Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT Hybrid Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£3,245 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 - 63 mpg EC Extra Urban - 60 mpg EC Urban - 61.

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

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

Performance (BHP)

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.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

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.

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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. 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. That 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.

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 £30,000 in the all-Hybrid range and run to around £37,000. 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 technology as being of the 'self-charging' variety, which means that it isn't of the currently popular Plug-in variety. The brand of course has this technology (it's available on top versions of its Prius model) but currently feels it isn't necessary for the RAV4 line-up. Let's get to the figures. CO2 emissions range between 102 to 105g/km. And the combined cycle fuel figure for the front driven model is quoted at 51.2mpg. Those figures are WLTP-rated, converted to NEDC2-spec. 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.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Special solid paint
  • Special solid - Urban Khaki
  • Leather - Grey
  • Leather - Beige
  • Leather - Black
  • 18" 5-spoke silver alloy wheels
Specification
Body Glass
Privacy glass
Rear screen wiper - intermittent
Windscreen wiper de-icer
Power front windows
Rear windscreen defogger
Power rear windows
Brakes
Traction control
ABS/EBD
Brake assist function
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
Collision mitigation braking system
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Emergency brake light system (EBS)
Trailer Sway Control
Chassis/Suspension
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Communication
Voice control system
Bluetooth system
Driver Aids
Electric power steering
Rear parking camera
Lane departure warning system
Drive Mode Selector
Traffic sign recognition
Adjustable speed limiter
Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
Rear parking sensors
Adaptive cruise control with lane trace assist
Pedestrial detection
Cyclist Detection
Night Time Pedestrian Detection
EV audible alert
Driver Convenience
Power boot opening and closing
Remote boot door release in cabin
Driver Information
Touch 2 Go navigation system
Trip computer
Lights on warning
Tachometer
Low screen washer fluid warning
7" colour TFT display
eCall emergency call system
Hybrid system indicator
ECO-driving indicator
Touch 2 Go navigation system including 3D maps and voice control
Driving Mirrors
Heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Auto dimming interior mirror
Electric adjustable door mirrors
Automatically retractable door mirrors
Turning signal integrated indicators in door mirrors
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
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
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
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Automatic headlights
Automatic headlamp levelling
Follow me home headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED rear lights
Door mirror puddle lights
Auto high beam
Headlight cleaners
LED High mounted stop lamp
Projector LED headlights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Pollen filter
Clean air filter
Dual Zone automatic air conditioning
Rear passenger air vents
Interior Features
Front centre armrest
Leather upholstery
Folding rear centre armrest
Rear coat hooks
Heated steering wheel
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
Interior Lights
Front footwell lights
Boot light
Driver and front passenger personal light
Light blue ambient lighting on front cupholders and open tray
Packs
Parking pack - Rav4
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
Seats
Front headrests
Reclining rear seats
Front seatback pockets
60/40 split fold rear seat back
3 rear headrests
Isofix child seat preparation
Driver seat memory function
Heated driver and front passenger seats
Driver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
Manually reclining and sliding front passenger seat
Power height-adjustable sliding reclining and lumbar support for driver seat
Security
Alarm/immobiliser
Remote central locking
Key in reminder
Smart entry + Smart start
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Glass-breaking alarm sensors
Tilt detection sensors
Vanity Mirrors
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
Full size spare wheel
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.4
Engine Power - BHP222
Engine Power - KW163
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5700
Engine Torque - LBS.FT163
Engine Torque - MKG22.5
Engine Torque - NM221
Engine Torque - RPM3600
Top Speed112

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