Like the previous generation, the 2013 RAV will be available with all-wheel drive. The new system is an on-demand type that behaves like (and delivers the efficiency of) a front-wheel-drive vehicle under most circumstances.
The cabin tech options available in the RAV4 appear to mirror those of other Toyota models. At the entry level is the standard touch-screen display audio system. At the top of the heap is Toyota's Entune infotainment system with its suite of Entune apps.
The RAV4 will be available in three trim levels. The entry LE model will feature the Display Audio system. The XLE model is upgraded with sport bucket seats clad in premium fabric and the option to add the Entune system. Finally, the Limited model gets leather trim, available blind-spot monitoring, and the option to upgrade to a JBL GreenEdge premium audio system.
The RAV4 will feature Sport and Eco drive programs that adjust its throttle map and performance. In Eco mode, the FWD RAV4 will do an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 31 on the highway. Adding AWD subtracts a few mpg, resulting in an estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.