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Toyota RAV4 2022: late February arrival date for new generation midsize SUV


The highly-anticipated facelifted Toyota RAV4 is not far from reaching the hands of Australian buyers, with the first deliveries scheduled for February

The first Australian deliveries of the facelifted Toyota RAV4 midsize SUV are expected to take place in late February. 

Chasing Cars understands that Toyota will commence wholesale trading of the 2022 RAV4 with dealers in early February ahead of customer deliveries commencing in the latter half of that month.

The initial slate of 2022 RAV4 deliveries in Australia will run into the month of March, but delivery numbers will remain high for the entire year as Toyota works to clear a huge backlog of Australian orders for the popular Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson rival.

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You can expect to see the 2022 RAV4 on the road around February

Wait times have recently blown out to 11-12 months for a new RAV4 hybrid. Toyota recently expanded the RAV4 range to include new XSE and Edge Hybrid variants, while all models benefit from small visual and equipment changes for this year.

What to expect for the new Toyota RAV4

A total of 14 grades will be offered for 2022, from the base GX right up to the range-topping Edge Hybrid.

Two new variants have been added into the mix for 2022, the XSE and Edge hybrid models. 

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The XSE is a new variant which sits above the GXL grade level

The XSE has been detailed here by Chasing Cars, with the new grade building upon what is already offered on the existing GXL variant. 

Black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black roof, artificial leather trim, front seat heating, 10-way power adjustment for the driver seat, leather door trims and ambient lighting all feature for the first time. 

Also standard is a 7.0-inch digital driver cluster, along with a 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with satellite navigation, wireless charging and smartphone mirroring. 

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Each RAV4 comes standard with an 8.0-inch infotainment display and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Even the standard GX comes well equipped, with 17-inch alloy wheels, DAB+ digital radio, LED interior lights, LED front fog lights, 8.0-inch touchscreen, wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation. 

Toyota RAV4 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GX 2WD petrol: $34,300 
  • GX 2WD hybrid: $36,800
  • GX AWD hybrid: $39,800 
  • GXL 2WD petrol: $37,825 
  • GXL 2WD hybrid: $40,325 
  • GXL AWD hybrid: $43,325 
  • XSE 2WD hybrid: $42,825 (new variant)
  • XSE AWD hybrid: $45,825 (new variant)
  • Cruiser 2WD petrol: $42,500 
  • Cruiser 2WD hybrid: $45,000 
  • Cruiser AWD hybrid: $48,000 
  • Edge AWD petrol: $49,820 
  • Edge AWD hybrid: $52,320 (new variant)