Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 led the small SUV crusade in Australia after its launch in 1994, starting a shift in Australian car-buying habits, from standard sedans and wagons to a raft of road-focused SUVs.

The RAV’s blend of city-ready dimensions and off-road pretensions, along with the interior space of a big hatchback, made it an instant hit, swaying Australians by the thousands. Growing into more of a mid-sized SUV over successive generations, the RAV4 is now offered as a five-door SUV only, as opposed to its two-door origins. Buyers can choose between petrol and diesel engines, two and four-wheel-drive, and a range of specification levels.

Current prices range from $28,550 for the RAV4 GX (2WD) to $50,500 for the RAV4 Cruiser (4x4).​

Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Editor's Pick

Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD 2016 review

Richard Berry road tests and reviews the 2016 Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2017

Toyota RAV4 GXL 2017 review: family test

This week CarsGuide family editor, Nedahl Stelio, drove the Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD 2.5L petrol SUV, and there wasn’t a whole lot to complain about. But there wasn’t a lot to sing about, either. Read more

2016

Toyota RAV4 Cruiser 2016 review

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the Toyota RAV4 Cruiser with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD petrol 2016 review

Craig Jamieson road tests and reviews the updated Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD Petrol with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD petrol 2016 review: Top 5 reasons to buy video

Richard Berry highlights the top five reasons to by the Toyota RAV4 GXL.Read more

Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 AWD 2016 review

SUVs are on track to overtake passenger car sales for the first time in Australian automotive history. Sales for SUVs grew by a staggering 19.5 per cent in January, while passenger car deliveries dropped by 11.5 per cent. The appeal? Taller driving...Read more

Toyota RAV4 2016 Review

Bill McKinnon road tests and reviews the Toyota RAV4 with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2015

Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester diesel 2015 Review | midsize SUV comparison

Most SUVs are made for the suburbs, but some still cater for those looking to live the great Aussie dream.Read more

2014

Toyota RAV4 2014 Review

When the Toyota RAV4 arrived in Australia 20 years ago it was a funky little two-door 4WD for the young and young at heart.Read more

2013

Toyota RAV4 GXL 2013 Review

We shed a tear after returning the RAV this week. Now and again you come across a car that is a keeper and this happens to be one of them. The diesel has been a long time coming in the RAV but it has certainly been worth the wait, smooth and economical...Read more

Price Guide

$39,525

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$28,550

Highest Price

$50,500

Range & Specifications

2017 SUV
Cruiser (4x4)
MSRP
$50,500
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 SUV
GX (2WD)
MSRP
$31,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 SUV
GX (4x4)
MSRP
$41,100
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 SUV
GXL (2WD)
MSRP
$38,490
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 SUV
GXL (4x4)
MSRP
$45,125
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 SUV
GXL PREMIUM INTERIOR (2WD)
MSRP
$37,990
ANCAP Rating

Toyota RAV4 News

Toyota RAV4 2016 | new car sales price

14 September 2016 by Richard Berry

2013 Toyota RAV4 teased

19 November 2012 by Karla Pincott

RAV4 gets a big V6 kick

19 October 2007 by Stuart Martin

Toyota to launch model wave

4 November 2010 by Paul Gover

Enter the light brigade

26 May 2007 by Kevin Hepworth

Toyota ends Australian production as planned

4 October 2017 by Malcolm Flynn