Toyota RAV4 Review
The Toyota RAV4 is a practical SUV, sized between Toyota’s C-HR and Land Cruiser models. This Toyota was first launched in 1994, although since then it has been heavily refined to keep up with the times. In 2016 the first RAV4 Hybrid was revealed as part of Toyota’s plan to become one of the world leaders in the production of hybrid vehicles. Today, the Toyota RAV4 remains a worthy alternative to the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. So, let’s delve deeper to find out how the RAV4 remains so successful.
As a mid-size SUV, the Toyota RAV4 definitely appeals to a large audience, in particular families. What particularly stands out to us about the RAV4 is the spacious five-seater cabinet space. This offers plenty of headroom and legroom, making it feel more spacious than the Honda CR-V. Compared to the previous model, the latest Toyota RAV4 offers a bigger boot space, plus useful storage throughout. In fact, measuring 580-litres in capacity, the Toyota RAV4’s boot space is substantially bigger than both the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.
Also, we like the Toyota RAV4 thanks to its comfortable and pleasant drive. Typical of an SUV, a Toyota RAV4 lease offers a high driving position meaning good visibility when driving. This may not be the most fun car to drive, but still it meets family requirements. Inside, the interior quality is good, and the seats are comfortable as expected. As for the Toyota RAV4’s exterior, it has a striking design with refined design cues from the Toyota C-HR.
Furthermore, the Toyota RAV4 stands out from rivals as it is only available in hybrid powertrain now. This includes both Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid options though. The RAV4 is both efficient and easy to drive, contributing to its popularity. Plus, the Toyota RAV4 has a decent amount of safety and driver assistance features as standard. During independent crash-testing, this Toyota model also achieved a Euro NCAP Safety Rating of 5 stars.
How much does it cost?
The Toyota RAV4 is available in a choice of trim levels with the entry-level ‘icon’ starting from £31,120. Key standard features on the icon version include reversing camera, smartphone integration, rear parking sensors and 17" Silver Alloy wheels. Up from this is the ‘Design’ model, priced from £32,675. With this Toyota RAV4 you get bigger wheels and front parking sensors too. Choose to upgrade from this and you’ll get the ‘Excel’ model with a heated steering wheel and front wiper de-icer. As the sportiest option, the ‘Dynamic’ model is priced from just over £36,000. This Toyota Rav4 features heated front seats, Blind Spot Monitor, tinted rear windows and a gloss black roof.
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