U.S.: 2014 Toyota RAV4 to be launched in January image

Toyota has announced its plans to introduce the fourth generation of the RAV4 in the United States in January.

After it was officially presented to the public not too long ago, the 2014 Toyota RAV4 is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the Japanese based automaker announcing its launch in the United States. According to the car manufacturer, the model will arrive at the company’s U.S. dealers in January, next year, and it will be priced from 23,300 for the entry-level LE with front-wheel drive, while the top of the line Limited with all-wheel drive will be available from 28,410 USD.

The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is being offered with a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 176 HP and it has a peak torque of 172 lb-ft (233 Nm). The unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The V6 version has been axed for the new generation. The estimated EPA fuel efficiency ratings stand at 24/31 mpg in city/highway for the all-wheel drive, while the AWD versions return 22/29 mpg in city/highway. Three trim levels will be available for the new RAV4, the LE, the XLE and the Limited. More details on the model will be announced at the time of its launch.