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Toyota RAV4 2022: price increase confirmed, Cruiser up by $750 from March


Australia’s most popular SUV has seen prices up across the board as customers face wait time stretching into the years

Chasing Cars has confirmed that a price increase for the 2022 Toyota RAV4 midsize SUV has been implemented as of this week – with some grades of the popular family car up by as much as $750.

The price hike comes just weeks after Toyota Motor Company Australia (TMCA) released the facelifted version of the RAV4 with prices up across the board.

Update March 3, 2022: Toyota Australia has blamed the recent increases on rising costs and exchange rates, read more in our separate article.

The popular Cruiser grade has seen the biggest increase of $750

All RAV4 grades increase in price, Cruiser hit hardest

Buyers of the upmarket RAV4 Cruiser grade will see the most significant increases in price, with the RAV4 luxury variant increasing in price by $750 in both hybrid and petrol form.

Meanwhile, the entry-level RAV4 GX gets the smallest price increase, with just a a slight bump of $100 on all powertrains – meaning the price of entry for a RAV4 in Australia has been lifted to $34,400 (before on-road costs) for a front-wheel-drive petrol, while the cheapest RAV4 Hybrid is now $36,900.

The mid-tier GXL and rugged Edge grades have also seen price increases of $125 and $380 respectively, with the newly-introduced XSE grade seeing the next biggest increase of $425.

Despite the price increases, no equipment appears to have been added or removed from any grade.

Toyota RAV4 XSE 2022 US front 3/4 driving
It comes just weeks after Toyota released updated pricing for the facelifted version

Supply shortages and a significant mismatch between high demand and limited supply has seen similar price hikes lately, from Mitsubishi to Audi.

Toyota has been open about its delays at the factory level that have seen wait times for a RAV4 stretch out to 12 months as the Japanese manufacturer struggles to secure enough semiconductors and meet the overwhelming demand from customers. 

Toyota RAV4 Edge Hybrid SUV grey exterior - boot rear badge
The price increases apply to both the hybrid and petrol-only models

What does each RAV4 grade get in Australia?

The entry level GX grade now starts from $34,400 before on-road costs (an increase of $100) with a 127kW/203Nm 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder, or $36,900 when fitted with the 160kW 2.5-litre hybrid.

For the GX’s outlay you get 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speed automatic transmission, cloth upholstery, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with DAB Radio, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Moving up to the mid-spec GXL (from $37,950-43,450 before on-road costs) gets you dark silver 18-inch alloy wheels,  satellite navigation and premium cloth upholstery. 

An 8.0-inch touchscreen is offered across the range

The new-for-2022 XSE grade is exclusively available with hybrid power and is distinguished by a black contrast roof, synthetic leather upholstery, wireless charging and a 7.0-inch semi-digital instrument cluster from $43,250 (up $425). 

The popular Cruiser grade adds luxuries like leather upholstery with seat heating and ventilation, with a starting price of $43,250 for the petrol-powered variant, and AWD hybrid $48,750 before on-road costs representing a $750 bump for both. 

Toyota’s flagship off-road focused Edge adds 19-inch matte grey alloy wheels matched with a more rugged interior design with the $380 increase raising the prices to $50,200 for the AWD petrol and $52,700 for the AWD hybrid.

The Toyota RAV4 continues to be in strong demand with wait times over 12 months in Australia.

Toyota RAV4 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GX 2WD petrol: $34,400 (+$100) 
  • GX 2WD hybrid: $36,900 (+$100) 
  • GX AWD hybrid: $39,900 (+$100) 
  • GXL 2WD petrol: $37,950 (+$125) 
  • GXL 2WD hybrid: $40,450 (+$125) 
  • GXL AWD hybrid: $43,450 (+$125) 
  • XSE 2WD hybrid: $43,250 (+$425)
  • XSE AWD hybrid: $46,250 (+$425)
  • Cruiser 2WD petrol: $43,250 (+$750)
  • Cruiser 2WD hybrid: $45,750 (+$750)
  • Cruiser AWD hybrid: $48,750 (+$750)
  • Edge AWD petrol: $50,200 (+$380)
  • Edge AWD hybrid: $52,700 (+$380)