Toyota has released pricing and specifications for the upcoming RAV4 SUV, which hits Australian showrooms this week.
The fifth-generation of the brand’s popular mid-sizer, revealed at the 2018 New York auto show, is underpinned by Toyota’s latest TNGA platform, and arrives Down Under with new powertrains, an overhauled interior and much-improved safety.
Four variants will be offered – the GX, GXL, Cruiser and Edge – with the lattermost being all new for this generation.
Four powertrains will be available. The entry engine is a 127kW/203Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol, driving the front wheels through a CVT automatic (or six-speed manual on the base GX) – it consumes 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres of fuel on the combined cycle.
A hybrid powertrain is also available, which pairs a 131kW/221Nm 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with an electric motor to produce a combined 160kW of power in front-drive trim (AWD models produce 163kW). Drive is sent to wheels through a continously variable automatic transmission – fuel use sits between 4.7 and 4.8L/100km depending on drive layout.
Finally, the top-spec Edge is exclusively powered by a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, sending 152kW and 243Nm to all wheels though a conventional eight-speed torque-converter automatic. It consumes 7.3L of fuel per 100km.
Pricing & Equipment
The range kicks off with the GX, priced between $30,640 and $38,140 plus on-road costs depending on powertrain. Standard equipment includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen with digital radio and satellite navigation (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will arrive in late 2019), LED headlights and taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels with a space-saver spare (a full-size one is optional), fabric seats, urethane steering wheel, manual air conditioning and an electric parking brake.
Hybrid-powered GX models add dual-zone climate control and push-button start.
The full Toyota Safety Sense safety suite comes as standard across the range, which consists of autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, speed sign recognition, automatic high-beam functionality, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and seven airbags.
Step up to the GXL, priced between $35,640 and $41,140, and you get 18-inch wheels (with a 17-inch space saver spare), front and rear mudflaps, tinted rear windows, roof rails, ‘premium’ fabric seats, leather steering wheel and shifter, dual-zone climate control, Qi wireless phone charging, keyless entry and push-button start.
Second from the top of the range is the Cruiser, priced between $39,140 and $44,640. Additions over the GXL include a 7.0-inch digital instrument display, sunroof, chrome door handles, leather-trimmed seats (with heating functionality up front), a 10-way power driver’s seat with memory, 360-degree camera, nine-speaker JBL sound system, 19-inch alloy wheels (only for the petrol, as hybrids get black 18s) and a power-operated tailgate.
The flagship Edge, priced from $47,140 plus on-road costs, sports a bolder look compared to the other variants in the range. Differences over lesser models include the aforementioned visual changes, which include sports bumpers, skid plates, wheel arch mouldings, body coloured door handles, unique 19-inch machined alloy wheels and optional Jungle Khaki paint.
Other additions include hill descent control, mud and sand drive modes, heated and ventilated front seats and synthetic leather upholstery, with the panoramic sunroof relegated to the options list.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 hits showrooms next week.
2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing (plus on-road costs):
- GX 2.0 6MT – $30,640
- GX 2.0 CVT – $32,640
- GXL 2.0 CVT – $35,640
- Cruiser 2.0 CVT – $39,140
- GX hybrid CVT – $35,140
- GXL hybrid CVT – $38,140
- Cruiser hybrid CVT – $41,640
- GX hybrid AWD CVT – $38,140
- GXL hybrid AWD CVT – $41,140
- Cruiser hybrid AWD CVT – $44,640
- Edge 2.5 AWD 8AT – $47,140