NEW FOR 2010:

– New Sport Appearance Package

For 2010, the Toyota RAV4 adds a new Sport Appearance Package which, for the first time on a Canadian vehicle, removes the rear door-mounted spare wheel. Available on the 4WD V6 Sport model, it also adds run-flat tires, chrome exhaust tip, eight-way power driver’s seat, heated leather seats, cargo mat, tire pressure monitoring system, rear trunk chrome trim and unique badges.

The RAV4 comes in four configurations: with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder and four-speed automatic in two- or four-wheel drive, and with a 3.5-litre V6 and five-speed automatic in two- or four-wheel drive.

The four-cylinder 2WD comes in base, Sport and Limited trim; the V6 2WD in Sport and Limited; and the 4WD models come in base, Sport and Limited. All are five-passenger models, but the V6 4WD can be ordered with a third row of seats, for a total of seven-passenger seating.

Features on the base four-cylinder include 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, keyless entry, front and rear splash guards, auto up/down driver’s window, Optitron gauges, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, floor mats, brushed metallic trim, cruise control, digital clock, map and cargo lamps, active front head restraints, moulded spare tire cover, variable intermittent wipers with de-icer, intermittent rear wiper, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, and upper and lower glove boxes. The base 4WD model uses 17-inch steel wheels.

The Sport models add 18-inch alloy wheels, premium cloth upholstery, rear privacy glass, automatic headlamps, fog lamps, roof rails with crossbars, fender flares, power sunroof, and tonneau cover. The V6 models add downhill assist control and hill-start assist.

The Limited models add 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-CD/MP3 stereo, XM satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera, interior chrome trim, hard-shell spare tire cover, and Smart Key system with pushbutton start. The V6 models add downhill assist control and hill-start assist.

Depending on the model, available options include heated leather seats, JBL audio, Bluetooth capability, and the new Sport Appearance Package.

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