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.
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.
Wouldnt ever recommend or buy another!
I have a 2016 Rav4 GXL auto which is a company car, and have had multiple issues. I drive approx 30000 kms a year for work, through regional and remote NSW, often without mobile service and this car makes me so stressed in these situations as it is unreliable.
First time driving on dirt on factory tyres (not at high speed either mind you!) and the back slid out and across the road, andI had to get ATTs fitted straight away. Drives terribly in the wet, if you accelerate when its raining (ie changing speed zones) the back starts to fishtail. Veh...
Missing standard basics
I bought a 2015 Rav4 basic model, so shocking to see how Toyota taking advantage of their name and goodwill. When it compares to similar Xtrail or CRV, Rav4 has got nothing to give to customers.
1.The remote key only has 1 lock and unlock option, even lower end cars these days have boot open and car horn buttons.
2. Shock absorbers are not smooth at all.
3. No headlights adjustment option.
4. Noisy car! Horrible deck noise.
2018 Rav4 2.5 AWD GX
Bought a brand new 2018 Rav4 2.5 auto AWD GX and i am not happy. These new Rav4s have gutless noisey motors and have excessive road noise emitting throughout the cabin area. The ride quality of this car is hard and bumpy. The headlights for nightime driving in dark country areas are very poor on low and high beams. The inside bottom of all four doors collect large amounts of wet and dry debri and are potential rusting areas. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone.
DO NOT BUY Dangerous Rear Vision
This car has the most dangerous rear vision of nay car I have driven
Try changing lanes in heavy traffic, you rely on luck and kindness from other drivers. Dark or rainy night very risky maneuver
Such a pity, becuase this car drives very nicely and has decent space in the back
Cruise control issues
Cruise control does not function correctly. Will not allow the cruise to downshift after a hill climb no matter how steep the down side of the hill is. Have been told by Toyota Canada and our dealership to use the resume feature to stop the vehicle from not downshifting. Terrible that the cruise does not function as it should and to get such a poor repair solution from Toyota Canada and our dealership. People wouldn't buy if they knew these types of issues and solutions were possible.
Extremely disappointed with the oil consumption problem
I purchased this car as I knew toyota cars are reliable. As a single parent I managed to secure a loan and purchased my rav4 from a toyota dealership. I immediately ran into oil consumption problems. One litre a week to be exact. The dealership have rebuilt my motor twice and i still have the same problem with no light at the end of the tunnel. So now I'm stuck in a loan with ridiculously high interest rates paying for a lemon of a car for 5 years. A huge amount to pay for an extremely costly and frustratingly disappointing experience. I have read that some diesel models have this problem too. If this problem did not exist I would be happy with the rav4.
A lot of basic features missing from the base model
The company I work for purchased a base model 2014 RAV4 GX. At first I was looking forward to driving this new car. The first time I drove the RAV4 I noticed that steering wheel adjust does not lift high enough for my driving comfort. I found it hard to see over the bonnet even though my height is 182cm.
I also noticed that only the drivers side electric window control was illuminated. The other three window switches on drivers door were not illuminated. Same shortcoming with the rear doors and passenger window switches. Even the drivers si...de master door lock switch and window master switch not illuminated. The Rav's 12v jack is also not illuminated. But the most frustrating shortcoming is that the electric mirror switch is not illuminated. I am always hitting the auto LSD switch when I try to use it at night. The spring in the seat tilt would not spring forward automatically when the car was new. I was forced to use two hands to tilt the seat, one hand to pull the lever and the other hand to pull the seat backrest to my desired driving position. This freed up after about 50000 kms. I'm still not certain if it was the seat design or the seat covers that caused this. Another thing I don't like about the Rav is it's radio. If you are sitting in your car listening to the radio with the engine off and then decide to start the engine the radio will turn off and then take five seconds before it restarts. I am always missing traffic reports and news headlines because of this. The drivers side interior door pull handle is in the way of the electric window controls. Drivers are forced to negotiate their hand around the pull handle trim in an unnatural manoeuvre to use the controls.
Be very aware
2007 RAV4 SX V6 Engine problems bad one's too. 120k in-out of repair shop & lots of $$$$$ for fixing, " for what I would assume is a design flaw". What happened to Toyota's reliability pledge? They used to make such great cars but not anymore. I will be looking into other brands
Rav 4 base model GX CVT
The only thing I like about the rav4 is its new design, looks like the perfect city SUV or beach, surf or p plater car but apart from that there is nothing special about the new 2013 rav 4 base model GX. The interior is just too basic and bland and with a price tag that doesnt help at all. The new 2.0 CVT petrol 2wd engine they have in the rav4 is disappointing, two words, gutless and noisy. When putting your foot on the ground, it doesn't want to go far, just sounds like its stuck in 1 gear for an automatic, even though its a CVT, i thought ...it would be better than this. There's just no power when needed. Mostly this car would be good is for heavy traffic/high city driving. In some way it felt like driving a corolla in a SUV form. I know the mid and top range models do come equipped with loads more of gear but your looking at a heavy pricetag. modern design, your typical city SUV new CVT is weak, bland and boring, price
We bought an automatic rav 4 in 2005.First the rear springs developed the imfamous rear end sag.They were replaced at our expense,not a warranty thing.Our cruise control failed just outside our extended warranty.That's on order at over $500.00 plus labour at our expense.We are currently getting 6.3klm to the litre using 98ron fuel which relates to 15.87 litres to 100klms urban.This the car my wife fell in love with and just had to have.I'm 71 my wife 46,we are not speed mechants, sedate is our style.Blowfly
Improved all around vision after our 2003 corolla.
Rented one of these for a week around Darwin / Kakadu.
Plenty of flaws, let me list them.
- Gutless, way too highly geared, 4th can't get you up many hills and it needs to shift down to 3rd. Car was hardly loaded with 2 people and 20kgs of luggage, felt very sluggish.
- Seats pretty uncomfortable for long drives, fortunately you need to stop often for petrol and can stretch your legs. Didn't sit on them but the rear ones look and felt horrible.
- The fuel usage, I pretty much did all freeway driving at 140kmp/h and i managed just under ...
While I have always regarded Toyota as having a higher than average build quality and reliability, I have been disappointed with this model. It has been in the dealership for more than a month waiting on a new steering column which is the source of a slight clunking noise in the front end that developed around 38-40000km mark. The original diagnosis was the electric solenoid controlled power steering. A month is too long to wait for parts. $1000 bucks in lease payments and fixed operating cost for the month is too much to be out of pocket and d...riving an '85 Camry courtesy car. I am thinking twice about upgrading to the V6 at the end of this lease. Might as well look at a Hyundai for this performance. 2006 RAV4 Cruiser - more power, more space, nice to drive in the 5 speed. Tow a heavily loaded box trailer comfortably Plastic interior finish is a bit cheaper than the previous model - marks easily all around the console.
2007 Rav4 cv, have had nudge bar and side steps fitted. Fuel between 13.6 - 14.9 lts/100 kms. Dealership unhelpful. Had Toyota's and still got a SR5 Hulix and will be hard to sell me another one
Drives like a car. Comfortable & spacious
Fuel consumption heavy.
This vehicle has driven about 40,000 km. About 75% in the city, where its quite good as a run about. Several country trips including unsealed roads both wet and dry.
Build quality is not up to usual Toyota standard, sunroof leaks, dash board rattles, lots of road noise.
The on demand 4WD system is simply there for the marketing hype - doesn't work on time. Putting a sub standard 4WD system on these vehicles simply to capture the biggest growing sector is dangerous - gives drivers a false sense of security.
Good around town, easy to steer and park, good visibility, good cargo area.
Terrible on the open road, bobs around, rattles, noisy, underpowered, stupid 4WD system.
Questions & Answers
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?
Does anyone know if you can isolate when the car says speed camera down?when she says it 18 times within 2kms its annoying and there ain't any speed cameras at all.
|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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