2016 toyota Rav4

2016 Toyota Rav4: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 update has actually arrived, bringing with it revised styling, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus extra active and also preventative security tools.

The updates specifically boost worth of the front runner Toyota RAV4 Cruiser versions.

The late-year RAV4 alteration implies industry top-seller Toyota has upgraded a shocking 13 designs in 2015. Therefore, it has actually introduced, changed or renewed lorries standing for three-quarters of its sales volume.


2016 Toyota Rav4


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

Outside adjustments include 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 back bumpers add 35mm to the RAV4's general size while new wheel arc mouldings and rocker panels hone the sides as well as add to a more flowing profile.

New wheel styles for the mid-range GXL as well as high-grade Cruiser as well as a conventional shark fin antenna likewise include. The GXL moves up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.

There are additionally three brand-new colours: Deep Red mica metallic (replacing Wildfire), Hazel and also Blue Treasure.

Inside, the RAV4's cabin is stated to be quieter thanks to increased insulation coverage as well as thickness.

There is new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has actually been redesigned so the front mug holder can suit cups with manages. A 12-volt accessory outlet in the second row (along with 2 in the front) as well as a sunglasses-holder have actually also been included.

The GXL as well as Cruiser gain a new two-dial tool 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 defined in black, tan or off-white relying on the exterior colour.

Toyota asserts the trip convenience as well as chauffeur involvement have been improved with actions consisting of "an extra rigid rear body covering that adds to higher driving stability as well as boosted flight high quality".

Shock absorbers as well as coil springs have been modified to provide a "flatter, more comfortable trip and also to enhance straight-line security". It deserves noting that we have criticised the RAV's flight high quality in the past compared with rivals.

There's some new safety and security technology featured also. Standard on the now much better-value Cruiser and optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack showcasing a pre-collision system with forward crash caution and independent emergency brakes, lane departure alert, automatic high light beam as well as radar cruise control.

There's also a blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic sharp and also front car park sensing units. Trailer persuade control additionally features, though braked trailer ability remains meagre (1500kg for the petrol and 1200kg for the diesel).

Regardless of all this stuff being added to the Cruiser, the gas version is in fact $500 less costly than before.

Engines are unmodified, though the diesel variation currently features a NOx-saving particle filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive versions 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 only, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel has 110kW/340Nm and gets the choice of six-speed automobile or manual gearboxes.

Rates for automated fuel models have been held or lowered in spite of the enhancements while manual versions have actually edged up $500. Prices for the turbo-diesel variants have actually climbed in between $1000 as well as $2000.

We touched on Toyota's impressive year of updates previously. Over the past One Year we have seen a significant Camry redesign, an all-new HiLux, as well as an upgraded Corolla hatch.

Toyota also introduced the Fortuner and updated the Prado and 200 Series LandCruiser, along with the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus and van, and the Coaster bus.

These updates cover lorries with consolidated sales of regarding 150,000 systems YTD-- regarding 15 percent of the overall Australian automobile market.


The RAV4 this year accounts for 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the firm's 4th most prominent model after the Corolla, Camry as well as HiLux. It sits second in the medium 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 prices):

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)