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)
Power-folding heated side mirrors
Six-speaker sound system
DAB+ digital radio
Rear seat belt reminder
LED interior lights
Front and rear parking sensors
Front and rear carpet floor mats
Lane keep assist
Adaptive cruise control (high-speed on manual, all-speed on auto)
Rear cross-traffic alert
Traffic sign recognition
Toyota RAV4 GXL (additional features over GX):
18-inch alloy wheels
Illuminated door switches
'Premium' embossed fabric upholstery
Wireless phone charging
Upgraded reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
'Premium' front bumper and grille
Rear privacy glass
Dual-zone climate control (all models)
Two-level boot floor
Toyota RAV4 XSE (additional features over GXL):
10.5-inch infotainment touchscreen
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
Black exterior accent pack (including two-tone roof)
Gloss black wheel finish
'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)
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
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.
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