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Selected Style 2WD DX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Manual DX 21 26 $14,880 $16,100
2WD Automatic DX 22 26 $15,618 $16,900
4WD Manual DX 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
4WD Automatic DX 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
2WD Manual EX 21 26 $17,232 $18,650
2WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Automatic EX 22 26 $17,970 $19,450
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
4WD Manual EX 21 24 $18,524 $20,050
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
4WD Automatic EX 21 24 $19,262 $20,850
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
4-Door Manual (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 25 31 $15,377 $16,625
4-Door Automatic 24 29 $16,347 $17,675
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 27 $16,402 $18,025
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 27 $17,356 $19,075
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,880
$15,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$16,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$277 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 41.3
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 46.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 166.5 166.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 65.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 98.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.1 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.6 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) N/A NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.71
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.26 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3352 2711
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 45 80
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500 148 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4500 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.258
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.775
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.913
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77 4.562
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.918
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.833
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Element Toyota RAV4
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Compact Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Control-Link MacPherson Strut
 
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