The latest release saw Toyota combining the SUV with some features of an MPV. This is most predominantly proven in the fact that it now can sit up to 7 people although space is still something which RAV4 owners still have yet to compromise. Very much like the Mitsubishi Pajero Sports which made a transition from a 4WD to a 7 seater SUV, the RAV4 has much to offer. It comes with 3 different models which is the base, the sport and the Limited editions respectively of which they all come with either a front or all wheel drive systems.

The 2010 RAV4 all comes with Toyota’s VVTI powered 2.4 liter, 4 Cylinder engine which gives you up to 166 horsepowers moved up through its 4 speed automatic gearbx. If you are going for the base model, then you will get the 16 inch tyres, key-less entry system and telescopic-tilted steering wheel and a CD/MP3 player powered out through its 6 speaker audio surround. The Sport Model differs in the tyre sizes which are 18 inches as well as heated side mirrors while the Limited edition comes with 17 inch tyres, a powered driver’s seat as well as a 2 zone automatic climate control system.

Security features in this car is pretty standard with airbags for the front, and curtain along the sides, traction control and stability control systems as well. One significant thing to highlight about the RAV4 is on its importance place on the protection of the driver where the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded it 5 stars for the provision while 4 stars awarded for the protection of the passengers. It also comes with the STAR Safety System which is an automated braking system, bringing the car to a complete halt during emergencies which can activate without the driver having to fully slamming on the brakes.

With all that in place, the RAV4 is set to continue its ascend toward the top of the SUV market as with performance, now it comes with great safety features which is a pretty much demanded feature with drivers these days. And coupled with the extra space, this will definitely drive more people to consider it. {mosimage} {mosimage} {mosimage} {mosimage} {mosimage} {mosimage}