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Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

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Toyota RAV4 LE (2014) review: 34 facts and highlights

Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)
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Why is Toyota RAV4 LE (2014) better than the average?

  • Height
    1.66mvs1.73m
  • better fuel economy (city)
    11.8l/100 kmvs14.16l/100 km
  • more airbags
    8vs6.74
  • Width
    1.84mvs1.93m
  • smaller turn radius
    10.6mvs11.68m
  • greater cargo volume
    1087lvs641.69l
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    9.1l/100 kmvs10.33l/100 km
  • more headroom (rear)
    988mmvs982.16mm

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General info

1. smaller turn radius

10.6m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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9.8m

2. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

5yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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10yrs

3.Has front-wheel drive
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

4.Has fully independent suspension
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5yrs

6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Dimensions

1.height

1.66m

Best

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917mm

2.width

1.84m

Best

Suzuki Jimny (2014)

1.6m

3. longer wheelbase

2.66m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.3m

4. greater cargo volume

1087l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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Ford Explorer (2017)

2313.5l

5. more headroom (rear)

988mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

Best

Ford Explorer (2017)

1.03m

6. lower ground clearance

106mm

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

Best

Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

106mm

Engine

1. larger fuel tank

60l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015)

117l

2. better fuel economy (city)

11.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

233Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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850Nm

4. more horsepower

176hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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1050hp

5. better fuel economy (combined)

10.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3.3l/100 km

6. better fuel economy (highway)

9.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3.4l/100 km

Features

1. more airbags

8

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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Ford Edge (2017)

14

2.Has a rear-view camera
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has Bluetooth
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Has in-car system
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

5.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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5

6.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Toyota RAV4 LE (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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