Update October 2019: Details about the New 2019 RAV4 can be found here…
The Generation 4 Rav4 has recently received a clean new look for the fourth generation model (XA40) getting a facelift late in 2015.
Last month I finally got my hands on one so thought it would be a good time to explain what alarm options are available.
Currently, there are 3 different models levels in NZ, all of which have an immobiliser, but none in the current line up have an alarm.
The top of the line Limited and GLX models both come with the Toyota Smart key entry and push-button start.
Then there is GL which has a traditional remote key.
None of these current models in NZ has a factory alarm (Note: some pre-facelift models did which I’ll explain later).
Here are my recommendations if you want flawless a flawless alarm with that factory feel.
For the GLX and Limited models, the Cobra AK4615 upgrade alarm is great. It works flawlessly with the Smart Key set up, has ultrasonics internal protection and a super loud digital backup siren and horn honk.
Here’s how it looks after the install:
For the GL model, the Cobra AK4218 Toyota alarm works with the factory remote key and gives you the option of disabling the ultrasonic sensors using the remote.
Pre Facelift Rav4 (2013-2015)
Previous Gen 3 model RAV4 (XA30)
Again, other alarms are possible but these are my recommendations if you want that factory look and quality.
I’ve done a Viper 5906V remote start on this generation Rav4 too.