Toyota RAV4 has existed since 1994 and is credited with starting the genre “soft road”. It is still more or less the same formula of 22 years down the track and is so popular, with the help of a recent review of the Middle Ages with the new style of the Toyota family and overall availability of driver assistance technology.
Cruiser variant gasoline is not cheap at US $ 44,490, but comes with all drivers help extras as standard (these can have on a package of options further down the line above).
Compared with its rivals, the cruise is a good value, especially when taking into account all the deluxe kit, which includes leather upholstery, six-speed automatic (the only transmission), an information screen and decent entertainment with GPS and various vehicle controls. Maintenance of price capping is $ 180 a pop.
The kit includes coveted driver help braking autonomous emergency (radar) active cruise control, preparation of pre-collision warning frontal collision alert lane change blind spot warning, headlights (LED) cross traffic alert and front parking sensor.
Toyota RAV4 refinement revisited, this time, improving its suspension for comfort and control, and reduce road noise and exhaust. Through an SUV, which is quite large inside, with room for five, decent cargo space.
The sound quality is good, but the Bluetooth phone is normal in terms of connection and voice reproduction (lots of Toyota share this affliction). And you must be stopped to establish satellite navigation.
cabin environment is pleasant with a high level of functionality for all controls. Not take long to become thoroughly familiar with everything the RAV4 can do and access is easy thanks to being not very high.
It is a five-star, but the cruise goes beyond that, thanks to all drivers help the technology that helps avoid an accident in the first place.
In common with other brands, Toyota is still “democratize” all this technology that saves lives, but it will come running in time. Until then you have to buy top of the range cruising or pay more for the package of security options.
The RAV4 is good to drive, especially gasoline 2.5-liter four. This is a proposal for self-only cruise specification, but provides strong performance thanks to an engine that has a lot of energy to change the RAV4 1600 kg.
Auto connects sweetly with 2.5 petrol (132kW / 233Nm), which provides an experience of smooth, quiet ride.
The same applies to the suspension, which is “Australianised” by local Toyota engineers.
The RAV4 is easy to live, but this is like a drink – thirst is a 8.5L / 100km claimed in 91 octane gasoline.
We fully understand why the average tree tops RAV4 SUV. It is a very complete package that looks good inside and out, is practical, built to a high standard and if I cruise offers a high level of active and passive safety. It’s a bit thirsty though.