RAV4 (1st generation, 1994–2000)

Key Features:

  • The world’s first recreational compact SUV
  • Permanent all-wheel drive with car-like handling
  • 2.0-litre 16-valve petrol engine
  • Launched with three-door body style, five-door model added in 1995
  • Styling refreshed and soft-top version introduced in 1998
  • Limited number of all-electric models trialled in 1996

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14 January 2014

Celebrating The Original: 20 Years Of The Toyota RAV4

Toyota marks the 20th anniversary of RAV4 with a look back at the success of the original compact, recreational SUV.

19 April 2000

Toyota Scoops Two Auto Express Used Car Awards

Auto Express has declared Toyota’s Auto Assured approved used car scheme as the best there is. The RAV4 was also awarded the title of best used 4X4 for the third consecutive year.

7 February 2000

New RAV4 In Training With Reebok

Toyota has released a new special edition version of its popular RAV4 (Recreational Activity Vehicle with 4-wheel drive). Known as the ‘Reebok’, it marks a link with the well-known sportswear manufacturer.

10 August 1999

RAV4 Voted Greatest Used 4X4

The Toyota RAV4 has been voted the best used 4×4 for under £8,000 in the Greatest Used Buy Awards for 1999.

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