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Toyota RAV 4

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Pros and cons

  • Five models to choose from, including hybrid
  • High degree of tech features
  • Recognized dependability
  • Adding AWD to base model is costly
  • 4 cylinder engine can be noisy when pushed
  • Infotainment system not compatible with some phones
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7 - 8Number of airbags depend on trim choice

Specifications

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption8.7 - 10.7 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.4 - 8.4 L/100km
  • Width1845 mm
  • Length4570 - 4600 mm
  • Trunk space1090 L
  • Cargo space2080 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Toyota RAV 4 2013 - present is available in 5 trims:

50th Anniversary trim features and specs

Available with the 50th Anniversary trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the 50th Anniversary trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the 50th Anniversary trim:
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the 50th Anniversary trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 176 hp
City consumption:10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:634 km

LE trim features and specs

Available with the LE trim:
  • Heated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LE trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LE trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the LE trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 176 hp
City consumption:8.7 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.4 - 8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:632 - 783 km

XLE trim features and specs

Available with the XLE trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the XLE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 176 hp
City consumption:8.7 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.4 - 8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:632 - 783 km

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SE trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the SE trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 176 hp
City consumption:10.6 - 10.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.1 - 8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:619 - 634 km

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Limited trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Limited trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 176 hp
City consumption:9.3 - 10.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:619 - 733 km

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Learn about the Toyota RAV 4

Summary

The Toyota RAV4 has been a top-selling SUV in Canada for years and one of the most popular vehicles in North America. With five different models, your choice between a conventional and hybrid engine and a host of trim packages, it’s easy to customize the RAV4 to your lifestyle. Pair that personalization with Toyota’s legendary reliability, and you’ve got a solid SUV—newer RAV4s even come with amped-up branded technology. The Safety Sense system gives you lane departure and pre-accident warnings, and the smartphone-friendly entertainment setup helps you navigate with integrated apps and GPS functionality.

Safety

The Toyota RAV4 has always ranked high in safety ratings, and the front and side airbags throughout the vehicle are just the start. The RAV4 protects little passengers with seatbelt height adjusters, rear door locks and anchor points for child restraint systems. XLE and SE models from 2016 onwards offer blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert systems for extra help on the road. In newer RAV4s, the Toyota Safety Sense package introduces handy features like:

  • Automated high beams
  • Lane departure alerts to warn you if you're moving out of your lane
  • Pre-Collision System to detect whether an impact is imminent

Older models like the 2006 come standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes as well as stability and traction control, which work together to keep your car steady and prevent skidding.
 

Interior

Inside the RAV4, it’s all about the small details that add comfort to the drive. Front and back seats can be heated or ventilated, depending on the weather. Power windows function automatically at the driver’s seat so you’re not stuck with your hand on the controls. You get air conditioning in RAV4s from 2004, plus dual-zone climate control in later models, such as 2013, so the driver and passenger can customize their temperatures. Some taller drivers report limited headroom in the front, but with a lower rear seating area, this is less of an issue for passengers.

Technology

Early RAV4s like the 2007 have a basic infotainment system that allows Bluetooth and cabled connections to smartphones, plus mirroring between your phone and the in-car screen. Models from 2012 and up come with Entune, an infotainment system featuring:

  • Built-in app connectivity for instant podcasts or stock prices
  • Bluetooth and cabled connections to your smartphone
  • Automatic collision notifications
  • Stolen vehicle locator

Entune is compatible with Apple CarPlay, though you’ll want to check if your phone can sync up as some users report issues. Many RAV4s also come with a subscription-based GPS service.

Space

There’s space for five to fit comfortably inside the RAV4, with ample legroom for adults in both the front and back. Rear seats in newer models from 2018 fold flat on a 60/40 split, letting you customize the cargo area. Compact spaces throughout the cabin allow for stowing small items with easy access.

Comfort

While the RAV4’s four-cylinder engine is top of its class, some drivers feel that it can be a little noisy during acceleration. The 2019 model is higher and wider than previous versions, resulting in a stabler ride that really grips the pavement. This year's models have also been reviewed as having better handling and tighter steering, particularly on sharp turns. Both the hybrid and regular-engine RAV4 get high fuel economy ratings for their classes.

Frequently asked questions

Most Toyota RAV4 vehicles sold in Canada are built domestically at a manufacturing plant in Woodstock, Ontario. Extra vehicles are shipped from Japan if needed.

The RAV4 comes in FWD and AWD, though adding AWD to the base model can be expensive. Hybrid and Trail-model RAV4s only come with the AWD option.

Higher trim levels of the RAV4, like the XLE, have the option of SoftTEX leather trim: an eco-friendly, man-made leather material.

While select past model years of the RAV4 were available with six-cylinder engines, the newer models only offer a four-cylinder option.

XLE is a trim available for the RAV4, with features like:

  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Power moon-roof and back door
  • Smart key system
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel