Land Rover Defender vs Toyota RAV4 Comparison

    Land Rover Defender

    Toyota RAV4

    2024 Land Rover
    Defender
    vs
    2024 Toyota
    RAV4
    Select Variants...

    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.0
    8.3
    0.0
    Based on the Land Rover Defender 130 P500 V8 (368kW)
    Based on the Toyota RAV4 EDGE (AWD) HYBRID
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    TowingTowing
    Awards
    The Land Rover Defender won the Best 4WD SUV award in 2023. We don’t have any awards for Toyota RAV4.
    '23
    Best 4WD SUV
    Towing
    Fuel Efficiency
    89L - 90L
    303 to 1152 km
    55L
    264 to 385 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $92,402 - $217,282
    $39,760 - $58,360
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    CarExpert's Take

    James Wong
    Production Editor
    James Wong drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Eight seats, eight cylinders – ooft.
    • Heaps of space and tech
    • Looks like it will eat other cars
    Misses
    • Nearly double the price of base 130
    • Awkward rear proportions
    • Thirsty, expensive to service
    James Wong
    Production Editor
    James Wong drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Still the efficiency leader
    • Still the people's choice
    • Tech updates are welcome
    Misses
    • Far more expensive than it once was
    • Doesn't go as hard as 163kW might suggest
    • Lacks the premium feel of some rivals

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Anti Theft Wheel Nuts (+$80)
    • Intrusion Sensor (+$1,001)
    • Metallic Paint Premium (+$1,040)
    • Secure Tracker (+$910)
    • Smoke Pack (+$65)
    NA

    Colours Available

    The Toyota RAV4 is available in nine different colours, however not all are available across all variants. The following are available on the Cruiser and GXL:

    • Glacier White
    • Crystal Pearl
    • Silver Sky
    • Graphite
    • Atomic Rush (red)
    • Eclipse Black
    • Mineral Blue
    • Saturn Blue

    The GX misses out on Crystal Pearl. The XSE missed out on Crystal Pearl, Atomic Rush, Eclipse lack and Saturn Blue.

    The top-spec Toyota RAV4 Edge misses out on the two white colours and Saturn Blue but it does get its own unique Jungle Khaki colour.

    Premium paint is a $675 option.

    A full list of colours for the 2022 range has yet to be announced.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJ, SUPERCHARGED DIR INJ, TURBO DIESEL DIR INJDIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1997 - 50001987 - 2487
    Size (L)
    3.0L, 5.0L, 2.0L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    TURBO 6, SUPERCHARGED V8, DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 4INLINE 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 3216
    Power
    183kW - 386kW127kW - 152kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 60005700 - 6600
    Torque
    550Nm - 650Nm203Nm - 243Nm
    Torque RPM
    1250 - 25003600 - 4400
    Bore Stroke
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    Compression Ratio
    9.5 - 15.513 - 14

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