The 3rd Generation Toyota RAV4 was introduced in 2005. The 3rd Generation RAV4 is a front engine two/four wheel drive compact SUV. The Toyota RAV4 3rd Generation featured an updated design language compared to the previous 2nd Generation Toyota RAV4. The 3rd Generation Toyota RAV4 is offered in 2 variants a short, long wheelbase model and a long wheelbase model. Production of the 3rd Generation Toyota RAV4 has been ongoing for over 16 years. The Toyota RAV4 was available to purchase during the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and the year 2015. The Toyota RAV4 is available in 4 variants X, G, Style, and Sports. The price of the Toyota RAV4 3rd Generation is not competitive when compared to other cars in the same class available in the local market.
The exterior of the 3rd Generation Toyota RAV4 features a restrained design language. The front end houses sleek trapezium styled side swept headlights, a trapezium chrome grille, and dual air intakes. The rear end features triangular side swept taillights and a standard case tailgate. All variants of the Toyota RAV4 feature identical styling in every aspect. The overall exterior of the 3rd Generation features a fairly restrained and minimalistic design language.
The interior of the 3rd Generation RAV4 compromises of black and silver polished trim pieces. The front and rear seats are covered in fabric. Standard features on the X variants include air conditioning, power windows, power lock doors, power steering, stereo speaker system and a tachometer. Features on the higher end G variant includes front fog lamps and alloy wheels. Features on the higher end Sport and Style variant includes front Xenon headlights, rear roof spoiler, power-adjustable mirrors and a CD player in the Style Variant. Options include cruise control, automatic climate control, satellite navigation, leather upholstery and a sunroof. The overall interior of the 3RD Generation Toyota RAV4 offers a below paramount of interior space especially for an SUV of its exterior dimensions. The ride quality, comfort level and noise insulation levels in the cabin are decent.