14Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 (page 2)

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Toyota RAV4297 reviews
Johnson T.
Johnson T.VICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC8 posts
  RAV4

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 Show details
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natureboy t.
natureboy t.QLDFar North Queensland, QLD3 posts
  XA20

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. Show details
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Justin
JustinMelbourne18 posts
  Verified RAV4 XA50 FWD 2.5L Hybrid GX
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Frank
FrankSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts
  RAV4 XA50 FWD 2.5L Hybrid GXL

No brainer

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. Show details
Carol Downing
Carol DowningVICCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC4 posts
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Sam Cartwright
Sam CartwrightNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
  RAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Hybrid GX

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.
SUN SUN
SUN SUNVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC34 posts
  RAV4 XA40 AWD 2.2L Turbo-Diesel GXL

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 Show details
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Al fern
Al fernVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC15 posts
  Verified RAV4 XA50 FWD 2.5L Hybrid Cruiser

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! Show details
Leigh D
Leigh DVICGippsland, VIC10 posts
  RAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Hybrid GXL

Waiting

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 . Show details ·  1
Zelly
ZellyTASLaunceston, TAS8 posts
  RAV4 XA50 FWD 2.5L Hybrid GX
Bundy
Bundy3 posts
  RAV4 XA50 AWD 2.5L Hybrid Cruiser

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. Show details
fptr
fptrmooloolaba48 posts
  XA40

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 Show details
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Canberra Daddy
Canberra DaddyACTKingston 2604, ACT54 posts
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Daniel P.
Daniel P.NSWHunter Region, NSW19 posts
  RAV4 XA50 FWD 2.5L Hybrid GXL

Brilliant

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 Show details
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Brian
BrianWellington38 posts
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karenandjason4
karenandjason4QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  XA30

Love my rav4

I have loved my experience with my rav4. We use it for family transport, we've done a ltttle off roadinf, I cna fit sooooo much stuff in it you wouldn't believe the space inside! Lots of little storage spots and an awesome boot compartment underneath the floor of the already massive back section of the car. Love it. Show details
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blackphase3
blackphase3NSWSydney, NSW6 posts
  RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL
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CPW
CPWNSWSydney Surrounds, NSW20 posts
  Verified RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL
Don L
Don LMelbourne
  RAV4 XA50 FWD 2.0L Petrol GX
massi
massiNSWSydney, NSW17 posts
  RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL

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. Show details
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John D
John D5 posts
  RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GX

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.. Show details
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macropod
macropodWAPerth, WA
  XA40

Rav4 2018

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. Show details
Panders0
Panders0WAPerth, WA5 posts
  Verified RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GX

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 Show details
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Chris S.
Chris S.NSWHunter Region, NSW9 posts
  RAV4 XA40 AWD 2.5L Petrol Cruiser

Quality!

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! Show details
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S Jones
S JonesNSWSydney, NSW4 posts
  Fair Incentive RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL
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Joyce Iannella
Joyce Iannella8 posts
  XA40

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!! Show details
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Lolly
LollyQLDFar North Queensland, QLD2 posts
  RAV4

Best investment I could have made

Use for work & recreation. Great on fuel economy, has all the bells and Whistles. Always do log book service. This car will now see us out past retirement. Lovely car to drive. Wasn't cheap but well worth the money spent. The service & support we have had from Toyota surpasses all expectations. We paid the extra to get paint protection, rust proofing and interior protection. Show details
CarlK
CarlK6 posts
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mapman
mapmanWAPerth, WA7 posts
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New Rav4

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. Show details
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Paul
PaulNSWIllawarra, NSW
  XA20

Excellent car

Bought this car in 2012 with 140k on it. Drove it from WOLLONGONG to Bega for 6 years for work. Serviced every 10k replaced brakes pads, rear wheel bearings and finally clutch at 270k.

This has to be the best car I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned a few in 40 years of driving, expect 500k with no problem.

Just bought another RAV4 2004, if it half as good as this one I’ll be very happy. Show details

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Vin
VinVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC31 posts
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cuzzaVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC9 posts
  XA30

the perfect family car

Bought as ex demo in 2013... 20k on the speedo. now has 220k on the speedo..an even mix of city and country driving. never missed a beat. roomy, safe and good on petrol. Show details
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Amran
AmranVictoria melbourne5 posts
  RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GX

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

no more toyota car for me if i were to change car in future :)
even if i were given a new toyota car i wont accept it. Show details

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Eddie
EddieWAPerth, WA2 posts
  RAV4 XA40 AWD 2.5L Petrol Cruiser

Excellent vehicle

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. Show details
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Felix Gustavo D.
Felix Gustavo D.VICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
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Benzev
BenzevWhangarei68 posts
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Dinky little 4x4

I was pleasantly surprised by this little Dinky Toy(ota). It is extremely pleasant to drive although it has a lot of road noise. It handles well, goes off road well and even has central diff lock. I use it daily as my work hack and it is economic for a full time 4wd. I bought this with a problem knowing its fix. It pops out of 5th gear but being a known problem with many Toyota manual gearboxes all I have to do is replace the 5th gear and the synchro hub sleeve which should take me about half an hour to an hour's labour(it can be done with the box in place). Once I have that done I will insulate under the carpetting to sort out the road noise and then it will be 100% pleasant. Show details
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Karl
KarlNSWSydney Surrounds, NSW35 posts
  XA40

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 Show details
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mcgrathglenn
mcgrathglennNSWSydney, NSW20 posts
  XA30

Toyota, could be better

I go to an from work an shopping, but long trips, undered powered, I got three kids an it is a bit small for them, I got the two wheel drive because the All Wheel Drive use too much petrol which makes the engine work harder. I am use to a two wheel drive any way. Plus the all Wheel Drive cost more to service/own/ etc, I can,t see the point of an A.W.D car. Diesel is only good for medium to long trips, not made for short trips.

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Naga g
Naga gVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC11 posts
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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.

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No AC vents to the back seats. Not sure why no one thought of these.

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Sheils
SheilsPerth21 posts
  RAV4 XA40 AWD 2.5L Petrol Cruiser

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

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