2016 toyota Rav4

2016 toyota Rav4: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 upgrade has shown up, bringing with it revised styling, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus a lot more energetic and preventative safety and security tools.

The updates specifically boost value of the front runner Toyota RAV4 Cruiser variants.

The late-year RAV4 revision means market top-seller Toyota has upgraded a shocking 13 versions in 2015. Therefore, it has actually released, changed or renewed lorries standing for three-quarters of its sales quantity.


2016 toyota Rav4


So what's brand-new on the 2016 Toyota RAV4?

Outside changes consist of a bolder-looking front end consisting of a larger lower grille and slimline LED projector headlights, plus changed LED daytime running lights.

Restyled front and rear bumpers add 35mm to the RAV4's overall length while brand-new wheel arch mouldings and also rocker panels hone the sides as well as contribute to a much more flowing profile.

New wheel styles for the mid-range GXL and also state-of-the-art Cruiser and also a conventional shark fin antenna likewise showcase. The GXL moves up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.

There are additionally 3 brand-new colours: Crimson mica metallic (changing Wildfire), Hazel and Blue Treasure.

Inside, the RAV4's cabin is claimed to be quieter thanks to expanded insulation coverage and thickness.

There is brand-new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has been revamped so the front cup owner could suit mugs with handles. A 12-volt device socket in the 2nd row (along with 2 in the front) as well as a sunglasses-holder have likewise been added.

The GXL as well as Cruiser gain a new two-dial instrument collection with a 4.2-inch colour TFT screen. The GXL is currently fitted with an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, while the RAV4 Cruiser's interior, including its 'leather-accented' seats, can be defined in black, tan or off-white depending on the outside colour.

Toyota claims the trip comfort and also driver participation have actually been boosted with steps consisting of "an extra stiff rear body covering that contributes to better driving security and boosted flight quality".

Shock absorbers and also coil springs have actually been revised to offer a "flatter, more comfortable trip and also to boost straight-line security". It deserves noting that we have actually criticised the RAV's trip high quality in the past compared to rivals.

There's some brand-new security technology included as well. Criterion on the currently much better-value Cruiser and also optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack featuring a pre-collision system with ahead collision warning and independent emergency brakes, lane departure alert, automatic high beam of light and radar cruise ship control.

There's also a blind-spot screen with back cross-traffic sharp and front car parking sensors. Trailer guide control additionally includes, though braked trailer capability continues to be meagre (1500kg for the petroleum and also 1200kg for the diesel).

Despite all this stuff being included in the Cruiser, the petrol variation is actually $500 more affordable compared to before.

Engines are unmodified, though the diesel variation currently comes with a NOx-saving particle filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive designs have 107kW/187Nm at hand and usage either a six-speed manual or CVT.

The mid-level 2.5-litre with AWD has 132kW/233Nm and also is six-speed-auto just, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel has 110kW/340Nm and obtains the choice of six-speed automobile or manual gearboxes.

Costs for automatic fuel models have been held or lowered in spite of the renovations while hands-on variations have actually bordered up $500. Costs for the turbo-diesel variations have risen between $1000 and $2000.

We touched on Toyota's impressive year of updates previously. Over the past 12 months we have seen a substantial Camry redesign, a brand new HiLux, and an upgraded Corolla hatch.

Toyota also introduced the Fortuner and updated the Prado and also 200 Series LandCruiser, in addition to the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus and also van, as well as the Rollercoaster bus.

These updates cover automobiles with mixed sales of concerning 150,000 systems YTD-- concerning 15 per cent of the total Australian lorry market.


The RAV4 this year accounts for 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the company's fourth most preferred model after the Corolla, Camry as well as HiLux. It sits 2nd in the tool SUV section behind the Mazda CX-5 (23,219) and just ahead of the Nissan X-Trail (16,737).

2016 Toyota RAV4 rates (plus on-road prices):

2WD 2.0 petrol

GX manual — $27,990 (+$500)
GX auto — $29,990
GXL manual — $31,990 (+$500)
GLX auto — $33,990

AWD 2.5 petrol

GX auto — $32,990
GXL auto — $36,990
Cruiser auto — $44,490 (-$500)

Diesel 2.2 diesel

GX manual — $35,990 (+$2000)
GX auto — $37,990 (+$1500)
GXL manual — $39,990 (+$2000)
GXL auto — $41,990 (+$1500)
Cruiser auto — $49,490 (+$1000)

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