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Toyota RAV4 2007

leslienationleslienation Posts: 41
edited April 27 in Toyota
2007 Rav4 do u think they will have bluetooth service for the 07 Rav4? can anyone tell me? i hve been looking for bluetooth service cheap suv w/ good mileage. i hope 2007 Rav4 or 2007 CR-V will have this feature add on. In addition, does anyone know when will be the 07 model out?
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  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    2007 INFO LATE AUGUST, CARS ON LOT IN OCTOBER...SO THE STORY GOES FROM MY DEALER. NO IDEA ON BLUETOOTH. Apparently you can buy bluetooth kit for RAV4 for 100 at Amazon etc.

    SEE LINK
    http://www.donlen.com/buildstart_toyota.asp
  • Tkz for your infor. But i had one more question, if i buy the bluetooth from Amazonor other store, is it hard to install it? Or if i install myself, will it mess up the warranty? Thanks.
  • At the autospectator website, they indicate bluetooth will be an option. Here is the info they posted about the 2007 RAV4:

    The RAV4 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) adds interior and safety enhancements for 2007. All models receive driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two row side curtain airbags with roll-over sensor as standard equipment. Inside, the RAV4 is now available, as an option, with a JBL audio system with Bluetooth(R) capability and steering wheel mounted controls. RAV4 2WD models carry a base MSRP that ranges from $20,850 for the base grade four-cylinder to $25,020 for the Limited V6. The base MSRP for the RAV4 4WD ranges from $22,250 for the base grade with a four-cylinder to $26,420 for the Limited V6. Total RAV4 average MSRP increases $550 or 2.4 percent.
  • wstevecwstevec Posts: 126
    Hi, does any one know if and when a hybrid version of Rav 4 will be available, if so, any details? Thanks
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,794

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  • Tkz. Mariewoe!! I am very interest to get a new rav4 after reading your post!!
  • sergioasergioa Posts: 1
    Does anyone know where I can get the harness for the electrical connection of the trailer (tow hitch wire harness)for the 2007 RAV4? The 2007 RAV4 uses led at the brake lights, and nobody knows how to wire the trailer hitch.
    Thanks.
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    Well I did not know the 2007 was out there yet. But the 2006 has LED lights also. You can get the OEM harness with module from Toyota ($132)+ install or a T-Conn Modulite Harness from many net places (e-trailer) for about $60 and install it your self. Lots of info on the web on how to do it. I am not allowed to tell you about other sites or Mr. Edmunds gets his nose out of joint. But look around.
    Good luck.
  • tmc1688tmc1688 Posts: 28
    Hi all! I'm in the market to buy a RAV4 V6. However, there is a question that comes to mind. Is there a straight line acceleration difference between the 2WD and 4WD?

    I tend to think the performance would be better on the 4WD because of this statement I read in the edmunds full test drive.

    (The available four-wheel-drive system operates in front-drive mode for optimum fuel-efficiency until a situation (such as quick acceleration from a stop or while driving on slippery roads) demands four-wheel drive, at which point up to 45 percent of the torque is transferred to the rear wheels. A "4WD Lock" switch allows one to manually select that maximum torque output to the rear wheels. )

    What do you all think?
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    Ok folks, if you go to the Toyota web site and do a build and buy you will find that the 2006 has been replaced by the 2007 RAV4. At least for my zip code in NY.

    The only real change I see is bluetooth with JBL is available and side curtain bags seem to be standard on everything. And mentions SAT radio avialable late fall 2006.

    I don't see any real change in price for me since the side curtain bags are now in the price. Also do not see Flint Mica as a color in some regions...strange. Actually I have never seen a Flint Mica Sport listed at Fitzmall now that I think about it. Crazy.

    But Toyota makes it hard still as it says JBL not available in my zip code....... May have to go to Fitzmall afterall.

    It is interesting that two months ago my dealer and Toyota home said 2007 info late August, cars on lot in Oct. I guess this is late August!

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  • jeffworkjeffwork Posts: 20
    I live in Iowa, midwest region still shows up with the 2006 model.
  • Unfortunately I still get the 2006 information when I do that, and I have tried many different zip codes. What zip did you use?
  • tkz for your infor jimd4. i live in NY area also. I am still debating 2007 Rav4 or 07 new CR-V. I like the JBL bluetooth feature. Donno CR-V has it or not? But I know CR-V had Nav. system.
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,796
    "But I know CR-V had Nav. system."

    The current CR-V doesn't have Nav. It is unknown if the 2007 will have this.
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    I am in NY. The Toyota site is a little messed up but 2007 info is there. If you go www.toyota.com (no zip code entry yet) and then select SUV and get to RAV4 you will see all info for 2007 including basic truck and options. If you then go to e-brochure you can downlonad general e-brochure and should be able to get an e-brochure for your area. From that you can see what options your region will bring in. From that you can see the prices also. In my case for example, Sport does not get JBL for NY! (In 2006 it was no side curtain bags in NY!)
    I have looked at e-brochures for several regions so I think it is all there.
    I think it was late last Friday I could do a build and buy and get 2007 but since then it again shows 2006.

    The changes for 2007 are very small. Side curtain bags are standard on all models, JBL with bluetooth/Satellite radio is availalbe (but JBL it seems only on some models in some areas etc.) Also I see body side modlings as and accessory now.

    Prices are really not changed much if you count the side bags in the basic price now. And JBL cost is up some due to bluetooth I guess.

    If you go to www.fitzmall.com you will see they are showing some 2007 RAV4s as "coming in". My guess is in a month they will be in everywhere.


    Good luck!
  • jeffworkjeffwork Posts: 20
    I'm in IA. This morning the Toyota site shows 2007. It was still 2006 just yesterday. Edmunds does not have the pricing/invoice for the 2007's yet.
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    Well I worked out the MSRP for the 2007 Sport using the Toyota web site numbers and for a loaded Sport the MSRP seems to be $45 less in 2007 than in 2006 if you consider the side curtain bags as on both cars as option in 2006 and standard in 2007.

    And yes it shows 2007 in "build and buy " now for my zip. And the new body side moldings seem to have disappeared this week from accessories!

    And it is hard to win with Toyota! Last year no side curtain bags on Sport in NY. This year no JBL on Sport in NY.
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    If you look at Toyota build and buy in the SE region (zip 34423) you will see two hundred and two 2007 RAV4s on the way with the first arriving 9/2/06
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  • I am going to buy one of these vehicles. I thought that by getting info from experts like you would be a good place to start. Can you all please give me your opinions on the 2? What is very important to me is that I have leather and a moonroof and I would stick with a V4 for the better gas mileage.

    Thanks.
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    Well the RAV4 has a V6, both cars have an inline 4 as base.

    Read posts here and on other sites, there are hundreds of inputs on this site on buying experience site and RAV4 2006. The RAV4 V6 highway miles EPA are the same or better than the I4. No idea on CR-V yet. 07 and 06 RAV are almost identical except side curtain airbags are standard for 2007 and blue tooth/sirius is an option with hight end JBL stereo in 2007. 2007 RAV4s may be at some dealers this week.
  • jak3jak3 Posts: 2
    The Rav4 2007 V6 is the best way to go if you have a little extra money to buy it over the inline4. I have a 2007 Rav4 Sport V6 with everything on it from the towprep, bluetooth, to the moonroof, tonneau cover, and upgraded stereo. I think the only thing it does not have is the RavLimited leather seats.

    Alot of people want the color black but if you look at the rav it has dark shaded back windows with black window moldings that when you add in the black color on the rav4 it seems to hide the nice lines the rav4 has. I took silver and with chrome rims and the extra black accessories it looks really great. The V6 is the way to go, my rav4 v6 has no delay in acceleration, it is fast. And I can confirm that even through my first 500 miles I tracked my mileage and when I filled up I got 12 gallons of gas and had gone 315 miles(26.5 mpg) this is going up into the mountains and coming down, and using A/C, with some cruise control but averaging around 65 mph. So, I am sure the rav4 v6 2007 could get around 28 on a regular stretch of road not blasting the A/C. I really like the rav4 2007, it has everything and is very comfortable. The only thing I could do without is the SpareTire on the back of the vehicle. I think they could have put that in a space where the tonneau cover goes, making it a litle bigger for the fit. The Silver color is really great. Classy and Sporty. Just wish there was an option for dark forest green maybe then I would have thought about getting it in green. Black colored Rav4s are ok but you dont really notice the fender flares are much in black as they dont stick out as much as a Tacoma Truck or such.

    Also side curtain airbags are not standard at least not when I bought my 2007 it was around an extra $600 MSRP.
  • petlpetl Posts: 610
    "Also side curtain airbags are not standard at least not when I bought my 2007 it was around an extra $600 MSRP"

    I thought 6 airbags were standard on all 2007 models. They are in Canada. Although very subjective, I think black is the nicest colour for the RAV. That said I wouldn't buy another black vehicle, very high maintenance, shows every little paint imperfection and seems to get dirty very quickly. Like the song says "black cars look better in the shade".
  • Thanks for everyone's input. I will lbe reading as much as possible here in the forums to help me make a decision. THis place is great for insight that the dealers don't tell you!
  • jak3jak3 Posts: 2
    Well, black is a great color but like said above every scratch shows. As to the CR-V and the 07 Rav4 if you do decide on the Rav4 go with the V6 not the inline4 you will not regret it. I know that my Rav4 2007 with V6 is very fast, and it is very quiet. I was actually very surprised how quiet it was. I test drove 2 Rav4 inline4s and the V6 is far superior, yes it does cost a little more, but i know i get around 25-26 mpg avrg using A/C going up through the moutains with minimal cruise control. If I was out of the mountains I am sure I could get 28 but I will have to test it when I get a chance.

    Does anyone know if there are chrome tube stepside for the 2007 yet from toyota?
  • I'm going to be shopping with my wife to replace her 03 Forester. Another story but she'll take one look at the back tire mount on the '07 RAV4 and head for the Honda guys for sure since they got rid of the tire and backward opening door on the '06 CRV. I would like to see her in a Toyota but those guys can't shake off the spare. Any others out there see the value of the Toyota approach or is it the slow moving giant nowadays. -Waterlooimage
  • I dislike the tire on the Rav4 also, is there anyway to get the rav7 2007 without it? Also is the rav4 2007 very roomy inside?
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    Yes lots of room inside, big storage area under the floor and God forbid you get a flat in the hinterlands, you don't have to lay under the truck to take a 100# spare tire out like most SUVs
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,794
    Isn't the FJ Cruiser the only other Toyota in North America displaying the spare?

    The Mitsubishi Montero, Suzuki Grand Vitara and XL-7 and MB G-wagen (I guess that's still sold here) are the others I can find. The Honda CR-V dropped it for 2007.

    So, out of ~89 SUVs being sold in the US, 6 have the spare hanging off the back (link). Any more?

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  • Does anyone know if Toyota has rectified the RAV4 2006 torque steer problem due to too powerful V6 engine for their 2007 V6 models? :confuse:
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