TOYOTA RAV4 5 Doors Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 8
First production year: 2000
Engines: Hybrid gasoline, Hybrid, Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

2018 - Present

Toyota dropped the anonymity design from the Rav4 when it introduced the fifth generation of its compact SUV model at the 2018 New York Auto Show. When the SUV sales started to rise, Toyota already had the first generation of the Rav4 on the market. Its well-known experience in the 4x4 segment and the trustworthy models transformed it into a best-seller worldwide. The car's only drawback...

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hybrid gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA Rav4 2.5L D-4S PHEV AWD (306 HP)

  TOYOTA Rav4 2.5L VVT-i CVT AWD (218 HP)

  TOYOTA Rav4 2.5L VVT-i eCVT AWD (218 HP) US

hybrid engines:

  TOYOTA Rav4 2.5L VVT-i CVT-i (194 HP)

gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA Rav4 TRD 2.5L 8AT (203 HP)

2015 - 2018

With crossovers being en vogue, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 was one of the most versatile car in its class. The RAV4 had an easy-to-park size, a good fuel consumption (although not leading in its class) and a good size trunk with lots of versatility included with the cargo bay’s low load floor. The upper trims had an optional adjustable-height power liftgate. The RAV4 was offered in three trim le...

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2013 - 2015

The fourth generation of the Toyota Rav4 compact SUV was unveiled in November 2012 at the Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2013 model. Like its predecessor, the third generation, it was available only in a 5-door version. Toyota made a mix between its status as a 4x4 car-manufacturer and its sedans and the result was the Rav4. The first generation was launched in 1994 and it was based on the Coroll...

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2010 - 2015

Toyota introduced a second facelift for the Rav4's third generation in 2010, a generation that was only five years old. The carmaker tried to make a signature front fascia for its entire range, and most of its cars started to look like they borrowed the headlights from one to another. On the plus side, it was easier to spot a Toyota without wondering the brand. Only the model. The sli...

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2008 - 2010

Toyota introduced a refreshed version of the Rav4 in 2009 and improved the drivetrains and the vehicle's safety systems. With an increased demand for safety systems and more powerful engines, Toyota included specific aero packages for the 2008 Rav4. Moreover, it sported redesigned fog lights trims, and taillights. Apart from the 4WD version with the Sport Appearance Package, all vehicles...

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2006 - 2008

The 2006 model of Toyota RAV4 marks the beginning of the third generation of this small SUV which is now available in a single 5-door body version. The new RAV4 is pretty different from the previous models, being developed on a new platform and including features that were not available on the earlier cars. However, it still uses the 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine but, in comparison with the 200...

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2003 - 2006

Toyota introduced the Rav4's second generation in 2000 and, by 2003, it considered that it was time for a refreshed lineup for both three and five-door versions. By 2003 the SUVs were in high demand pushing aside most of the station wagons from the market. Their 4x4 abilities that could tackle snowy conditions and grass-covered areas brought them into more and more customers' drivew...

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2000 - 2003

Toyota introduced the second generation of its RAV4 in 2000 in five- or three-door versions as its main contender in the compact-segment SUV segment. The designers worked hard to give the car a proper image and did not make the vehicle look like a station wagon on stilts. To cut the production costs, the Japanese engineers build the Rav4 on top of the Corolla/Carina platform. With its swep...

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