Better then expectRAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Hybrid Cruiser (2019-2023)
I purchased this car in may 2023... I had a fair idea that the car will be good... it wasn't until I got the car and used it that it exceed all my expectations. I have had no issues at all and the car feels very solid and safe. I have 2 daughters and I honestly feel at ease. It's definitely worth the money. I bought a mazda cx5 brand new before this car, although the Mazda had a bit more bells and whistles I will still prefer the rav4 over the Mazda.Show details
Worst voice recognition everRAV4 XA50 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL (2019-2023)
The absolute worst voice recognition I’ve ever seen - you simply cannot use voice to find an address. It’s absolutely horrible and cannot find a street even close to resembling the street you mentioned.Show details
Best choiceXA20 (2001-2005)
I received their service they were very efficient and professional
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Could have been a great carRAV4
The car drives well and is very economical, however for a car costing not too far off $60000, Toyota seems to have cut on some details to save costs with the result that they have wasted the opportunity to provide a really good car.
There is no navigation system unless I connect my mobile phone with a USB cable and use Android Auto.
My biggest complaint is the very poor incandescent bulbs used in the reversing lights. At night on a dark driveway the light is too weak to see the edge of the drive, bushes etc through the windows or on the revers
Excellent! Cheap to run/service. A fantastic small car with lots of space inside. Not 1 problem since owning.XA30 (2006-2012)
I purchased my 2011 RAV4 CV 6 years ago with 50,000km for $17k and some change after being recommend by a trusted friend (who owns two) and 3 x mechanics. My uncle has also owned an older 2004 model since I was a kid and it’s still going strong. It’s been 100% worth it as it’s provided the extra space I needed and hasn’t had one issue. I’ve used it for my private catering business and has allowed me to own a small car that basically turns into a spacious wagon with the seats down. I’m needing to upsize now as my business is growing and I can’t... Read moreseem to find a larger wagon or van with the same reliability and value. I’m considering keeping it as a second car when I purchase a larger wagon/van. I don’t really want to sell it. Highly recommended.No bells and whistles but if it’s reliability, space and affordability you’re after then this is a very safe bet from what I can tell. Go Toyota, you nailed it on this model!
Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid AWDRAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Hybrid Cruiser (2019-2023)
We have owned our RAV4 for close to 24 months and put 35000km on the odometer in that time driving over various distances from local around town to 1000km road trips. We initially had to wait 4 months for our car, I have heard it’s close to 12 months now due to demand (recommend checking with your local dealer). I also recommend shopping around for the best deal, I contacted several dealers and the prices differed by thousands of dollars. We purchased ours from Torque Toyota at North Lakes QLD, we also have it serviced there and can’t fault the... Read more dealership in anyway. The car has been a dream to drive, fuel economy varies but on average around 5.5_6.5kms per 100km, if you just drive it around town with speed limits under 80km you will get the 5.5ltrs but on the open road at 100km both engines do the work which is pretty Normal for a hybrid. We chose a hybrid as many people don’t factor in the cost of electricity with a pure electric and we all know that the cost of power is rising exponentially! This and the fact we travel remotely throughout Queensland such as Brisbane to Longreach and there’s plenty of nothing between small country towns. All things to consider when purchasing a electric vehicle. Some issues to consider with the RAV, the reverse camera Quality isn’t on par with some competitors, clarity improvements are required here Toyota. Boot opening alarm ⏰ is loud, great to wake the neighbours at 5am in the morning, it’s a safety feature but if you don’t like it talk to your dealership and they can change it so it just beeps to let you know it’s operating and stops rather that beeping the entire time it is opening and closing. Passenger seat is not height adjustable and tall people may find this uncomfortable (especially models with a sunroof) so I recommend sitting in all the seats. And for all those people who like the black badges on the edge, you can achieve the same result using a product called Plasti dip which you can buy in aerosol spray at super cheap and watch YouTube for instructions. Any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.
Amazing carXA20 (2001-2005)
Bought my 2003 in 2021 as a temporary car. I can't believe this car. It now has 340k on the clock and has been the most reliable car I have ever owned in my 50 years of driving. It's incredibly well built. I can't find any justification to replace it even though my previous car was an Audi and before that a Mercedes.Show details
Great car to driveRAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Petrol Edge (2019-2023)
We decided to move to a hybrid for environmental reasons after owning a diesel SUV for years. We have had our RAV4Edge for 5 months and absolutely love it. It is so quiet to drive, but has excellent pickup and driveability. Plenty of room inside, and comfortable seating. The Jungle Khaki colour is unique and very attractive. We have had no mechanical issues. The car was great and very economical on a recent long drive. We are now RAV4 fans!Show details
Nice car in general but some major issues with GX model.XA50 (2019-2023)
We got the car as we are a family of 4 needed extra space. The car delivers in this regard along with a solid performance when driving with the engine. The battery is not that powerful and hardly gets a look in with the exception of reversing out of our driveway but this isn’t a real problem and certainly not a dealbreaker for us.
The biggest issue is the key. With two toddlers we often have our hands full and expected a car as up to date as a brand new Toyota to have a smart key system where you don’t have to constantly look for the key to... Read moreopen and close the door. Unfortunately this model (the GX Hybrid) does not have that feature. It’s a major problem for us as we are constantly taking around for the key and we are not used to doing this. Our other cars which are both six years old have this feature as standard so it was a little unexpected that Toyota (a brand which I always held in high esteem technically at least) does not offer this. I’ve spoken to Toyota who understood and if anything seem surprised that the GX did not have this feature, they’ve checked and unfortunately I cannot pay for an upgrade. The technology just is not compatible with the GX. Basically it means we’re not very happy with our purchase and I cannot in good faith recommend anyone to buy this model of this car. Shame on Toyota for not offering something as necessary as this as standard on ALL their models. PLUS - we waited almost a year and a half for it!
Great Car BUT!!!!RAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Hybrid Cruiser (2019-2023)
You need to remember to switch off interior lights so don't come on when opening doors, open your drivers side door immediately when switching car off so turns off the headlights or you will flatten the really quite useless auxillary car start 12v battery - Toyota please fix this design flaw - Onto my 2nd Auxillary car starting battery in 2 years - Home & Business 50/50 and use car daily and book serviced at book service requied intervalsShow details
Drives well that’s about itRAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL (2013-2019)
I use my car as a run around for my family the computer system is a nightmare, voice recognition is useless and sat nav is just as useless when I brought this up at the dealers he agreed and told me to use maps on my phone. Central locking doesn’t work properly and no matter how many times I’ve brought this up I’m dismissed and told it’s because my keys are in my handbag and I’m “pressing” on them. It’s crap. It gets worse…after having the computer system replaced no less than 8 months later it’s just died, no access to map, which is useless a... Read morenyway, no reverse camera, can’t get a text messages read it just died. The dealer Peter Kittle is useless and think it’s ok for me to drive around like this for weeks while they inspect it and then order parts. Cars a lemon and the most uncomfortable vehicle to sit in.
Definately worth a Test DriveRAV4 XA50 FWD 2.5L Hybrid (2019-2023)
I am a Toyota driver, driven everything from Camry to CHR and now a 2021 RAV4 Hybrid. Great on economy, pricing, comfort and safety aspects. Do yourself a big favour.Show details
Painful.RAV4 XA50 FWD 2.0L Petrol GX (2019-2023)
Have the 2109 RAV4. Ride and handling are good, solid car that feels it’ll run forever. Lots of room and safety features. Road & Wind noise is pure hell, rear passengers complain also. Having the radio up load didn’t dampen it at all. Service charges are okay considering not much is done and the staff are generally good to deal with. Will not buy another one due to the fact on long drives it feels like we’ve flying in an aeroplane. Wish they would make the cabin quieter as we had found on our Tucson & XV.Show details
Somewhat disappointedRAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Hybrid Cruiser (2019-2023)
Disappointed in some of the aspects, Of first the steering wheel is not centred to the drivers seat. Often times I struggle with discomfort when driving long distances due to the odd angle.
Road noise is unbearable, and infotainment screen is of very poor quality on the 2020 model. I seen better quality screens on the cheaper corolla’s.
Got to commend the fuel economy thou, which was what got me into it.Show details
Fantastic SUVXA30 (2006-2012)
Car has clocked about 245,000km and has never let me done. It is comfortable and a very easy car to drive. With regular servicing and preventive maintenance, these cars can run forever. The engine does burn some oil so make sure to check it every so often. Around town I get about 450-500km to a tank (U91).Show details
Questions & Answers
can rav4 be flat towed behind a motorhome?
I have a 2005 rav4 sport and I thought when I bought it it had either a warning beep or the headlights automatically switched off when exiting and locking the car if the headlights were left on. Have had the car 5 years and recently my wife has been caught a couple of times with a flat battery after leaving her lights on. My question is does this model have an automatic off feature and/or an audio warning noise?
What is the best year for the rav4
I don't completely understand your question, could you provide some more context. The current model came in 2020, and I doubt due to it's popularity Toyota will change it' s design anytime soon. If you are thinking of buying one, I would suggest buying the current model or if you are looking second hand a 2021/2022 model. In my experience every time a car manufacture brings out a new model with significant design changes, it's best to wait a few a year until they work out the kinks. That's why we waited until 2021 to purchase ours. We have had no issues at all with ours to date, and we are just about to hit 40,000km. Driven it everywhere, short and long distances, sometimes 1000km or more. Comfortable, quiet, great on fuel, great for a family of 4 just the right size.
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Type||Electric, Hybrid and Petrol||Hybrid||Hybrid||Petrol|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||4.8 L/100km||4.7 L/100km||4.7 L/100km||6.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 L||55 L||55 L||55 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||163kW||160kW||160kW||127kW @ 6600rpm|
|Max Torque||221Nm @ 3600rpm||221Nm @ 3600rpm||221Nm @ 3600rpm||203Nm @ 4400-4900rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Phone Connectivity||Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||480 kg||480 kg||800 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||480 kg||480 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Parking Sensors||Front and Rear|
|Lane Assistance||Lane Departure Warning (LDW)|
|Kerb Weight||1,760 kg|
|Ground Clearance||190 mm||190 mm||190 mm||190 mm|
|Built-In Navigation System||Yes|
|Digital Radio (DAB+)||Yes|
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