of instrumentation, good in gas (in fact better than my MX5 convertible), great sound system. I don't miss my convertible at all, since, I have a moonroof on my new Rav4. Also, I opted not to get the navigation system, my Garmin works better.

kyle

safe, ummm no, fail over lap test!!! re sale on the 14 will be known for this!!

Michelle

love this car and the new look lot better then my CRV

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