It is easy to see why the Toyota RaV4 rates among the most sought after compact SUVs in South Africa today. Among the best of this class of vehicles, the RAV4 excels at durability, style and ease of use. Apart from the fact that its interior design is one to savour, its efficiency and ruggedness can only be matched by a few other vehicles in its class.
Let us take a more in-depth look at the 2010 Toyota RAV4 and how much it goes for in South Africa today. We will consider the prices of foreign used and locally used versions.
Foreign Used Toyota RAV4 2010 Prices in South Africa
Foreign used (Tokunbo) 2010 Toyota RAV4 presently costs R$127,800 – R$216,000 depending on the trim level and the currency exchange rate at the period of purchase. Although there is nothing as exceptional as a brand new car, not just in quality and freshness but also in efficiency and smoothness, neatly used versions of these vehicles sometimes serve as great alternatives. With a brand new 2010 RAV4 way out of stock, the best available bet remains the foreign used version of the model.
Nigeria rates among the biggest markets for foreign used vehicles and that does not look like changing anytime soon. Used vehicles are relatively cheaper and maintain almost the same efficiency as brand new, especially for reliable brands like Toyota. Prices of foreign used 2010 RAV4 vary due to some certain factors, which include the condition of the vehicle, the currency exchange rate at the period of purchase, fuel mileage, and other similar factors.
Prices of Locally Used Toyota RAV4 2010 in South Africa
A locally used 2010 Toyota RAV4 can be purchased for anything between R$111,600 and R$144,000 depending on the trim, the condition of the vehicle, the neatness, fuel mileage and other similar factors.
2010 RAV4 Overview
Like most other Toyota RAV4 models, the 2010 verison is available in three main trims: The base trim, the Sports version and the Limited model. The midsize SUV offers seating for seven and cargo capacity comparable to most other vehicles in its category. It has amazing acceleration and relatively easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces. It also comes with a choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
All the trim levels are available with full-time all-wheel drive. Also all the trim levels feature a 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6, and five-speed automatic transmission and they all come with Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
All available trim levels boasts lovely standard features that include air conditioning; cruise control; AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers, MP3/WMA capability, integrated satellite radio, and supplementary input jack; power windows; power foldable mirrors; keyless-remote locking; 60/40 split second-row seats with manual recline and for-and-aft adjustment; tilt-and-telescope steering wheel; three 12-volt power outlets; and auto-off headlights. The base four-cylinder RAV4 has P215/70R16 tires on steel wheels with hubcaps. The V6 is upgraded with P225/65R17 tires on styled steel wheels.
The base trim offers options that include a third-row that comfortably accommodates 2 more passengers. While this offers a boast to the number of people the SUV can convey, the third row, like in Highlander, is tight and can be uncomfortable for adults. There are also options of six-CD changer, a collection of 17-inch wheels, both styled steel and aluminium; a roof bracket with crossbars; back privacy glass; a cargo concealment; daytime running lights; and a towing bundle for the V6 that includes a heavy-duty radiator fan coupling, transmission oil cooler, and 150-amp alternator. This tow package increases the vehicle’s towing capacity from 2,000 to 3,500 pounds.
The Sport trim boasts additional features including a handling-tuned suspension and P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels, fog lamps, back privacy glass, external color-keyed trim, distinctive charcoal fabric, and a rear spoiler. The Sports version is available in various options that include a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof, navigation control, a Premium Bundle, which includes leather material with eight-way power driver’s seat, a back-up screen, and auto on/off headlights. There is also an extra value package that combines the sunroof with a roof bracket, daytime running lights, and six-CD changer like options in the base model. Unlike the base model, there is no option of a third row. This allows for more space for luggage. The Sport Appearance Package, which is available only on Sport models with the V6 and 4WD, ofers the spare wheel off the rear door and replaces run-flat tires.
Toyota vehicles are appreciated for their lovely safety features. As expected, the 2010 RAV4 gets an A in the safety department. Safety features on all RAV4 trim levels include dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact airbags, and side-curtain airbags. Active headrests on the driver and passenger front seats go up and forward in a particular rear-end collisions to help lessen the distance between the inhabitant’s head and the headrest. Also the vehicle features standard child safety seat anchors, antilock brakes (ABS) with easy to use brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), and a tire-pressure monitor.
The 2010 Toyota RAV4 is an outstanding option if you are in the market for a lovely compact SUV. The RAV4 rates greatly for dependability and crash safety. It is available with refined four- and six-cylinder engines. The RAV4’s spacious cargo area can effortlessly fit bulky items, and the SUV can even seat seven passengers with the availability of an optional third row in some trims. Although it is not the only good option in its class, it rates among the very best.