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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£2,895 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

Combined - 51 mpg EC Extra Urban - 50 mpg EC Urban - 50.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

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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 &321;40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional &321;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 is bigger, better finished, and far more efficient, thanks to an exclusive reliance on hybrid power, now offered in plug-in form as well as in self-charging guise. And Toyota hasn't forgotten that cars in this class need to look good and drive well too. Reacquaint yourself with it. 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 do so 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 upfront cost, but shelled out when it disappeared through a hedgerow 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 is a smarter take on a well-established theme. More spacious and more efficient courtesy of hybrid power, it aims to bring the RAV4 back to a prominent position amongst volume brand entrants in the mid-sized SUV marketplace.

Driving Experience

Having dipped its toe into the hybrid waters with the previous generation version of this model, Toyota has gone all-out with petrol/electric power in this MK5 version. It's all you can have - though buyers are offered the option of either front wheel drive or All-Wheel Drive. This model's body is stiffer than that the previous one, while its centre of gravity is also lower down: it's all aimed at making this model a more engaging steer, as is the engineering of this fifth generation RAV4's much more sophisticated TNGA GA-K platform. The suspension set-up's more predictable, using MacPherson struts up front, while a double wishbone arrangement at the rear. The mainstream self charging hybrid engine isn't too much different from the hybrid unit that RAV4 buyers were served up before. It's 2.5-litres in size and generates a combined power output of 215bhp. The All-Wheel Drive variants gain a second electric motor driving the rear axle, which lifts that output slightly to 219bhp. As before, this set-up has to be mated to CVT belt-driven automatic transmission. This demands a relaxed driving style if revs are not to flare every time you exercise your right foot. If you do that, rest to 62mph occupies 8.4s en route to a maximum of 112mph. Toyota also now offers a Plug-in hybrid variant, which boosts engine output to 302bhp, sprints to 62mph in 6.2s and offeers a 37 mile EV driving range.

Design and Build

This fifth generation RAV4 certainly has a more aggressive, angular look than its predecessors. It's now sits 10mm closer to the ground, and at the front, the emphasis is on width and strength with extra volume added to the lower bumper section. There's a similar effect at the rear where the horizontal line created by the tail lights and back window angles sharply downwards at each edge, drawing the eye towards the rear wheels and expressing what the stylists call the "polygon" influence on the design. Inside, it's not quite as avant garde as outside, but the cabin is usefully more spacious than before, courtesy of the way that the wheelbase has been stretched by 30mm, so as to increase rear leg room. You can really stretch out in the second row as a result. There's no option of third row seating. 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 smart and there's no smartphone-mirroring functionality. 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

Prices now start at around £30,500 in the all-Hybrid range and run to around £37,000 - though you'll pay significantly more for top versions of the Plug-in variant. There's a choice of four trim levels - 'Icon', 'Design', 'Excel' and 'Dynamic'. With each of these options, there's a £1,555 premium to go from a front wheel drive to an AWD version. Even the base 'Icon' models get 17-inch alloy wheels, front 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 Toyota Safety Sense. Significant upgrades have been made to some of the systems in the package, notably with the Pre-Collision System now 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 improved 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. Other 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 now also offers a plug-in version too, which can offer an EV driving range of 37 miles and a CO2 reading of less than 30g/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 between 102 to 129g/km (NEDC) for the front-driven model and 103-131g/km (NEDC) for the AWD version. The combined cycle fuel figure for the front driven model is quoted at up to 50.4mpg (WLTP). For the AWD version, it's up to 48.7mpg (WLTP). The low emissions mean low Vehicle Excise Duty (£135 annually across the range). And, more importantly, low Benefit-in-Kind taxation for business users. The base RAV4 model has a BiK rating of just 21% - and every other version comes in at 22%, regardless of drivetrain or spec. As a result, Toyota thinks that a RAV4 company user will save around £120 a month in tax over what they'd have to fork out by running a comparable Volkswagen Tiguan in either petrol or diesel form. That's a strong incentive. 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 this time round. 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.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Urban Khaki
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth - Black

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

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