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FozyRav4 07-02-2013 01:45 AM

Chance of a V6 rav4 in 2014?
 
Chance of a V6 rav4 in 2014?

Veliksam 07-02-2013 01:56 AM

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RTexasF 07-02-2013 08:30 AM

Slim to none.

buerkletucson 07-02-2013 08:55 AM

Toyota has spoken and has made their direction for the RAV4 pretty clear..........
I personally think it's a great decision.

The public has also spoken.......With the lacking sales of the V6 and the huge sales numbers of the 4-cyl CRV there is no reason for Toyota to offer this engine any longer for the small SUV market.

The Highlander is your choice for a V6 if you "need" one.

ghost125 07-02-2013 10:19 AM

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Putting a v6 in a RAV4 makes as much sense as putting a V8 in an AMC Gremlin :cool:

The engine that the North America needs for the RAV4 is the excellent 2.2L Turbo diesel from Toyota that has tons of torque:thumbs_up:

For the rest of the world (except North America) the 2013 RAV4's available diesel engine generates a respectable amount of power (148 horsepower at 3600 RPM) and heaps of torque (251 lb.ft. between 2000 and 2800 RPM) so you have plenty of muscle for towing, carrying heavy loads and dealing with challenging terrain.

It also offers excellent fuel efficiency and environmental performance. Automatic models deliver 6.5L/100km or 36 MPG US (combined) while manual models deliver a very frugal 5.6L/100km or 42 MPG US (combined).

Are you listening TOYOTA!!!!! :wall :confused: :eek: :doh:

JuneBug 07-02-2013 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by ghost125 (Post 1183202)
The engine that the North America needs for the RAV4 is the excellent 2.2L Turbo diesel from Toyota that has tons of torque:thumbs_up:

Are you listening TOYOTA!!!!! :wall :confused: :eek: :doh:

Apparently, Toyota is not listening, but GM is. Toyota better get on the ball:

2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel: First Drive

MPLexus301 07-02-2013 10:27 AM

I'd love to see them reintroduce the V6, as I'm an aggressive, lead-footed driver with a need for speed, but I think it made sense to drop that engine and focus on a solid 4cyl setup.

I've driven the 4.3 V6 and for someone like me, who really likes to drive, it seems like a little more engine than the chassis can handle. Even with the AWD, the chassis does not make great use of 270hp...that is just my opinion. For towing and some extra power here and there, it's great, but I remember driving the 4.3 V6 and feeling like it was a little more engine than the chassis needed.

The 4.4 makes great strides with the 6AT...yes, it's down on power over the V6, but the 6AT does a nice job of keeping the engine in the powerband and making it feel like there is a decent bit of power when you need it. I don't think the Rav4 ever feels sluggish.

With all of that said, word on the street is that Toyota's next generation workhorse 4 cylinder will be a 2.0L turbo unit to replace the 2.5L that we have now. There are no details on this engine, but it's also the one that will be going into the upcoming Lexus NX 200t, which will be built on the Rav4 platform. The Lexus NX will come in 2.0T (NX 200t) and 2.5L hybrid (NX 300h) models, so if you're looking for more power, one of those might make you happy and they're due out within a year.

fhb 07-02-2013 11:59 AM

I agree...c'mon Toyota...bring on the diesel. CX-5 will likely have it next year.

ghost125 07-02-2013 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by JuneBug (Post 1183210)
Apparently, Toyota is not listening, but GM is. Toyota better get on the ball:

2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel: First Drive

would you trust GM for a diesel engine after the mega disaster of the diesel from GM in the early 80's? Not me :cool:

bigbird1 07-02-2013 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by MPLexus301 (Post 1183218)
word on the street is that Toyota's next generation workhorse 4 cylinder will be a 2.0L turbo unit to replace the 2.5L that we have now.

I'm not a fan of turbo's, except in diesels. Look at Ford's Ecotec series of 4 cylinder engines. Real world fuel economy is nowhere near what the CAFE ratings suggest. There is still no replacement for displacement if you need horsepower and torque. Sure, the smaller engines can produce V6 power and torque, but they need to burn a lot of gasoline to do it. Why do you think they need turbo's? I can answer that! To introduce huge amounts of pressurized air into the combustion chamber. But, to burn cleanly and efficiently, that air must be matched with an appropriately much larger volume of fuel than a naturally aspirated engine requires. You don't get something for nothing with gasoline powered internal combustion engines.


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