2016 toyota Rav4

2016 Toyota Rav4: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 update has arrived, bringing with it revised styling, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus more energetic as well as preventative safety and security tools.

The updates particularly improve value of the flagship Toyota RAV4 Cruiser variants.

The late-year RAV4 alteration implies sector top-seller Toyota has actually upgraded a shocking 13 versions in 2015. Thus, it has launched, replaced or restored cars standing for three-quarters of its sales volume.


2016 Toyota Rav4


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

Outside modifications consist of a bolder-looking front end including a larger reduced grille as well as slimline LED projector headlights, plus changed LED daytime running lights.

Restyled front as well as rear bumpers include 35mm to the RAV4's general length while new wheel arch mouldings and also rocker panels sharpen the sides and contribute to a much more flowing account.

New wheel layouts for the mid-range GXL and also high-grade Cruiser and a typical shark fin antenna likewise showcase. The GXL moves up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.

There are likewise three brand-new colours: Deep Red mica metallic (changing Wildfire), Hazel and also Blue Gem.

Inside, the RAV4's cabin is said to be quieter thanks to broadened insulation protection and thickness.

There is brand-new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has actually been redesigned so the front cup holder can accommodate cups with handles. A 12-volt device socket in the 2nd row (in addition to 2 in the front) as well as a sunglasses-holder have additionally been included.

The GXL and Cruiser gain a new two-dial tool cluster with a 4.2-inch colour TFT display screen. The GXL is currently fitted with an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, while the RAV4 Cruiser's interior, including its 'leather-accented' seats, can be specified in black, tan or off-white depending on the exterior colour.

Toyota declares the trip convenience as well as driver involvement have been enhanced with steps including "an extra stiff back body covering that adds to greater driving security and boosted ride quality".

Shock absorbers and coil springs have actually been changed to provide a "flatter, more comfortable flight as well as to boost straight-line security". It's worth noting that we have actually criticised the RAV's flight top quality in the past compared to opponents.

There's some new security technology featured also. Criterion on the now much better-value Cruiser as well as optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack showcasing a pre-collision system with ahead accident warning as well as autonomous emergency brakes, lane separation alert, automated high beam of light as well as radar cruise ship control.

There's also a blind-spot monitor with back cross-traffic sharp as well as front vehicle parking sensors. Trailer guide control likewise includes, though braked trailer capability stays meagre (1500kg for the fuel and 1200kg for the diesel).

Regardless of all this things being added to the Cruiser, the gas variation is in fact $500 less costly than in the past.

Engines are unmodified, though the diesel variation now features a NOx-saving particle filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive models have 107kW/187Nm at hand and use either a six-speed manual or CVT.

The mid-level 2.5-litre with AWD has 132kW/233Nm and also is six-speed-auto only, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel has 110kW/340Nm as well as obtains the choice of six-speed vehicle or manual transmissions.

Costs for automatic gasoline designs have actually been held or minimized in spite of the enhancements while manual versions have actually bordered up $500. Costs for the turbo-diesel versions have actually increased between $1000 and also $2000.

We touched on Toyota's legendary year of updates earlier. Over the past One Year we have actually seen a huge Camry redesign, an all-new HiLux, and an upgraded Corolla hatch.

Toyota additionally launched the Fortuner and updated the Prado and also 200 Series LandCruiser, in addition to the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus as well as van, as well as the Rollercoaster bus.

These updates cover lorries with consolidated sales of about 150,000 devices YTD-- concerning 15 percent of the total Australian automobile market.


The RAV4 this year accounts for 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the business's 4th most prominent imitate the Corolla, Camry and also HiLux. It sits 2nd 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 prices (plus on-road costs):

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)

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