December 4, 2022

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RAV4 Challenges F Series for Retail Sales Leadership


Any dialogue about the most popular motor vehicles in the US has to
include the Toyota RAV4. Given that January 2019, this compact utility
has ranked among the 5 most preferred autos in the nation for
thirty-9 out of forty-four months (see summary under). Also,
the RAV4 ranked second in retail registrations in 11 of those 44
months, and first this earlier February.

It for that reason is not surprising that in August 2022, the most
current month for which new retail registration information are obtainable,
a lot more retail clients opted for the RAV4 than for any other model
except the Ford F Collection pickup, and the gap among the two was a
mere 230 models.

RAV4 has various strengths. One particular is its longevity in the market:
RAV4 released in the US in 1996, previously than any other in-industry
compact vehicle-centered crossover other than the Kia Sportage, which arrived
a calendar year earlier. (Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester arrived to sector in
1997.) And although the RAV4 of course has gone through quite a few
re-designs and enhancements, it has gone by the identical identify
through its 26-12 months heritage, earning coveted design-level equity
with US individuals. In simple fact, 31% of RAV4 households obtain a different
a single, over industry-extensive product loyalty of 25% in the to start with 8
months of 2022.

The compact utility also added benefits from becoming aspect of a robust
brand – 57% of Toyota homeowners who have returned to sector so much in
2022 acquired another Toyota, the best brand loyalty in the
mainstream industry soon after Ford this obviously supplies a abundant
supply of product sales for the RAV4.

The RAV4 also appeals to aggressive house owners at an spectacular rate.
Looking once more at the to start with 8 months of 2022, RAV4’s
conquest/defection ratio of 1.04 not only signifies a internet influx of
customers (for each and every 104 households conquested by the RAV4 from
other types, 100 RAV4 households defect to other types), but it
also surpasses Toyota’s ordinary ratio of .88 and is next best
between Toyota quantity products immediately after the Tacoma. Nevertheless, it is
noteworthy that RAV4 struggles from various rivals, with a
ratio under 1. (net outflow) with Jeep Wrangler, Mazda CX-5, VW
Tiguan, Sportage, and Hyundai Tucson, amid other people.

Considering the fact that vehicle price ranges continue to rank higher with lots of consumers, it is
related that RAV4 real month to month payments are quite aggressive.
Regular payments for a new RAV4 with a 60-month (or larger) personal loan
averaged $550 August 2022 CYTD, significantly less than the typical Compact
Utility Section payment of $580 all through the identical time period. RAV4’s
payment is the tenth least expensive amid the 23 compact utilities for
which S&P World-wide Mobility has sufficient economical facts, but
nevertheless earlier mentioned the payments for these kinds of opponents as Forester, CX-5,
Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Tucson and Tiguan.*

RAV4 also rewards from a preference of powertrains, which includes both of those
the traditional inner combustion engine as properly as a hybrid
gas/electrical offering (Escape, CR-V, Tucson, Wrangler, Sportage,
and Nissan Rogue also offer you these two options). RAV4’s hybrid
set up rate has been growing and reached 58% in Q2 2022,
surpassing 50% for the initially time (partly driven by the hybrid’s
spectacular combination of gas effectiveness and general performance).

Importantly, a RAV4 hybrid purchaser will pay out just $39 much more a month
(with a 60+ thirty day period loan) than a RAV4 gasoline buyer ($569 vs.
$530), but the hybrid consumer now has an “electrified” motor vehicle, really
a great deal in vogue these times. In contrast, if the consumer acquired the
Toyota BZ4X, the electric powered counterpart to the RAV4, his monthly
payment of $810 would be $280 earlier mentioned the gasoline month-to-month

RAV4 hybrids also convey an oblique advantage to the Toyota manufacturer.
Sector-vast, when a hybrid residence returns to marketplace, about
13.4% will migrate to an electric powered auto in distinction, when a
gasoline home acquires a new automobile, only 4% will migrate to
an EV (see chart under). In this sense, the hybrid serves as a
bridge to a entirely electric powered car or truck, the last desired destination of the
entire US car industry.

Observe: S&P World Mobility loyalty information cited in this
report are derived from the House Methodology, in which the
newly obtained motor vehicle is not automatically a replacement for the
primary vehicle but may possibly be an addition to the residence


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Posted 28 Oct 2022 by Tom Libby, Associate Director, Loyalty Remedies and Marketplace Investigation, S&P World-wide Mobility&#13


This write-up was printed by S&P World Mobility and not by S&P World-wide Rankings, which is a separately managed division of S&P World-wide.