RAV4 Hybrid WINS 10 SUV comparison - Australia

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  1. alanclarkeau

    alanclarkeau Senior Member

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    The Aussie top Online Car Journal (CarAdvice) have just put RAV4 Hybrid as the winner of their Multi-Mid-Sized SUV comparison.

    Best medium family SUV 2019: Holden Equinox v Honda CR-V v Hyundai Tucson v Kia Sportage v Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Renault Koleos v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan | CarAdvice

    They got the WARRANTY wrong though - it's got (for private owners) 10 year Unlimited Kilometers Hybrid Battery warranty, and 7 years, Unlimited kms Drivetrain Warranty.
     
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    That’s a very generous warranty. Kudos to toyota.
     
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    especially the drive train, i wonder what it includes?

    although, for a few who rack up serious km, the battery is too.
     
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    After some horror stories about other automatics, CVTs and TwinClutch semi-automatics and the repair costs, I think it shows that TOYOTA has a confidence in their product.

    There were some scathing rulings and fines by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in the last couple of years, and the motor industry was told to lift it's game. Well publicised - FORD, Holden, VW and Chrysler/Fiat and possibly others were slammed.

    Since then, most have increased warranties dramatically.
     
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    An updated posted on FaceBook today:

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    So even if I wanted one - what they call the "Cruiser" now, I'd not get it till well through 2020, almost in time for the mid-cycle update.

    I had a closer look at it recently - I couldn't get over that there is NO HUD on any model here. Having driven with one for 3½ yrs, I think I'll be expecting it to be there.

    Seems odd - the reports are that the new YARIS will have HUD on the top-of-the-line models.
     
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    I wonder if windshield angle is a factor.
     
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    "The brakes do feel a little wooden, however, and there’s no B-mode in the gearbox to capture more wasted kinetic energy."

    I suspect this is wrong. B-mode does not capture wasted energy, regeneration does.

    Sport shift replaces B-mode in the Camry, the Rav4 is likely similar.
     
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    Re HUD, the Prime version (US next year, plug-in) can have HUD.

    Re US delivery waits. Canada has had long delays between ordering and delivery. Almost none on the lots. And yet there are two factories in Canada making them. I ordered a Canada made top of the line for delivery in the US and it took a mere month before I was driving it. But my dealer had huge allocations because they sold 3,000+ Toyotas a year. My local dealer couldn't order one for any reasonable delivery time, they sell 300 a year. I don't hear of many waits now after the cars have been out for 8 months and initial demand has been satisfied and the factories have figured out what demand will be.
     
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    It came out for 2019 so I don’t expect a midlife update until the 2022 model year.

    Again, it depends on the life cycle and the features for the car. The Camry here doesn’t have a heated steering wheel (until midway through 2019) but has a HUD. The RAV4 here has optional ventilated front seats but no HUD (HUD will be available on the RAV4 Prime).

    Both Camry and RAV4 Hybrids don’t have the panoramic roof like their gas cousins (except in the US where you can order a RAV4 Hybrid with a pano roof).

    And in Japan, the HUD is standard equipment on the Yaris.
     
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