Toyota Rav4 2016

Toyota Rav4 2016: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 upgrade has gotten here, bringing with it revised designing, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus much more energetic and also preventative safety and security tools.

The updates particularly boost worth of the front runner Toyota RAV4 Cruiser variations.

The late-year RAV4 alteration indicates industry top-seller Toyota has upgraded an incredible 13 designs in 2015. Therefore, it has released, replaced or restored lorries representing three-quarters of its sales volume.


Toyota Rav4 2016


So just what's brand-new on the 2016 Toyota RAV4?

Outside modifications consist of a bolder-looking front end including a bigger reduced grille as well as slimline LED projector headlights, plus modified LED daytime running lights.

Changed front as well as rear bumpers include 35mm to the RAV4's general length while new wheel arch mouldings and rocker panels develop the sides as well as contribute to a much more flowing profile.

New wheel designs for the mid-range GXL as well as top-quality Cruiser and a standard shark fin antenna also showcase. The GXL moves up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.

There are also 3 brand-new colours: Deep Red mica metal (replacing Wildfire), Hazel and also Blue Treasure.

Inside, the RAV4's cabin is said to be quieter thanks to broadened insulation coverage as well as thickness.

There is brand-new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has been redesigned so the front mug owner can fit mugs with takes care of. A 12-volt device outlet in the 2nd row (along with two in the front) and a sunglasses-holder have actually additionally been included.

The GXL and Cruiser gain a brand-new two-dial tool collection with a 4.2-inch colour TFT display screen. The GXL is now fitted with an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, while the RAV4 Cruiser's interior, including its 'leather-accented' seats, can be specified in black, tan or beige depending upon the exterior colour.

Toyota claims the trip convenience as well as vehicle driver participation have been enhanced with measures including "an extra rigid rear body covering that adds to better driving security and also enhanced trip quality".

Shock absorbers as well as coil springs have been changed to provide a "flatter, more comfortable trip and also to boost straight-line stability". It's worth noting that we have actually criticised the RAV's ride top quality in the past compared to competitors.

There's some new security technology included also. Standard on the now much better-value Cruiser as well as optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack featuring a pre-collision system with forward crash warning and self-governing emergency brakes, lane departure alert, automatic high light beam as well as radar cruise ship control.

There's also a blind-spot screen with back cross-traffic sharp and also front car park sensors. Trailer guide control likewise includes, though braked trailer ability stays meagre (1500kg for the gas and also 1200kg for the diesel).

In spite of all this stuff being included in the Cruiser, the gas version is actually $500 cheaper compared to in the past.

Engines are unmodified, though the diesel version currently comes with a NOx-saving particle filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive designs have 107kW/187Nm on tap and usage either a six-speed guidebook or CVT.

The mid-level 2.5-litre with AWD has 132kW/233Nm and also is six-speed-auto only, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel has 110kW/340Nm as well as gets the choice of six-speed vehicle or hands-on transmissions.

Prices for automatic gasoline models have actually been held or lowered despite the enhancements while manual versions have actually edged up $500. Costs for the turbo-diesel variants have climbed between $1000 and also $2000.

We discussed Toyota's legendary year of updates previously. Over the past One Year we have actually seen a substantial Camry redesign, a brand new HiLux, and an updated Corolla hatch.

Toyota likewise introduced the Fortuner and also updated the Prado and also 200 Collection LandCruiser, in addition to the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus as well as van, and also the Rollercoaster bus.

These updates cover lorries with mixed sales of regarding 150,000 units YTD-- about 15 per cent of the complete Australian car market.


The RAV4 this year makes up 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the company's 4th most preferred imitate the Corolla, Camry and also HiLux. It rests second in the medium SUV sector behind the Mazda CX-5 (23,219) and also simply ahead of the Nissan X-Trail (16,737).

2016 Toyota RAV4 rates (plus on-road prices):

2WD 2.0 petrol

GX manual — $27,990 (+$500)
GX auto — $29,990
GXL manual — $31,990 (+$500)
GLX auto — $33,990

AWD 2.5 petrol

GX auto — $32,990
GXL auto — $36,990
Cruiser auto — $44,490 (-$500)

Diesel 2.2 diesel

GX manual — $35,990 (+$2000)
GX auto — $37,990 (+$1500)
GXL manual — $39,990 (+$2000)
GXL auto — $41,990 (+$1500)
Cruiser auto — $49,490 (+$1000)