Toyota has ‘tweaked’ the specification on its range-topping RAV4 VX.
Toyota’s popular RAV4 offering has been enhanced with changes to specification offered on its VX model.
The range-topping RAV4 VX offering now gains additional safety equipment including Lane Change Assist with Blind Spot Monitoring. The system includes convenient indicators housed in the side mirrors to alert you of vehicles in your blind spot. Cross Traffic Alert is now also included on the VX grade RAV4. The system will alert to approaching vehicles when you are entering or exiting a parking bay at your local shopping mall.
Further changes include the addition of foot-well lighting while the sunroof has been omitted from the specification list.
In addition to these new features, the RAV4 VX’s safety specification includes a total of nine airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, vehicle stability control, hill assist control, trailer sway control, downhill assist control (4WD models only) and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
The RAV4 is powered by two petrol engines and a diesel engine in both 2WD and 4WD format. Starting with the petrol engines, there’s a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated unit producing 107 kW and 187 Nm of torque while a 2.5-litre engine is also on offer with 132 kW and 233 Nm of torque. For the dieselheads, there’s a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine that offers 110 kW and 340 Nm of torque.
The GX grade is paired with the 2.0-litre petrol engine in 2WD configuration and mated to either a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission. The AWD 2.2 turbodiesel RAV4 in GX guise is offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers looking to buy the RAV4 VX have the choice between the 2.2 turbodiesel engine and the 2.5-litre petrol motor. Both are AWD and are fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota RAV4 – Price in South Africa
RAV4 2.0 GX 2WD - R 367 000
RAV4 2.0 GX CVT 2WD - R 379 500
RAV4 2.2D GX AWD - R 459 000
RAV4 2.2D VX AT AWD - R 547 000
RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD - 513 000
The Toyota RAV4 range is backed by a 5-year/90 000 km service plan and 3-year/100 000 km warranty.
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