The 2018 model year update upgrades the entry-level GX, and GXL with a safety pack previously exclusive to the range-topping Cruiser, including a pre-collision system, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure alert, active cruise control and automatic high beam.
The GX also gains navigation, Toyota Link connected mobility, digital radio, dusk-sensing headlights, fog lamps and a high-grade instrument cluster that incorporates a 4.2-inch multi-information display.
All of the above features were previously a $3800 option on automatic GX variants but are now standard (including manual), though the associated price rises significantly less with the GX petrol FWD models increasing by $900, the petrol and diesel AWD variants are $840 and $2350 more expensive respectively.
The inclusion of the safety pack as standard in the GXL previously brought a minor price rise of $40 and $100 to the GXL petrol FWD and AWD, with the diesel AWD up by $1575.
GLX versions also gain blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic that was previously fitted to the Cruiser only. There’s also a $2500 premium interior option for the GXL that adds 10-way adjustable power-operated leather-trimmed driver's seat with two-position memory and front seat heaters.
The Cruiser meanwhile has had its price reduced by $910 for the petrol variant (diesel price unchanged) and retains its premium features including 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-accented trim, 11-speaker JBL audio, tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof and a power-operated tailgate.
2018 Toyota RAV4 pricing
- RAV4 GX, petrol FWD manual - $29,450
- RAV4 GX, petrol FWD auto - $31,490
- RAV4 GX, petrol AWD auto - $34,490
- RAV4 GX, diesel AWD manual - $39,060
- RAV4 GX, diesel AWD auto - $41,100
- RAV4 GXL, petrol FWD auto - $31,490
- RAV4 GXL, petrol AWD auto - $38,490
- RAV4 GXL, diesel AWD auto - $45,125
- RAV4 Cruiser, petrol, AWD, auto - $44,490
- RAV4 Cruiser, diesel, AWD, auto - $50,500