Toyota has given its Toyota RAV4 SUV range a shakeup with price rises across variants, a safety pack option for lower spec models and the deletion of the mid-range manuals.
The price rises are due in part to additional equipment in the GXL and Cruiser models, though the base-model GX variants gain nothing by way of standard equipment.
If you’re after an entry model RAV4 you’ll need to fork out an extra $560 for both the 2WD GX 2.0-litre petrol six-speed manual and continuously variable transmission auto (CVT) models, which are now priced at $28,550 and $30,590 respectively.
The AWD GX 2.5-litre petrol (sequential automatic transmission only) increases by $660 to $33,650, while the AWD GX 2.2-litre turbo-diesel manual and automatic variants jump by $720 (to $36,310) and $1260 (to $38,750) respectively.
It will also cost more to purchase a mid-range RAV4, with the GXL models losing the cheaper manual variants while gaining standard features including satellite navigation, 4.2-inch touchscreen, upgraded instrument cluster, digital (DAB+) radio, dusk-sensing headlights, fog lights and revised front bumper.
The new features see GXL prices range from an extra $1400 for the 2WD GX 2.0-litre CVT (to $35,390) to $1,560 for the AWD GXL 2.2-litre turbo-diesel automatic ($43,550).
To top-spec Toyota RAV4 Cruiser AWD petrol and turbo-diesel variants go up $910 (to $45,400) and $1010 (to $50,500) and gain ambient foot well lighting and a two-position memory function for the driver's seat.
Safety technology found in the Cruiser is available as an optional safety pack for the first time on automatic GX variants while remaining optional in the GXL.
The safety pack includes forward collision warning system, active cruise control, automatic high beam, lane departure alert with steering assist, rain-sensing wipers, front parking sensors and a sway warning system to aid when towing. It will cost an extra $2500 in the GXL while costing an additional $3800 in the GX as it includes the new standard features in the GXL such as the 4.2-inch touchscreen and upgraded instrument cluster.
Buyers of automatic petrol GXL variants who select the safety pack can also specify dual-tone paint that adds a contrasting silver accent to the bumpers, wheel arches, door sills and side mirrors for another $1000.
- GX 2WD 2.0L petrol manual $28,550
- GX 2WD 2.0L petrol CVT $30,590
- GX AWD 2.5L petrol auto $33,650
- GX AWD manual 2.2L diesel $36,710
- GX AWD auto 2.5L diesel $36,710
- GXL 2WD 2.0L CVT $35,390
- GXL AWD 2.5L petrol auto $38,450
- GXL AWD 2.2L diesel auto $43,550
- Cruiser AWD 2.5L petrol auto $45,400
- Cruiser AWD 2.2L petrol auto $50,500