The Toyota RAV4 is the original compact 4x4. Launched in 1989, our “go anywhere” SUV is famed for its tough build and driver appeal.
Backed by our five year warranty, this latest model is also more spacious and luxurious than ever before.
But even though RAV4 has grown up, it doesn’t mean it’ s lost its sense of fun, or its taste for adventure. It’s a brilliant car for a family that’s going places.
Available in both two and four wheel drive and with a variety of petrol and diesel engines, our top selling SUV has got what it takes to handle anything you could throw at it… from a busy motorway commute to the more adventurous days out!
With privacy glass, LED daytime running lights and alloy wheels as standard, there’s no doubt the RAV4 looks every bit as imposing on the road as it does off it – but it’s inside where it really makes a statement.
Lifting objects in and out of the boot is easy too… Thanks to the low loading height. The RAV4 also features a powered tailgate - which can be automatically opened and closed at the press of a button.
There’s loads of cabin storage space, plus reclining rear seats that allow passengers to relax on those longer trips.
With its Five star Euro NCAP rating, RAV4 offers outstanding safety features too… Including ISOFIX child seat fixing points as standard and a reversing camera… Available on Icon and Invincible
The RAV’s keyless entry-and-smart start system is a must… No more searching for your keys - simply leave them in your pocket or bag while you approach the car and it will automatically unlock. You can just jump in, press start, and go.
And After a day battling the elements, the warmth of heated leather seats is definitely an inviting prospect!
The all-wheel drive RAV4 offers up to 53.03mpg. The balanced and responsive handling is enhanced by a Sport mode which adjusts the car’s power delivery to offer an even more exciting driving experience.
And if all that wasn’t enough, RAV4 offers a huge selection of options to help you personalise your car, including practical additions, like bike racks and roof rails... and a DVD entertainment system for rear passengers…
There’s also a choice of tow-bars that provide up to 2000 kilogram towing capacity, that can be used with the Toyota rear mounted bicycle holder.
-New 2016 RAV4 to Offer Eighth Hybrid in Toyota Lineup
-More Horsepower, Higher MPG Than Conventional RAV4
-Refreshed Exterior Styling and Updated Interior Across the RAV4 Lineup
-New SE Grade Provides Sport-Tuned Suspension, Premium and Sportier Styling
There’s a new hybrid in town, and it’s called RAV4. Toyota has been the overwhelming gas-electric hybrid sales leader in the U.S. since 2000. Now, 15 years after the first Prius was sold in the U.S., Toyota has unveiled its eighth hybrid offering as part of the refreshed 2016 RAV4.
Launching this fall, the RAV4 Hybrid will be targeted towards young adventure-seeking couples looking for a vehicle that provides utility, versatility, capability and excellent fuel efficiency.
Looks Great and Less Filling
Fewer fill-ups will become the norm with the addition of a new, fuel efficient RAV4 Hybrid. Higher MPG comes without sacrifice as the RAV4 Hybrid will deliver more horsepower and better acceleration than the conventional RAV4.
A no compromise vehicle, the RAV4 Hybrid will be offered in two premium grades: XLE and Limited. Both grades will be equipped with an Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel-Drive System with intelligence (AWD-i). Also available will be unique 17-inch alloy wheels and six exterior colors (Super White, Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Black Sand Pearl and a new BLUE).
Making the Grade(s) With Refreshed Styling and New Technologies
The conventional gas version RAV4 will come in four grades: LE, XLE, Limited and the new SE. Together with the new Hybrid XLE and Limited, all 2016 RAV4 models will feature refreshed exterior styling, providing a sleeker, more dynamic appearance. It starts with a new, stronger looking front fascia with an available LED trifecta (Headlights, Daytime Running Lights and Hi-Lo Headlights). The new styling extends along the lower rocker panel to the rear bumper for a flowing visual appeal. A new rear bumper and lift gate with available LED taillights add a premium touch. Additional new exterior features include front and rear silver skid plate garnishes on most models and a standard shark fin antenna. An all-new wheel lineup and three new exterior paint colors (Silver Sky Metallic, Black Currant Metallic, and Electric Storm Blue) round out the exterior design.
Toyota listened to customer feedback and added more refinement and technology to the interior. New features include:
-Improved interior quality with more premium materials
-Available 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display in a revised gauge cluster
-Available 7-inch touch-sensitive display audio touch screen
-Leather steering wheel (excluding LE)
-Updated interior shifter and window/lock control bezel material
-Revised cup holder design to accommodate tall mugs with handles
-New sunglasses holder
-Additional USB added to front and one 12V power outlet added to rear
-New interior colors (Tan, Beige and on SE a Tan/Black combination)
-Soft touch material on upper door panel and lower dash
Additional convenience technologies include front and rear parking sonar, available Smart Key, and a Homelink® garage door opener (standard on Limited grade). The LE grade will have an available Scout cell phone based navigation system. All RAV4 XLE, SE and Limited models will come standard with SiriusXM All-Access Radio with a 3-month complimentary trial.
RAV4 will also offer a new Bird’s Eye View Monitor. This Toyota-first technology utilizes four cameras that are mounted on the front, side mirrors and rear of the vehicle to give the driver a panoramic view of their surroundings. The system offers drivers assistance when parallel parking, and when pulling in and out of parking spaces. The Bird’s Eye View Monitor system also has an industry-first feature called Perimeter Scan, that gives drivers a live rotating 360 degree view of what is around the vehicle, helping them see objects that could be in the way.
RAV4 SE: Sporty Looks, Spirited Driving
The new SE grade features a sport-tuned suspension, providing a more dynamic and responsive driving experience. The SE also adds premium convenience features and performance styling cues, inside and out. Additional equipment and sporty design cues unique to the SE include:
-18-inch Alloy Wheels
-LED Headlights and Taillights
-SofTex Seats with power driver’s seat and contrast stitching (also on Limited)
-Two interior colors (Black and Black/Tan)
-Bumper and lower grille design
-4.2-inch color TFT multi-information display with a meter cluster, twin dials, red illumination and red pointer
-Distinctive interior with Black headliner and gunmetal finish
The SE will also include an S-Code paint design consisting of three available upper exterior colors (Super White, Black Sand Pearl, and Electric Storm Blue) mated to a Classic Silver Metallic on the lower trim of the vehicle.
Toyota Safety That Makes Sense
The 2016 RAV4 will be among the first U.S. models with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), a new multi-feature advanced safety package anchored by automated pre-collision braking. TSS bundles cutting edge safety technologies including:
-Forward Collision Warning
-Lane Departure Alert
-Automatic High Beams
-Pedestrian Pre-Collision System
-Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
-TSS will be standard on 2016 RAV4 Limited grades.
Small SUV Utility Plus Hybrid MPG Equals $avings
The RAV4 started the small SUV segment craze 20 years ago. Five years later, Toyota introduced hybrids to the U.S market, raising the bar for high MPG at an affordable price. Each has helped change the automotive landscape in the U.S. The arrival of the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid will be a natural fit for young buyers seeking the winning combination of affordable SUV utility and the high MPG of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive.
Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay unveils the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid at the 2015 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on April 2, 2015.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers a Bird’s Eye View Camera with an industry first perimeter scan feature.
Renowned Off-Road Driver Ryan Millen to Drive RAV4 Rally Car in 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class
Toyota unveiled its RAV4 rally car at the Monster Energy Supercross Championship finale this weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Ryan Millen, who won the 2014 Baja 1000 in a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, will drive the RAV4 rally vehicle at various rally races including some of the 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class season. The muscled-up RAV4 was unveiled live between races to all in attendance and was on display in the pits throughout the event.
A RAV4 competing within a professional racing series is rare. It is even rarer to see the unibody-construction, Small-Sport Utility Vehicle (SSUV) go head-to-head with Rally America’s modified street cars. Toyota’s entry into Rally America is a modified 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE. The vehicle sports a stock transmission and a stock 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, double-overhead cam engine that pushes 176-horsepower and 172-pounds of torque. Millen and his crew removed more than 500 pounds of stock weight, while adding a roll cage, BFGoodrich all-terrain DOT 215/75R15 tires, and upgrading to a front and rear TEIN suspension.
“I’ve driven just about everything Toyota has to offer,” said Millen. “And I’ve been very impressed with the RAV4’s tight, compact body and smooth handling. I’m looking forward to putting it through the paces this season.”
The RAV4 literally created the SSUV category when it was introduced by Toyota in 1994. At that time, the notion of a unibody construction Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) was unheard of. Since its introduction, unibody-construction SUVs have become a standard offering across the automotive industry.
While widely known as a practical version of the more-cumbersome SUV, RAV4’s lighter and leaner design allows it to perform and handle quite effectively for desert, beach and other outdoor excursions. It’s for this reason that Toyota is showcasing the RAV4 so dynamically in the form of this entry in the Rally America Series.
“Over the years, RAV4 has become known more for its benefits as a practical family-vehicle alternative to a larger SUV, and we felt it was due time that its performance and handling characteristics were put on display,” said Alex Du, RAV4 Vehicle Marketing & Communications Manager. “That will undoubtedly be the case with Ryan Millen at the wheel of this incredible Rally RAV4.”
Son of off-road legend Rod Millen, Ryan Millen has been involved in Toyota Racing since childhood. From chasing for Ivan Stewart and racing in MTEG Stadium races at nine-years old, to racing the FJ Cruiser in the Baja 1000, he has poured his life and professional racing career into Toyota.
Additionally, SiriusXM and Wienerschnitzel have joined Toyota’s marketing efforts in and around the rally events.
Millen Adventures will be entering into numerous races including some of the Rally America West Series where he’ll be competing in the 2WD stock class with the rally built Toyota RAV4.
This rally car started life as a 2015 RAV4 LE but Ryan Millen and his team removed about 500 pounds from the crossover by completely gutting the interior. The door panels, rear bench and headliner are gone, the front doors are fitted with Plexiglas windows and the LE’s cloth-upholstered front seats have been replaced by a pair of lightweight racing seats. A full roll cage helps protect the occupants from the sometimes brutal realities of rally racing.
Ryan Millen has taken to the rally circuit in a 2016 Toyota #RAV4 SE with a stock drivetrain. Visit RallyRAV4.com for episodes and results. Last year in his inaugural season, Ryan Millen and his navigator and fiancée, Christina Fate, won their class in four out of five rallies. Now, follow along on their adventures as they set out to win this year in both the Rally America and NASA Rally Sport series.