2011 Toyota RAV4 Overview
When it comes to family-friendly crossover SUVs, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is at the top of the list with two engine options, impressive fuel economy and a host of interior amenities and safety features.
The 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a solid all-around vehicle that competes with the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. The RAV4 is available in Base, Sport, and upscale Limited trim levels and in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Two engine choices are offered, a 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-4 and a 269-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6; each mated to either a four- or five-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds and EPA estimated fuel economy ratings top out at an impressive 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Although widely thought of as a compact crossover, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 has the capacity to seat seven with an optional 50/50-split flat-folding third-row. The reclining second-row split-bench seat slides forward and backward, and boasts 36.4 cubic feet of cargo volume behind it.
The 2011 RAV4 features LED taillamps and stop lamps, 16-inch steel wheels, limited-slip differential, six-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack on the Base trim. The Sport model rests on 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels and incorporates a sporty suspension, heated mirrors, chrome exterior finishing and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. For maxed-out RAV4 enjoyment, the Limited trim sits on top of 17-inch wheels, roof rails, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control and a six-disc CD player with XM Radio and six-speakers. A power moonroof with sunshade, privacy glass, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, leather trimmed seating surfaces, eight-way power adjustable driver seat, touch-screen DVD navigation system, XM NavTraffic and Bluetooth® connectivity are just some of the features available in the various options packages.
The 2011 Toyota RAV4 also carries many features to keep driver and passengers safe. Downhill Assist Control, which controls downhill speed, and Hill-Start Assist Control are standard on V-6 models and four-cylinder models with a third-row seat. Other standard safety technologies include side-impact and two-row side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and antilock brakes with brake assist. Electronic power steering optimizes handling agility, while vehicle stability control enhances handling under adverse road conditions.
If you’re looking for a crossover vehicle that is perfect for family use, vacations and everyday driving, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 offers all of the above, making it a great car at a great value.