• 2018 Toyota RAV4 models driving through the mountains

    Toyota RAV4 History

    The Toyota RAV4 was originally envisioned as a sturdy vehicle that could provide drivers with all the capabilities of an SUV with the amenities and maneuverability of a compact car. Toyota managed its job so well that in the intervening years the Toyota RAV4 has become one of the most popular crossovers, not just with Shelby shoppers, but with critics as well.

RAV4 Through the Years

Introduced in Japan in 1989, the RAV4 didn’t make its way to the U.S. until 1996, and by then, Americans were ready for something a little less cumbersome than the truck-based SUVs offered at the time. Originally offered in 2- and 4-door models, the 4-cylinder RAV4 was efficient, nimble, and perfect for drivers who wanted more from their daily driver without all the bulk.

1999 Toyota RAV4
2018 Toyota RAV4

Today’s RAV4

Like all Toyota vehicles, the RAV4 has undergone a number of exciting changes since its inception, upgrading interior features, adding infotainment, offering a hybrid engine, and even including some of the same advanced driver assist safety technology that used to be reserved for only high-end luxury vehicles. With all it has to offer, its accessible price, and its city-friendly maneuverability, it’s little wonder the Toyota is such a familiar sight in Mt. Holly streets.

Browse Our New and Used RAV4 Inventory Online!

Take advantage of the great prices available on the large selection of new and used Toyota models at Toyota of Gastonia or experience the new Toyota RAV4 in person by taking a test drive.

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