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Toyota RAV 4

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Overview of the Toyota RAV 4

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.

Pros and cons of the Toyota RAV 4

  • 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 ratings of the Toyota RAV 4

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Toyota RAV 4

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption8.8 - 9.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.7 - 7.1 L/100km
  • Width1854 - 1855 mm
  • Length4595 - 4611 mm
  • Trunk space1059 L
  • Cargo space1059 - 1977 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Toyota RAV 4

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 variant of the Toyota RAV 4 2019 - present is available in 4 trims:

LE trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LE trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LE trim:
  • Emergency call system
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 203 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:666 - 700 km

XLE trim features and specs

Available with the XLE trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the XLE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 203 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:666 - 700 km

Trail trim features and specs

Available with the Trail trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Trail trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Trail trim:
  • Emergency call system
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Trail trim:
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Trail trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 203 hp
City consumption:9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:666 - 671 km

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Limited trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Limited trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 203 hp
City consumption:9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:666 - 671 km

Frequently asked questions about the Toyota RAV 4

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