14 May 2018 · Vehicle Reviews

Is the Toyota Rav4 a Perfect Family Vehicle? | Phil Gilbert Toyota

With all the different SUVs on the market today, finding the perfect family vehicle can be especially challenging. Since we're all about solving problems at Phil Gilbert Toyota, we thought it would be a great idea to introduce our customers in Greater Sydney to the Toyota RAV4. This dynamic 5 seater SUV has everything a modern family would want in a vehicle. Let's take a closer look at all the Toyota RAV4, which is available in 2WD and AWD, has to offer.


Depending on the range, the Toyota RAV4 comes with three different types of engines.

  • 2.0-liter in-line 16-valve, four-cylinder Dual VVT-I petrol engine with ACIS and Electronic fuel injection that puts out 107 kW of max power at 6,200 rpm and 187 Nm of torque at 3,600 rpm
  • 2.2-liter in-line 16-valve, DOHC four-cylinder diesel engine with high-pressure common rail injection system that produces 110 kW of max power at 3,600 rpm and 340 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm
  • 2.5-liter In-line 16-valve, four-cylinder petrol engine with ACIS with Sequential multi-point fuel injection that kicks out 132 kW max power at 6,000 rpm and 233 Nm of torque at 4,100 rpm

Drivers can control the Toyota RAV4 thanks to the six-speed automatic and manual transmissions and dynamic torque control. You get a great flat ride and quiet ride thanks to the advanced suspension and dampening panels on the dash and sound insulation in the floor reduce inside noise. The Toyota RAV4 also offers up to 1,500 kg in max towing capacity and available 18-inch luxury alloy wheels.


If you are looking for a family vehicle, then safety is most likely at the top of your list of needs and wants. The Toyota RAV4 comes with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating and a whole host of groundbreaking safety features. At the center of all this safety technology is Toyota Safety Sense+. This multi-feature active safety package keeps you safe with a range of items such as Lane Departure Alert, Pre-Collision safety system, automatic high beam, and active cruise control. Some of the other standard and available safety features include seven SRS airbags, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Hill-start Assist Control, Active Cruise Control, reversing camera, blind spot monitor, smart entry and start system, and ABS brakes.

Technology and Comfort

Because today's drivers and passengers need to stay connected and entertained at all times, the Toyota RAV4 is packed with the latest technology. Most ranges come with a 6.1-inch LCD colour touchscreen display with six-speakers and MP3 compatibility, Toyota Link, and Bluetooth connectivity. If you want to take your media functionality up a notch, you can also add the 11 speaker JBL premium audio system and satellite navigation. To keep everyone comfortable you can add a dual-zone automatic climate control system as well as driver's and front passenger seat heater, tilt and slide moonroof, leather accented seats, power back door, and a 60:40 split fold rear seat. There are also a number of family-friendly Toyota Genuine Accessories that work perfectly with the Toyota RAV4 including a ski/snowboard carrier, kayak carrier, bicycle carrier, and cargo barrier.

The Toyota Advantage

To protect your investment and your family, Toyota and the experts Phil Gilbert Toyota are proud to offer a number of different available advantages such as the 24/7 Toyota Extra Care Roadside Assist, Comprehensive Motor Vehicle insurance, capped price servicing, and Toyota Access.

How Phil Gilbert Toyota Can Help

If you and your family want to experience the Toyota RAV4, then a test-drive should be in your future. To book a test-drive, please contact the experts at Phil Gilbert Toyota today! While you're here don't forget to ask about our entire selection of family-friendly Toyota vehicles.