Drivetrain specificationsThe RAV4 is available with three four-cylinder engines, starting with a 107kW 2.0-litre petrol for the two-wheel drive variants - which have either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed Multidrive S auto transmission.
All-wheel drive models come with either a 2.2-litre D4-D turbodiesel outputting 110 kW/340 Nm with a choice of either the six-speed manual or multi-mode automatic transmission or a 132 kW 2.5-litre fitted with a six-speed multi-mode sequential-shift automatic.
The all-wheel drive system uses input from speed, steering angle and yaw rate sensors to control torque transfer between the front and rear wheels through an electromagnetically controlled coupling in front of the rear differential.
Front-to-rear torque distribution can vary from 100:0 to 50:50, with front-wheel drive (100:0) automatically engaged under normal driving conditions to improve fuel consumption.
New multimedia systemChanges across the range include a new touch-screen multimedia system as well as new 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels – available exclusively on the 2.5 VX variant.
The multimedia system comes with ergonomically-enhanced controls and a new high resolution screen. The package additionally comes with Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls, a rear-view camera (on VX models), vehicle information, including trip data, climate control, and management of settings for door locking and lighting.
Trim levelsThe RAV4 is available with the GX and VX trim levels. The GX models feature standard roof rails, 17-inch alloys, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), integrated fog lamps, power windows, remote central locking, aircon, the new touchscreen multi-information display, a retractable tonneau cover with net barrier and rear parking sensors.
The flagship VX models gain a chrome insert in the front bumper, front and rear mud flaps, power retractable side mirrors, a moon roof with tilt and side function, 18-inch alloys, and High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with cleaning system.
Inside, the model boasts full leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, front seat heaters, automatic dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera display, a powered tailgate with memory function, cruise control and a keyless entry system (Smart Entry).
Toyota RAV4 price in South AfricaToyota RAV4 2.0P 2WD GX – R290 300
Toyota RAV4 2.0P 2WD GX Multidrive S – R300 300
Toyota RAV4 2.2D AWD GX – R365 300
Toyota RAV4 2.5P AWD VX 6AT – R412 400
Toyota RAV4 2.2D AWD VX 6AT – R438 900 (new model)
The new RAV4 benefits from a three year/100,000km warranty and comes with a standard five-year/ 90 000 km service plan.
The new models are also supported by the ToyotaCare Roadside Assistance Programme which entitles customers to 24-hour roadside assistance, ensuring ultimate peace-of-mind motoring.