2018 Toyota RAV4 Review #11

2018 Toyota RAV4 Review #11 - SUV, 4 generation restyling, petrol engine, 2.5 l., 180 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1


  • 2018 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 2018
  • SUV
  • 4 generation restyling
  • Petrol engine, 2.5 l., 180 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
  • 2018 Toyota RAV4 Review #11 - SUV, 4 generation restyling, petrol engine, 2.5 l., 180 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1



Consumer Report

I bought a car in August 2018 in an adventure configuration with a 2.5 automatic transmission engine, I decided to write a review after six months of operation. I bought a new car, I make a comparison with the previous one, - Honda SRV 2.0 automatic transmission, which I also took in the cabin five years ago. Six months was just enough to put everything on the shelves. Toyota is nimble thanks to the engine, smaller size and weight, more knocked down, it turns out to move much more dynamically, there are no problems with overtaking, a Honda with a 2-liter engine loses a lot, and even with 2.4, thanks to the old box and more weight, it’s still worse in dynamics . Everything is good in Toyota if you take it globally, engine, gearbox, chassis, appropriate stiffness, good multimedia screen with Yandex auto, steering wheel heating, windows, good light, comfortable fit, normal Shumka on reystaling is no worse than it was on my Honda. But as soon as we move on to the details, questions begin, and it would really be something significant, but these are penny annoying little things: the backlighting of the control buttons is scanty, there is no closing and adjusting mirrors, power windows, you poke and confuse at night, YouTube is full of options for collective farming of this backlight, no height adjustment of the passenger seat, the right rear-view mirror does not break when moving backwards, there is more oak plastic on the panels, there is no 12v outlet in the trunk. When I was choosing a car to replace, I didn’t consider Honda SRV anymore, the most important thing is now the variator, and this is evil on heavy cars, you can’t convince me of this, the second is a wild price of 2.0 - 2.5 mega rubles, further more. I took Toyota for 2 and this, in my opinion, is the limit of adequacy in the price for this category of cars. In general, the choice for me was from three Japanese: Mazda, Honda and Toyota, the new Tiguan is beautiful, but the Tsiashny engine and the DSG inherent in it put a bold cross, Mazda somehow didn’t go in, although objectively everything is fine there, well, not mine, by the way Korea it seems to be nothing, but as they say, the fall limit has not yet come, Toyota eventually won, but the design was controversial, but after reystaling it got better, smaller sizes and a trunk that I don’t use much, equipment is simpler, but the overall rating is 4+. I’m talking specifically about the combination of 2.5 with automatic transmission, a two-liter engine and a CVT, I don’t even advise you to look, well, maybe a pensioner in the city for bread, otherwise it’s a complete disappointment. It’s somehow chaotic and it seems that I even get the impression that I’m making excuses for my choice, but no, after six months the shortcomings are no longer so annoying, and what remains is the daily enjoyment of driving and confidence in the reliability and demand in the future of this car, like the previous one, which left in three day.

Oil change in automatic transmission

"I love my horse

I'll comb her hair smoothly, ... "

I decided to supplement the review, after almost three years of ownership, on the topic of maintenance, I think this information will be useful to everyone interested. All this time the car did not cause any trouble, scheduled maintenance, 30 t.km. replaced the front pads. But closer to 40 tons. Km. began to think about changing the oil in the box. The official opinion is muddy, a kind of check, the results of which will give recommendations. There is no talk of a planned oil change and as such, such as a box and oil in it for the entire period of operation. As I was told in the salon, this is a general environmental trend, so as not to once again pollute mother nature with mining, so they removed the probe for checking and made the box nominally maintenance-free. But according to the experience of operating previous cars, in particular SRV 4, and according to the participants in specialized forums, I decided on 40 t.km. make a partial replacement. It looks like this, the pan is removed, while part of the oil is poured out, the filter is removed, after which you need to wait for everything to flow out as much as possible, no forced-aggregate actions, only a little less than 4 liters flowed out, the oil was blackish. There was a question about the need to replace the filter or flush it, I decided to change it, because it is logical. After that, the pan and magnetic traps are cleaned, they had small chips, everything is put back with a new filter. New oil is poured through the control hole. Next time I will change the entire volume somewhere on the run of 80-90 tons. Km. I did the replacement during scheduled maintenance at the office. the dealer, according to the reviews of the masters, almost no one does this, they trust the opinion in the instructions))).

Fourth year of ownership

I supplement purely for myself and statistics, everything is completely okay, nothing hurts and does not fall. Scheduled maintenance for 50,000 t.km, all units and systems are normal, I continue the flight. I look with horror at the prices and prospects of car ownership.

Year of car purchase: 2018

Mileage: 6837 mi. (11000 km.)

Fuel consumption on the highway:

  • 26 miles per gallon (US)
  • 31 miles per gallon (UK)
  • 9.0 l/100km

Fuel consumption in the city:

  • 20 miles per gallon (US)
  • 24 miles per gallon (UK)
  • 12.0 l/100km

Category: 2018 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Author: Dmitriy

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Penzijk58 2022-02-22 (18:04)

It's about what we sell.

7375652 2022-02-21 (18:04)

Take a ride in Japanese (for the domestic market), and then tell me. What we do is two different things....

Pavel5pavel 2021-12-26 (18:04)

Serving a German in Khabarovsk is probably not easy

Ofa 2021-12-25 (18:04)

See for yourself, I ride them from time to time.

Pavel5pavel 2021-12-25 (18:04)

but in fact you sift out most of these engines and gearboxes from PV. as well as, at one time, Toyota had a robot.

Pavel5pavel 2021-12-25 (18:04)

there are no problems with gasoline Toyotas and with heat in the cabin too. with diesels xs, but it is possible that they have become worse recently ...

Zraa77 2021-10-18 (18:04)

There were two diesel Prado 150, which is 3-liter, which is 2.8, there were no problems with heat in the cabin. In Khabarovsk, not in Sochi. In terms of comfort and aesthetics, the Germans are certainly ahead of everyone. I myself am looking at the new MB GLE, by the way, a diesel engine.

Anton 2021-10-13 (18:04)

Especially the new TLK 200 with a diesel engine ... not a car - a song! Motors fail in the first 2-3 years) this is a reliable Toyota for 5+ million. And, by the way, speaking of the price, there is not even leather in the cabin ... Charming. It’s also interesting how you feel about the coldness in the cabin of the wonderful diesel Prado 150? Perhaps the winter in Irkutsk is too harsh for Japanese engineers? Given the above, your speech about the narrow view of German engineers on the operation of the car seems to me doubtful. But the fact that most car owners are simply afraid to buy German cars, after reading the reviews of the "owners" of German cars, seems to me very realistic. But here it’s everyone’s choice .. I prefer the comfort and reliability of Audi, and someone considers Toyota a car.

Den 2021-10-11 (18:04)

Yes, 2 liters normally goes and the flow is pleasant. This car is not for racing, who wants to drive, take a Ferrari! Srackers of course 2 will not be enough, put a brick under the pedal!))

Ofa 2021-09-29 (18:04)

What are you talking about! (c)

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