The previous RAV4 was quite boxy and '80s looking. This one has been updated to a sleeker, more modern design with angled edges at the back and the front.
The inside is well designed, and even though this GX is the bottom of the range, it doesn’t feel like Toyota's skimped on anything because I felt pretty good in the driver’s seat.
There are fabric seats which feel nice and are comfortable, a non-leather steering wheel that also feels good and an industrial finish on the accents which actually really works.
A rugged, rubber trim on climate control knobs, volume knobs and inside the door handle looks great and is tactile so you enjoy touching it. There are similar trims inside the storage compartments which completes the look.
They’re at the premium end of affordable finishes and it feels good to drive.