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Toyota RAV4 Review: Bigger, Better & Powerful

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Can anyone question the popularity of the Toyota RAV4? Not quite. It is one legitimately outstanding machine and it makes it more exciting to have a look at the up and coming model.

Given the rough ride the RAV4 has given competitors over the years,it is safe to forecast that competitors will equally not sleep easy on the coming of the the fifth-generation RAV4.

It has has upped its game several leaps above. To be precise, it has been completely redesigned and that means there is so much to write home about.

Among notable characteristics is the lower and wider baseline of the new model that has been enhanced by a renewed suspension. It has a longer wheelbase and shorter front and rear overhangs to help with off-road adventures.

The front end features new grilles, angular LED headlights, and squared-off octagon wheel arches, seemingly borrowed from the Lexus. The new model too has a spoiler, LED tail lamps, and dual exhaust. The side mirror moves from the A-pillar to the door to improve visibility.

Whilst all this is really good news, the gist of the matter is elsewhere. The RAV4 moves from Toyota’s compact platform shared with other small cars to Toyota’s much-touted TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture).

The crossover also moves from the C platform within TNGA ( as seen in the Prius, C-HR, and eventually Corolla) to the K midsize platform alongside the longer-wheelbase Camry and Avalon. This change gives the RAV4 1.2 inches more wheelbase at 105.9 inches, a wider track, and a half inch more ground clearance.

However, overall length decreases by 2.6 inches owing to the changed wheel arch design which pushes the body inwards. It is expected that the refreshed creation will have 194 horsepower a 206 lb/ft.

Whichever way it comes,this vehicle will give competitors a nightmare to an extent that we expect it to outdo its previous performances.

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