Toyota RAV4 2008 Review – A Review of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 is innovative and reliable, with several new features that offer safety and convenience. Impressive new features include the RAV4’s tire pressure monitoring, which alerts the driver when tire levels are critically low. There is also a rear entertainment system with DVD and headphones for passengers.
The 2008 RAV4 offers several standard safety features, including front and side curtain airbags and a 3-point seat belt system for all seating positions. Its novel cruise control with brake deceleration allows driving to slow down without turning off the control function. The RAV4, while sporty, is designed with families in mind. It has child protection locks on the rear doors and a restraint system with strap anchors.
Halogen headlights, chrome or black grilles, and black roof rails and crossbars add to the RAV4’s striking appearance, while high-energy-absorbing glass makes it an advanced model.
Interior comfort is provided by the RAV4’s filtered air conditioning and heated seats for the driver and front passenger, along with 50/50 third-row seats with the ability to fold flat for additional storage. The RAV4 comes standard with an AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability and six speakers. Other options include an in-dash 6-disc changer, WMA-MP3 playback capability and up to nine speakers. Satellite radio and Bluetooth capabilities are also available.
Toyota includes in every RAV4 an amber-illuminated three-dial Optitron display that includes speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauges. There is also an LCD odometer with dual trip meters and seatbelt disconnect, air bag, door ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake and vehicle stability control, which is designed to help the driver control the vehicle in conditions road adverse. The RAV4 comes with a 166-horsepower 4-cylinder or 269-horsepower V6 engine.
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 combines technology, safety and affordability, making it one of the most attractive SUVs on the market this year.