2016 toyota Rav4

2016 toyota Rav4: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 upgrade has actually shown up, bringing with it changed designing, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus much more active as well as preventative security devices.

The updates particularly enhance worth of the front runner Toyota RAV4 Cruiser versions.

The late-year RAV4 revision suggests industry top-seller Toyota has actually updated a shocking 13 designs in 2015. Hence, it has actually released, changed or restored lorries standing for three-quarters of its sales quantity.


2016 toyota Rav4


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

Outside changes consist of a bolder-looking front end consisting of a larger reduced grille as well as slimline LED projector fronts lights, plus changed LED daytime running lights.

Changed front and also back bumpers add 35mm to the RAV4's total length while brand-new wheel arch mouldings and rocker panels develop the sides and also contribute to a much more running profile.

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

There are additionally three brand-new colours: Deep Red mica metallic (changing Wildfire), Hazel and also Blue Treasure.

Inside, the RAV4's cabin is claimed to be quieter thanks to expanded insulation insurance coverage and also thickness.

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

The GXL as well as Cruiser gain a brand-new two-dial instrument collection with a 4.2-inch colour TFT display. 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 off-white relying on the outside colour.

Toyota declares the ride comfort as well as vehicle driver participation have been boosted with measures consisting of "a much more inflexible back body shell that adds to higher driving security and also boosted trip top quality".

Shock absorbers and also coil springtimes have actually been changed to give a "flatter, more comfy ride and also to boost straight-line security". It's worth noting that we have criticised the RAV's ride high quality in the past compared to opponents.

There's some brand-new safety and security tech included as well. Criterion on the now much better-value Cruiser and optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack including a pre-collision system with forward accident warning and self-governing emergency brakes, lane separation alert, automatic high light beam and radar cruise control.

There's additionally a blind-spot screen with back cross-traffic sharp as well as front parking sensing units. Trailer persuade control additionally features, though stopped trailer capability continues to be meagre (1500kg for the petroleum and also 1200kg for the diesel).

Regardless of all this things being contributed to the Cruiser, the petrol variation is in fact $500 less costly than in the past.

Engines are unmodified, though the diesel variation now includes a NOx-saving particle filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive versions have 107kW/187Nm at hand and also use either a six-speed handbook or CVT.

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

Rates for automated gas versions have been held or minimized in spite of the improvements while hand-operated versions have edged up $500. Rates for the turbo-diesel variants have increased between $1000 as well as $2000.

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

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

These updates cover vehicles with combined sales of about 150,000 devices YTD-- about 15 per cent of the complete Australian lorry market.


The RAV4 this year represents 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the business's fourth most prominent model after the Corolla, Camry and also HiLux. It sits second in the tool SUV segment behind the Mazda CX-5 (23,219) and just ahead of the Nissan X-Trail (16,737).

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

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)