2024 Toyota RAV4: Could This Be the Game-Changer in Next-Gen SUV Evolution?

2024 Toyota RAV4 Overview

The new Toyota RAV4 is knocking on our doors. Yes, we are talking about a new and upcoming model, but many facts about this compact SUV are already well-known. According to motortrend.com, we are talking about a carryover model from the previous year. This information makes sense knowing that Toyota did a serious makeover on this model just last year. So, what can we tell you about the incoming RAV4? 

Important Note: The latest RAV4 model from Toyota is yet to greet us. But, talking about this type of vehicle always starts months prior to the official release. The situation is the same this time around, so join us as we collect information regarding Toyota RAV4 from all over the web and speculate about all the novelties that might come our way.

Key Takeaways

  • Familiar Yet Reliable Design: From what I’ve gathered, the new RAV4 might not bring groundbreaking changes, but it retains the qualities that make it a bestseller. It’s practical, modern, and just what everyday drivers look for in an SUV. This consistency is something that really stands out to me.
  • Engine and Performance: The engine options for the RAV4 are expected to be similar to the previous model, with a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine. I’m impressed with its balance of power and efficiency, offering a decent 203hp and good fuel economy, which is a big plus in my book.
  • Interior Comfort and Technology: The RAV4’s interior is something I’m looking forward to experiencing. It’s praised for its spaciousness and ease of access, although the high-mounted front seats might be a bit tricky for taller people. The blend of modern touchscreens and fixed buttons for ease of use is a thoughtful design choice.
  • Infotainment System: While the RAV4 comes with a recently updated infotainment system, some parts might feel a bit outdated. However, the full integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with advanced safety features, is definitely a highlight for me.
  • Pricing and Release Date Speculations: As of now, the exact price and release date of the new RAV4 are still unclear. Estimates suggest a starting price around $29,000, factoring in inflation from last year’s model. The general consensus points to a fall 2024 release, which has me quite excited and a bit impatient.

Our Opinion

Toyota RAV4 - our opinion
Toyota RAV4 in our opinion might look similar to the previous Toyota models

We are talking about one of the most beloved Toyota SUVs out there. In essence, you could argue that this model doesn’t bring anything extraordinary to the plate this time around. But the things that make it a bestseller year in and year out are still there. It’s practical, yet modern. For everyday drivers, it is everything an SUV needs to be and that is the fact that rates it high in our hearts.

Friendly but durable, economical, and full of tech features, the RAV4 comes with a recently updated infotainment system that can cater to everyone’s needs. Before we move toward the interior, let’s talk about what this SUV packs under the hood. 


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Engine And Performance 

As we already said, this model will be much like the previous option in many departments. Powertrain is one of them. Both us and thecarconnection.com are on the same page here. The engine options will be identical to what we have with the 2024 MY. We’re talking about a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder mill that packs 203hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This is the powertrain option for the majority of gasoline-only RAV4 options.

In terms of performance, it can reach 0-60 mph in only 8.2 seconds. Their off-road RAV4 TRD version is a bit heavier so it reaches this speed in 8.5 seconds. 

In terms of fuel economy, the Toyota RAV4 will satisfy the buyer as usual. It will round up 28-30 mpg when you combine city/highway drive, but it will all depend on the powertrain and trim you select. In this department, the car shouldn’t move far away from the previous model year. 

Insides of The RAV4

Insides of The RAV4

Good people from edmunds.com who had the opportunity to test this vehicle praised it for the amount of room it offers, almost ideal driving position,  and unparalleled ease of getting in and out of the SUV. The downsides are the first seats that are mounted high.

Yes, they can be power-adjusted but their install position can be tricky, especially for taller people. But, with all the right adjustments per person, the visibility of this car is quite amazing and is close to the highest standards in the industry.  

Once you’ve adjusted your seating, you can move toward enjoying the classy interior and technology the new RAV4 provides.  We’re talking about a seamless combination of modern touchscreens and fixed buttons that offer an unprecedented level of ease of use.

What you might dislike is that despite being a new model pieces of the infotainment system might appear outdated. Furthermore, if you’re a fan of a good to great sound system you’ll have to upgrade the one RAV4 offers or get used to living with the mediocre one this model offers. 

As far as tech goes you’ll be glad to hear it comes fully integrable with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also features auto-emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams, all of it perfectly tuned to Toyota’s own Entune software.  

New Toyota RAV4 2024

Toyota RAV4 Price and Release Date

At the moment it remains unclear just how much the new RAV4 cost. If we take a look at the prediction that can be found at thecarconnection.com the starting point for a base model should be around $29,000. This price was formed based on last year’s model with an added pinch of inflation. As far as the Japanese manufacturer is concerned there is no official information released as of yet. 

Also, no one knows when the new model will be released. The consensus all over the web, including reputable websites, social media platforms, and forums is that it will be released during the fall of 2024. While the precise date is yet to be released, we can feel that the wait is almost over.


The information provided in this text represents a personal viewpoint and is based on a combination of hands-on mechanical experience and data gathered from various online sources. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as definitive. Vehicle performance and reliability can vary based on numerous factors, and potential buyers are encouraged to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. We do not assume responsibility for any discrepancies or differences in opinions and facts presented here compared to other sources.

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