17 May 2022


Toyota RAV4 Overview

The Toyota RAV4 is a vehicle that straddles city driving and outdoor adventures. Perfect for suburban streets and even dusty dirt roads, this car can do it all. Although the RAV4 is called a “compact SUV”, you would not say so if you saw it on the roads.

The vehicle has a bold and impressive exterior design that commands attention. On the inside, the RAV4 is spacious and comfortable – and anything but compact.

One of the best things about the RAV4 is its unparalleled versatility. Not every car can boast the performance it has on-road and off-road. This car has an impressive ground clearance and a high approach that enables it to conquer any terrain, and it looks good while doing so!

The RAV4 is also extremely economical with the lowest fuel consumption being just 4.8/100km in the hybrid model. This efficient SUV crossover is also powerful, with torque and power specs that make every drive a thrilling experience.

Toyota RAV4 Interior Details

When it comes to multimedia, comfort and space – the RAV4 is a step above the rest. The interior is spacious with 5 seats and 733 litres of luggage capacity. The back seats both fold down, allowing you to achieve a 40:60 split and get in all of your belongings.

You can fit your picnic goodies, surf gear and even a double bed mattress for a camping trip. Speaking of the seats, the RAV4 seats are all partial leather and the front row of seats have built-in heaters (VX model exclusive).

The aesthetics of the interior have been elevated by the new centre placement of the infotainment screen. The new symmetry brings a more cohesive and functional cockpit for the driver and the passenger. The new interior surfaces feature softer materials for the best comfort possible. All models contain premium finishes like the 3-spoke leather steering wheel and the leather gear lever.

Standard Toyota RAV4 features include:

  • Driver, Passenger, Side, Driver-Knee And Curtain Airbags
  • Wireless Door Lock With Smart Entry
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake-Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Hill-Assist Control (HAC)
  • Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
  • Park Distance Control (PDC)
  • Eco / Normal / Sport Drive Mode Options

RAV4 Technology

The RAV4 has all the tech you need, exactly where you need it to be! All models come standard with a 7-inch (17.78cm) touchscreen infotainment screen. The infotainment capabilities can be controlled with corresponding buttons on the steering wheel, keeping your eyes on the road without ever missing a call.

The display audio can be linked to either an Android or Apple smartphone by USB, Bluetooth or their respective car sync systems. One of the coolest features of the RAV4 is its inductive charging system. The charging mat is placed at the base of the centre digital console – meaning you don’t have to worry about running out of power while out and about!

Standard Technology For The RAV4:

  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • DVD Disc Type
  • Bluetooth & USB Connectivity
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Toyota Connect
  • 6 Speakers with Display Audio

Toyota RAV4 Exterior Details

This section will detail the seven RAV4 models’ interior and exterior features.

Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD

The entry-level model in this range is the Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD. This model is designed with colour-coded and smart entry door handles.

Exterior Features:Roof Rails & A Manual Luggage Rear Door
Interior Features:4WD Indicator & Partial Leather Seat Trimming

Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD BT

Complimenting the entry-level model is the Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD BT. This model comes with four distinct bi-tone paint finishes.

Exterior Features:Bi-Tone Colours: Urban Khaki, Attitude Black, Grey Metallic and Tidal Blue.
Interior Features:Wireless Charger & Bluetooth/USB Connectivity

Toyota RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD

Next, we have the Toyota RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD. This model is equipped with 235/55R19 Alloy wheels.

Exterior Features:Colour-coded, Power Retractable & Heated Side Mirrors With A Blind Spot Monitor.
Interior Features:Seat Ventilation & Power Lumbar Support

Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid CVT E-Four

The first RAV4 Hybrid model is the Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid CVT E-Four. This model is designed with a 6-speaker Display Audio system.

Exterior Features:Colour-Coded Front & Rear Bumpers.
Interior Features:Display Audio Reverse Camera With Guidelines

Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid CVT E-Four BT

Sibling to the previous RAV4 model is the Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid CVT E-Four. This model comes with four distinct bi-tone paint finishes.

Exterior Features:Bi-Tone Colours: Urban Khaki, Attitude Black, Grey Metallic and Tidal Blue.
Interior Features:Driver, Passenger, Side, Driver-Knee & Curtain Airbags

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD

Sitting on top of the range is the Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD. This model features LED Auto High Beam Headlights.

Exterior Features:LED Rear Lights & LED Daytime Running Lights
Interior Features:Adaptive / All-Speed Cruise Control & A Digital Rearview Mirror

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX Hybrid CVT E-Four

Last but not least is the Toyota RAV4 VX Hybrid CVT E-Four. This variant is designed with chrome and Smart Entry door handles.

Exterior Features:Roof Rails & LED Auto High Beam Headlights
Interior Features:Auto Dual-Zone Air Conditioner & A Wireless Charger


Is the RAV4 worth buying?

The new Toyota RAV4 is a great investment if you’re looking for a crossover SUV that has extensive interior features and power.

Is the RAV4 a luxury car?

The RAV4 has a variety of modern and high-tech features in its comfortable interior. If you’re looking for a vehicle that comes with all the bells and whistles standard, we recommend the RAV4 VX variant.

Which RAV4 model is the best?

If you're looking for the RAV4 model with the most power, and all-wheel-drive you’ll want to buy the 2.5 VX automatic AWD.


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