The 2011 Toyota Rav4 remains to be one of the best compact SUV available in the market today. No significant changes were made to the 2011 Toyota Rav4 and this compact SUV is in its third generation.
The 2011 Rav4 has the following trims available:
- Base Model (Starring at $22,475)
- Sports Model (Starring at $24,175)
- Limited Model (Starring at $25,465)
Each of the models listed above have six cylinders engine and four wheel drive available.
Depending on your needs for performance, both of the four cylinders and the six cylinders engine can meet your everyday needs. The four cylinders engine packs enough power for your everyday commute. If you like camping trips and snowboarding trips, then the six cylinders would give all the power you need to climb those hills. The six cylinders engine is impressive because it hits 60 mph in the mid six seconds.
- 2.5 Liter DOHC ( 4 – Cyl.)
- 179 Horsepower @ 6000 rpm
- 172 lbs of torque @ 4000 rpm
- Dual VVT – i
- 3.5 Liter DOHC (6 – Cyl.)
- 269 Horsepower @ 6200 rpm
- 246 lbs of torque @ 4700 rpm
- Dual VVT – i
The four cylinders engine is paired with a four speed automatic transmission and the six cylinders engine is paired with a five speed automatic transmission.
There are many safety equipments that are standard for the 2011 Rav4. The following is some standard items that highlight the value of the 2011 Rav4.
- Power assisted four wheel disc brakes with four wheels ABS.
- Front air bags, side air bags, and side curtain airbags.
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
- Traction Control (TRAC)
For the Sport model, a sport tuned suspension is standard, which provides a stiffer ride. Also, the sports model is equipped with 18 inch wheels and if you look behind the wheels, you can see the shocks are blue. This sport suspension and the bigger wheels grip the road nicely, especially on your camping trips.
The exterior of the 2011 Rav4 is not an attention getter, but the simple design and smooth body lines make this compact SUV a practical everyday driver. What is even more practical is the fifth door of the vehicle. Unlike other competitors, the Rav4 has an actual door that you open from the side to get to your cargo space. Toyota kept this signature feature of the Rav4 for all three of the generation.
There is nothing exciting for the interior of the 2011 Rav4. Once you step inside, all of the buttons and dashboard reminds you of a typical Toyota. Overall, Toyota kept the interior design practical. One feature that stands out is that the second row seats can move forward and backward. This feature is great because more leg room is available for bigger people.
If you are looking for a compact SUV, the 2011 Rav4 is the best choice available because of the two power plants that are available. The four cylinders engine has plenty of horsepower for an everyday driver. But, if you are an outdoor person, the six cylinders engine help makes traveling easier. Other popular compact SUV, such as Honda CR – V and Nissan Rouge does not offer a six cylinders engine. Test drive the 2011 Rav4 at your nearest dealer and you’ll find out why this compact SUV remains so popular.