This RAV4 (XA50) can trace its nameplate roots to the 1994 original, a then-new model that would pioneer the idea of today’s modern and more urban-oriented SUV. However, since its absence from the Malaysian market in the early 2000s, Toyota has not had a proper segment competitor in the medium SUV space, one that has ballooned to be one of the most in-demand and lucrative in markets both regionally and globally.
In that time, rivals like the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, and Nissan X-Trail have happily picked up any local market share the older RAV4 had ceded and have since built up a strong foothold. Like the RAV4, a late entrant to the ongoing SUV wars is the X70, but the Proton’s quick rise in popularity only demonstrated that appetites were still strong.
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- Body Type: SUV
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 2487 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 5
- Price: RM 215,665
15 Sep 2020
Review: Can These 5 Things Justify the Toyota RAV4’s Price Tag?
Like Robin is to Batman, the RAV4’s Trailing Wishbone Rear Suspension, which is another first for Toyota in Malaysia, perfectly complements the TNGA platform. The suspension is designed in a way that it provides top class shock reduction over uneven surfaces. This was evident when we drove towards Pulau Carey in the RAV4 on roads that are full of trailers, where the bumps didn’t really bother us at all. We only went “Oh wow, that wasn’t too bad was it?”View full review
User Review of Toyota RAV4
Better than BMW X1
It's a good 4-wheel which needs less maintenance