Toyota RAV4 GX

Toyota RAV4 GX Preview

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Toyota’s RAV4 gets a refresh

Toyota‘s popular RAV4 has had a mid-life refresh for the 2016 model year. Key changes are significantly re-styled front and rear that brings the RAV inline with Toyota’s current design language. We’re sampling the base specification Toyota RAV4 GX with the  2.2 litre turbo diesel engine.

The RAV4’s diesel is punchy and energetic but is on the noisy side, and some diesel clatter and vibrations and can be felt in the cabin. Said cabin is a little on the sparse side in terms of equipment, although there is a touchscreen radio, Bluetooth and a reversing camera.

Toyota RAV4 GX rear

The cabin’s main colour combination is a mixture of grey and well, grey and the GX feels very much the base model. That said, the seats are surprisingly soft and comfortable and the thing feels well screwed together. There appears to be plenty of room all round and the steering is nice and light for urban commuting. But is the Toyota RAV4 GX diesel worth the $37,990 plus on roads price tag?

Read the full review next week to find out.



The founding father of The Motoring Guru, Matt has been a lifelong car enthusiast and a passionate writer. Back in 2013 when The Motoring Guru was first launched, Matt wanted to combine his two passions whilst offering readers sound motoring advice.