Toyota RAV4 Edge AWD SUV 2020 Radio Review

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Toyota RAV4 Edge Overview

Toyota first launched the RAV4 in 1994 and has now gone through 5 generations to arrive at the latest model launched in May 2019.

In line with changing market trends the 5th generation line-up includes a Hybrid model and 2WD models. The diesel engine has disappeared though.

We drove the AWD Edge version that is packed with improved performance, safety, technology, style and refinement.

It is well laid out inside with an unusual two tone colour scheme and comfortable for even taller drivers. Airconditioned front seats add to the comfort levels.

As a single standalone variant, the new RAV4 Edge is available exclusively with a 2.5-litre petrol engine, mechanical AWD system and new eight-speed automatic transmission. Its surprisingly capable especially for dirt roads, snow trips and beach driving.

In a crowded segment the Rav 4 Edge competes with the likes of the Subaru Forester VW Tiguan, Kia Sportage amongst others. It stands proud and definitely worth a look at just under $49,000 plus the usual costs.

Im Rob Fraser

Motoring Minutes are heard around Australia every day on over 50 radio channels through the Torque Radio networkMotoring Minutes have an average daily audience of over 150,000 listeners. Motoring Minutes are also broadcast as part of Overdrive Radio Program, which is broadcast through the Community Radio Network across Australia and has a weekly audience of over 450,000.

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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.