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First test drive of the Toyota RAV4 the new generation

During the transition from the fourth to the fifth generation of the RAV4 has changed a little more than full. The car was head and shoulders above its predecessor, but its main market, the task may not run.Cyril Mileshkin “Behind the wheel”

Don’t know Japanese characteristics bring thoughts of subordinates to superiors, but a few years ago the head of Toyota Akio Toyoda proclaimed: stop making boring cars! The idea is clearly told “from below”, because the brand is akin to a revolution. And for its target audience too. I think Japanese people stop to update the Camry and Land Cruiser, followers of the brand will notice it only fifteen years later. Notice, shrug their shoulders and go buy the same car.

The transition to “fun” cars started simultaneously with the introduction of the TNGA architecture. Now, she got the RAV4. The model was delayed on the way to Russia for a year or more. The fact that we have immediately started to sell cars St. Petersburg Assembly, and the localization of demanded time. For lost months, “Rafiq” ate in our market, Kia Sportage and Volkswagen Tiguan. So for the ambitious brand is now the number one task is to regain the first position in the segment.

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Transgender

During the transition from fourth generation to fifth RAV4 pulled off two trick appearance. First, for the first quarter-history design is clearly defined as masculine. Hitherto he at best was unisex. Second, the eye works optical illusion. Chopped coarse features suggest that the car was badly distributed in size. Not at all! The length of the cut about a quarter inch of height the same. And only the base is added 30 mm, for that I say thank you the rear passengers.

And that’s where the geometry was better, so it’s underbody and bumpers. Depending on the dimensions of the wheels (in “Rafik” was first put wheels with a diameter up to 19 inches) clearance is around 195-200 mm. motor For 2.0 is at the level of the predecessor, which was 197 mm. But the unit 2.5 before leaving only 165 mm from the asphalt. Now he’s lucid like a decent SUV. Credit!

With advanced schema AWD crossover is not terrible diagonal hanging. However, to pay for such performance will have a minimum of 2.3 million.With advanced schema AWD crossover is not terrible diagonal hanging. However, to pay for such performance will have a minimum of 2.3 million.

A rough measurement with a tape measure showed that the numbers are similar to honest. Yes, and two days of the test, we have not struck the bottom. At one time in the quest to cut the road went on the Navigator in such a jungle, that understanding saidnot situation, hardly moved around.

Can, know how, practice

Whether the crossover is technically simpler, we would look, and turned back before the road was decently wide and. But RAV4 intermarried with the cool older brothers of the clan of the Land Cruiser and began to prance on the ground much more confident.

The dashboard design is in harmony with the appearance. Serious ergonomic mistakes there. Seat really convenient only in the two upper trim levels, where there is a lumbar adjustment stops.The dashboard design is in harmony with the appearance. Serious ergonomic mistakes there. Seat really convenient only in the two upper trim levels, where there is a lumbar adjustment stops.

The buttons to the left of the steering wheel is in the blind spot, although it has features that are in motion.The buttons to the left of the steering wheel is in the blind spot, although it has features that are in motion.

Krutilki climate control and audio system, as well as the inner surface of the door handles are finished in a nice touch rubberized material. Separate from the digital clock Toyota has refused — it was necessary to part with the seat heating button, hails from the 1990s. Krutilki climate control and audio system, as well as the inner surface of the door handles are finished in a nice touch rubberized material. Separate from the digital clock Toyota has refused — it was necessary to part with the seat heating button, hails from the 1990s.

Graphics and performance multimedica become the biggest disappointment. Price and year on the calendar they don’t comply. The cameras of the circular review below any criticism.Graphics and performance multimedica become the biggest disappointment. Price and year on the calendar they don’t comply. The cameras of the circular review below any criticism.

It has a selector for selecting the type of coverage under the wheels. In the “rocks and dirt” car climbs ahead very confidently! In addition, all of the cars on test are not equipped with simple plug-wheel drive (it is available for both motors), and optionally with two couplings to connect the rear wheels. This system is more complicated and more expensive, but allows you to adjust the traction at each rear wheel individually.

Cornering with this decision is implemented by thrust vector control. On the outer wheel comes more torque, and the car readily screwed into the turn. On the pavement is not very noticeable, but if you quickly on the grader, the RAV4 behaves very obedient and predictable.

Off-road there is another advantage: the time spent on the wheel, which clings to the surface. Now like to implement using algorithm ESP, but the previous “Rafiq” could not and this. Expelling machine both generations using the same diagonal hanging, I clearly saw the benefits of the new scheme. With little delay the SUV with advanced powertrain creep forward, and his ancestor remains in place. Slip speed — the option is not always suitable if you want to keep in one piece bumpers.

The RAV4 has a wireless charging smartphone and seven sockets (two on 12V and five USB).The RAV4 has a wireless charging smartphone and seven sockets (two on 12V and five USB).

Auto mode is all Windows. Left be generous on LEDs for all keys seven the salon, not just for one driver.Auto mode is all Windows. Left be generous on LEDs for all keys seven the salon, not just for one driver.

In illusions

Both power units are also new. Motors — from the family Dynamic Force developed exactly under the “truck” TNGA. A two-liter, although fresh in fact, the numbers are not good: typical segment 149 HP. Lucky honestly, but sadly.

The assistance he applied the variator, gear-first gear. The Japanese went to the trick, entrusting her sharp set of speed and movement vnatyag on the road — those exercises that take away the variator too much health. And at higher speeds comes the belt. The range is now “sliced” as many as ten virtual gear. The result is a more quiet operation of the power plant (turnover ceteris paribus below) and increased the resource. First appreciate your own ears and confirmed on the second to argue until I’m: time will tell.

The trunk capacity under the blind is a decent 580 L. Gender double-sided: if you need to transport dirty stuff it can be flipped rubber side up.The trunk capacity under the blind is a decent 580 L. Gender double-sided: if you need to transport dirty stuff it can be flipped rubber side up.

Engine 2.5 swung to 199 HP Over the ocean, he gives more, but in our case the Japanese took account of Russian tax legislation, for which special thanks to them. I admit, from this unit I expected more. Not a single sparkle in character! In the claimed 8.5 sec with acceleration up to hundreds of hard to believe.

The gearbox can’t pass the blame. Vosmichastny transmission in gear is not confused and on the driver’s requests responds almost instantly. So if you horsepower is the emotions, the RAV4 is not your option. Look better on the Mazda CX-5, Tiguan or Kodiaq. Powerful “Rafiq” for those who value the traditional values of Toyota’s a little more nimble wrapper.

Led low beam, high beam, rear lights with LED sections — all this is already in the initial configuration. In the more expensive versions appear fog light (halogen and absolutely useless) and automatic switch on/off high beam (works well). The backlight of turns is not that kind of silly money.Led low beam, high beam, rear lights with LED sections — all this is already in the initial configuration. In the more expensive versions appear fog light (halogen and absolutely useless) and automatic switch on/off high beam (works well). The backlight of turns is not that kind of silly money.

Over the insulation worked out well. Traditionally weak areas — wheel arches — no longer are the main suppliers of noise. The sound of the wind rushes into the cabin just after 130 km/h, and unobtrusive. But the motor for some reason be heard quite clearly, and starting from 3000 rpm Under heavy acceleration his screeching makes me think that the high revs don’t like him strongly.

Suspension, and acoustic insulation — generally good, but there is a caveat. While under the wheels no sharp holes and joints, all perfectly: soft and comfortable even on the maximum “nineteenth” wheels. But it should appear most difficult for testing defects, as the chassis becomes louder and tougher. Fairness: breakdowns are not observed, so that the energy intensity at altitude. Looking for a “Rafik”, estimate the road on which he will have to drive.

Toyota RAV4 fifth generation gained a touch of aggression: chopped line her go!Toyota RAV4 fifth generation gained a touch of aggression: chopped line her go!

Outdo its predecessor on all counts, the Toyota RAV4 has risen. For the “base” front-wheel drive, “handle”, manual air conditioning and one-piece rear seat backrest please of 1.76 million. All-wheel drive is from 2 087 000, advanced transmission, AWD is a minimum of 2 290 000 rubles. And as well-equipped crossover pull over 2.7 million Though!

Of the localized models are all cheaper. While the Kia Sportage and Volkswagen Tiguan for sales confidently ahead. At first, the demand for “Rafiki” will definitely go up, due to the effect of novelty. Will it be enough splash to wash away from the top competitors? I doubt very much.

Toyota RAV4

2.0 CVT AWD

2.5 AWD 8AT

Length / width / height / base

4600 / 1855 / 1690 / 2690 mm

Luggage capacity (VDA)

580 l

Weight / total weight

1570 / 2015 kg

1575 / 2015 kg

Engine

diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1987 cm3; 110 kW/149 HP at 6600 rpm and 206 N•m when 4400-4900 rpm

diesel, R4, 16 valves, 2487 cm3; 147 kW/199 HP at 6600 rpm and 243 nm at 4000-5000 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

11,0 with

8.5 sec

Maximum speed

190 km/h

200 km/h

Fuel / fuel reserve

AI-92 / 55 l

AI-92 / 55 l

Fuel consumption city / highway / combined

n. d.

Transmission

all-wheel drive; СVT

all-wheel drive; A8

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First test drive of the Toyota RAV4 the new generation

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