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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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25 reader reviews for Toyota RAV4 4x4.
  • 2.0 GX D-4D 5dr

    Allan Bailey , Stirlingshire . Date: 07/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased my RAV4 three months ago. It was a one-owner vehicle with 27,000 miles on the clock.

    I have driven VWs for the past 10 years, and thought that they would be hard to beat on build quality.

    Having put approximately 2000 miles per month on the clock since I purchased my RAV4, and having owned a wide variety of cars since 1964, I must admit that the RAV4 is the best vehicle I have driven.

    Not only is it a pleasure to drive, due to the torque of the diesel engine and the comfort of the well-designed seats, but I find it very cheap to run. My average combined fuel consumption is 45mpg, with a best of 58.6mpg on a long run.

    Insurance is also excellent, with a premium of only £162 for fully comprehensive cover. Everyone whom I have had as passengers have remarked on the comfort and soothness of the ride.

    Maybe it is best on the road, but I find that it copes very well on Forestry Commission roads, enabling me to escape the maddening crowds.

    In conclusion, I can only say that I wish I had bought a RAV4 sooner.

  • 2.0 VX D4-D 5dr

    Trevor Legg , Dorset . Date: 12/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for 4 years now and put 49000 miles on it. I can honestly say it is the best car I have owned bar none. The driving position is excellent, the comfort is great on both long and short journeys, the practicality is great, with the rear seats out I moved a whole dining suite in one go! and with the seats in I can carry 4 golfers with their bags and trolleys. The support from the dealership has been outstanding (Loders Yeovil)and running costs are very reasonable, 44 mpg on a regular basis and better on long runs. I haven't yet driven the new model but if it only half as good as this one its a winner. To try to keep this balanced I will list some negatives, the back door is a bit of a pain but managable, tyres are expensive when they need replacing (but that will be the same for any similar vehicle).

  • 2.0 VVT-i XT4 5dr

    RAESH MAMTORA , MIDDLESEX . Date: 02/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Actually its the XT-R 2.0 Petrol Automatic. An excellent purchase sums it up for me but in more detail I will say this is the best looking Compact SUV Smart & Sporty all rolled in to one.

    You shouldn’t be surprised of the inside once you’ve seen the outside, it will only comfortably seat two Adults in the back but the driving position is great and the drive itself is great fun & impressive.

    The 2.0L Japanese engine is typically rev happy but amazingly this car manages to perform as well as the 2.5 Nissan X-Trail and the 2.7 V6 Kia Sportage & Hyundai Tucson and the RAV4 does it with 2000cc showing how good this engine is. Finally the XT-R is terrific value for money.

  • 2.0 D-4D XT4 5dr

    Miriam Farid Date: 21/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I really didn't like this car because it looks like a freak and is uncomfortable. I really didn't enjoy it at all - I give this car one out of ten.

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