17 May 2022


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The Toyota RAV4 range allows you to go everywhere you want to go – in style. This crossover SUV has the best of both worlds, with features that enhance urban and off-road driving. The new RAV4 has the bragging rights of a multitude of features that come standard with the fierce vehicle.

While many crossover SUVs can cost a fortune to upgrade with additional capabilities, the RAV4 offers a life where incredible comes standard. There is a RAV4 for everyone!

With 7 different models to choose from, you can find the perfect crossover SUV for your needs:

  • Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD
  • Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD BT
  • Toyota RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD
  • Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid CVT E-Four
  • Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R HEV E-Four BT
  • Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD
  • Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX Hybrid CVT E-Four

This Toyota “compact” crossover SUV did not come to play around. Anything but small, this RAV has space for 5 passengers and a boot capacity of 733 litres. The non-hybrid vehicles are available in two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

The hybrid SUV has an E-Four system that offers the thrilling AWD experience with the efficiency of an electric engine. The RAV4 is available in 2.0 and 2.5 litres inline-four-cylinder engines, this improves the performance and efficiency of your everyday drive.

The RAV4 is a powerful SUV crossover that doesn’t guzzle petrol. The hybrid vehicles have a maximum power of 131kW at 5700r/min and the 2.5 VX AT AWD has 152kW at 6600r/min. The maximum torque on both the hybrid and normal models is impressive when considering the low fuel consumption.

There has never been a better time than now to invest in a vehicle with good fuel economy. The hybrid model only uses approximately 4.8 litres per 100kms and the normal models range from 6.7 - 7.3 litres per 100kms.

RAV4 Exterior, Interior & Technology

The newest design of the RAV4 is bold and commanding, with strong geometric influences on the exterior. The body of the car is athletic without looking overengineered. The RAV4 has a presence that does not have to be announced when it cruises the streets. The interior offers superior comfort and space for everyone and everything you need. Convenient features like the multifunction steering wheel help you to drive safely with more confidence

The RAV4 is a five-seater that breaks all the rules of a supposed “compact” SUV. The vehicle is spacious in the interior with ample boot space. The second row of seats folds down completely and can be lowered one by one. In this way, you can pop in your surfboard, bicycle or even transport larger objects by yourself. Some RAV4 owners even use this crossover SUV for their “glamping”, by putting a mattress in the back of the car with the seats down.

The comfort features in the RAV4 are extensive, even in the entry-level model (GX-R). The seat trims are partial leather and the driver’s seat has lumbar support. Another cool feature is the automatic dual-zone air conditioner, which allows each passenger to choose their desired temperature and intensity.

Both of the front seats have built-in heaters – perfect for early morning starts or frosty evenings. The ergonomic comfort has been upgraded with a bigger centre console with space for four cup holders and a tray for personal belongings.

The RAV4 is fitted with cutting-edge technology. One of the best features is the infotainment touchscreen. The touchscreen is 7 inches wide (17.78cm) and can be fully integrated with Android and Apple smartphones. You can also connect your device via BlueTooth or a USB port. The infotainment system can be managed with the control switches on the steering wheel for extra functionality

All of the newest Toyota vehicles are eligible for connection to the MyToyota application. The app allows users to create their own unique profiles to manage their vehicle ownership. MyToyota connects to in-car Wi-Fi and can help call for roadside assistance. In terms of maintenance, the app allows users to connect with dealerships near them to book services or test drives.

RAV4 Safety Features

When investing in a vehicle, the safety features are a huge part of the decision. It is important that when you are driving you feel safe and secure. Thankfully, the RAV4 is jam-packed with safety features! Every model comes with an anti-theft system that has an immobiliser, alarm and a double lock system.

The backseats of every model are fitted with two ISOFIX points for a children’s car seat. There are airbags installed in the driver and passenger seats, curtain airbags and driver knee airbags and airbags on the side.

The driver support systems are substantial for an SUV crossover. The wide range of features gives the driver greater control of the car, making the car safer for everyone. Standard features include:

  • 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)

CFAO Motors Toyota is a verified Toyota distributor, offering the newest models with the most up-to-date information on their features. We have multiple dealerships across South Africa and would be delighted to help you find your dream car! We welcome any questions about any of our cars on offer.

Please note that this review serves as a general overview of the RAV4 range as a whole, with no particular focus on any one model. For full details on one of these RAV4 models, we invite you to contact your nearest CFAO Motors Toyota dealer to speak to our knowledgeable sales staff.


With seven different models to choose from, the Toyota RAV4 is one of the most dynamic crossover SUVs on the market. There are two different trim lines, the GX-R (entry-level) and the VX (premium). In terms of driving options, you can buy a 2WD (two-wheel-drive), AWD (all-wheel-drive) or an E-Four (Hybrid).

The transmission options can also be chosen by preference - an automatic transmission or CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission). This section will have a look at the seven RAV4 models in a bit more detail.

Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD

Starting this crossover-SUV range is the Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD. This model delivers 127 kW of power and 203 Nm of torque.

Cash Price:R678 300
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) ℓ/100km:6.7 litres
Standout Features:Front & Rear Fog Lights And Roof Rails

Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD BT

Almost exactly the same as the previous model is the Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD BT. This model is available in four exclusive bi-tone paint finishes.

Cash Price:R689 000
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) ℓ/100km:6.7 litres
Standout Features:Bi-Tone Colours: Urban Khaki, Attitude Black, Grey Metallic & Tidal Blue

Toyota RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD

Next, we have the Toyota RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD. This model is designed with front heated seats.

Cash Price:R691 700
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) ℓ/100km:6.5 litres
Standout Features:Steering Control / Lane Trace Assist

Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid CVT E-Four

The first of the RAV4 Hybrid models is the Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid CVT E-Four. This model comes equipped with a Petrol/Hybrid SFI + D4S Fuel System.

Cash Price:R719 700
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) ℓ/100km:4.8 Litres
Standout Features:Eco/Normal/Sport Drive Mode Select

Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R HEV E-Four BT

Sibling to the previous model is the Toyota RAV4 2.5 GX-R HEV E-Four BT. This model is available in four distinctive bi-tone paint finishes

Cash Price:R730 400
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) ℓ/100km:4.8 Litres
Standout Features:Bi-Tone Colours: Urban Khaki, Attitude Black, Grey Metallic & Tidal Blue

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD

Sitting at the top is the Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD. This model is equipped with Multi-Terrain Select and Trailer Sway Control.

Cash Price:R786 000
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) ℓ/100km:7.3 Litres
Standout Features:LED Auto High Beam Headlights & LED Daytime Running Lights

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VX Hybrid CVT E-Fou

Lastly, we have the Toyota RAV4 VX Hybrid CVT E-Four. This model has an unbraked towing capacity of 750 kg.

Cash Price:R809 000
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) ℓ/100km:4.8 Litres
Standout Features:A Digital Rearview Mirror & Panoramic View Monitor


Is the RAV4 a luxury car?

The RAV4 has a variety of modern and high-tech features in its comfortable interior. There is an entry-level model (GX-R) and the premium model (VX) can be considered the luxury variant.

H3: 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 VW automatic AWD. The VX model is the premium RAV4 and comes standard with more features than the entry-level model.

Are RAV4 reliable cars?

The RAV4 is a car that is known for its dependability and reliable performance.


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