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2019 Toyota RAV4 review

With a bold new look and a big powertrain changes, Toyota’s RAV4 has had quite a shake-up. We find out if they’re for better or worse.

2018 Toyota RAV4 GX AWD review

The $36K Toyota RAV4 GX AWD now comes with a greater array of active safety and infotainment features as it nears the runout phase. A good example of basic, trouble-free crossover motoring that will do the job without fuss.

2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review six and farewell

Five months and 8000km on, we say goodbye to our 2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL.

2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL review: Long-term report five

Part five of our 2017 Toyota RAV4 long-term report sees the little SUV stepping out of its comfort zone and into the bush.

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Toyota RAV4 Videos

2019 Toyota RAV4: 7 Cool Things!

Surprise, surprise (or no surprise at all), the new Toyota RAV4 has more than a few cool features going on. The new-gen model will hit Australia in the second quarter of 2019, with a 127kW/203Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine and a more powerful 152kW/243Nm 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid version. What do you think of the new model? Get more details here...

2017 Toyota RAV 4 long-term review

Read the full article here. Part five of our 2017 Toyota RAV4 long-term report sees the little SUV stepping out of its comfort zone and into the bush.    ...

2016 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Diesel Review

Read the article here. The Toyota RAV4 has long been part of the staple diet of SUV loving Australians. It was one of the first compact SUVs launched here, and remains one of the most popular. Much like rice or potatoes, it’s long been no frills yet reliable choice, a popular option alongside Mazda’s CX-5 and Nissan’s X-Trail...

2016 Toyota RAV4 Space Demonstration : 2015 LA Auto Show

Toyota's pretty proud of the luggage capacity in the 2015 Toyota RAV4, and their demo is simple but effective.  ...

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Toyota RAV4 Comparisons

Hyundai Tucson Elite 1.6L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L 4WD v Toyota RAV4 GXL v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : Comparison review

The recent suite of updates added to the evergreen Toyota RAV4 suggests that the just-released 2016 facelift moves the game forward by a tangible margin for this popular mid-sized SUV range. Sharper styling, a lift in cabin features and finishes, plus improved ride, handling, comfort and safety all carry the collective promise of game-lifting and enhanced value...

Hyundai Tucson v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4: Medium Diesel SUV comparison

The just-released Hyundai Tucson is gunning to shoot Mazda’s CX-5 off its perch as the top-selling mid-sized SUV range in Australia. And if first impressions are anything to go by, the Korean threat to Japanese domination looks very real indeed...

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. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...

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Toyota RAV4 News

CarAdvice podcast 139: Platform sharing explained

On this week's podcast, you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. The team answer Gavin's question about what a platform actually is, and why brands share them. In car news, the Hyundai i30N Fastback will be debuting in Australia in March or April, and the 2020 Mazda CX-6 (or could it be a CX-3?) SUV has been previewed...

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road unveiled

The Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road has made its debut at the 2019 Chicago motor show. Power comes from a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Dynamic Force engine making 151kW of power. It's hooked up to an eight-speed automatic, and a torque vectoring all-wheel drive setup capable of shifting up to 50 per cent of the engine's torque to the rear wheels...

2019 Toyota RAV4 preliminary specs revealed

Toyota Australia has announced further details about the upcoming 2019 RAV4, claiming it'll offer class-leading safety across the range. Regardless of trim, the mid-sized SUV will come with adaptive cruise control, pre-collision safety system (autonomous emergency braking) with pedestrian/cyclist detection, lane-departure warning, road sign monitoring, and automatic high-beam as standard from the base model...

CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?

This week Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell are broadcasting from Torquay, Victoria, on a massive CarAdvice project at the AARC. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks... In car news, Audi has taken a four-door TT off the table, Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over 'serious misconduct', the Mazda CX-5 has been given a turbo engine and Apple CarPlay, and 2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs have been announced...

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Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

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...

2016 Toyota RAV4 GXL (4x4) review

I travelled recently to New Zealand for a road trip with my partner. We were after something economical, powerful and spacious. Not always three things that come hand-in-hand. I took my chances and hired a brand new (few thousand km) RAV4 GXL petrol AWD. We racked up 6000km in four weeks driving all through New Zealand from snow to rain to fog and being that it was a hire car, it got tested well...

2013 Toyota Rav4 Gx (2wd) Review

Fuel economy- Great! Plenty of Room for 4 adults, not much power as expected with a 2ltr engine. Find the seats a bit hard and end up with a sore back after about an hour not many features. Wish I had bought a Kluger. The new look ravs seem to have picked up there game a bit with the new colour screen entertainment unit...

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