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TOYOTA RAV4 Used Car Review

The Recreational Activity Vehicle 4WD - or RAV4 as it was badged - started the compact SUV (or 'soft-roader') trend in 1994. A perennially popular model, the RAV4 was available in three- and five-door forms but the latest generation is a five-door body style only. Despite the name, the RAV4 is available with front-wheel-drive variants, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Pros

Cons

  • Easy manoeuvrability thanks to light steering, tight turning circle
  • Vast interior space and big boot for its segment
  • Effective CVT auto
  • Improved safety features added in 2016 and 2017
  • Engines would welcome more power
  • Perception of quality could be higher
  • Signature external spare wheel disappeared with latest model
  • Limited off-road ability
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2015 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GX AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 85430 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

2015 TOYOTA RAV4 ALA49R GX AWD 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC WAGON. GREAT ZIPPY MEDIUM SIZED WAGON. COMES WITH STEEL RIMS, REVERSE CAMERA, BLUETOOTH, CRUISE CONTROL, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS AND MIRRORS. ASK US ABOUT OUR MARKET LEADING FINANCE DEALS AS WELL AS OUR 3 YEAR UNLIMITED KM EXTENDED WARRANTY THAT IS AVAILABLE ON THIS VEHICLE.

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Top2015 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R MY14 GX AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 49386 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

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Pialba, QLD

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Top2012 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GXL AWD Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 100683 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 4

Low Kms, dash mat, 5 star safety. This silver 2012 Toyota RAV4 GXL Manual SUV is in excellent condition and has only travelled 100,483 Kms. Features include: - Bluetooth - Cruise control - CD player - Air conditioning - AUX/USB inputs - Sport driving mode selector - Centre differential - 17 inch alloy wheels

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Salisbury, QLD

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Top2015 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R MY14 GXL AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 116210 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

2015 Rav 4 GXL All Wheel Drive (AWD). very low km. Full Toyota service history, 2 keys. 1 owner Great condition. Perfect car for family. They never die. Enquire now before you miss out! We are a well renowned South East Toyota Dealership Hi, You there - YES you reading this ad. Car dealers have had a bad name in the past, we are not those people. We are a young vibrant team trying to do best by our guests and our business. So you can put a face to the name, here is a little bit about us;

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Mentone, VIC

Dealer used
8 hours ago

Top2013 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GXL (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 257118 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

We can assist with financing, insurance and mechanical insurance up to 60 months. We can also organise interstate delivery.

$18,995
Loganholme, QLD

Dealer used
15 hours ago

Top2013 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R Cruiser AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 63222 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

UNDER COVER SHOW ROOM STAY DRY ..BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE DEALER , FINANCE DEALS NOW .. ONLY 63000 KLMS .DIESEL TURBO. This super low KLM cruiser pack RAV4 is loaded with options and will please upon inspection .. Toyota are a fantastic brand with and amazing reputation . Loaded with options including - DIESEL TURBO - 63000 KLMS - LEATHER UPHOLSTERY - SUN ROOF - LOG BOOKS - CRUISE CONTROL - ELECTRICS - BLUE TOOTH - ALLOY WHEELS - ALL WHEEL DRIVE - REVERSE CAMERA - HEATED SEATS - READ

$29,999
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GX AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 85430 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

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$30,455
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GXL AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 145937 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

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$28,240
Castle Hill, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2013 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R Cruiser AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 63222 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

UNDER COVER SHOW ROOM STAY DRY ..BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE DEALER , FINANCE DEALS NOW .. ONLY 63000 KLMS .DIESEL TURBO. This super low KLM cruiser pack RAV4 is loaded with options and will please upon inspection .. Toyota are a fantastic brand with and amazing reputation . Loaded with options including - DIESEL TURBO - 63000 KLMS - LEATHER UPHOLSTERY - SUN ROOF - LOG BOOKS - CRUISE CONTROL - ELECTRICS - BLUE TOOTH - ALLOY WHEELS - ALL WHEEL DRIVE - REVERSE CAMERA - HEATED SEATS - READ

$29,999
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R MY14 GXL AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 116210 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

2015 Rav 4 GXL All Wheel Drive (AWD). very low km. Full Toyota service history, 2 keys. 1 owner Great condition. Perfect car for family. They never die. Enquire now before you miss out! We are a well renowned South East Toyota Dealership Hi, You there - YES you reading this ad. Car dealers have had a bad name in the past, we are not those people. We are a young vibrant team trying to do best by our guests and our business. So you can put a face to the name, here is a little bit about us;

$27,990Drive Away^
Mentone, VIC

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2013 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GXL (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 257118 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

We can assist with financing, insurance and mechanical insurance up to 60 months. We can also organise interstate delivery.

$18,995
Loganholme, QLD

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2012 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GXL AWD Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 100683 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 4

Low Kms, dash mat, 5 star safety. This silver 2012 Toyota RAV4 GXL Manual SUV is in excellent condition and has only travelled 100,483 Kms. Features include: - Bluetooth - Cruise control - CD player - Air conditioning - AUX/USB inputs - Sport driving mode selector - Centre differential - 17 inch alloy wheels

$23,990Drive Away^
Salisbury, QLD

Dealer used
16/05/2022

2015 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R MY14 GX AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 49386 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

2015 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R MY14 GX AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

$35,990Drive Away^
Pialba, QLD

Dealer used
09/05/2022

Overview of the Toyota Rav4

Overview of the Toyota Rav4

The Recreational Activity Vehicle 4WD - or RAV4 as it was badged - started the compact SUV (or 'soft-roader') trend in 1994.

A perennially popular model, the RAV4 was available in three- and five-door forms but the latest generation is a five-door body style only.

Despite the name, the RAV4 is available with front-wheel-drive variants, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine.

TOYOTA RAV4 GENERATIONS (SINCE 2006)

2006-2012

2012-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder: 7.0 to 7.7 litres per 100km

2.5L 4-cylinder petrol: 8.5 litres per 100km

2.2L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 5.7 to 6.7 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA RAV4

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA RAV4 (2006-2012)

The RAV4 seems to be a reliable vehicle, but not quite up to the lofty standards of the majority of Toyota cars. That starts with a decent list of recalls to attend to issues such as faulty window switches, bad seatbelt webbing and incorrectly assembled suspensions.

A Toyota dealer will be able to identify affected RAV4s as well as tell if the one you're looking at has been fixed or not.

The other serious issue is the potential for four-cylinder RAV4s to have high engine-oil consumption. This typically starts to show up around the 100,000 or 120,000km mark, but some have started using oil earlier than this.

It's a big deal either way because it requires an engine rebuild to address it. A proper test of the engine before purchase makes good sense.

Keep an eye out for poor electrical contacts in the starter-motor that can prevent the engine from turning over on the key, as well as noisy brakes, and brake rotors and pads that wear out quickly.

And check for any pulsing through the car when you apply the brakes at speed as a sign that rotor wear has already occurred.