The Toyota Rav4
1996 to 2014
Here is some information about the best small SUV, the Toyota Rav4. This covers the original one from 1996 to 2000, the redesign from 2001 to 2005, and the new redesign from 2006 to 2009. There are some news, blogs, funny and serious videos, and links to some fun websites on this page. You can find a good review at Toyota's website
Photo Credits: Jack2205, Road Clip Art PD.
Toyota Rav4 SUV
UK and US
The Toyota Rav4 (Recreational Active or Activity Vehicle Four Wheel Drive) was designed for the UK in 1994. They had 3 doors and they were all wheel drive all the time. In 1995, a 5 door version was introduced.
In 1996, the Rav4 was designed for the US. They were made with 5 doors, or 3 doors. The 3 door version came with a hardtop, or a convertible softtop. It was a small SUV that was like a car, and cute and round kind of like a Volkswagon Beetle. Other automakers started making small SUV's to copy the Rav4.
In 2000, the Rav4 was redesigned and was redesigned again in 2005.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so there are three photo galleries down below with photos of the 1996 to 2009 Rav4.
Funny Ad Video
Photos 1996 to 2000 - You Can Click on a Small Image to Make it LargerClick thumbnail to view full-size
In the US
Some of the new Rav4s from 2009, and maybe 2010 have a recall, but there are no recalls on any that were made before that. Here is a link to the latest news.