The Toyota Rav4, An SUV Game Changer

The Toyota Rav4 was a game changer when this popular SUV arrived on the scene in 1994. Since then, the RAV4 has evolved, being upgraded into different models year after year and only gotten better over time. Although the second generation Toyota RAV4 didn’t change the way we viewed small 4x4s with quite the same seismic impact its predecessor did, few would contend with the fact that it’s a markedly better car.

Bigger, more mature and considerably more refined, the RAV4 concept now seems to have grown in both confidence and competence. It’s no surprise that this Toyota brand, like many others from the same manufacturer have been a hot cake around East Africa. And there are reasons to back its marketability which is why, at Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris, it one of the most hired cars.

Its great interior features a cargo cover, remote fuel door release operation, front reading lamps, rear heater vents, keyless entry and a 6-speaker sound system that features AM/FM radio and CD player. Trust me; you can’t get bored while driving in this car. Take a seat behind the wheel and you’ll find that the dashboard was designed to create what Toyota hoped was a ‘sportier’ environment.

The Toyota RAV4 in full 4 wheel drive Recereational Active Vehicle , a four-door SUV and five passenger seating capacity has an average fuel economy of 11.1km/L to 11.6km/L.

On the Road

Late shape RAV4s may look more conventionally ‘off-road’ than their predecessors but the big gains definitely came in terms of on-tarmac performance. The 2006 RAV4 is lighter and faster than direct rivals – and is far more comfortable over poor surfaces. This is thanks to a fully independent suspension set-up further aided by the addition of a rear anti-roll bar to improve cornering performance.

So in case you need a rent a Rav4 in Uganda for self drive or guided tour, just contact us now by filling in the short contact form or by sending an email to to get in touch with our reservations team . Alternatively you can call us on +256-758540071 / +256-785231603 to speak with our reservations team.