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#1 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 07:22 PM
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Any chance for an upgraded i4 6speed for new Rav?

Since everyone is saying that the new Rav will not have the v6, do you think there'll be a chance toyota will use the 2.7L i4 from the highlander (and others) paired with a 6 speed tranny?

I think it's a good compromise/alternative for not offering the V6 but still keep up with the competition.
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I hope so. If we can't have the V6, the 2.7 would be the next best thing.

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Toyota is now playing the typical Honda game with the 4.4 RAV...waiting until the last moment to give details of the upcoming model. Subaru on the other hand was always quick on the gun and they pull the trigger very early in the game; the 2014 Forester details have been announced while we're still waiting for the RAV 2013...In the mean time, there is a lot of rumors and "I've heard that..." kinda things that makes everyone scratch their head "should I get a 2012 or wait for the 2013"???

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I'm eagerly awaiting the release of version 4. My lease on a 2011 V6 4WD Limited ends in March 2014, but in Canada the dealers typically try to buy out a lease with 1 year remaining so that they can make money. The residual on my lease is so ridiculously low, $18 100, that they will want my car back. I don't particularly want to buy out my lease, as I'm not interested in owning this Rav4. I really dislike the auto climate control, the doors and rear tailgate all close with bangs rather soft "thunks", and the tailgate itself is a heavy PITA. The interior is cheaply designed and manufactured. The only positive for me is the effortless power of the V6 on the highway. I will be fine with a 4 cyl/6 spd auto or even a well engineered CVT.
So, I suppose I'm one of the few with a newer V6 who is looking forward to a redesigned and much more modern Rav4. By the sounds of the reports and teaser, the new version 4 will be a much more contemporary offering to compete against the Escape, which with a 2L EcoBoost, would be my next vehicle of choice.
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No V6 = no Rav4. Too bad they want to "protect" sales of the Highlander?? How does a 3 row seat Highlander (virtually a van) compete with a small, powerful SUV?? They are going to lose sales to Subaru .. at least mine.
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I just read that a six speed auto will be standard for the new RAV.

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I just read that a six speed auto will be standard for the new RAV.
Can you post a llink to that website (if you actually did read it online) or does your wife have insider info from those secret Toyota communication channels?

This would be a huge improvement over my 4 speed.

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New 2014 Toyota RAV4 to Use Camry-like Design and 6-Speed Automatic - autoevolution

2014 Toyota RAV4 leaks out [UPDATE]

Toyota Offers 2014 RAV4 Tease | TheDetroitBureau.com

Also Edmunds and other sources.

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A 6 speed for the i4 would be great!

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I don't know why these sites keep referring to it as the "2014" RAV4 when Toyota itself is calling it a 2013 model.

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