How Does it Do Off-Road? - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
RAV4 Forum Looking for RAV4 information and resources? This forum is the place.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 06-25-2014, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
How Does it Do Off-Road?

I didn't buy the RAV for this but I have occasion to drive over a curb and across a field, and occasionally in more adventurous [muddy, deep rut] terrain. So, I'm wondering whether this vehicle is intended to go off-road and, if so, how much trouble it can handle.

'04 4cyl Camry & '14 RAV4
i_am_jim is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 06-25-2014, 11:49 AM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: louisiana
Posts: 444
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 54 Times in 46 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
What model is your RAV? If it is Gen.4 (2013+), than it has ZERO off-road capability, or about a much as a Camry. With 6 inches of ground clearance and tons of plastic parts under the belly, you are exposing yourself to pretty expensive repairs if you attempt to take your RAV off-road.

About every other small CUV (Forester, CX-5, Escape) have 8 inches or more ground clearance. Go figure what were Toyota engineers thinking when they designed the RAV. BTW, Toyota claims 6.3 inches ground clearance, but the actual MEASURED ground clearance by Consumer Reports (and verified by me) is closer to 5.8 incheas due to low-hanging exhaust.

Here is a good example of what happens if you attempt to take your RAV off-road
http://www.rav4world.com/forums/126-...ml#post1535346

Last edited by katekebo; 06-25-2014 at 11:58 AM.
katekebo is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 06-27-2014, 05:58 PM
Official TN Member
 
fgf001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: North TX
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
The picture above CLEARLY states which model the OP has but the fact is that it is not an off road vehicle. Dirt road? Sure providing there is enough clearance, more than that? No Way, all wheel drive or not. It's a CROSSOVER, not an SUV with serious four wheel drive.

Two '08 V-6 with tow prep
One Base, One Limited
Both Front wheel drive
fgf001 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 

  Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums > Toyota Truck, SUV and Van Forums > RAV4 Forum

Bookmarks

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome