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For The Toyota RAV4 offers an enormous cabin and a big boot. Most versions are well equipped, too.

Against It will cost more to run than key rivals and the engines are weak. Refinement and perceived quality are disappointing.

Toyota RAV4 Crossover
33 5stars

The Toyota RAV4 is a practical five-seat SUV, but the cheaper Mazda CX-5 is a better all-rounder.

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There are 8 Toyota RAV4 versions available

Crossover 2.0 D-4D Active 2WD 5dr £22,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D-4D Icon 2WD 5dr £24,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D-4D Icon 4WD 5dr £26,000
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 V-matic CVT Icon 4WD 5dr £26,000 TBA
Crossover 2.0 D-4D Invincible 2WD 5dr £26,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 D-4D Icon 4WD 5dr £26,800
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D-4D Invincible 4WD 5dr £27,700
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 D-4D Invincible 4WD 5dr £28,500
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

If you want a petrol RAV4, the only option is a 2.0, which gets four-wheel drive and a CVT automatic gearbox as standard. Just bear in mind that the diesel models will be much cheaper to run; there’s a front- or four-wheel-drive 2.0-litre that comes with a manual gearbox, and a four-wheel-drive 2.2 that’s available as a manual and an automatic.

The petrol and 2.2-litre diesel models are available only in mid-level Icon and range-topping Invincible trim, whereas the 2.0 diesel comes in all three trims. Icon cars are well equipped, though, so we wouldn’t bother going any further up the range if you’re in the market for a diesel.

Whichever model you choose, we’d recommend you look at Toyota’s Access Toyota finance scheme before buying, because this can make the RAV4 surprisingly affordable.

Reader test team says:

Toyota RAV4 Crossover 2.2 D-4D Icon 4WD 5dr

I've had one of these on loan for a few weeks, and have covered a few hundred miles of mixed roads. It is a good car to drives; it handles well for a…

Alex Benn

4 out of 5 stars

Toyota RAV4 Crossover 2.0 D-4D Icon 2WD 5dr

After test driving several SUV's, I Picked up the Rav4 a week ago and have not been disappointed. The cabin is very spacious and all the controls are…

Ian Lally

4 out of 5 stars

Toyota RAV4 Crossover 2.2 D-4D Icon 4WD 5dr

I have owned this since March and it does not resemble the review at all. Engines are good, don't suffer from cabin noise/vibrations as reported,…

David Arrowsmith

4 out of 5 stars
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