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Old 08-10-2017, 09:49 AM   #1
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New RAV4 coming / tow vehicle

This just arrived in my email from Toyota.
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is it a V6
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is it a V6
I know nothing, other than what you see.
I would expect that it is a V6 to achieve the tow rating.
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It's gotten our attention. I just hope they don't add standard third row seating like almost every other SUV has. Anything with third row seating should be classified as a station wagon - not an SUV - IMHO.
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I'm in. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:46 AM   #7
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Apparently it's called the "RAV4 Adventure" in the US, and the "RAV4 Trail" in Canada. From the Toyota US website:

RAV4 Adventure
The active lifestyle-inspired RAV4 Adventure will be available in front-wheel drive with an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential, or with Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel-drive. Both versions feature a standard Tow Prep Package that includes an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers, as well as a suspension system with a higher ride height. As with all RAV4 models, the Adventure grade will come standard with Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and TSS-P. Exterior styling features exclusive to the RAV4 Adventure includes:
Large overfender flares
18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels with 235/55R18 tires
Lower body guards
Black headlight bezels
Black fog lamp surround, roof racks and Adventure badging
The RAV4 Adventure will be available in five exterior colors including Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White, and one new color for RAV4 models, Ruby Flare Pearl.

The sporty exterior features of the RAV4 Adventure are mated to exclusive interior features that include:
Unique interior trim panels
Leather-wrapped shift knob
120V/100W power outlet in the cargo area
Adventure door sill protectors
All-weather mats floor and cargo mats with Adventure logo
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Apparently, it doesn't have an engine.
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Apparently, it doesn't have an engine.
Yeah, I noticed that. I'd assume it's a V6, for the reason you mentioned. But, Car and Driver as well as some other sites state that it will be the same 4 cylinder:

"Although powered by the same 176-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder found in today’s non-hybrid RAV4 models, the RAV4 Adventure’s Tow Prep package brings an upgraded radiator, an engine oil cooler, and a transmission cooler. So equipped, the RAV4 Adventure is rated to tow up to 3500 pounds when equipped with all-wheel drive, or more than double the standard RAV4’s 1500-pound figure."

So you need both the Adventure/Trail trim level, and the AWD option apparently to achieve the 3500 lb tow rating.
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The alloy wheels and floor mats look nice !
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