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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=108153


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TMS - - 063 - - 05
TOYOTA ANNOUNCES PRICES FOR ALL-NEW THIRD-GENERATION RAV4
TORRANCE, Calif., November 21, 2005 - - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A.,
Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new
third-generation RAV4 sport utility vehicle (SUV).
The arrival of the new RAV4, nearly 10 years after pioneering the compact SUV
segment, receives an extreme makeover for 2006. Completely re-styled, the new RAV4
is larger and more powerful to provide the necessary utility and performance for active
singles and the comfort, versatility and convenience to meet the demands of young
couples, with and without children.
The 2006 RAV4 is offered in three distinct grades in two- and four-wheel-drive.
They include the standard grade, a new performance-driven Sport grade, and the top-ofthe-
line Limited.
All grades will offer an all-new class-leading 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a gatedshift
five-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with dual variable valve timing with
intelligence (VVT-i) the new V6 will generate a best-in-class 269 horsepower at 6,200
RPM, and 246 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 4,700 RPM.
The V6-equipped RAV4 can effortlessly accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in under
seven seconds while achieving an impressive estimated preliminary EPA fuel economy
mpg rating of 22 city/29 highway for 4x2 models and 21 city/28 highway for 4x4 grades.
The standard powertrain will be an upgraded 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with
VVT-i equipped with a gated-shift four-speed automatic. The engine will deliver 166
horsepower (an increase of five hp) with 165 lbs.-ft of torque @ 4,000 RPM, making it
one of the most powerful four-cylinder engines in the small SUV segment and close in
horsepower to some competitor V6’s. The additional horsepower is matched with
improved fuel efficiency with EPA preliminary mpg estimates of 24 city/30 highway on
4x2 configurations and 23 city/28 highway on 4x4 models.
-more2006
RAV4 PRICING 2-2-2-2
In addition to improvements in power and fuel efficiency, both the V6 and fourcylinder
engines are expected to be EPA certified as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II
(ULEV2).
Like all SUVs in the Toyota lineup, RAV4 comes standard with the Star Safety
System. The standard system includes vehicle stability control (VSC), Traction Control
(TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and
Brake Assist (BA). The new RAV4 adds to the Star Safety System with the addition of
all-new enhancements to VSC. This new system goes beyond conventional traction and
stability controls that simply react to challenging conditions.
With an increased length of more than 14-inches over the previous generation, a
new seating design features second row seating for three and optional third row seating,
a first in the small SUV segment. The larger dimensions create a larger cabin,
increasing shoulder room for all passengers, and additional head clearance and legroom
for second row passengers, allowing for overall greater passenger comfort.
Form, fun and functionality is in abundance with an array of standard
convenience features across all three grades that includes CFC free manual airconditioning,
AM/FM CD with six speakers with a mini-plug jack and MP3/WMA playback
capability, remote keyless entry, ten front and rear bottle/cup holders, power windows
and door locks, larger foldable power mirrors, privacy glass, three 12-volt auxiliary power
outlets, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. RAV4 also features the first in-use
application of lever-operated brake deceleration cruise control as standard equipment.
The vast improvements in the all-new RAV4 will be matched with pricing that is
very competitive within the compact segment, making the RAV4 an excellent all-around
value. The 2006 RAV4 Base grade with a four-cylinder engine will carry a
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,300 for the 4x2 model, an
increase of $200, or 1.0 percent. The Base grade 4x4 with a four-cylinder engine will
carry a base MSRP of $21,700, an increase of $200 or 0.9 percent. Prices for the Base
grade with the all-new V6 will be $22,335 for the 4x2 and $23,735 for the 4x4.
The base MSRP for the all-new Sport grade will range from $21,875 for the 4x2
with a four-cylinder engine to $25,190 for the V6 4x4.
-more2006
RAV4 PRICING 3-3-3-3
The MSRP for the top-of-the-line RAV4 Limited with a four-cylinder engine will be
$22,555 for the 4x2, and $23,955 for the Limited 4x4. The MSRP for the Limited grade
V6 will be $24,470 for the 4x2 and $25,870 for the 4x4.
RAV4 four-cylinder models will go on sale in late December with V6 models
reaching Toyota dealers in late January.
 
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the video does not work for me. I really wanted to see it in action
 
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very good review! Wow ! I want the V6 rav4 even more now! I hate this hold up why can't the Rav4s just be out already!
 

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Base Price: $26,475
Price as Tested: $32,708
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That is the base price of the limited. The tested version was the full loaded limited. Leather seats, sunroof, dvd entertainment, JBL stereo etc..
 

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Although i'm still not very impressed with the exterior, i sure like the interior :D. BTW m900s, nice link. After reading the reviews and watching the video, i can't wait to test drive it :D :twisted:.
 

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:D Nice info, m900s! This definitely adds to my "cautious" enthusiasm....

$26,475 - $32,708 ?? :cry:

Sigh, I guess I'll have to settle for the 2.4L model...
 
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*sigh* do people listen.. that is the the limited V6 the $32K is for the FULLY LOADED as in ALL options added.

THE v6 is only a $2,000 premimum which is a good deal! Considering the mileage and performance!
The BASE model is 22K
 
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Omega Man said:
??????????????????????????????????????????????????
Base Price: $26,475
Price as Tested: $32,708
??????????????????????????????????
:evil:

I don't know where you get that pricing, but toyota has this link on there site with actual pricing .......


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TMS - - 063 - - 05
TOYOTA ANNOUNCES PRICES FOR ALL-NEW THIRD-GENERATION RAV4
TORRANCE, Calif., November 21, 2005 - - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A.,
Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new
third-generation RAV4 sport utility vehicle (SUV).
The arrival of the new RAV4, nearly 10 years after pioneering the compact SUV
segment, receives an extreme makeover for 2006. Completely re-styled, the new RAV4
is larger and more powerful to provide the necessary utility and performance for active
singles and the comfort, versatility and convenience to meet the demands of young
couples, with and without children.
The 2006 RAV4 is offered in three distinct grades in two- and four-wheel-drive.
They include the standard grade, a new performance-driven Sport grade, and the top-ofthe-
line Limited.
All grades will offer an all-new class-leading 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a gatedshift
five-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with dual variable valve timing with
intelligence (VVT-i) the new V6 will generate a best-in-class 269 horsepower at 6,200
RPM, and 246 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 4,700 RPM.
The V6-equipped RAV4 can effortlessly accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in under
seven seconds while achieving an impressive estimated preliminary EPA fuel economy
mpg rating of 22 city/29 highway for 4x2 models and 21 city/28 highway for 4x4 grades.
The standard powertrain will be an upgraded 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with
VVT-i equipped with a gated-shift four-speed automatic. The engine will deliver 166
horsepower (an increase of five hp) with 165 lbs.-ft of torque @ 4,000 RPM, making it
one of the most powerful four-cylinder engines in the small SUV segment and close in
horsepower to some competitor V6’s. The additional horsepower is matched with
improved fuel efficiency with EPA preliminary mpg estimates of 24 city/30 highway on
4x2 configurations and 23 city/28 highway on 4x4 models.
-more2006
RAV4 PRICING 2-2-2-2
In addition to improvements in power and fuel efficiency, both the V6 and fourcylinder
engines are expected to be EPA certified as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II
(ULEV2).
Like all SUVs in the Toyota lineup, RAV4 comes standard with the Star Safety
System. The standard system includes vehicle stability control (VSC), Traction Control
(TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and
Brake Assist (BA). The new RAV4 adds to the Star Safety System with the addition of
all-new enhancements to VSC. This new system goes beyond conventional traction and
stability controls that simply react to challenging conditions.
With an increased length of more than 14-inches over the previous generation, a
new seating design features second row seating for three and optional third row seating,
a first in the small SUV segment. The larger dimensions create a larger cabin,
increasing shoulder room for all passengers, and additional head clearance and legroom
for second row passengers, allowing for overall greater passenger comfort.
Form, fun and functionality is in abundance with an array of standard
convenience features across all three grades that includes CFC free manual airconditioning,
AM/FM CD with six speakers with a mini-plug jack and MP3/WMA playback
capability, remote keyless entry, ten front and rear bottle/cup holders, power windows
and door locks, larger foldable power mirrors, privacy glass, three 12-volt auxiliary power
outlets, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. RAV4 also features the first in-use
application of lever-operated brake deceleration cruise control as standard equipment.
The vast improvements in the all-new RAV4 will be matched with pricing that is
very competitive within the compact segment, making the RAV4 an excellent all-around
value. The 2006 RAV4 Base grade with a four-cylinder engine will carry a
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,300 for the 4x2 model, an
increase of $200, or 1.0 percent. The Base grade 4x4 with a four-cylinder engine will
carry a base MSRP of $21,700, an increase of $200 or 0.9 percent. Prices for the Base
grade with the all-new V6 will be $22,335 for the 4x2 and $23,735 for the 4x4.
The base MSRP for the all-new Sport grade will range from $21,875 for the 4x2
with a four-cylinder engine to $25,190 for the V6 4x4.
-more2006
RAV4 PRICING 3-3-3-3
The MSRP for the top-of-the-line RAV4 Limited with a four-cylinder engine will be
$22,555 for the 4x2, and $23,955 for the Limited 4x4. The MSRP for the Limited grade
V6 will be $24,470 for the 4x2 and $25,870 for the 4x4.
RAV4 four-cylinder models will go on sale in late December with V6 models
reaching Toyota dealers in late January.
 

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Wonder what would be the price up north, in canadian lands. I guess we will have to wait since Toyota.ca hasn't even acknowledge that there is a 2006 RAV4 coming up its way.
 

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m900s said:
Omega Man said:
??????????????????????????????????????????????????
Base Price: $26,475
Price as Tested: $32,708
??????????????????????????????????
:evil:
I don't know where you get that pricing, but toyota has this link on there site with actual pricing .......
The $32k+ price is from page 4 (or was it 5 :? ) of the linked article you posted.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=108153/pageId=66988

Must have been the roof mounted DVD system that put it over the top.... but hitting $32 is still a shocker :shock:
 

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Plas said:
m900s said:
It's a macromedia flash player. You can update/download at their site. Here's the link...

http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/
yeah. I already have that. I just get a server connection problem when I try to play it so it is a problem from their end not mine
Yeah, loved the review, including the video summary, but I *hate* embedded and streaming video... can't save it local!! :cry:

Edmunds took the best photos of the RAV4 outside of Toyota's own shutterbugs. :D
 

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Kelly Smith said:
m900s said:
Omega Man said:
??????????????????????????????????????????????????
Base Price: $26,475
Price as Tested: $32,708
??????????????????????????????????
:evil:
I don't know where you get that pricing, but toyota has this link on there site with actual pricing .......
The $32k+ price is from page 4 (or was it 5 :? ) of the linked article you posted.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=108153/pageId=66988

Must have been the roof mounted DVD system that put it over the top.... but hitting $32 is still a shocker :shock:
Ya! The DVD system zaps buyers for $1705! My own preferred configuration stickers for $30k pre-tax! :shock:

All the options prices broken down, MSRP and invoice:
http://www.rav4world.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2012
Talk about a need for package discounts!! :?
 
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With those prices the Xterra is getting more practical for me and my towing needs. I'm actually on the market for a new SUV/truck I want to stick to toyota and hopefully the FJ cruiser will do it for me...just my 2 cents :)
 
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