Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid 2020 Radio Review

2019 Toyota Rav 4 GXL
Toyota launched the all-new RAV4 early in 2019 with improved performance, safety, technology, style and refinement. Included was the first petrol electric Hybrid RAV 4.

The hybrid system combines a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor generator that drives through a CVT, providing the most powerful drivetrain in the range with combined maximum outputs of around 160kW.  Hybrid versions come 2WD and AWD and in GX, GXL and Cruiser grades.

2019 Toyota Rav 4 GXL

Fuel economy is excellent as you would expect at around 4.8l/100k for the AWD version.

Features include an advanced multimedia system with steering wheel controls that incorporates full Bluetooth®3 connectivity, as well as Apple Car Play and android Auto, DAB radio, satellite navigation5 wireless phone charging and voice recognition with all information displayed on a large 8-inch touchscreen.

Hybrid models start at just over $35,000 through to a bot over $44.500 for the Cruiser model plus the usual costs

Im Rob Fraser

What’s Good:

  • Standard features
  • AWD System (where applicable)
  • Internal space

What’s Not:

  • Would like more power
  • Central tablet looks stuck on
  • Trying to turn off traffic alerts

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Model: Toyota RAV4 GXL Hybrid AWD SUV

  • Model Price $42,915 MLP*
  • Engine 2.5 L 4Cyl Hybrid Petrol
  • Drivetrain CVT AWD
  • Power 131 kW @ 5700 rpm
  • Torque 221 Nm @ 3600 rpm
  • Safety 5 Star ANCAP
  • CO2 109 g/km
  • Economy ADR 4.8 L/100 km
  • Servicing Capped $  Service
  • Warranty 5 Yrs / Unlimited km 5 Yrs Roadside Assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating     79/100

  • Behind the Wheel 9
  • Comfort 9
  • Equipment 9
  • Performance 7
  • Ride & Handling 8
  • Practicality 9
  • Fit for Purpose 8
  • Towing Ability 5
  • Off Road Ability 6
  • Value for Money 9

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About Rob Fraser 1903 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.