It should be noted that the fourth generation of that model appeared on the market in 2013, with many changes comparing to its predecessor. Moreover, changes have affected not only the exterior but also the interior of the vehicle and its technical characteristics. Speaking of the appearance of new model. The crossover looks more modern and stylish. The manufacturer of the car states that it became more controllable and stable, and its off-road qualities allow to use the vehicle in almost any weather conditions. The exterior of the car gained slight aggressiveness. Among the main target audience of the crossover should include men of middle age . According to the designers and marketers of the manufacturer, Toyota RAV-4 2014-2015 aims to be a choice of not only the modern generation , but also of the older drivers.
Also it is necessary to mention that the new variant of crossover has received a completely new all-wheel drive system. The full drive is switched on constantly. An electromagnetic clutch includes a system, distributing torque along the axes in the ratio 50:50. The Raw 4 has three modes to choose from : Sport, Auto and Lock. In normal operation of the system, the torque is transferred automatically between the wheels which have better adhesion with road surface.
Anyways before purchasing such a model make sure you have not forgot any details. It is expensive enough on the market and maintaining is not exception. Buying the new one will save you couple of years without any visits to a car service (unless you will be treating it carelessly) But prepare to pay some money. Make sure that you found the best deal before you shake hands with the seller.
There is always an opportunity to buy the used Raw 4. It will not be in poor condition (only if the previous owner had it wrecked) but the price will be definitely lower. Buying a car from an individual is sometimes a pain in neck. You will spend quite a lot of time before you actually find a best variant. First you need to use car ID to figure out if the car belongs to a citizen you are talking to. Inspect the vehicles condition, mileage, engine interior. The appearance should also be considered (clean car is always more attractive to a potential buyer) Ask all the documents about the vehicle (insurance, receipts) Visit the car service and have the diagnostics. Do not consider it waste of money it may actually save you some. Always consult banks or dealerships about the value. Sites like Kelley Blue Book and Nada Guides will also be helpful in estimating the actual price. You are always free to negotiate the first offer on the price. Make sure you will be able to handle the fueling and maintenance. Ask about that mechanics or the owner itself. Beware of frauds or anything like that.
Buying from a dealer will be definitely less difficult but probably a bit more expensive. Consider both the variants.