Explore the Main Exterior and Interior Highlights of the 2023 Toyota RAV4

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The fifth generation Toyota RAV4 attracts attention with its modern and dynamic appearance, which emphasizes its off-road character. The car looks more angular and muscular than the previous generation. The radiator grille with horizontal stripes and a large Toyota logo gives it expressiveness and recognition. LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights provide good visibility and an impressive look. The bumper with wide air intakes and fog lights emphasizes sportiness and aggressiveness. Plastic body kits around the perimeter of the body protect it from scratches and damage. The door sills and wheel arches add volume and solidity. A roof spoiler and dual exhaust pipes complete the look of a powerful and stylish crossover.

The car’s interior has also undergone changes, becoming more comfortable and functional. The car offers a spacious and comfortable space for the driver and passengers. The multifunctional steering wheel with control buttons allows you to easily adjust various settings without distraction from the road. The digital instrument panel with a 7-inch screen displays all the necessary information about the vehicle’s status and driving modes. The multimedia touchscreen provides access to entertainment and navigation systems, and also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Climate control with separate zones for the driver and passenger creates an optimal microclimate in the cabin. Heated and ventilated power seats provide comfort and convenience on long trips. Keyless entry and push-button engine start simplify the process of getting into and starting the car. The electric panoramic roof makes the interior brighter and more spacious, while also allowing you to enjoy views of the sky.

Curb weight 1570 kg
Fuel tank volume 55 l
Luggage compartment volume – minimum 580 l
Luggage compartment volume – maximum 1690 l
Length 4600 mm
Width 1855 mm
Height 1685 mm
Wheelbase 2690 mm


The manufacturer built the fifth generation of the SUV based on the TNGA architecture. It made it possible to increase the dimensions of the car and also make it more comfortable. Thus, Toyota specialists were able to improve the rear suspension settings, and also provided the crossover with the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system, capable of transmitting up to 50% of the generated torque to the rear axle.

In Russia, the Japanese cross is offered with two variants of power plants with a volume of 2 and 2.5 liters. Both engines are naturally aspirated and do not have a supercharger. Paired with the “junior” engine, whose performance is equal to 149 “horses,” a CVT or manual transmission is offered. The drive here can be either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The second petrol engine option is a 2.5-liter unit, the output of which is 199 hp. It only has all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. Depending on the version of the power unit and transmission, the Japanese flagship is capable of accelerating to a speed of 100 km/h in 8.5-11 seconds. At the same time, the average fuel consumption is 6.4-7.2 liters.

In terms of its dimensions, the cross is medium-sized. The length of the car body is 4600 mm, and the width and height are 1850 and 1685 mm, respectively. The updated model received an interaxle distance of 2650 mm, and the SUV’s ground clearance reaches 195 mm. The trunk of the car can hold about 580 liters of cargo at a minimum, and the fuel tank of the Toyota RAV4 can fill up to 55 liters of gasoline.

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Technical specifications

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 offers two types of gasoline engines. The base engine has a volume of 2 liters and a power of 149 or 171 hp. depending on the sales market. In Russia it produces exactly 149 hp. and 206 N*m of torque. The unit is paired with a CVT or 6-speed manual transmission. The top-end engine is represented by a 4-cylinder version with a volume of 2.5 liters and an output of 199 hp. and 243 N*m of torque. At the same time, such a power unit is not available with a manual transmission, but only a CVT. In both cases, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is available. The dimensions of the fifth generation Toyota RAV4 are 4600 mm in length, 1855 mm in width and 1685 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2690 mm and the ground clearance is 195 mm. Trunk capacity varies from 580 to 1690 liters depending on the position of the rear seats.

Fuel consumption (urban)
Fuel consumption (outside the city) 6.8 l/100 km
Fuel consumption (combined)
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h 9.8 s
Maximum speed 190 km/h
Fuel type Petrol
Power 149 hp at 6600 rpm.
Torque 206 Nm at 4900 rpm.
Engine location anterior, transverse
Engine capacity 1986 cm 3
Number of cylinders 4
Cylinder position Row
Number of valves per cylinder 4
Fuel system Combined injection
Turbine No


It is quite difficult to compare the Toyota RAV4 in terms of the level of protection for its passengers with any competitors. The Japanese model has always been highly secure, and after the update this feature became even better. The car took part in a wide variety of crash tests and managed to earn the highest possible score everywhere. This, in addition to the immediate safety of the body itself, is facilitated by the mass of electronic assistants that the manufacturer has provided with the SUV. All kinds of sensors and assistants analyze the situation on the road and select solutions that will maximize the safety of passengers and minimize the risk of an accident. In addition, the crossover is equipped with all possible airbags.

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