The 2017 Toyota RAV4 sitting in front of me covered in bugs (turns out New England has a lot of bugs) certainly did not fit the archetype of what I thought of as a “rally car.” Populating the roads running along the rolling hills of Maine and New Hampshire I had spotted the predictable ones—blue Subarus,…
Ryan Shaughnessy is a huge fan of both the Toyota RAV4 as well as the Toyota Caldina GT-T—a mad station wagon made for the Japanese market only. So he swapped a 256-horsepower Caldina GT-T 3S-GTE engine into his 1998 RAV4. The best of both worlds makes for some great snow-conquering hoonage.
The last compact crossover reviewed on Jalopnik, the 2017 Honda CR-V, generated a massive 96,000 views. That’s 66,000 more than the review of that stunning Miami Blue 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S shot in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Jesus, that’s like the equivalent of an entire city bridging the gap between those…
One of the best things a manufacturer can do to prove a car’s worth is to race it. Keep it mostly stock to demonstrate its capabilities. Unfortunately, Toyota discovered something they shouldn’t have kept close to stock on their rally-prepped 2016 Toyota RAV4 at the Gorman Ridge Rally: the car alarm.
Before they were known as “The Throne,” Jay Z and Kanye West linked with Rihanna in 2009 for the unescapable hit “Run This Town.” It charted around the world, was performed on The Jay Leno Show, and won multiple awards (2010 Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song). And while I’m still waiting for Jay…
Rally driver Ryan Millen met up with Jay Leno, with the pair taking a rally-spec Toyota Rav4 through the very dry Los Angeles River, and then on to the beach at Paradise Cove.
The Toyota RAV4 is a veteran in a segment of young crossovers, but its tried-and-true formula keeps buyer’s returning to showrooms. What do you need to know before you buy a Toyota RAV4? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
Toyota’s factory racing outfit is backing off-road pro Ryan Millen to take on Rally America’s open modified street car class in this basically stock 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE 2WD. I’m finding myself... genuinely curious about how well it does.
Ever had a car dealer scare the living crap out of you during a test drive? It's rare, but it happens. Just ask this actress in Belgium, who got more than she bargained for when she went on a Toyota RAV4 test drive.
The adage goes, "if it exists, somebody somewhere rallies it." This is true even of the humble Toyota RAV4.
We're only a couple of weeks out from Super Bowl XLVII, and that means we need to get ready for the litany of car commercials automakers will shove down our throats in between the football action.
If you wanted a Tesla Model S but couldn't afford the sticker price (or bear the long wait), now's your chance. Well, sort of. Tesla shared its guts with Toyota, who stuffed them into a RAV4, and now the car's going on sale.
The 2009 Toyota RAV4 will start at $21,500 for the base FWD model, an increase of just 0.9% from the 2008 model, and will range up to $27,810 for a Limited equipped with the 3.5-liter, 269 HP V6 and 4WD. Toyota also plans to offer several Extra Value Packages with a variety of options bundled together for, you know,…