Toyota Australia has increased the pricing of the best-selling new vehicle on the market, the RAV4 mid-size SUV.
All RAV4 variants are now $1300 dearer, meaning the mid-size SUV’s line-up now kicks off from $32,290 plus on-road costs and tops out at $48,790 (see full pricing table below).
A Toyota Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no changes have been made to the Mazda CX-5 rival’s standard specification, with its price rise instead prompted by “external market forces”, including exchange-rate pressures.
For reference, four grades of the RAV4 are available: entry-level GX, mid-range GXL and Cruiser, and flagship Edge.
Petrol variants of the GX, GXL and Cruiser are motivated by 127kW/203Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which drives the front wheels.
This unit is mated to a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with a mechanical launch gear in the GX, while the GXL and Cruiser are exclusively matched to the latter.
Hybrid versions of the GX, GXL and Cruiser are also on offer, combining a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine running on the Atkinson cycle with one or two electric motors enabling front- or all-wheel drive respectively.
An e-CVT is standard with this ‘self-charging’ petrol-electric hybrid set-up, which has a system power output of 160kW in FWD form or 163kW in AWD guise.
Meanwhile, the Edge goes it alone with a 152kW/243Nm 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which is teamed with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and a mechanical AWD system that is front-biased.
2021 Toyota RAV4 pricing before on-road costs
|GX petrol FWD||manual||$32,290 (+$1300)|
|GX petrol FWD||automatic||$34,290 (+$1300)|
|GXL petrol FWD||automatic||$37,290 (+$1300)|
|Cruiser petrol FWD||automatic||$40,790 (+$1300)|
|Edge petrol AWD||automatic||$48,790 (+$1300)|
|GX hybrid FWD||automatic||$36,790 (+$1300)|
|GXL hybrid FWD||automatic||$39,790 (+$1300)|
|Cruiser hybrid FWD||automatic||$43,290 (+$1300)|
|GX hybrid AWD||automatic||$39,790 (+$1300)|
|GXL hybrid AWD||automatic||$42,790 (+$1300)|
|Cruiser hybrid AWD||automatic||$46,290 (+$1300)|