Ah, summer. The time of the year when nature throws disease-ridden mosquitos, crippling heat waves, sunstroke, and droughts at us all at the same time. But the fun doesn't have to stop there!

There are also road trips, beach trips, lake weekends and pool expeditions to keep our minds off of our blistering hot existence. And one vehicle that helps to make them all possible is the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4.

Looking for tons of space to throw the beach chairs into? No problem. Drop the backseats and the new RAV4 gives you 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space. If cubage doesn't get you going, the RAV4's new standard back-up camera, available automatic power liftgate and 31 MPG highway surely should. And with available blind-spot monitor you'll see those jokers who refuse to either pass you or fall behind.

I could tell you the new RAV4's exterior has the boldness to handle any of your adventures, or I could just say that if the RAV4 was a dude it would totally walk up to your girlfriend and ask her out right in front of your face. So yeah, it's pretty bold.

But we all know what really matters is what's on the inside, and the RAV4's got plenty to brag about. With new SofTex® seats, available French stitching, and an available in-dash Entune® Multimedia System, the RAV4's refined interior keeps the creature comforts well stocked while you're out rock climbing (or, grocery shopping. But next weekend it's rock climbing all the way).


The summer's beckoning for new experiences – and the Toyota RAV4 is up to the challenge. So grab your stuff, crank that air conditioning, and get your adventure started!

Oh, and look up. I've called out all of the RAV4's new features in the image above. Want more? Here you go!

Chris Neiger writes lots of words (about cars and other things) that sometimes find their way onto websites.

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