The original RAV4 was a compact crossover that was attractive and really drivable.

In 1996, the RAV4 and the Honda CR-V entered the US crossover market.

The Toyota Land Cruiser, Mitsubishi Montero, Pathfinder, 4Runner, and Chevy Blazer, to mention a few,

These bigger SUVs were the epitome of the SUV craze at the time because they blended the comfort

fuel efficiency of a sedan with the versatility and payload capacity of a truck.

But why did Toyota create the RAV4 in a smaller size when there are so many larger and more appealing SUVs

The brand's designers aimed to challenge the current quo by fusing the SUV's features

And it succeeded. The RAV4 made a big impression on the international stage by utilising the same "best