Features & Specs

Toyota RAV4 2.0GX (A)

SUV under R325k

Judges’ Winner

The Toyota RAV4 has established itself as one of the favourites on the local SUV market and consistently sells over 400 units per month. It was first launched in 1994 and this is the fourth generation, introduced locally in 2013.

In terms of styling, the RAV4 appears modern and dynamic. This vehicle looks more edgy and grown-up what you might expect. On the down side, it only offers seating for 5 though.

Under the bonnet of this specific RAV4 is a 1 987 cc, 16-valve petrol engine that develops 107 kW and 187 Nm of peak torque. The RAV4 is positioned as more of a funky urban SUV.

Worth mentioning is the fact that the Dual VVT-I (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) clearly has a positive effect on both power output and fuel consumption. The latter is 7.6 litres/100 km, which isn’t great compared to other vehicles in this category but isn’t bad for a vehicle with CVT.

The engine is quite perky and willing and mated to the CVT transmission it is very well suited to city driving. It’s a predictable performer and is a car that is rearing to go.

Value For Money

  • R307 100

Fuel Economy

  • 7.4 Litres/100km

Performance

  • Power and Torque at 107kW/187Nm

The Look

  • Modern, dynamic, edgy and grown up