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 A$42,000.00.
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.
A car that does its job
This is my daily driver.
Bought it just over 18 months ago, and over that time I've been getting 8.8 l/100km, which I can't really complain about. That's over a general mix of peak-hour traffic (17km each way) and easier weekend driving.
It has all the bells and whistles I need - active cruise control, AEB, rear camera, parking sensors, lane departure warning. The only thing I'd like would have been to include Apple Carplay/Android Auto. As it is I leave an iPod in the car, so all music is played off that. If I want to listen to something str...eamed, it plays via bluetooth audio from my phone without a problem. The inbuilt GPS works, but it's just easier to use it from my phone. Have been taking it back to the dealer for servicing, as it's just easier. Have been happy with them so far, and capped-price servicing makes budget planning a bit easier.
- RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL (2013-2019)
- Verified purchase
My first Toyota & a very pleasant surprise overall!
In the last few years I have owned several different SUVs, including the Hyundai IX35, & Tucson, and the Mazda CX5. I changed brands again this time when I bought the 2018 Toyota Rav4 GXL automatic, in June with less 5000 kms on the Odometer.
I was impressed with its comfort, safety features and the huge amount of space when the back seats are down. It is the last model Rav4 from Toyota to have a CD player, which for me was a real plus!
The 2 Litre engine has plenty of power but at the same time is very economic on petrol - consumption av...eraging far less than 7 litres per 100 kms on my local roads. Being automatic it is very smooth and so easy to drive in traffic. Responsive when extra power is necessary but content to cruise at 80 kms per hour on our local highways. Many safety features are standard with this model - far more than I have had in any of my previous cars. In heavy city traffic, this is indeed a bonus. Regular Toyota servicing is capped at only $180 each 6 months. It has the balance of its 3 year warranty but I am not anticipating any major problems as so far, it has been very reliable. The warranty runs till July 2021. Of course it has been overshadowed by the arrival of the new 2019 model, now available as a hybrid.
Purchased in June 2019 for A$31,000.00.
Love it! Perfect car!
I have this car for over a year. I bought it as a new car in 2018(the last generation of Rav4 before the new model was coming). Easy driving, great rare camera and smart mirrors. Everything in this car is perfect and it’s Toyota, it always keeps the value.
Purchased in July 2018 at Toyota Illawara for A$33,500.00.
Bumpy worst than small cars
My gxl Rav4 2018 is very bumpy worst than small cars. It is sad to have such quality when you buy an SUV. Except that it's all good, gps is great, possibility to lock/unlock the car without using the remote control buttons, the cruise control ability to brake automatically and resume etc. Many great features. 6 months service is another issue, that's too much..
Purchased in June 2019.
Very smooth drive and fantastic fuel economy. Power a little less compared to other SUV's but if you push it hard it gets up very nicely. . Seating comfortable and visibility really good. Overall ,very well built and love driving it.
Purchased in February 2018 at Toyota for A$31,999.00.
- RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GX (2013-2019)
- Verified purchase
Reliable car from always reliable Toyota
Big fan of Toyota. We had to update the family car with a baby on the way so Toyota was a pretty easy choice. It’s not the most powerful car but that’s not much of an issue. Clean layout inside, knobs, buttons etc don’t feel cheap. Boot space is great (we have a big pram so it was a big consideration). Very happy with purchase
This is our 3rd RAV4. We just keep coming back because of the quality, reliability, practicality and space that the RAV4 offers compared to its mid size 4x4 competitors. We've never had one mechanical problem with our RAV4s. Invest in some good rubber like BFG for off-road or a wider profile tire for superior grip. Also impressed with the fuel economy. Heated seats in winter are amazing!
Purchased in March 2015 for A$31,000.00.
Great Vehicle with so many extras included
I had a RAV4 Cabrio back in 1997...?? when they first came on the market. I loved this vehicle. We needed to upgrade and required a larger vehicle so decided, due to our previous positive experience, to go with the RAV4 again. A great all round vehicle with so many extras included. Love the lane indicators on the side mirrors, great for when vehicles are in your blind spot. It also has a lane alarm that tells you if you are straying out of your lane, another great safety aspect. The anti dazzle rear view mirror is also great and something...i cannot do without at night. The seats are comfortable and its a great drive. My only disappointment is with the suspension. It is harder than I would have liked and not something that was really noticeable on a short test drive nor pointed out by the salesman when making our purchase. GREAT value vehicle and you cannot surpass the Toyota brand for reliability.
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Suits my lifestyle really well
Can't believe how much I save on petrol compared with my last car. Very comfy to drive and still plenty room for the grandchildren. Lots of clever features which one day I will master, I hope!!
Purchased in November 2018.
Great SUV, exceeds expectations
Spent over 6 months reviewing online and test driving a range of mid-sized SUV's. Ended up buying the RAV4 due to this model being the new, 5th generation with stiffer sub-frame, lots of tech safety, Toyota's renowned (I have had several Toyota's over the last 4 decades) durability, low service costs. My concerns were:
1. Size of vehicle - the RAV4 has been getting larger over the last decade with each new model
2. Running costs and fuel efficiency.
We've had it 3 months now and couldn't be happier. Yes, it is a little larger than I would have ...
Purchased in June 2019 at Charlestown Toyota for A$40,000.00.
I have a 2010 Rav4 Cruiser which went in for a service. I was given a 2019 Rav4 as a loan car. Drive was nice and smooth but car felt bigger than mine. Technology was awesome like lane assist and blind spot monitor and LED lights. Only downfall is the run flat spare tyre and non adjustable back row seats. I was expecting a compact car feel but it felt bigger than what it looked like. Overall it was great but I still prefer my 2010 Rav4.
totally regretted after buying my Rav4 2017
this rav4 i use it for family use and i drive it everyday and always sent my car for service when the date is due.
the suspension is horrible even a small pot hole on the road u get a bumpy ride! and the road noise as if u are on the plane so noisy!
when i sent is for service with toyota dealer they told me there nothing wrong!
well now after 3 years i had enough i going to install shock absorbers this coming monday!
going to cost me $800
as for the noise i have to save money maybe next 2 year i can install noise deadening!
totally regret i paid almost $40K for this Rav4...
Purchased in May 2017 for A$40.00.
Top of the range cruiser, lots of useful features, good performance for a 2.5 litre,quiet and comfortable to drive ,great on fuel (8.5 9.0 lper 100k). A bit pricey up front but should last us 10 years or more.
I receive this 2017 Auto Rav4 AWD GXL as a company car. I've driven it for 35000 km around Victoria and SA.
Pros: the lock differential is good for off road. Light weight. Huge boot. Seating position adequate either for driver and rear occupants. Racks supports are handy.
Noisy car: tyres, wind, engine, all filtered to the cabin, even at 80 km/hr
Ground clearance could be very good , but it has the exhaust underneath the oil sump.. very poor design.
Lights: worst light I've use in a car. High or low beam are terrible. Really dangerous...
Purchased in July 2017.
nice to drive very comfortable
all the safety features you could want I like it its good price up front its capped price services 3 years are excellent great field of vision all round safe economical good drive
Purchased in January 2019 at lander toyota for A$33,490.00.
- RAV4 XA40 AWD 2.5L Petrol Cruiser (2013-2019)
- Verified purchase
Top of the line!!
We picked up a Toyota Rav4, AWD cruiser, fully loaded.
That comes with heated leather seats, sunroof and all safety bells and whistles of newer models.
It is a safe car and gives 12 km /l, which is impressive for a 2.4 l engine.
Very smooth and a pleasure on any kind of surface.
No AC vents to the back seats. Not sure why no one thought of these.
Wow Toyota make cars that last
My Toyota Rav 4 and myself have been everywhere from driving on an open road to driving in the city absolutely perfect
- RAV4 XA40 AWD 2.2L Turbo-Diesel GXL (2013-2019)
- Verified purchase
My Rav4 is used mainly for my work related travels. Being a driver of toyota for approximately 10 years now, I was really eager to drive this car. With no doubt, it delivered my expectations. I regularly send my rav4 for a semi annual service at the toyota centre. No issues since bought and have always performed great!
Questions & Answers
Size weight caravan to tow?
I forgot this section that I should have included in my first question re electrical wiring in my rav4, the wiring where you plug into for the tow bar this complete junction plug in box is with out any power all existing other wires
in fitting a Haymen Reece tow bar to my 2016 rav4 GX the rear brake light on the left side does not work now, I have checked the three fuse box areas, ( engine bay ,2 and one under the glove box. all ok but why no brake light?, .
in checking the Haymen Reece extension lead all ok , but the plug or attachment plug (original Toyota part awaiting for the lead to be plugged into if you want to add a tow bar)
can you help or is there a hidden fuse on the left side that I cannot find ?
thank you John Langlois
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