The 2009 Toyota RAV4 provides seven seats and a cargo room equivalent to mid-size SUVs in a compact package. It’s fast, reasonably easy to navigate and comes with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive options.
For 2009, the Toyota RAV4 sport freshened detailing with a new grille, new front and rear bumpers and new wheels. The new four-cylinder engine comes standard on the 2009 Toyota RAV4 models, which offers more output and higher gas mileage. The new 2.5-liter four-cylinder is rated at 179 horsepower and has an EPA rating of 22/28 mpg City/Highway.
Among the finest of compact SUVs, the RAV4 thrives at flexibility and ease of use. It’s quick to get in and out of the driver’s seat. It can shift a lot of people or a lot of gear with a moment’s notice. It comes standard with a long list of protective devices.
2009 Toyota RAV4 models have new options, such as reverse display and touch-screen navigation, and all models come with embedded satellite radio. Responsive headrests for the front seats are also new for 2009. 2009 RAV4 Limited models come with a new Smart Entry functionality that opens doors to anyone holding a key fob.
How Many Models of Toyota Rav4 do we have?
- The 2009 Toyota RAV4 comes in three trim levels: base ($21,500), Sport ($23,200) and Limited ($24,490).
- All come standard with front-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed automatic transmission.
- A 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, and five-speed automatic transmission is available on all three trim levels: base ($23,535), Sport ($25,130), and Limited ($26,410). All RAV4s with V6 power and/or third-row seating come with Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
What are the Standard Features you can find in 2009 Toyota Rav4?
- Normal features for all 2009 Toyota RAV4s include.
- Air conditioning.
- Cruise control.
- AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers, MP3/WMA feature.
- Integrated satellite radio and auxiliary input jack.
- Power windows; power folding mirrors.
- Keyless remote locking.
- 60/40 divided second-row seats with manual recline and for-and-for-aft adjustment.
- Tilt-and-telescope steering wheel.
- Three 12-volt power outlets.
- Automatic power outlet.
The RAV4 four-cylinder foundation has P215/70R16 wheels on steel wheels with hubcaps. The V6 is updated with P225/65R17 styling steel wheel tires. Both models come with a full-size spare tire.
What are the options at the base level of 2009 Toyota Rav4?
- A third-row seat
- Six-CD changer
- 17-inch wheels both styled steel and aluminum
- A roof rack with crossbars
- Rear privacy glass
- A cargo covers
- Daytime running lights
- A towing package for the V6 that includes a heavy-duty radiator fan coupling, transmission oil cooler, and 150-amp alternator.
About 2009 Toyota Rav4 Sport
2009 Toyota RAV4 Sport adds handle-tuned suspension and P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels, plus fog lamps, back privacy glass, color-keyed exterior trim and special charcoal fabric inside. A new rear bumper is also the standard for 2009 Toyota Rav4. The option extends to provide power tilting and sliding glass sunroof, navigation, leather upholstery and 8-way power driver’s seat, back-up camera, and auto on/off headlights. The Extra Value Kit incorporates a sunroof with a roof rack, daytime running lights and a six-CD change.
But Sport does not offer a third-row seat. The new Sport Look Model is only available on Sport V6 and 4WD models, eliminates the spare wheel from the rear door and covers run-flat tires. It also adds heated side mirrors with incorporated turn signals, a stainless-steel exhaust tip, and extra interior brightness.
About 2009 Toyota Rav4 Limited Edition
The Limited model upgrades with dual-zone automatic climate control, six-CD changer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, cargo net, heated and foldable power outside mirrors with new integrated turn signals, roof rails, engine immobilizer, the new Smart Entry system, and other amenities. Outside, the Limited is distinguished by a unique grille and front bumper, P225/65R17 tires on six-spoke alloy wheels, and a full hard-shell spare tire cover. Options include the third-row seat, eight-way power driver’s seat without leather, and a premium JBL stereo with Bluetooth phone connectivity, plus most of the options from the Sport level, mostly for the same prices. Two Extra Value Packages bundle the JBL stereo, Bluetooth, sunroof, power adjustable heated seats, and daytime running lamps; one adds navigation.
What is the Safety Level of Toyota Rav4?
Safety features on all 2009 Toyota RAV4s include dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags. New for 2009, active headrests on the driver and front passenger seats move up and forward in certain rear-end collisions to help reduce the distance between the occupant’s head and the headrest.
Front seatbelts incorporate pre-tensioners and force limiters. Also standard are LATCH child safety seat anchors, antilock brakes (ABS) with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), and a tire pressure monitor.
The Toyota RAV4 looks like other contemporary Toyotas, featuring an aerodynamically efficient ovoid profile strategically relieved by sharp character lines.
Most noticeable are the new, vertical brake scoops, lined with black ribs, that bite into the bumper beneath the headlights, where the fog lights used to be. More subtle is the way the main grille now integrates better with the cooling slit just beneath it, while the formerly full-width slit beneath that has been replaced by three smaller slots.
Toyota Rav4 2009 Limited’s have a look all their own, with a single, deep, trapezoidal grille opening bolding bisected by a body-color horizontal bar with a large, chrome Toyota World-T Logo at its center.
A pseudo-skid plate wraps up from the bottom, leaving no room for additional lower air intakes.
Alloy wheels have five spokes on Sport, six on Limited. A wide track gives the RAV4 a solid stance visually, while resisting rollovers in emergency maneuvers.
The new Sport Appearance Package for 2009 Toyota Rav4 eliminates the spare entirely, and centers the license plate up high beneath a bright metal strip that’s just beneath another World-T logo that is just under the window. A bulge low down on the tailgate fills in the step in the standard bumper when the tailgate on the Rav4 is closed.
INTERIOR OF TOYOTA RAV4 2009
Within, the 2009 RAV4 is as fantastic as ever, Position of gauges would be familiar to those who used the previous Toyota RAV4. The position and role of the central stack controls remains virtually the same as they have always been, and also extends to the configuration of the hand brake and the shift lever.
Materials are of great quality. The basic seat fabric has been modified for 2009. Install and polish is Toyota grade, which is fantastic. All 3 trim levels follow the same design, with different but complimentary colors and polished metallic trim elements around the stereo and climate controls, covering the shift gate and swinging around the door knobs.
The front seats are comfortable but not too firm, with moderate bolsters and good protection for the thigh. The tilting-and-telescope steering wheel and the height-adjustable driver’s seat make it easy for almost any size driver to find a good position and without the additional difficulty of adjusting pedals. The significantly higher seating position, low cowl and sloping hood allow for decent front visibility. Long side windows make it easy to inspect the road.
The Suzuki XL7 has more headroom than the RAV4, with a substantial 1.6 inches in the third row in specific. In the legroom, the XL7 gives up half an inch to the RAV4 on the front, but gets the half an inch back in the second row, and boosts the Toyota by almost a full inch in the third row. But in the hip space, it’s the XL7 that loses by 1.6 inches on the front.
WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE MODELS OF 2009 TOYOTA RAV4?
- Toyota RAV4 ($21,500).
- RAV4 Sport ($23,200).
- RAV4 Limited ($24,490).
WHERE ARE 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 MADE?
Tahara, Japan; Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
The Toyota RAV4 2009 is enjoyable to drive and also very security conscious, you might want to get one for yourself and enjoy the drive.