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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Dual airbags are fitted as standard, as is ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution. There has been no Euro NCAP crash test. All models are quite secure with double-locking, and an alarm and immobiliser.

Little load space in the three-door when it's fully loaded. Better with the five-door and the seats can be folded to give a roomy load space. A few clever cubbies to store odds-and-ends.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota RAV4 (00-05).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Granite equipment

Granite standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
Granite optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric sunroof
  • Rear electric windows

GX equipment

GX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
GX optional equipment
  • Central locking

NRG equipment

NRG standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
NRG optional equipment
  • Central locking

NV equipment

NV standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
NV optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking

VX equipment

VX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
VX optional equipment
None available

XT2 equipment

XT2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
XT2 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Rear electric windows

XT3 equipment

XT3 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
XT3 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric sunroof
  • Rear electric windows

XT3 Chrome equipment

XT3 Chrome standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
XT3 Chrome optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric sunroof
  • Rear electric windows

XT3 Style equipment

XT3 Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
XT3 Style optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric sunroof
  • Rear electric windows

XT4 equipment

XT4 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT4 optional equipment
None available

XT4 Chrome equipment

XT4 Chrome standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT4 Chrome optional equipment
None available

XT4 Style equipment

XT4 Style standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT4 Style optional equipment
None available

XT5 equipment

XT5 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT5 optional equipment
None available

XT5 Chrome equipment

XT5 Chrome standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT5 Chrome optional equipment
None available

XT5 Style equipment

XT5 Style standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT5 Style optional equipment
None available

XT-R equipment

XT-R standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT-R optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Rear electric windows

XT-R Chrome equipment

XT-R Chrome standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT-R Chrome optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Rear electric windows

XT-R Style equipment

XT-R Style standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
XT-R Style optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Rear electric windows