Toyota RAV4 1st Generation (1994-2000): This was the original RAV4 that introduced the concept of a compact SUV. It featured a unibody design, available all-wheel drive, and was offered with either a 2-door or a 4-door body style. It had a relatively small size compared to later models.
Toyota RAV4 2nd Generation (2001-2005): The second generation RAV4 was slightly larger and offered more interior space. It was available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It maintained the compact SUV styling and was known for its practicality and versatility.
Toyota RAV4 3rd Generation (2006-2012): The third generation RAV4 continued to grow in size and offered more powerful engine options. It featured improved handling, increased cargo space, and a more modern design.
Toyota RAV4 4th Generation (2013-2018): This generation of RAV4 received a significant redesign with a sleeker and more modern appearance. It introduced new technology features and improved fuel efficiency. It was available with a hybrid powertrain option for the first time.
Toyota RAV4 5th Generation (2019-Present as of September 2021): The fifth generation RAV4 received a bold and rugged redesign, moving away from the more car-like design of its predecessor. It offered a new hybrid powertrain with improved efficiency and introduced the off-road-oriented RAV4 TRD Off-Road model. The fifth generation also came with advanced safety features and a more spacious interior.
Toyota RAV4 Prime (2021-Present as of September 2021): This is a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 that offers enhanced electric-only driving range and performance. It’s designed to be more eco-friendly and efficient, appealing to those looking for a greener option.