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- RAV4 XA40 FWD 2.0L Petrol GXL (2013-2019)
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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 $31,000.00.
I can't buy the RAV4 because the alerts sound levels and/or frequency are wrong for anybody with hearing difficulties
After I tested a number of SUVs, I was planning to buy the current model RAV4 only to be disappointed when I found that I couldn't hear any of the alert signals (e.g Lane Departure , Blind Spot Monitoring, Parkins Sensors etc).
I asked sales rep if anything can be done to make the sound louder but the answer was NO,
This is highly surprising (at least to me) because as I see it most of the safety related benefits of a new car are reliant on alerts and although some of them are also displayed visually (buried in the small display which is p...artially hidden by the steering wheel) aural alerts must be of the right volume and frequency to be heard by someone with hearing difficulties (I am challenged but I am not totally deaf and I could clearly hear all such alerts in similar Hyundai or Kia models). I hope I am wrong in my assessment of things (I will approach another dealer before I make a final purchase decision) and if I am I will update the review and the rating accordingly.
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 $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 $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
Purchased in October 2018 at Toyota Dealers for $23,000.00.
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 $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.
Purchased in December 2018 at Toyota Dealers for $28,000.00.
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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.
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.
Purchased in June 2018 for $36,000.00.
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 $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.
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.
Purchased in February 2012 for $11,000.00.
This medium size RAV4 Generation is highly recommended not only for everyday use but also for couple or family who loves to travel. it has spacious capacity for passengers and baggage (you can refer to my video reference to see how many travel luggage can occupy) The engine is fuel efficient even though it has huge body and carry much weight.
Furthermore, you can save a lot with regards to parts and service due to its very affordable maintenance checklist. Just follow the official or technical advice from your trusted mechanic based on th...e guidelines of this vehicle. In my experience, it cost 180 Australian Dollars last time I had it in the service station. Although we are the second owner, based on the checklist on my references I think that in the first three years of its ownership, you will just spend about 200 Dollars per maintenance schedule session.
Purchased in September 2018 at Toyota Dealers.
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.
Purchased in June 2013 for $25,000.00.
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 $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.
Purchased in March 2019 at Toyota Dealers for $44,990.00.
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.
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.
Purchased in March 2019 for $1,650.00.
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 $33,490.00.
Questions & Answers
I have a RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid AWD and am wondering of it has remote start, have looked online and am getting conflicting reports. I am in Australia if that makes a difference.
My rav4 navigation map shows the normal speed limit for a road. It is now changing to show a 40km speed when I go thru a school zone.
This has just started to happen. Is there a setting I can turn off so the map always shows the normal speed limit for that road?
Hey, I am looking at buying a Toyota RAV4 cruiser (4x4) 2001 for $5500, but the kms are around 277/281000 kms is that too much and what problems would I have to look out for?
|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|
|Ground Clearance||195 mm||190 mm||195 mm||190 mm|
|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)|
|Release date||May 2019||May 2019||May 2019||May 2019|
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