Does the 2013 Toyota RAV4 really have an option for All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vs. 4-wheel drive?

Asked by Jun 09, 2012 at 02:09 PM about the 2013 Toyota RAV4

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We've looked at the 2012 Toyota RAV4. Toyota offers front-wheel or 4-wheel drive on this vehicle, not all wheel drive. (The new car salesmen claim the 4-wheel switches to all wheel at speeds over 20 mph, but that's not really all-wheel drive, even if you believe what they say). We would buy a 2013 Toyota RAV4 if the redesign includes All-Wheel Drive. Can you tell me where you found this information?

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I found this on www.edmunds.com for the 2012 Rav4 and how the AWD behaves. "The all-wheel-drive system sends power to the front wheels until tire slippage is detected and then power is also directed to the rear wheels. The torque split can be manually locked at 50 percent front/50 percent rear for driving in poor traction conditions, such as gravel or snow."

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I assume the locking feature is the switch your salesman is talking about. So no worries, you don't need to wait for the 2013. Most other AWD vehicles by other manufacturers behave in the same manner. FWD until wheel slippage is detected.

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