The New 2013 Toyota RAV 4

The New 2013 Toyota RAV 4 at Peterson Toyota


The new 2013 was just released and is now in dealerships all over the country, including Peterson Toyota in Boise, Idaho.  The latest version of the Toyota RAV 4 crossover follows the basic outline of previous models.  The newly redesigned RAV 4 is smooth and efficient with a very reasonable price point.

New 2013 Toyota RAV 4




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 Noticeable Changes:

  • There is a noticeable crease on the side of the front fascia
  • Split upper grille with chrome accents that flow to the headlights
  • Sharp creases along either side of the front fascia
  • Sweeping bumper protrusion
  • Body sides with metal sculpting
  • Downward-sloping through the roofline
  • Upward line along the window line and the lower doors
  • Shelf-shaped taillamps that protrude from the body and an oversize spoiler above the rear window
  • The tailgate is a liftgate rather than a swinging tailgate


One of the biggest changes for 2013 is that there will no longer be an optional third row.  If you can remember from years past, the tiny third row seat wasn’t the most accommodating.  If the third row option is a must for you, then check out Toyota’s Highlander in the crossover category.  As far as seating, there are two fabric options as well as a synthetic leather substitute called Softex.  Toyota has taken the interior of the new 2013 RAV 4 and gone with a a color-block concept.  It takes contrasting materials and fusing them together helping to break up the monotony.

The 2013 RAV has a bit more room than previous years.  Toyota has added 0.8 inches of travel at the back of the seat rail, along with an additional 0.6-inch of height adjustment that allows the driver to sit lower in the car.  If you combine those two numbers with the taller seatbacks and longer seat cushions that equals a comfy pair of seats.

The Interior

2013 RAV 4 at Peterson Toyota

The technology on the new 2013 RAV 4 offers a touchscreen Display Audio system which is standard.  Along with the 6.1 inch display is a backup camera.  All 2013 RAV 4s will have :

  • an auxiliary jack
  • a USB port
  • hands-free phone capability
  • music streaming via Bluetooth


Navigation and Entune are also an option the  XLE and Limited trim levels.  Also on the limited you are able to get  a JBL sound system with 11 GreenEdge speakers.  The LE models come with an “alloy-like wide vent” wheel covers.  The XLE and Limited models are equipped with 17-inch and 18-inch wheels.

The engine on the new 2013 Toyota RAV 4 at Peterson Toyota in Boise is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.  What is great about this engine is that it offers up 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic has  replaced the  four-speed unit in addition  two extra gears improve the  fuel economy of 24 miles per gallon city, 31 highway and 26 combined with front-wheel drive or 22/29/25 with all-wheel drive, increases of one to three miles per gallon across the board.


If you are interested in a new RAV 4 there are several price options available.  A base LE model will start out at $23,300, while mid-grade XLE trim models start at $24,290.  If you are looking for a Limited the MSRP will start out at $27,010.  Peterson Toyota in Boise is here to answer any questions that you may have about the new 2013 Toyota RAV 4.  We are just now starting to see them come in and they are selling quickly.  Come in today!

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