2024 Toyota RAV4 Price and Specs: Prices up, wait times to be significantly reduced

Matt Brand
December 24, 2023
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The ever-popular Toyota RAV4 is still in short supply and overdemand, with Toyota speaking recently to Australian automotive media suggesting wait times have been reduced to 12-months for the popular RAV4 Hybrid.

However, work undertaken by Drive shows that wait times could be around 18 months - or ~50,000 orders - currently for those wanting the Hybrid variant of the RAV4.

In speaking to media at a recent event, Toyota suggested wait times could be as little as 6-months come mid-2024, which will likely be a welcomed relief for prospective Toyota RAV4 owners.

For 2024, prices have also risen by $1,710 across the range since the beginning of 2023.

The 2024 Toyota RAV4 range offers varied engine options. The 2WD models are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 127kW and 203Nm, linked to a continuously variable transmission. It has a claimed fuel economy of 6.5L/100km.

The 2WD Hybrid variants combine a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, yielding a total output of 160kW. Adding all-wheel drive in the Hybrid models introduces an extra electric motor, increasing power to 163kW.

The 2WD Hybrid has a claimed fuel economy of 4.7L/100km, while the AWD Hybrid has a claimed fuel economy of 4.8L/100km due to the extra weight of the rear electric motor.

The Edge AWD petrol variant features a 2.5-litre engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering 152kW and 243Nm. This has a claimed fuel economy of 6.7L/100km.

When recently facelifted, the RAV4 recieved updated headlights with a slightly revised grille. The mid-spec XSE trim was also added.

Inside the 8" infotainment display was upgraded on most models to a 10.5" display. A 12.3" TFT instrument display was also added, with all USB-A ports (bar one) changed to USB-C ports.

A better reverse camera was also fitted, including some updated safety tech including expanded features of AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking).

2024 RAV4 Pricing:

  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD: $39,760
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD Hybrid: $42,260
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 GX AWD Hybrid: $45,260
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 GXL 2WD: $43,310
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 GXL 2WD Hybrid: $45,810
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD Hybrid: $48,810
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 XSE 2WD Hybrid: $49,585
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 XSE AWD Hybrid: $52,585
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 2WD Cruiser: $48,910
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser 2WD Hybrid: $51,410
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser AWD Hybrid: $54,410
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 Edge AWD: $56,230
  • 2024 Toyota RAV4 Edge AWD Hybrid: $58,360

Prices exclude on-road costs.

2024 RAV4 Specs and Features:

Toyota RAV4 GX:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless and wired Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation with OTA updates
  • 7.0-inch driver instrument display
  • Toyota Connected Services (12-month subscription)
  • Five USB ports (4x USB-C, 1x USB-A)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with junction assist
  • Reversing camera with guide lines
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 'Premium' leatherette steering wheel
  • Automatic LED headlights (parabolic on petrol, projector on hybrids)
  • LED daytime-running lights and tail-lights
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Manual air conditioning (petrol) or dual-zone climate control (hybrid)
  • Push-button start
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Rear seat belt reminder
  • LED interior lights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Front and rear carpet floor mats
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control (high-speed on manual, all-speed on auto)
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Auto high-beam

Toyota RAV4 GXL (additional features over GX):

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Illuminated door switches
  • 'Premium' embossed fabric upholstery
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Keyless entry
  • Upgraded reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • 'Premium' front bumper and grille
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Roof rails
  • Dual-zone climate control (all models)
  • Leatherette-wrapped shifter
  • Front mudflaps
  • Two-level boot floor

Toyota RAV4 XSE (additional features over GXL):

  • 10.5-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Electric tailgate
  • Black exterior accent pack (including two-tone roof)
  • Gloss black wheel finish
  • Dark headlining
  • 'Softex' premium interior seat trim
  • Electric driver's seat with lumbar adjustment
  • Two-stage front seat heating
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Projector LED headlights
  • Black headliner and pillar garnish

Toyota RAV4 Cruiser (additional features over XSE):

  • 360-degree camera with underfloor view
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • Three-stage front seat heating and ventilation
  • 19-inch alloy wheels (petrol only) or 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels (hybrid only)
  • Leather-accented seat upholstery
  • Nine-speaker JBL premium sound system
  • Tilt and slide sunroof
  • Auto power-folding mirrors
  • 10-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • 8-way power passenger seat

Toyota RAV4 Edge (additional features over Cruiser):

  • Unique 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Edge-specific front bumper, grille, wheel-arch trims, and fog light surrounds
  • LED projector headlights (now standard on petrol variants)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert and rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Off-road mode selector dial
  • Hill descent control
  • Softex ‘premium’ upholstery
  • Panoramic sunroof (optional for petrol model only)

Options Available:

  • Premium paint ($675)
  • Full-size spare wheel for GX Hybrid ($300)
  • Panoramic sunroof for Edge AWD petrol ($1300)

Is the 2024 RAV4 Safe?

The Toyota RAV4 maintains a five-star ANCAP safety rating, a result stemming from Euro NCAP's 2019 testing procedures.

In the 2024 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid, safety performance is impressive, with scores of 93 percent in adult occupant protection, 89 percent for child occupant protection, 85 percent for protecting vulnerable road users, and 83 percent in safety assist technologies.

Standard safety features across all RAV4 models include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) 
  • AEB Detection capabilities for pedestrians and cyclists during the daytime (New)
  • Intersection Turn Assist (New)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reversing Camera with Dynamic Guide Lines (New - Upgraded)
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Emergency Steering Assist (New)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control
  • Seven airbags, including one for the driver’s knee

Additionally, higher-tier models like the Cruiser and Edge are equipped with a 360-degree camera (New - Upgraded)

The Edge model exclusively features active rear cross-traffic assist and low-speed reverse Autonomous Emergency Braking.

How much does the 2024 RAV4 cost to run?

The Toyota RAV4 comes with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, consistent with Toyota's broader range.

For the 2024 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid, this warranty is extended to seven years for the powertrain, provided servicing is carried out on time within the Toyota Australia dealer network. Additionally, the hybrid battery warranty extends up to 10 years, subject to the same conditions.

Scheduled service intervals for the RAV4 are set at every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, whichever is reached first. The cost for each service is capped at $230 for the first five years, positioning it as one of the most competitively priced in its class for servicing.

Matt Brand
Matt Brand, the esteemed car critic from Car Sauce, offers unparalleled expertise on all things automotive. From new car releases to pre-owned options, he provides in-depth analysis and honest evaluations to guide readers through the car-buying process. Join us as he delves into the exciting world of motoring.

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