Toyota Rav4 2.0D 4x2: test the Japanese SUV BMW engine

Toyota Rav4 2.0D 4×2: test the Japanese SUV BMW engine

Goodbye to its own diesel engine. Welcome the BMW, with which with small product improvements, the Toytoa Rav4 again contribute their best weapon: balance.

We tested the Toyota Rav 4 2.0 4x2

We tested the Toyota Rav 4 2.0 4x2

We tested the Toyota Rav 4 2.0 4x2

We tested the Toyota Rav 4 2.0 4x2

We are not facing a new generation, but rather a evolution of the Toyota Rav4 released in 2013, but this SUV Toyota is not only more efficient, safer and more comfortable than before, but also one of the models more competitive compared to other SUV in its class with such size, equipment, quality or potency.

Within technical innovations, The new diesel engine is one of the most interesting with which the user will find. Goodbye to their own blocks, BMW now is who gives up its 2.0-liter for the only diesel version you’ll find a range of features not free: you can purchase a hybrid version -197 CV and announced average consumption of 4.9 l / 100 km-, one petrol 2.0 -that the engine the above range, but enhanced still only available with all-wheel drive, and This Diesel now proven that Toyota only offers front-wheel drive, configuration previously only available with "its engine" 2.0 D4D 120 hp.

Their 143 horses theoretical -not achieved our dyno, although very little-, Toyota Rav4 move now to be clearly more agile 4×2 than the previous version, and although not improve the performance of 150 hp 2.2 D4D with four drive wheels, if they do it, and clearly, our two consumption figures: from 6.9 l / 100 km to 1678 kilos of previous version, We have now measured in this Toyota Rav4 5,5 l / 100 km medium to 1,604 kilos. I add weight data because it sure will seem little difference between the old version with all-wheel drive, and the new, without it, especially when the new engine is, by itself, lighter. But is this renovated Rav4 has also taken upon 55 percent more insulation in the floor, doors or dashboard. And new structural reinforcements in the floor, or rear suspension cradle of direction, elements that bring the new Toyota Rav4 superior comfort and refinement.

Along with improvements in quality and adjustments to the entire interior, both ride quality and driving feel have taken a giant step. improves sonority, he guided a direction under which, yes, feel about improved tire grip, especially in wet soil. Also the balance between hardness and filtering damping is achieved better than before. You will not have the precision of a Mazda CX-5, the best Driving in touch, nor the excellent atmosphere and level of quality now imposed by Kia with its new Sportage, for example, but the improvement is substantial in all aspects, and adding the variable value and price, few models can deliver more for less, either in the functional or equipment level.

preserve levels of habitability, very generous in three dimensions and look where Toyota Rav4 especially notable for its subsequent wide and completely flat floor, and enhances its equipment with the renowned Toyota Safety Sense, which integrates traffic sign recognition, the system of emergency braking or alert involuntary change lane among others. Very good product evolution in which perhaps has not sought to be a leader in providing dynamic or car, but in balance, where the Rav4 has the word.

In a nutshell:

Acceleration. New good base, now of origin BMW, and although it has great influence on the speed of the new Rav4, does have the mechanical quality and refinement of the car. 9.74 s in the 0-100 km They do not certify a very fast acceleration, but agile. Y34,4 17 seconds is the time to go through the 400 and 1000 m, respectively.

Change. Pleasant operation of the lever on one side and logical stepping gear, with a sixth 54.3 km / h x 1000 rpm, allow make good engine performance.

Braking. weakness, and it will not be for lack "of steel" in brakes, because generous front discs 328 mm, but due to lack of grip tires bite. Going to 80.4 meters to stop from 140 km / h.

Consumption. Over 1,600 kilos and large front surface. No miracles … O yes when providing BMW is behind this engine. Efficiency demonstrated low road numbers, with 5.1 l / 100 km city and 6.2 l / 100 km. Its average consumption 5.5 l / 100 km and 1,090 km of autonomy.

Overtaking. It is faster than the previous 2.2 D-4D, but agile enough in this kind of exercises that has the physical background. Compensates for the tenth time that has yielded a superior taste. 8.0, 10.2 and 12 seconds is the time in his last three gears to move from 80 to 120 km / h.

Habitability. Well among the good, mainly because it offers additional centimeters in the rear seats or flat floor are worth their weight in gold. There are not many SUV of its size with 140 cm wide and 84 cm dimension of legs.

Sonority. He has specifically worked this and have made improvements, not exponential, but to make life on board more pleasant. A 120 km / h, its sound is 70.8 dB.

Power and torque. Engine just over 1,500 rpm approaches its maximum torque values ​​while maintaining good type for a rev band. Rather than glued, highlight its elasticity. 34.5 mkg its actual operating at 1,740 rpm are. The power is out at 139 hp.

Trunk. More than half a cubic meter –exactly 545 liters– possibility of automatic opening, 115 cm wide and flat loading mouth 65 cm access soil. Not the greatest, but very capable.

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