The current 5th generation Toyota RAV4 adopts Toyota’s New Global Architecture, which focuses on improving the vehicle’s agility, stability, and visibility. For 2022, Toyota has updated its popular 5-seater, compact crossover by transforming it into a hybrid. The updated RAV4 uses Toyota’s new energized hybrid system, offering a balance between fuel efficiency and driving pleasure. The Toyota RAV4 HEV is powered by a 2.5-liter Dual VVT-I inline-4 gasoline engine working with an electric motor generator. Combined, Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain can generate 215 hp and 221 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
History and Launch
Considered as the first compact crossover, the RAV4 has come a long way since it made its debut in Japan and Europe in 1994. The succeeding generations of the RAV4 have evolved to embody all the features of what a compact crossover should have. What’s more, It has the utility of an SUV but with the maneuverability and fuel economy that of a sedan. The RAV4 is one of Toyota’s most popular model, as it even became the best-selling SUV of any type in the world, and the fourth best-selling passenger car overall.
As for the fifth and current generation Toyota RAV4, this was initially unveiled during the 2018 New York International Auto Show. The latest front-wheel drive platform of the Toyota RAV4 is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture. A feature which it also shares with other cars in Toyota’s line up such as the eighth-generation Camry, fifth-generation Avalon, and seventh-generation Lexus ES. In 2022, Toyota Motors Philippines gave the RAV4 a fresh update by transforming it into a gasoline-electric hybrid (Hybrid Synergy Drive).
Price and Variant
The Toyota RAV4 price in the Philippines starts at P2,157,000.00. The lowest price is the Toyota RAV4 2.5 XLE HEV CVT, ranging all the way up to the Toyota RAV4 2.5 LTD HEV CVT (White Pearl Crystal Shine) priced at P2,515,000.00.
|Toyota RAV4 2.5 XLE HEV CVT|
|Toyota RAV4 2.5 XLE HEV CVT (White Pearl Crystal Shine)|
|Toyota RAV4 2.5 LTD HEV CVT|
|Toyota RAV4 2.5 LTD HEV CVT (White Pearl Crystal Shine)|