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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee...

Recent Toyota Rav4 News & Reviews
2014 Toyota RAV4 Review : Cruiser
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2014 Toyota RAV4 Review : Cruiser

Compact SUV models are providing more active safety equipment than ever before, and the Toyota RAV4 is the latest to score an upgrade.   As the flagship of the Japanese compact SUV lineup, the Toyota RAV4 Cruiser costs $47,290 with a 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine, or $50,790 for the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel of the same cylinder count as tested here...

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$48,990

Tesla says Toyota RAV4 EV production will end in 2014
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Tesla says Toyota RAV4 EV production will end in 2014

In a regulatory filing Tesla said that it expected its agreement to supply Toyota with electric drivetrains for its RAV4 EV will end this year. The RAV4 EV is based on the previous generation Toyota RAV4 and was designed, in part, to help the company meet that state's zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) mandate. It has only ever been available in California...


2014 Toyota RAV4 : prices up, equipment added, manual models deleted
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2014 Toyota RAV4 : prices up, equipment added, manual models deleted

The Toyota RAV4 has been updated for the 2014 model year, with new safety technology, a revised model line-up and higher prices headlining the changes. Now starting at $28,690 – up $200 on the 2013-specification model – the number of variants in the Toyota RAV4 range has been cut from 16 to 12...


Toyota RAV4: diesel towing capacity doubled
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Toyota RAV4: diesel towing capacity doubled

Towing capacity of diesel-powered Toyota RAV4 models has been doubled, following approval from Toyota Japan. Initially launched in February with a braked towing capacity of 500kg (550kg manual), the new 110kW/340Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel-powered Toyota RAV4 has had its towing capability boosted to 1000kg (braked), effective from July production...


SUV Comparison: Video Reviews
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SUV Comparison: Video Reviews

The Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are among the newest, best and most popular compact SUV models on sale in Australia. We took to the freeway and sand dunes, then to twisty country roads and urban backstreets, to find which is the most practical, efficient and dynamic contender in the class...


Compact SUV comparison: Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Subaru Forester v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Volkswagen Tiguan

Compact SUV comparison: Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Subaru Forester v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Volkswagen Tiguan

Compact SUVs – are they just six one way, half-dozen the other? Not so, if this bunch of newly-released and ultra-popular models are anything to go by. The top-selling Mazda CX-5 brings a new petrol engine to battle the class-favourite Volkswagen Tiguan, while the all-new Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander and Honda CR-V add fresh competition...


Toyota RAV4 Video Review
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Toyota RAV4 Video Review

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Toyota RAV4 Review
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Toyota RAV4 Review

The fourth-generation 2013 Toyota RAV4 represents an entirely new approach to building and marketing the Japanese compact SUV. It features a new look, ditches the barn-door rear tailgate for the first time, and offers the option of a diesel engine. But in the SUV segment, the war for market share is fierce, so how does the new Toyota RAV4 stack up? There is little relating the new Toyota RAV4 to its predecessor from the outside...

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$28,490 to $46,490

2013 Toyota RAV4 Pricing, Details & Specifications
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2013 Toyota RAV4 Pricing, Details & Specifications

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has launched in Australia with a starting price of $28,490, a $500 reduction over the outgoing model. The all-new Toyota RAV4 sports a far more modern look than its predecessor and is recognisable as part of the new Toyota family of cars, sharing a close resemblance with the recently launched Corolla...


Toyota RAV4 diesel starts from $35,490
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Toyota RAV4 diesel starts from $35,490

The all-new fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 is now available with a diesel engine for the first time in the SUV's 20-year history in Australia. The Toyota RAV4 diesel is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel that produces 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. Toyota will offer the diesel paired exclusively with its all-wheel-drive system, coupled to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission...


2013 Toyota RAV4 Gallery
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2013 Toyota RAV4 Gallery

Click the Photos tab above to see all 100 photos of the new 2013 Toyota RAV4 and make sure you check out: 2013 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specifications 2013 Toyota RAV4 diesel 2013 Toyota RAV4 Review (coming soon)...


2013 Toyota RAV4 revealed: turbo diesel confirmed
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2013 Toyota RAV4 revealed: turbo diesel confirmed

The Toyota RAV4 has ditched its trademark rear-mounted spare wheel, abandoned its side-hinged tailgate, and introduced a new turbo diesel engine for its new-generation model. Toyota has finally confirmed CarAdvice’s world exclusive last May that the 2013 Toyota RAV4 would axe the V6 petrol in favour of a new 2...


2013 Toyota RAV4: full image gallery
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2013 Toyota RAV4: full image gallery

The new Toyota RAV4 has been officially unveiled at the 2012 LA motor show. Click to read details of the new-generation Toyota RAV4 SUV.


2013 Toyota RAV4 images leaked: interior and exterior revealed
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2013 Toyota RAV4 images leaked: interior and exterior revealed

Coming off the back of official 2013 Toyota RAV4 teasers, leaked images revealing the final shape of the new compact SUV have surfaced one day before its reveal at the 2012 Los Angeles motor show on November 28. Previously only teased, the images leaked onto CarStyleBlog of the new generation Toyota RAV4, due in Australia in early 2013, show what appear to be brochure shots of both the sharper exterior as well as the much-refined interior...


2013 Toyota RAV4 teased
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2013 Toyota RAV4 teased

The first official image and video of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 have been released as teasers to the SUV's full reveal at the 2012 Los Angeles motor show on November 28. Toyota's picture shows only the upper rear section of the new-generation RAV4, though in combination with the sneak peek-style video, it's clear the model matches up with pictures (below) of a prototype spotted in Saudi Arabia in August...


Toyota RAV4 Altitude: special edition sweetens SUV
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Toyota RAV4 Altitude: special edition sweetens SUV

The Toyota RAV4 Altitude special edition has been released presenting Australian SUV customers with more features and value. Based on the 2WD and AWD RAV4 four-cylinder CV models, the Toyota RAV4 Altitude special edition is being offered as a 2WD Altitude SE variant, with either a five-speed manual or four–speed automatic transmission, or automatic-only AWD Altitude SE...


Toyota RAV4 SUV: 2013 model spied, interior revealed
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Toyota RAV4 SUV: 2013 model spied, interior revealed

A prototype of the upcoming 2013 Toyota RAV4 has been spied in Saudi Arabia, giving us our first peek at the sharpened exterior styling and an almost unhindered look at the overhauled cabin of the all-new mid-sized SUV...


Toyota RAV4 concern: 66,000 Australian vehicles linked to US recall
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Toyota RAV4 concern: 66,000 Australian vehicles linked to US recall

Toyota Australia will inspect 66,377 Toyota RAV4 SUVs built between July 2005 and November 2010 due to concerns over a rear suspension arm flaw that led to a voluntary safety recall of the model by Toyota USA. Toyota USA yesterday announced the recall of 760,000 Toyota RAV4 models built from 2006 to early 2011...


Toyota RAV4: V6 out, diesel in for 2013 model
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Toyota RAV4: V6 out, diesel in for 2013 model

There will be no “200 killer wasps” ads for the next-generation Toyota RAV4 SUV due in early 2013, with the Japanese brand axing the more powerful, V6 variant in favour of a new four-cylinder diesel. Toyota has yet to announce details or reveal images of its all-new RAV4, though CarAdvice understands the V6 will not form part of the engine line-up as Toyota instead opts for two four-cylinder engines...


Toyota RAV4 EV: California-only electric SUV revealed
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Toyota RAV4 EV: California-only electric SUV revealed

Toyota has revealed the new all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles, confirming the zero-emissions SUV will be cost US$49,800 ($48,880) "fully-equipped". Toyota's all-electric RAV4 EV has a 115kW electric drivetrain powering the front wheels with peak power available at 2800rpm...


Toyota RAV4 EV ready for US debut
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Toyota RAV4 EV ready for US debut

The new Toyota RAV4 EV is set to be unveiled in Los Angeles next week at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium. The new RAV4 EV is expected to be an updated version of the Toyota RAV4 EV seen at the 2010 Los Angeles motor show which was the result of a joint venture between Toyota and exclusive EV brand Tesla...


Toyota RAV4 Review
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Toyota RAV4 Review

If you're in the market for an SUV - and it's almost a case of who isn't these days - then you just may have the Toyota RAV4 on your shortlist. The Toyota Rav4 is the oldest of the car-based off-road-style vehicles, having launched in 1994, and it continues to be one of the most popular models cashing in on the world's - and Australia's - obsession with SUV ownership...

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$28,990 to $49,990

Mazda CX-5 targets Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4
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Mazda CX-5 targets Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4

The new Mazda CX-5 will challenge the likes of the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail to become one of Australia's best-selling SUVs, says the Japanese car maker. Mazda has this week launched the all-new CX-5, a vehicle that replaces the CX-7 and a model it says will achieve about 12,000 annual sales...


Toyota RAV4 Altitude limited edition on sale in Australia
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Toyota RAV4 Altitude limited edition on sale in Australia

Toyota has released a new limited edition Toyota RAV4 Altitude. Just 1500 examples will be made, each offering a range of extra features over the entry-level RAV4 CV 2WD and 4WD models. Similar to the Toyota LandCruiser Altitude, the RAV4 Altitude showcases a string of added features over the standard model...


Tesla secures $100 million deal for Toyota RAV4 EV production
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Tesla secures $100 million deal for Toyota RAV4 EV production

Tesla has secured a new $100 million deal with Toyota for the supply of components and development for the upcoming Toyota RAV4 EV production. Toyota did previously agree to pay Tesla $60 million for initial technology and development for an electric Toyota SUV, but now the company has agreed to pay further funds which will see the Toyota RAV4 EV go into production...


Toyota RAV4 EV by Tesla not for sale
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Toyota RAV4 EV by Tesla not for sale

Toyota's new Tesla-developed Toyota RAV4 EV is in its final stages of testing. Up to 160 testers have been trialling the RAV4 EV under close inspection by Toyota. Reports now say the car will not go on sale, that it will be only available for lease. According to reports, the new RAV4 EV will not hit the market next year as initially planned...


Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail
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Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail vs Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 Models reviewed: Subaru Forester – $30,990 to $46,990 Nissan X-Trail – $28,490 (2WD) to $45,240 Toyota RAV4 – $28,990 (2WD) to $49,990 Last year saw 114,761 Compact SUVs sold in Australia. That's an increase of more than 30,000 units since 2009 and represents the fastest growing segment in the Australia car market...


Toyota RAV4 EV debuts at LA Auto Show
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Toyota RAV4 EV debuts at LA Auto Show

Toyota has revealed the new Toyota RAV4 EV at the Los Angles Auto Show. It's the project that was developed in conjunction with Tesla. A few months ago, Toyota was rumoured to have handed over two Toyota RAV4 cars to Tesla for a future electric vehicle project. Now we know that is exactly what was happening...


Toyota RAV4 EV will debut at Los Angles show
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Toyota RAV4 EV will debut at Los Angles show

Toyota and Tesla announced a few months ago that they would be joining heads to develop an all-electric Toyota RAV4-based vehicle. Toyota has now announced the vehicle will debut at the Los Angles Auto Show, starting November 18. Earlier this year, Toyota bought a $50 million stake in Tesla Motors and then said in July that it is developing a RAV4-based electric vehicle in conjunction with Tesla Motors...