To make the most of your driving and ownership experience, you’ll want to get familiar with your RAV4’s multi-information display. It’s one of the most used features and taps into many aspects of the vehicle.
This article will help you understand what this onboard command center is, what the information shows, and how to use it so you can become an expert in a few minutes.
What Is It?
The multi-information display, abbreviated as “MID,” is a digital screen located in the center of the instrument clusters. Its purpose is to communicate real-time vehicle information and allows driving settings to be changed.
It’s clearly visible from the driver’s seat, so if you’re not already sitting in your RAV4, hop on in! This information is best learned from your car.
The multi-information display is used for the following information:
- Viewing driving data (e.g., MPG, tire pressure, and distance to empty)
- Seeing audio details (e.g., current song, artist, and album)
- Receiving warning messages (e.g., “AWD System Malfunction“)
- Changing settings related to safety features (e.g. blind spot monitoring and pre-collision warning)
- Altering driving assist settings (e.g, lane tracing assist and adaptive cruise control)
The multi-information display features available will depend on the vehicle year and trim level.
How to Use It
You can control the multi-information display using buttons located on the steering wheel. The owner’s manual includes all the exact steps and specific instructions for using the multi-information display. However, here are a few tips to get you started.
Look on the left side of the steering wheel for the controls you need for the RAV4 multi-information display.
- The right and left arrow lets you move between categories
- The up and down areas enable you to view each category’s content
- The center button enters your selection
- The back button takes you to the previous screen
Take some time to practice with these controls while you’re stationary. It can be dangerous to attempt to manage these controls while moving if you’re not familiar with them.
For more information on using the interface, check out this video.
Which RAV4s Come with One?
Toyota began including multi-information displays in the 2013 RAV4.
All Toyota RAV4s from 2013 to 2023 have a multi-information display. However, the display and the information it shows can vary greatly due to the evolution of technology over the last decade.
We recommend checking your owner’s manual for details about the functionality available in your particular model!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Bottom Line
The RAV4 Multi-Information Display is an essential and standard feature that every driver should become familiar with.
When you first purchase your RAV4, spend some time in the driver’s seat looking at the display information. When you are familiar with the buttons and features before you drive, it makes it safer to use while on the road.
What do you use most on your multi-information display? Let us know in the comments!