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Old 06-25-2015, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2013+ Toyota Rav4 fake grille (fully blocked upper)

I walked past one of these this morning and was surprised to notice the upper grille is completely blocked.

I found a good dealer photo: (click for zoomage)







Toyota claims drag was reduced on this latest generation:

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The overall drag coefficient has been lowered from .334 to .329

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Old 06-25-2015, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice find. Sounds like Toyota has been lurking here.
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Wow. That's very close to a Civic EG hatchback's Cd.
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wonder what the ducting is like for the opening.

I noticed the nose camera in the Toyota logo.
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upper block

The original 1986 Mercury Sable,Cd 0.29,had a 100% upper grille block.The higher drag,sister,Ford Taurus' upper opening actually 'lost' air,rather than gain it.

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