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2021 Toyota RAV4 GXL Hybrid review

After winning the 2020 Drive Car of the Year, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has lost little of its shine. And we reckon this mid-spec GXL with hybrid power and all-wheel drive is the pick of the range.

2020 Toyota RAV4 GXL petrol 2WD review

The station wagon is passé, but midsize SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 just keep rising in popularity.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid AWD review

The hybrid RAV4 is a runaway success story, but as those who’ve never driven one might be wondering, is Toyota’s crowd-pleasing SUV a little overrated? The answer depends on your priorities.

2020 Toyota RAV4 GX automatic review

Toyota’s latest-generation RAV4 has stormed to the top of the sales charts and is currently our favourite mid-sized SUV. But does it still appeal in its most basic form?

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Video: 2020 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid AWD review

Buyer demand for the RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid has been massive in Australia, but does it deserve the attention? Let's find out.

Top 10 SUVs off-road: Which medium SUV is the best?

So, you bought a mid-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. Can it go off-road? We take the top 10 medium SUVs off-road through three very basic tests to see if any of them can make it through unscathed...

Toyota RAV4 Cruiser review

Is a waiting list justified for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? Yes, absolutely. We crowned it the best medium-sized SUV on sale at the moment, and outside of a few minor gripes, it's an incredibly good car that provides outstanding value for money.

Best medium family SUV 2019: 10 SUVs, 1 winner!

When it comes to mid-sized SUVs, there's one that stands out from the rest. CarAdvice compares the 10 best selling SUVs on the segment to find out which SUV is the best on-road, which is the safest SUV and which SUV is the best value...

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Toyota RAV4 Comparisons

2020 Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan comparison

The Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are two of the best mid-sized SUVs you can buy right now. But which model appeals the most in entry-level guise?

Hybrid SUV comparison review: Subaru Forester Hybrid v Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

It’s fuel pumps at dawn as a new petrol-electric version of the Subaru Forester tries to displace the Toyota RAV4 as the world’s best – and most frugal – $40,000 hybrid SUV.

Medium SUV off-road test: Toyota RAV4, Holden Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail

We all know your rationale when it comes to buying a medium-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. You want a vehicle with more room for the kid(s) – or kid(s) that are coming – but you also have in the back of your mind that one day you might need to go off-road. Anybody that's done any proper off-roading knows that the type of off-roading you think you're going to do, compared to the type you'll actually do, is very different...

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Toyota RAV4 News

Toyota hybrid sales pass 200,000 in Australia, delays for RAV4 still out to six months

Toyota Australia has now sold more than 200,000 hybrid cars – more than any other manufacturer locally – passing the major milestone last month. While it took 20 years to pass the 200,000 mark, half of the total tally was sold in the past three years. However, demand is so strong there are lengthy delays for key models, namely the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid which is now pushed out to six months...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Medium SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Medium SUV Finalists: Ford Escape Mazda CX-5 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Volkswagen Tiguan Here’s how four of the best contenders compared in our annual Drive Car of the Year test. You can see it in the traffic, our love affair with high-riding wagons we call SUVs...

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delays still stretch six months or more, despite production ramp-up

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid customers are still obliged to wait six months or more to take delivery of their new cars – despite a significant ramp up in production and what Toyota claims is a fair allocation system. The waiting time for a new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid stretched up to 10 months last year and the company had claimed delays had eventually been reduced to three or four months in most cases...

Top 10 new cars money can’t buy: The list of vehicles with a long queue

New-car sales have recovered faster than expected in the wake of the pandemic – with demand surging in the last two months of 2020 – which has led to severe stock shortages of some models. After almost a decade of record low prices and sharp drive-away deals the balance of power has shifted in favour of dealers who are scrambling for cars to sell...

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Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

2020 Toyota RAV4 GXLl (AWD) Hybrid review

I never thought I'd see the day. Being a total car nut the thought of owning an SUV, let alone one made by the blandest of bland Toyota, made me shudder. My previous expedition for a family car in 2015 saw me buy a Mazda 6 wagon, with not a single SUV considered. Now it was time to replace my faithful Astra SRi Turbo with another family car...

2015 Toyota RAV4 GXL (4x4) review

The "Part Road Closed" sign was quite ambiguous. What exactly does "Part Road Closed" mean? Does it mean that half the road is unusable somewhere up ahead? Am I to expect roadworks along the way? I mean - "Road Closed" is an easy concept to understand isn't it? It means, "Do not proceed any further and turn around...

2008 Toyota RAV4 SX6 review

We moved to Australia from the UK back in 2013, and needed to find transport pretty quickly with work commitments and house-hunting duties giving us a three-week window of opportunity. We left a Mercedes C220 and a Ford Focus 1.8 behind, and were looking to buy one mid-sized SUV powerful enough to tow, it had to be reliable with decent performance, and have reasonable standard equipment including a sunroof and climate control air-con...

2009 Toyota RAV4 CV6 review

I purchased my 2009 Toyota RAV4 some four years ago. It was a car I test drove on a whim while looking around car yards. It is one of those cars that you agree to buy in your head on the test drive because you just don't want to give it back. The 2009 was, for me, a big step up from the previous generation. It's where the RAV4 crossed from fun runabout to something more serious...

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