Toyota Rav4 2016

Toyota Rav4 2016: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 update has shown up, bringing with it revised styling, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus more energetic and also preventative safety equipment.

The updates particularly boost value of the flagship Toyota RAV4 Cruiser variations.

The late-year RAV4 revision implies industry top-seller Toyota has actually updated an astonishing 13 models in 2015. Thus, it has actually introduced, replaced or renewed vehicles standing for three-quarters of its sales volume.


Toyota Rav4 2016


So exactly what's new on the 2016 Toyota RAV4?

Exterior adjustments include a bolder-looking front end consisting of a larger reduced grille and slimline LED projector headlights, plus changed LED daytime running lights.

Restyled front as well as back bumpers include 35mm to the RAV4's total size while brand-new wheel arc mouldings and also rocker panels develop the sides and contribute to an extra running account.

New wheel designs for the mid-range GXL as well as state-of-the-art Cruiser and also a common shark fin antenna also feature. The GXL moves up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.

There are additionally 3 brand-new colours: Crimson mica metallic (changing Wildfire), Hazel as well as Blue Gem.

Inside, the RAV4's cabin is claimed to be quieter thanks to increased insulation coverage and density.

There is brand-new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has actually been upgraded so the front mug holder can suit mugs with manages. A 12-volt device outlet in the second row (along with 2 in the front) as well as a sunglasses-holder have also been included.

The GXL as well as Cruiser gain a brand-new two-dial tool collection with a 4.2-inch colour TFT display screen. The GXL is currently 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 on the outside colour.

Toyota declares the trip convenience as well as chauffeur participation have actually been boosted with measures consisting of "a much more rigid rear body shell that contributes to higher driving stability and also enhanced flight top quality".

Shock absorbers and also coil springtimes have actually been changed to provide a "flatter, even more comfy flight as well as to boost straight-line stability". It deserves noting that we have criticised the RAV's trip high quality in the past compared to rivals.

There's some new safety and security technology showcased too. Requirement on the currently much better-value Cruiser as well as optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack showcasing a pre-collision system with forward collision warning and self-governing emergency brakes, lane departure alert, automated high beam and also radar cruise control.

There's likewise a blind-spot monitor with back cross-traffic sharp and also front car park sensors. Trailer sway control likewise showcases, though braked trailer capacity continues to be meagre (1500kg for the gasoline as well as 1200kg for the diesel).

Regardless of all this stuff being included in the Cruiser, the petrol version is really $500 more affordable than in the past.

Engines are the same, though the diesel version now features a NOx-saving particulate filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive versions have 107kW/187Nm on tap and usage either a six-speed manual 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 obtains the alternative of six-speed auto or hand-operated gearboxes.

Rates for automated gasoline versions have been held or minimized regardless of the renovations while hands-on variations have edged up $500. Prices for the turbo-diesel versions have risen in between $1000 and $2000.

We discussed Toyota's epic year of updates earlier. Over the past YEAR we have actually seen a significant Camry redesign, an all-new HiLux, as well as an updated Corolla hatch.

Toyota additionally released the Fortuner and updated the Prado as well as 200 Series LandCruiser, in addition to the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus as well as van, and also the Coaster bus.

These updates cover cars with combined sales of concerning 150,000 systems YTD-- regarding 15 per cent of the total Australian lorry market.


The RAV4 this year makes up 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the business's fourth most popular imitate the Corolla, Camry as well as HiLux. It rests 2nd in the medium SUV section behind the Mazda CX-5 (23,219) and simply ahead of the Nissan X-Trail (16,737).

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

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)