Launched in Japan in 1995, the RAV 4 was among the first crossovers in the world. Now in its 4th generation, the RAV 4 continues offering owners the high seating position of a traditional SUV while offering a car-like driving experience. RAV 4's come in either 2WD or all wheel drive models.All are powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four derived from the current Camry. Base price starts at PHP 1,263,000 for the 2WD models and the pearl white all wheel drive model is priced at PHP 2,081,000.
With an already flooded crossover market, the RAV4 is facing some stiff competition from the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan X-Trail and Subaru Forester that offer the same, if not, better levels of performance and equipment.
At PhP 2,066,000, the AWD RAV4 is priced way above the competition, with most of the other brands pricing their top-of-the-line 4x4 crossovers at around the PhP 1.5 – 1.8 million mark. At that price, Toyota appeared to have priced the crossover for AWD enthusiasts or longtime fans of the RAV4. There are however 4x2 models of the RAV4 that are priced more reasonably though has less equipment.