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Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Design 5dr CVT 2WD Hybrid Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£3,795 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Floor mats, Privacy glass, Traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Voice control system, Electric power steering, Power boot opening and closing, Trip computer, Heated door mirrors, Piano black centre console with silver insert...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Toyota's RAV4 mid-sized SUV soft roader has been around so long it's easy to forget quite how far it's come. The fifth generation model has been lightly updated with a slightly smarter look, both inside and out, plus the option of a more extreme-looking 'Adventure'-spec model. As before, there's the choice of a self-charging hybrid engine with front or four-wheel drive. And a 4WD Plug-in Hybrid variant. Reacquaint yourself with a RAV4. You might be in for a surprise.

Background

It's easy to underestimate quite what a debt of gratitude we owe the Toyota RAV4. Back in 1994, the market for compact SUVs was massively different to the one we have today. If you wanted a modestly-sized car of this kind back then, you had to have it with the proviso that it was likely to fall over if it was shown a picture of a corner. This was all part of the bargain. You saved money on the up-front cost, but shelled out when it disappeared through a hedge row on its door handles. The RAV4 changed all that. It was the first compact SUV that was actually good fun to drive on road. But times change. The RAV4 has grown ever bigger and more sophisticated in response to market entrants like the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Honda CR-V and the Ford Kuga. This fifth generation car was a smarter take on a well-established theme and now it's been usefully updated, aiming to bring the RAV4 back to a prominent position amongst volume brand entrants in the mid-sized SUV marketplace.

Driving Experience

Nothing's changed beneath the bonnet with this MK5 RAV4, so as before, there's the choice of a 2.5 VVT-i self charging hybrid engine with front or four-wheel drive; it delivers 215bhp in front-driven form or 219bhp in AWD form (that variant featuring an extra electric motor). The AWD model adds a further electric motor on the back axle, providing significantly increased extra traction. The powerplant alternative is an AWD-only Plug-in Hybrid variant at the top of the range which has 302bhp and can be really rather fast. You're probably going to want one of the self-charging models and as with all Toyota hybrids, there's a belt-driven CVT auto gearbox and the RAV4 in this form can be driven in three ways. By the electric motors only (as is the case from start-off for up to 1.2 miles using the provided 'EV' mode); with just the engine (if you're giving it full throttle); or more usually, with a combination of both. During deceleration and under braking, the engine switches off and both electric motors act as high-output generators, recovering kinetic energy that automatically recharges the batteries for the next time the hybrid system is able to switch back to electric-only mode. This is no BMW X3, but thanks to a stiff GA-K platform and a low centre of gravity, the car turns keenly into corners at speed and there's less understeer than you'd expect in an SUV of this kind, plus plenty of traction to power you out of the other side of the turn. There's an automatic limited slip differential control on AWD-i models - Toyota calls it a 'Trail Mode' and it's selected via a button on the dash. It deals with the issue that afflicted previous generation AWD RAV4s which saw a risk of the vehicle being stranded if a driven wheel lost contact with the ground on very uneven terrain. Should this happen when 'Trail Mode' is activated, the free rotating wheel will be braked while drive torque is directed to the grounded wheel.at the same time, throttle control and the transmission shift pattern will be adapted to help the driver keep the vehicle moving.

Design and Build

Visual updates to this fifth generation RAV4 are relatively slight. the main difference is the adoption of projector-style LED headlights and LED front fog lamps, plus some variants get a smarter 10-spoke alloy wheel design. There's also a new 'Adventure'-spec version with wider wheel arches, silver front and rear under-runs and more of a serious SUV look. Otherwise, this MK5 RAV4 looks much as before; it still looks accessible - a RAV4 must never be big and bulky. Buyers have always looked at one and thought 'yes I could drive that', 'yes, I could park it' and 'yes, that would look rather nice in the driveway'. Inside, updates across the RAV4 range have brought smarter LED lighting, powered seat adjustment, illuminated window control switches and extra USB-C ports. Up front, as usual with a RAV4, the finish is functional rather than luxurious. Unfortunately, Toyota hasn't taken the opportunity to upgrade its infotainment technology, which means that the graphics aren't particularly avant garde but the screen can at least now offer 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. The way that this MK5 model's wheelbase was stretched by 30mm has always made this design reasonably spacious at the rear - it's certainly a size bigger than something like a Qashwqai or an Ateca and you can stretch out in the second row as a result. There's no option of third row seating. You get a big boot out back though, 580-litres in size. There's 1,690-litres of space on offer if you fold the rear bench.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at just over £31,000 for the self-charging hybrid models; you'll need quite a lot more though, if you want the latest 'Adventure'-spec version. The other core trim levels are 'Icon', 'Design', 'Excel', 'Dynamic' and 'Black Edition'. With each of these options, there's a £1,555 premium to go from a front wheel drive to an AWD version. Should you want Plug-in hybrid tech in your RAV4, you'll need much deeper pockets - prices start at around £47,000. This top variant comes only with AWD and in 'Design', 'Dynamic' and 'Dynamic Premium' states of trim. Even the base 'Icon' self-charging models get 17-inch alloy wheels, front LED fog lights, rear parking sensors, auto headlamps and wipers, roof rails, LED headlights, rear privacy glass and power-folding mirrors. Inside, there's the 'Toyota Touch 2' infotainment screen with a DAB tuner and a rear view camera built in. And all RAV4 models are equipped with the second generation of the 'Toyota Safety Sense' package. This incorporates a Pre-Collision System able to detect pedestrians in the vehicle's path during both day and night-time driving, and cyclists during daylight hours. The Adaptive Cruise Control has intuitive deceleration and acceleration control, keeping the RAV4 a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Other systems include Lane Departure Alert and Lane Trace Assist, to help keep the vehicle positioned within its traffic lane, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High Beam. Additional advanced safety features include a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (on 'Excel' and 'Design' grades) for safe manoeuvring. Plus an E-Call service on all models that can automatically alert the emergency services to the vehicle's location in the event of an accident - triggered when the airbags are deployed.

Cost of Ownership

The Japanese maker describes the RAV4 Hybrid's mainstream technology as being of the 'self-charging' variety - but as we've said, also offers a plug-in version too, which can offer an EV driving range of 46 miles, a combined fuel reading of up to 282.5mpg and a CO2 return of just 22g/km, both class-leading figures. Most though, will want the ordinary self-charging hybrid version of this car. Let's get to the figures for that. CO2 emissions range up to 126g/km for the front-driven model (combined cycle fuel return up to 50.4mpg) and 131g/km (up to 48.7mpg) for the AWD version. The low emissions mean relatively low Benefit-in-Kind taxation for business users. The base RAV4 model has a BiK rating of 29% - and every other self-charging version comes in at 30%, regardless of spec. Residual values for the RAV4 have always been good, in most cases bearing comparison with its closest Honda CR-V and Land Rover Discovery Sport rivals and there's little reason to doubt that they'll only improve with this update. What else? Well, the five year 100,000 mile warranty is extremely good and even after that runs out, you'll find that most spares are relatively inexpensive. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Urban Khaki
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth - Black
  • 18" 5-spoke silver alloy wheels

Body Glass

  • Privacy glass
  • Rear screen wiper - intermittent
  • Power front windows
  • Rear windscreen defogger
  • Power rear windows
  • Automatic wipers

Brakes

  • Traction control
  • ABS/EBD
  • Brake assist function
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hill start assist
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Brake hold function

Chassis/Suspension

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Communication

  • Voice control system
  • Bluetooth system
  • Apple car play and Android auto

Driver Aids

  • Electric power steering
  • Rear parking camera
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Drive Mode Selector
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Cyclist Detection
  • Night Time Pedestrian Detection
  • EV audible alert
  • Front parking sensors
  • Lane trace assist
  • Multimedia switches on steering wheel
  • Full range intelligent adaptive cruise control
  • Memory on adjustable speed limiter

Driver Convenience

  • Power boot opening and closing
  • Remote boot door release in cabin
  • Push button start
  • Remote boot door release in key

Driver Information

  • Trip computer
  • Lights on warning
  • eCall emergency call system
  • Hybrid system indicator
  • ECO-driving indicator
  • Touch 2 Go navigation system including 3D maps and voice control
  • Road sign assist - RSA
  • 7" TFT multi information display
  • My T Connected services
  • Analog tachometer

Driving Mirrors

  • Heated door mirrors
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Automatically retractable door mirrors
  • Turning signal integrated indicators in door mirrors
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror

Embellishment Trims

  • Piano black centre console with silver insert
  • Soft-touch black lower dashboard
  • Soft-touch black upper dashboard with silver insert

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • Auxiliary socket for external MP3 player
  • DAB audio
  • USB Connection
  • 8" Multimedia display touch screen
  • Toyota touch media system

Exterior Body Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour rear spoiler
  • Body colour door handles
  • Front/rear roof mounted assist grips
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Emergency brake-light signal (EBS)
  • Body coloured Shark-fin antenna
  • Meshed upper front grille
  • Silver front under-run
  • Silver rear under-run
  • Dual exhaust pipes
  • Body colour roof

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Follow me home headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights
  • LED High mounted stop lamp
  • Parabola LED headlights
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Adaptive automatic high beam

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Pollen filter
  • Clean air filter
  • Dual Zone automatic air conditioning
  • Rear passenger air vents

Interior Features

  • Front centre armrest
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Folding rear centre armrest
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Front and rear bottle holders
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Grey roof lining
  • Manual telescopic and tilt 3-spoke leather steering wheel with Chrome insert
  • Rear door armrests
  • Dual sided deck board in boot
  • Leather gear shift with chrome surround
  • Rear view display in display audio screen with dynamic guide lines
  • Telephone and voice recognition switches on steering wheel

Interior Lights

  • Front footwell lights
  • Boot light
  • Driver and front passenger personal light
  • Illuminated entry system

Safety

  • Child proof door locks
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Passenger airbag cut-off device
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Adjustable front driver and passenger seat belt extender
  • Acoustic vehicle alerting system
  • Toyota safety sense
  • Pre collision system
  • Front passenger airbag detector

Seats

  • Front headrests
  • Reclining rear seats
  • 60/40 split fold rear seat back
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
  • Manually reclining and sliding front passenger seat
  • Manually height-adjustable sliding and reclining driver seat

Security

  • Remote central locking
  • Light - on and Key in reminder
  • Smart entry + Smart start
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Glass-breaking alarm sensors
  • Tilt detection sensors
  • Immobiliser
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Motion sensor alarm
  • Intrusion alarm

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Spare

  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Full size spare wheel

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.4
  • Engine Power - BHP 218
  • Engine Power - KW 160
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5700
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 163
  • Engine Torque - NM 221
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3600
  • Top Speed 111

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