Toyota has made several running changes to its popular RAV4 mid-size SUV lineup, just 11 months after the fourth-generation model’s arrival on our shores.
The changes take effect for all models built since November 2013, and see a standard reversing camera added to the base GX spec to match GXL and Cruiser models, and all RAV4’s now feature a 6.1 inch multimedia display.
The top-spec RAV4 Cruiser now comes with reverse cross-traffic alert to aid parking safety, plus automatic high beam, lane departure warning, and active guidance lines for the reversing camera.
Cruiser models are also now fitted with an 11-speaker JBL sound system with DAB+ digital radio, and new 18 inch wheels replace the previous 17 inch design, with 10mm wider 235/55 tyres.
The new features have seen prices rise by $200 for all GX and GXL models, while the top-grade Cruisers rise by $1800.
The previous manual versions with the 2.5 litre petrol engine have been dropped from the range due to lack of demand, and the Cruiser diesel is now also auto-only.
The RAV4 was second only to the Mazda CX-5 in the mid-size SUV segment in 2013, with 16,983 sales next to the Mazda’s 20,129.
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2014 Toyota RAV4 pricing
RAV4 GX manual 2WD 2.0L petrol - $28,690 (up $200)
RAV4 GX CVT auto 2WD 2.0L petrol - $31,190 (up $200)
RAV4 GXL manual 2WD 2.0L petrol - $32,690 (up $200)
RAV4 GX auto AWD 2.5L petrol - $34,690 (up $200)
RAV4 GXL CVT auto 2WD 2.0L petrol - $35,190 (up $200)
RAV4 GX manual AWD 2.2L diesel - $35,690 (up $200)
RAV4 GX auto AWD 2.2L diesel - $38,190 (up $200)
RAV4 GXL auto AWD 2.5L petrol - $38,190 (up $200)
RAV4 GXL manual AWD 2.2L diesel - $39,190 (up $200)
RAV4 GXL auto AWD 2.2L diesel - $41,690 (up $200)
RAV4 Cruiser auto AWD 2.5L petrol $47,290 (up $1800)
RAV4 Cruiser auto AWD 2.2L diesel $50,790 (up $1800)