Toyota Rav4 2016

Toyota Rav4 2016: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 update has actually arrived, bringing with it modified designing, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus much more energetic and preventative safety and security devices.

The updates especially improve worth of the flagship Toyota RAV4 Cruiser variants.

The late-year RAV4 alteration implies industry top-seller Toyota has upgraded an incredible 13 versions in 2015. Thus, it has actually released, replaced or renewed lorries representing three-quarters of its sales quantity.


Toyota Rav4 2016


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

Exterior modifications consist of a bolder-looking front end including a bigger reduced grille and slimline LED projector fronts lights, plus revised LED daytime running lights.

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

New wheel styles for the mid-range GXL and top-quality Cruiser and a standard shark fin antenna additionally include. The GXL goes up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.

There are also three brand-new colours: Crimson mica metal (changing Wildfire), Hazel as well as Blue Treasure.

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

There is new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has been revamped so the front cup owner could accommodate mugs with manages. A 12-volt device socket in the 2nd row (along with two in the front) and also a sunglasses-holder have actually also been included.

The GXL as well as Cruiser gain a brand-new two-dial instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch colour TFT display. The GXL is currently fitted with an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, while the RAV4 Cruiser's interior, including its 'leather-accented' seats, can be specified in black, tan or beige relying on the exterior colour.

Toyota declares the flight comfort and chauffeur involvement have been enhanced with actions consisting of "an extra stiff rear body shell that contributes to better driving stability and boosted flight high quality".

Shock absorbers and coil springtimes have actually been revised to provide a "flatter, even more comfy flight and also to boost straight-line security". It deserves noting that we have actually criticised the RAV's ride quality in the past compared to rivals.

There's some new safety tech showcased too. Requirement on the currently much better-value Cruiser and optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack showcasing a pre-collision system with ahead crash warning and also autonomous emergency brakes, lane separation alert, automatic high beam and radar cruise control.

There's also a blind-spot display with back cross-traffic sharp and front car park sensors. Trailer sway control additionally includes, though braked trailer ability continues to be meagre (1500kg for the gasoline as well as 1200kg for the diesel).

Despite all this things being included in the Cruiser, the gas version is in fact $500 more affordable compared to previously.

Engines are unmodified, though the diesel version now includes a NOx-saving particulate filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive models have 107kW/187Nm on tap and also use either a six-speed guidebook or CVT.

The mid-level 2.5-litre with AWD has 132kW/233Nm as well as is six-speed-auto just, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel has 110kW/340Nm as well as gets the alternative of six-speed automobile or hands-on transmissions.

Costs for automatic gasoline models have actually been held or minimized regardless of the enhancements while hand-operated versions have bordered up $500. Rates for the turbo-diesel variants have actually risen in between $1000 as well as $2000.

We discussed Toyota's impressive year of updates earlier. Over the past Twelve Month we have seen a significant Camry redesign, a brand new HiLux, and also an updated Corolla hatch.

Toyota likewise introduced the Fortuner and upgraded the Prado as well as 200 Series LandCruiser, along with the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus and van, and the Coaster bus.

These updates cover cars with mixed sales of concerning 150,000 systems YTD-- regarding 15 percent of the overall Australian car market.


The RAV4 this year represents 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the firm's fourth most popular model after the Corolla, Camry and also HiLux. It sits second in the tool SUV sector behind the Mazda CX-5 (23,219) and just ahead of the Nissan X-Trail (16,737).

2016 Toyota RAV4 pricing (plus on-road expenses):

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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