The modern SUV has become the quintessential multi-purpose vehicle, living up to the Sports Utility Vehicle moniker. Whether you are loading up the spacious 480-litre boot (547 litre in VX models equipped with a space saver-spare wheel) with your family’s belongings, heading out for a ‘boys’ weekend away’ or carting your surfboard to the local hotspot – the RAV4 is perfect for you.
Mom’s needn’t feel excluded as the RAV4 will serve as the perfect companion on the daily school run, loaded up with the proverbial ‘soccer team’.
With a host of comfort and convenience features, seating for five and a myriad of cup-holders and storage compartments, road trips are a cinch. Making long-distance trips even more relaxing now is the fitment of Cruise Control to all GX derivatives. Drivers can operate the system easily from the multi-function steering mounted switchgear. Tactile feel of the ‘wheel has also been bolstered with the inclusion of leather upholstery. On the exterior front, a new metallic red hue has been added to the colour palette.
The model line-up remains untouched with a choice of three engine configurations and two spec levels (grades); GX and VX. Buyers can opt for a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder unit producing 107 kW and 187 Nm, available in either 6-speed manual or self-shifting Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Diesel fans are also accommodated with a perky 2.2 litre mill, serving up 110 kW and 340 Nm – which is offered in both GX and upscale VX trim. GX models feature a 6-speed manual transmission, whilst VX spec derivatives receive a 6-speed automatic.
Rounding out the line-up is a smooth 2.5 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering 132 kW of Power and a healthy 233 Nm of Torque.
- RAV4 2.0 GX 6MT – R 374 500
- RAV4 2.0 GX CVT – R 387 200
- RAV4 2.2D GX 6MT – R467 500
- RAV4 2.2D VX 6AT – R 552 400
- RAV4 2.5 VX 6AT – R 518 200
Peace of Mind
All RAV4 models come standard with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and 5-year/90 000 km service plan.