New and Used Toyota RAV4 for Sale in Nigeria
The Japanese car manufacturer Toyota introduced in 1994 the first compact crossover SUV Toyota RAV4 in the Japanese and European markets. A year after the RAV4 SUV was released in the North American market and until now four generations have been produced so far. The name RAV4 is drawn out of the expression "recreational active vehicle with 4x4 drivetrain" which represents a new sense of joy and excitement feeling that comes every time you drive it.
The official distributor of Toyota RAV4 in Nigeria is Toyota (Nigeria) Limited. The 16-value DOHC with Dual VVT-i RAV4 is the only available spec you can buy at the official distributor in Nigeria. But however there are other alternatives to find your desired specs of RAV4such as looking for a slightly used or tokunbo Toyota RAV4 for sale in Nigeria.
What to know when Buying Toyota RAV4
Performance and Specifications of Toyota RAV4
The fourth generation Toyota RAV4 is powered by a 2.5 liter 16-value DOHC with Dual VVT-i engine with a 176 horsepower and 233 Nm of torque. The acceleration capacity of 0-100 km/h is less than 10 seconds and has a blend of acceleration and consumption rate. The previous generation models had a 2.0 liter 16-value DOHC engine with a 155 horsepower and 195 Nm of torque with the help of valvematic technology. It had a similar acceleration capacity of 0-100 km/h within the same number of seconds as the latest generation engine.The 2014 RAV4 has a combination of a MacPherson at the front and a Double wishbone at the rear end as its suspension system for a comfort and stable driving experience.
How is the design of Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 Exterior Design
A mid generation update has been made to the Toyota RAV4 design, which is similar across all trim levels. Asides from its all new Sporty body design with a revamped front and rear fascia, some vehicles which have higher trims offer full LED headlights and running lights. There are only two driving terrains types currently for the RAV4 which depends on the kind of drive-train that is either a 4x4 or 4x2 domain. The 4x2 RAV4's are often packaged with extra optional features by dealers such as a feature of white pearl coating.In the American market, the newest generation 2.5 liter engine can be found in five different trims including the addition of new trim levels which are;
- Toyota RAV4 LE
- Toyota RAV4 XLE
- Toyota RAV4 Limited Edition
- Toyota RAV4 Sports Edition (SE)
- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Edition
Toyota RAV4 Interior Design
Toyota RAV4 has a wagon design shape with a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive layout. The newest generation RAV4 is driven by a 6-Speed Super-intelligent ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission) which is available also in Nigeria. The entertainment system in the interior of the RAV4 has a fantastic 6.1 inch TFT display audio system with a Bluetooth and external USB connectivity at your disposal. The steering wheel is also designed to control the audio system with switches. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is a lot more different with an updated interior design that consists of soft-touch surfaces present on the upper door sill and lower parts of the dashboard. Asides from the base trim, there is a standard leather – wrapped steering wheel on other trims. Other updates made are an all new around view monitor, a seven – inch touch screen on the centre stack, a 4.2 inch TFT information screen in the gauge cluster and additional USB ports.
What are the standout features of Toyota RAV4
The Hill-start Assist Control is one of the unique features of the RAV4 that supports it to gain a stationary position and gives it a smooth start in areas with steep roads. On your way down a hill is also the Downhill Assist Control feature that is to help the driver have smooth descents down steep roads.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Review
There are no changes for the 2016 Toyota RAV4’s engine type. What you would still get is a 2.5 liter 4 – cylinder engine which delivers 176 Horsepower (HP) and 172 Pound feet (lb.ft) of torque through a six – speed automatic transmission. With regards to performance, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 has an acceleration time of less than 9 seconds from 0 – 60mph. For the all new Hybrid version, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 a 2.5 liter Atkinson-cycle four cylinder is present which has one electric motor at each axle and matted with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delivers a respected acceleration of 0 – 60 in a time of 8.3 seconds, and a fuel efficiency of 33/30 miles per gallon (mpg) on city and highway routes respectively, while the gasoline model of the vehicle delivers 26/25 mpg respectively.
What is considered to be outstanding about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the new Bird’s Eye View Monitor feature that is merged with four cameras located on the front, side mirrors and the rear of the vehicle, and all together they provide a panoramic view when parking the vehicle. Inclusive for safety is; adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and a Pre – collision system (PCS) which uses a camera and laser sensor to identify objects ahead, a person, vehicle or anything which might cause a collision. In the event that the system detects collision, it would alert the driver through audio and video prompts.
Nig Used and Tokunbo Toyota RAV4 in Nigeria
Most car dealers in Nigeria offer used Toyota RAV4 vehicles at their garages and car parks. The two different types of used RAV4's that are sold are the Tokunbo Toyota RAV4 which are imported from oversees and the locally used Toyota RAV4 which are already registered in Nigeria. Even though Toyota RAV4 is being distributed by Toyota Nigeria Ltd, the used versions are more available and cheaper to buy and are easily available in the following parts of the country;
The Best Toyota RAV4 year to Buy
The three most common year models that are easily available in Nigeria is the 2010 Toyota RAV4 which is the most latest used year model but however there older year models like the 2006 Toyota RAV4 and the 2005 Toyota RAV4 that people still like to buy and drive on Lagos and Abuja highways.
Toyota RAV4 Price in Nigeria
Buy a brand new RAV4 at a starting price of ₦9 million or find a used or tokunbo Toyota RAV4 for sale of different year models at an affordable price range at Carmudi Nigeria.
Overall Impression of Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 has an excellent overall impression from the Nigerian public which make it count as one of the most popular SUV's in the country. Aside performance, technology and design, RAV4 is built with a spacious luggage room equipment makes it rank higher when being compared to Honda CR-V, Nissan Xterra and Ford Escape.