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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4 (GS)
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
2WD 4-Door ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 23 28 $21,401 $22,345
2WD 4-Door SE 23 28 $22,359 $23,345
4WD 4-Door SE 22 27 $23,796 $24,845
2WD 4-Door GT 19 26 $24,801 $25,895
4WD 4-Door GT 19 25 $26,717 $27,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,178
$21,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$22,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$372 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. It's aged less rapidly than other American-made Mitsus, but the 2012 Outlander still is bypassed by other compact crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.4
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.6
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 52.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 39.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.2 100.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 181.9 183.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.4 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 73.0 72.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size P215/70R16 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360 3384
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 179 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4000 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 4B12
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 NA
Trans Type 4 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.92 6.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 2.34-0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 Mitsubishi Outlander
Body Style 4 Door 4-Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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