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Toyota RAV4, manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation was the first compact crossover SUV to hit the market. It was first released in Japanese and European market in 1994, and in North American market in 1995. Toyota designed the RAV4 for customers who want a car having most of the advantages of SUVs, like the option of full 4-wheel-drive, higher visibility, roomy cargo space, along with the fuel efficiency and maneuverability of a compact car. Though not all RAV4 cars are 4-wheel-drive, RAV4 means “Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4-wheel-drive”, the reason for it is that the aforementioned equipment is optional in some selected nations.
From 1994 to present, Toyota has produced 5 generations of RAV4. For the 3rd generation, both long- and short-wheelbase versions were given to the RAV4. Long-wheelbase versions are sold in North America and Australia; Short-wheelbase version in Europe and Japan. In Japan, the longer-wheelbase version are also available under the name Toyota Vanguard.
1. First Generation (XA10; 1994–2000)
Toyota RAV4: First generation.
The first generation RAV4, also known as XA10 series, debuted in the market in 1994 as the 1st-ever car featuring the feel and look of an SUV on an unique platform which shared Corolla and Carina elements. The first generation was available with all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive configurations, and it was powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine creating 119 Horsepower upon its debut before it got a bump to 127 Horsepower for 1997 model year. The XA10 series had both 3- or 5-door versions. Early models received seating for up to 4 or 5 passengers, 2 or 4 passenger doors and a rolling soft top or a hardtop.
2. Second Generation (XA20; 2000–2005)
Toyota RAV4: Second generation.
The second generation, also known as XA20 series, were available for sale in July 2000. This generation had some similar features like the first generation such as being built on an unique platform that shared Corolla and Carina elements and also available in 3- and 5-door configurations. In the US, the generation was only offered as a 4-door model and it was even more appealing to Miami families thanks to its increase in both cargo space and cabin. Early versions of this generation were equipped with a 2.0-liter inline-4 creating 148 Horsepower, then the 2004 model year received a 2.4-liter powerplant generating 161 Horsepower.
3. Third Generation (XA30; 2005–2012)
Toyota RAV4: Third generation
The third generation, known as XA30, was first introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005 and was offered in both short- and long-wheelbase configurations. The new RAV4 was developed on an all-new platform and used an Electric Power Steering system (EPS). It was also the first version of the RAV4 offering 3 seat rows, and it was powered with a 166 Horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4 of a 3.5-liter V6 with a commanding 269 Horsepower. Additionally, the generation received premium creature comforts such as a DVD entertainment system in back, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and an available sport suspension.
4. Fourth Generation (XA40; 2012–2018)
Toyota RAV4: Fourth generation
Toyota debuted the 4th generation of RAV4 at Los Angeles Auto Show in the November 2012. The 4th generation went on sale in the US in early January 2013. In Australia and the UK, this generation went on sale in February. Customers can choose a 2.0L and 2.2L turbodiesel engine or a 2.0L and 2.5L 4-cylinder gasoline engine. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual, CVT (continuously variable transmission), and 6-speed automatic. Inside the cabin, the new RAV4 is more sophisticated than ever with a variety of available Entune Infotainment setups and the standard Toyota Safety Sense driver assist package.
5. Fifth Generation (2018 - present)
Toyota introduced the fifth generation of the RAV4 in March 2018 at New York International Auto Show. The new generation is built on the front-wheel-drive TNGA-K (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, which is also shared with seventh generation Lexus ES, fifth generation Avalon and eighth generation Camry. This generation remains both gasoline-electric hybrid and four-cylinder gasoline-powered variants. It will be available in 6 variants, including Adventure, Limited, XLE, XSE, XSE Hybrid models. Both Limited and Adventure grades will receive Torque Vectoring All Wheel Drive with Rear Drive Disconnect. The car is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four paired with an 8-speed Direct Shift Automatic that creates HP by up to 15% on gasoline models. It is also equipped with Multi Terrain Select that gives to driver an ability to maximize traction when driving on dirt, rock, mud or sand. It also has Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, QI Wireless Charging with up to 5 USB ports, a Wifi hotspot, JBL audio system, Amazon Alexa, a standard Entune 3.0 with Apple Carplay and a 7-inch multi-touch screen.
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2. Is Toyota RAV4 a good car?
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