2014 Toyota Rav4 Overview

The compact Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV received a full redesign for the 2013 model year with fresh styling and myriad mechanical improvements, but perhaps the biggest news was the addition of a conventional lift-up tailgate instead of the side-hinged refrigerator-door style it’s featured since the vehicle’s inception. The recast RAV4 is styled with more visual flair than its predecessor inside and out, though it no longer offers a third-row seat option. On the plus side, it offers a generous 73.4 cubic feet of stowage with the second row seatbacks folded. With the former V-6 discontinued, the RAV4 offers only a single engine choice, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that nets 176 horsepower and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A sophisticated all-wheel-drive (AWD) is optional.