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Five Star ( in this Class )
Rav Edge 2021. Super Car. Expensive , but once i started driving it: very good value. I would have bought Cruiser, if i lived in City. I live in Central Coast and RavEdge is perfect for mee= very happy with my car. I use the car locally ( very nice ride , perfect handling. easy to park, quite ride,Fuel: 5 to 9L / 100km) and on hwy ( super ride, reasonably quite. Fuel: 7L /100km). Acceleration is good ( 200 HP ), breaks are good. Safety is excellent and on par level of Lexus. I tried ( Rav4 Edge and Cruiser) and NX . In my opinion Rav4 wins by far, with present NX. ( although i imagine next model NX will be great :) Maxwell
Purchased in March 2021.
Over rated, economical, horribly boring and almost unpleasant
The one and only reasonable thing is the fuel economy. I hate the nasty CVT transmission that makes it sound like a sewing machine, hard plastics and a feeling of commercial quality not luxury. The entertainment screen is of very average quality with camera resolution poor. I expected more but this car I just find so boring and uninspiring to drive
Purchased in December 2020.
A very competent car, so smooth
Had the car for 4 months now. Cannot complain. As smooth and quiet as a Lexus. Surprisingly quiet and quick for its size. Cabin is full of nice features. Minor complaints but overall am quite satisfied.
Purchased in August 2020.
Comfort with incredible economy
Some of you may have seen my earlier review of my Nissan X-Trail Ti. I have traded it to a Cruiser Hybrid eFour. After 1 tank of fuel, I can report that it is way more comfortable and economical. I ordered mine with nutmeg colour leather internal / electric blue external combo and have to wait 6 months for it. Lucky or unlucky either way, I was in the Great Melbourne Lockdown for a good ~4 months. Therefore, it did not bother me with the wait.
We managed the first tank with 47Lt for 841km @ 17.89km/Lt or 5.59Lt/100km. The trip computer is...now reset and it is showing an amazing 935km to empty. Considering that I have the A/C on, the engine is still feeling tight and I am not sure how to really drive a Hybrid economically. I was impressed with my first tank. I noticed this same early fuel warning light situation that is being reported / questioned by a few people....I will keep an eye on this and report in the next update. For this first tank, we have travelled ~80% low speed (20~60km/hr) commute, one testing drive up Mt Dandenong and one short cruise down to Mornington. The testing drive to Mt D included winding roads, unsealed tracks and one very steep downhill track that I have tested the previous T31 & T32 X-Trail with. Drive a Hybrid eFour is a very different experience compared to a conventional petrol all wheel drive vehicle. This is especially noticeable on winding mountain road. I am a driver that uses gear level more than brake pedal (I encourage you to practise this for safety reason). This does not matter whether you are driving a DCT, CVT or normal automatic vehicle. By using the CVT transmission (in this case) to induce engine braking, the hybrid system come along and help brake / slow the car down and re-charge the battery at the same time. (I changed the dash display to show the all wheel drive status) Exiting corner with a "Firmish" right foot smoothly power out of corners in "Electric Assisted All Wheel Drive Mode". The RAV4 is now became an "All Wheel Drive" driver car. (It started to feel like the Golf GTSport that I used to own in a much larger form.)
Purchased in November 2020.
Great packaging. Overall a well designed SUV
This car is fantastic. The Hybrid changeover from battery to engine is unobtrusive and seamless. Visibility is great and one of the best in the segment The large windows also make it easier for the kids to see out. It has plenty of power for what we need as a family car for work, school drop offs, shopping etc. Real world fuel economy has been 5.7 l/100 kms. The suspension is well balanced and the car is noticeably quieter than my previous 2016 RAV4 Cruiser.
Like any vehicle, there could always be some improvements. The transmission tunnel is v...
Purchased in June 2020.
Lovely SUV and good petrol consumption
I bought the Rav4 Hybrid Cruiser since Aug 2019. These are the benefit points:
- value for money
- low petrol consumption (900 km mileage usage per tank)
- Quite and smooth transmission
- Top interior quality
Purchased in August 2019 at Toyota Dealers for $45,600.00.
Simply one of THEE BEST cars I've owned.
I use my car going off in trips and around town. I get it serviced every 6 months and the ONLY issue is the drivers window. The cog must be stuck, but never bothered to get it repaired, not important. Its got 109,000. ks on it.
Purchased in September 2005 at Toyota Dealers.
Such a great drive, so relaxed & comfortable with outstanding fuel efficiency. Brakes are fantastic a massive improvement on my previous 07/2015 Camry Altise Hybrid. Really good space making it feel so spacious inside whilst feeling compact outside, noise levels inside are really quiet. Awesome tech & safety features like Radar Cruise Control, Blind spot Monitoring, Lane keep assist & CarPlay, etc make any journey enjoyable & calming. Vision is fantastic, especially like the extra little windows on the front doors instead of internal side mirro...r covers which really reduces the front blind spots, side mirrors also give an excellent view down both sides. Nice looking vehicle even the base model, highly recommended. Great job Toyota. My only feedback would be the keyless entry handle with open & close function, which is super convenient so you can open the car without the key remote + an independent tailgate unlock button, so you don’t have to unlock all doors to just open the tailgate (Both of these features were standard on my above previous Camry Hybrid).
Purchased in July 2020.
If you thinking of spending around $40K for a SUV, strongly consider the Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid. It has numerous safety features with many bells and whistles. Extremely fuel efficient. Currently getting around 880 km on a tank of petrol. Fuel gauge is displaying 5.7 litres per 100 km. Extremely quiet and excellent for the environment. It will hold its value over many years. Had to wait 5 months for delivery but well worth the wait. Toyota have been making hybrids for over 20 years so their technology is well ahead of the pack. Highly recommended. Absolute no brainer.
Purchased in May 2020 at Toyota Dealers.
Reliable and easy to use
Love my Rav 4 - bought second hand from Toyata dealer. It had done a lot of km but good service history - 80k when bought but we drove it from Mel to Perth 5 weeks after purchasing! There and back and not one hitch! Ecomonimcal to run but it is a diesel - We upgraded from a Coralla and happy we did - much more comfortable and surprisingly spacious in back seats. Body work a little light weight but all cars seem to be like that now. I agree with others the suspension is AWFUL - can't believe they got away with this for a SUV. Others brands I tri...ed were so much better in that department - but is is super reliable and I would always buy Toyota as we do long drives and I trust the brand..... Cup holders really badly positioned - get a practical woman to design them in the next model Toyota!!!
Purchased in October 2019 for $20,000.00.
Hybrids are amazing
My wife and I bought this car recently. It is so quiet and drives like butter. We love the car and everything about it, great interiors, enough room in the back for our dog, the stereo system has wonderful sound. It has a really top notch safety rating which is the main reason we got it. Mechanically I trust toyota always, so far so good with this one too.
Love this car
Next month will be 6 years we have the rav on diesel we just done 80000 km services it’s bit costly but we happy with never had any issues been told the car still as new
Purchased in May 2014 at Lemans toyota for $42,000.00.
Saves me petrol & nice ride
I use my car to drive to work, run errands and occasionally drive off-road for picnics and adventure.
The car is driven daily and even more on weekends & public holidays.
The car comes with a 5 year unlimited warranty so it’s a peace of mind and every annual service has been pegged so bring it back to the dealer is not worrying at all that you’re going to get ripped off!
Purchased in June 2019 for $45,000.00.
Just read these reviews of the RAV4 GXL HYBRID. Thank you, I ordered mine today, there is a wait of approx 4 months, however I have a feeling it may arrive sooner. My test drive was fabulous. It’s much quieter than my Mazda3. It handles well and with so many features I can’t wait to get behind the wheel .
Purchased in January 2020 for $41.00.
Best decision ever
After realizing that diesel engines in cars in Australia are basically being phased out, we decided to look at the alternatives. Fuel economy was no.1 on our list as we drive 180kms a day. Luckily, after doing some homework, we took the Rav 4 hybrid for a drive. Very surprised by the performance, cab space and standard features against the competitors and it was cheaper! What's more,Toyota offered a guaranteed buy back price after 4 years, which was about 50% of the original value and that's doing 45,000kms a year. It's a few kms over for the 1...st service at 15,000, and no issues to attend to apart from the service and that's a 1st for me! Well done Toyota and the team at Launceston Toyota, awesome to deal with backed up by their service department.
Purchased in July 2019 at Launceston Toyota.
Rav4 Hybrid: Apple CarPlay not worth the effort
This is not a review of the RAV4 Hybrid, its a pretty good all round car but I just picked my car up from the dealer after the Apple CarPlay "upgrade". The poor girl trying to show me how the Apple CarPlay worked was stumped and so was I neither of us could find it. Until she went and asked the Tech. YOU NEED A CORD! The car has wireless charging for goodness sake. So the answer is if you want Apple CarPlay you will need to connect your phone via a cord to enable it, as you proceed to place it down for wireless charging. Not sure why Toyota bothered. I was disappointed.
Purchased in September 2019.
great car BUT
had this new since 2013 serrvices all done current mileage 55400km highway consumption 7 litres per 100km at 90k 8 litres at 100k BUT BUT around town and i drive smoothly i only get 18litres per 100k
being a pensioner this is making my car unaffordable and noone can tell me the problem i would be checking local consumption before u buy this model in all other reespects its ba great car but the servicing is expensive when not much is done
Purchased in January 2013.
Glimpse of automotive future
4 months wait to get the combination I wanted - Pearl White AWD Hybrid Cruiser with tan leather, sunroof and dash cam. When I picked it up in early September 2019, I was told the wait time for this model had blown out to 8 months.
Adaptive cruise control is brilliant on the freeways and around town, keeping you the correct distance behind the car in front, even when they brake suddenly. The automatic lane keeping is a little hit & miss where the road markings are not absolutely clear - you still need hands on the wheel. 360 camera makes ...parking and tight spaces a breeze. The controls are complex and take a lot of reading of the manuals and practice to be comfortable. Having said that, the car is brilliant to drive, 6 l/100km and feels very solid and safe. Fuel economy is the same around town and on the highway. My experience is that you are best to let the hybrid computer drive itself and ignore the changeover from battery to petrol. Battery power is quiet and good for leaving basement parking early in the mornings. Lucky to get 1km on battery before engine kicks in. The car cost $49,000 On the road, including 5 years roadside assist and 5 years of annual servicing @ $210 per service. ACT Govt stamp duty is rebated fro Hybrids, a savings of $1,500.
Purchased in September 2019.
A solid car.
Has plenty of room for my needs, is fuel efficient, has a great build and is very robust.
The ease of use is brilliant and the seller offers great service if required
I ordered a white GXL Hybrid AWD without even test driving one in April 2019. This beautiful machine arrived 10 days later with towbar fitted. What can I say, Toyota have absolutely nailed it this time.
Its generally quiet, composed, refined, and everything I wanted from a vehicle. Best car I have owned in 35 years of driving.
It ticked every box, and then some: AWD, power, economy, comfortable cloth seats, auto wipers, reliable, big boot, small enough to park, tows 1700kg, full size alloy spare wheel, radar cruise to zero, auto lights, auto ...
Purchased in April 2019.
Questions & Answers
How do you turn off "Mobile Speed Camera found" alert. I have googled and read the manual over and over and just when I think i have fixed it and everything is turned off, it still comes on and repeats the alert several times to the point I'm considering selling the car. It's a 2020 RAV4 hybrid AWD. I have also been to the dealership twice to help with this problem but the alert will not stop!
Hi all, I have only recently purchased brand new RAV4 Hybrid 2WD and I am finding the suspension rather disconcerting. A normal drive has become irritating, particulalry on a longer journey as all road vibration is excessively felt through the vehicle. I have never experienced this in a new vehicle before and I wonder whether this could be a fault in my vehicle or whether this is standard with the new RAV4.
Hi, I only experienced this, when the tyre pressure was set to the dealer recommended 38psig. It was bouncy and noisy at the same time.
I checked the tyre pressure label on the door frame and it stated 32psig.
I reduced all 4 tyres down to 36psig and is lots more comfortable and stable. 32psig is too low for my liking and increases fuel use too.
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT) and Manual||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Allow||18" Alloy||19" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.5 L/100km||6.5 L/100km||6.5 L/100km||4.7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 L||55 L||55 L||55 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.5L|
|Max Power||127kW @ 6600rpm||127kW @ 6600rpm||127kW @ 6600rpm||160kW|
|Max Torque||203Nm @ 4400-4900rpm||203Nm @ 4400-4900rpm||203Nm @ 4400-4900rpm||221Nm @ 3600rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||800 kg||800 kg||800 kg||480 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||480 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||195 mm||190 mm||195 mm||190 mm|
|Release date||May 2019||May 2019||May 2019||May 2019|
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