Learn About The RAV4 Interior & Exterior

Toyota RAV4 Overview

The Toyota RAV4 is a vehicle that straddles city driving and outdoor adventures. Perfect for suburban streets and even dusty dirt roads, this car can do it all. Although the RAV4 is called a “compact SUV”, you would not say so if you saw it on the roads. The vehicle has a bold and impressive exterior design that commands attention. On the inside, the RAV4 is spacious and comfortable – and anything but compact.

One of the best things about the RAV4 is its unparalleled versatility. Not every car can boast the performance it has on-road and off-road. This car has an impressive ground clearance and a high approach that enables it to conquer any terrain, and it looks good while doing so! The RAV4 is also extremely economical with the lowest fuel consumption being just 4.8/100km in the hybrid model. This efficient SUV crossover is also powerful, with torque and power specs that make every drive a thrilling experience.

Toyota RAV4 VX and GX-R together

Toyota RAV4 Interior Details

When it comes to multimedia, comfort and space – the RAV4 is a step above the rest. The interior is spacious with 5 seats and 733 litres of luggage capacity. The back seats both fold down, allowing you to achieve a 40:60 split and get in all of your belongings. You can fit your picnic goodies, surf gear and even a double bed mattress for a camping trip. Speaking of the seats, the RAV4 seats are all partial leather and the front row of seats have built-in heaters.

The aesthetics of the interior have been elevated by the new centre placement of the infotainment screen. The new symmetry brings a more cohesive and functional cockpit for the driver and the passenger. The new interior surfaces feature softer materials for the best comfort possible. All models contain premium finishes like the 3-spoke leather steering wheel and the leather gear lever.

RAV4 Interior Features

Features across RAV4 variants:

  • 5 Seats
  • Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Front Seat Adjustment Power (Driver)
  • Driver & Passenger Seat Heaters
  • Seat Ventilation
  • Seat Lumbar Support (Driver)
  • Electrochromatic or Digital Rear View Mirror
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioner

Toyota RAV4 interior with close up on cockpit and infotainment screen

RAV4 Safety & Security

The RAV4 is equipped with some of the most advanced and thorough safety features on the market. The Toyota RAV4 has a wide range of active and passive safety features. Every model is equipped with a double lock mechanism, an immobiliser and a car alarm in its anti-theft system. All models have 2 ISOFIX structures in the back seats for children’s car seats. The door’s also auto lock depending on the speed of the vehicle to ensure all passengers are safe.

Standard features include:

  • Driver, Passenger, Side, Driver-Knee And Curtain Airbags
  • Wireless Door Lock With Smart Entry
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (Abs)
  • Brake-Assist (Ba)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (Ebd)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (Vsc)
  • Hill-Assist Control (Hac)
  • Trailer Sway Control (Tsc)
  • Park Distance Control (Pdc)
  • Eco / Normal / Sport Drive Mode Options

Toyota RAV4 close up of interior middle console

RAV4 Technology

The RAV4 has all the tech you need, exactly where you need it to be! All models come standard with a 7 inch (17.78cm) touchscreen infotainment screen. The infotainment capabilities can be controlled with corresponding buttons on the steering wheel, keeping your eyes on the road without ever missing a call. The display audio can be linked to either an Android or Apple smartphone by USB, Bluetooth or their respective car sync systems. One of the coolest features of the RAV4 is its inductive charging system. The charging mat is placed at the base of the centre digital console – meaning you don’t have to worry about running out of power while out and about!

Standard Technology For The RAV4:

  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • DVD Disc Type
  • Bluetooth & USB connectivity
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Toyota Connect
  • 6-Speakers with Display Audio

Toyota RAV4 interior close up of wireless charging pad

Toyota RAV4 Exterior Details

The Toyota RAV4 exterior exudes unshakable confidence. Its sharp and angular bumper shows that the RAV4 means business. The assertive attitude of the front of the car extends to the rear of the RAV4, creating a holistic impression of prowess. And this impressive exterior is not just for show, the improvements have increased the ground clearance and decreased overhangs – improving all-terrain performance.

Here are some of the standard RAV4 body & styling features:

  • Colour Coded Front Bumper
  • Colour Coded Rear Bumper
  • Led Auto High Beam Headlights
  • Daytime Led Running Lights
  • Led Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Fog Lamp
  • Rear Led Lights
  • Colour Coded / Heated / Power / Power Retractable
  • Colour Coded Exterior Door Handles With Smart Entry
  • Roof Rails

dark grey RAV4 rear exterior parked in front of mountains

The RAV4 is available in multiple colours:

  • Graphite Grey Metallic (Standard)
  • Attitude Black (Optional)
  • Tidal Blue (Standard)
  • Cinnabar Red (Standard)
  • Urban Khaki (Standard)

Video Review On The Toyota RAV4 Interior & Exterior

If you’d like to view the RAV4 in motion, please enjoy this video on the interior and exterior of the new Hybrid model.


Is the RAV4 worth buying?

The new Toyota RAV4 is a great investment if you’re looking for a crossover SUV that has extensive interior features and power. The Toyota brand has always been celebrated for its reliability and dependability. An important factor when considering the investment that comes hand in hand with buying a near car.

Is the RAV4 a luxury car?

The RAV4 has a variety of modern and high-tech features in its comfortable interior. There is an entry-level model (GX-R) and the premium model (VX) can be considered the luxury variant. If you’re looking for a vehicle that comes with all the bells and whistles standard, we recommend the VX variant.

What problems does the Toyota RAV4 have?

The RAV4 has had previous issues with transmission problems, however, these complaints are only from models produced before 2021. The full article can be read here if you want to know more.

Which RAV4 model is the best?

If you're looking for the RAV4 model with the most power, and all-wheel drive you’ll want to buy the 2.5 VW automatic AWD. The VX model is the premium RAV4 and comes standard with more features than the entry-level model. However, if you’re looking for a hybrid SUV crossover – you should go for the 2.5 VX CVT hybrid model.

Toyota RAV4 driving off-road in nature

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