WhichCar
Powered by
  • WheelsWheels
  • MOTORMOTOR
  • 4X4 Australia4X4 Australia
  • Street MachineStreet Machine
  • Trade Unique CarsTrade Unique Cars

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is the medium SUV that started a revolution, and the five-seat, five-door medium SUV is now one of Australia's best-selling cars.

Toyota's RAV4 made its debut at the Tokyo show in 1993 and was released in Australia the following year. Now into its fifth generation, more than 300,000 RAV4s have been sold in Australia.

Pricing for the Toyota RAV4 starts just over $31,000, and it sits above small SUVs like the C-HR and underneath the popular Kluger large SUV.

It's available in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive variants and with a choice of 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre petrol engines. The Toyota RAV4 no longer offers a manual gearbox.

The popular Toyota RAV4 petrol/electric hybrid is the best seller in the range, though long waiting times for delivery have been commonplace.

The Toyota RAV4 is the clear leader in the competitive mid-size SUV segment, with the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander and Subaru Forester competing in the same space.

How much can a Toyota RAV4 tow?

There are different towing capacities for the Toyota RAV4, depending on the model you choose. The front-wheel-drive variants can only tow 480kg,  while the all-wheel-drive variants can tow up to 1500kg. Fitting a brake controller is recommended for loads over 1000kg.

Does the Toyota RAV4 have seven seats?

The Toyota RAV4 can seat five people in its two rows. There is no three-row RAV4 that can seat seven people. It does offer two ISOFIX baby-seat mounts, however. You will need to look at a larger SUV in the Toyota range, like the Kluger, or at rivals like the Mitsubishi Outlander, which offers seven seats.

What is the fuel consumption of a Toyota RAV4?

The hybrid Toyota RAV4 offers outstanding fuel economy, with a claimed combined fuel economy figure of 4.7L/100km.

Combined with a 55-litre petrol tank, this gives the RAV4 a theoretical range of more than 1100km on a single tank of fuel.

Non-hybrid versions are thirstier, but the all-wheel-drive 2.5-litre petrol engine RAV4 returns a still-reasonable 7.9L/100km on the combined economy cycle.

What problems does the Toyota RAV4 have?

In terms of problems with the Toyota RAV4, the company has a good reputation for reliability.

The 2020 RAV4 was subject to a recall for front control arm issues which affected 1500 RAV4s, while more were affected by a brake booster issue.

Toyota RAV4 (15)
  • GX (No Sat Nav)
    SUV
    Price:$31,695
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:6 SP Manual
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.8 L / 100 km
  • GX
    SUV
    Price:$32,695
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:6 SP Manual
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.8 L / 100 km
  • GX (No Sat Nav)
    SUV
    Price:$33,695
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.5 L / 100 km
  • GX
    SUV
    Price:$34,695
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.5 L / 100 km
  • GX (No Sat Nav)
    SUV
    Price:$36,070
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.7 L / 100 km
  • GX
    SUV
    Price:$37,070
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.7 L / 100 km
  • GXL
    SUV
    Price:$37,415
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.5 L / 100 km
  • GX (No Sat Nav)
    SUV
    Price:$39,070
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.8 L / 100 km
  • GXL
    SUV
    Price:$39,915
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.7 L / 100 km
  • GX
    SUV
    Price:$40,070
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.8 L / 100 km
  • Cruiser
    SUV
    Price:$40,915
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.5 L / 100 km
  • GXL
    SUV
    Price:$42,915
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.8 L / 100 km
  • Cruiser
    SUV
    Price:$43,415
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.7 L / 100 km
  • Cruiser
    SUV
    Price:$46,415
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:4.8 L / 100 km
  • Edge
    SUV
    Price:$48,915
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.3 L / 100 km