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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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41 reader reviews for Toyota RAV4 Crossover.
  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT3 5dr

    Chris Cowan , North Tyneside . Date: 15/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Vision is good, drive is not bad and it looks quite good HOWEVER! The build quality of this car is soooo poor!! and the customer survice of Toyota is extremely bad!!

    10,000 Miles Fan belt squeeling 12,000 Miles Tracking is way out and the Tracking Arm need replacing Constant rattles from day one, from the dash and the stop light Gear stick vibrates in 5th @ 2500 rpm + loud nois 17000 Miles "Clunk" on front end when breaking.

    No joy at the dealership with the Clunk and Toyota uk did not return my calls.

    I would not be given let alone buy a Toyota in the future!

  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    John Dineley Date: 13/03/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Due to a lower back problem, I had to change my Audi for something that would offer a better/higher driving position for the 30k mileage I do each year. Having reviewed the market and driven numerous vehicles, I purchased an 08 plat T180.

    First impression - great car. It is comfortable, superbly equipped and the drive is excellent. I do a lot of motorway driving and this is effortless - indeed, it is easy to creep up to 90mph without realising that you are travelling anywhere near that speed. Importantly, as I live in the country, it also handles well on the B roads and country lanes.

    I would however agree with other comments on fuel consumption - I reckon I am getting approx 33mpg which is not bad for such a big car with good performance but it is nowhere near Toyota's claimed economy. Equipment levels are very good especially the sat nav and bluetooth phone set-up (although there is a lot to learn about both!). The rear parking camera does take some getting used to - why they didn't just fit parking sensors is a bit of a mystery to me!

    Comfort was also a major factor for me and neither I nor my passengers have been disappointed. The seats are good and I love the higher driving position which really does aid visibility and gives a feeling of security.

    My honest view (from a person who would not normally choose a 4x4) is that this is a really good car and I am liking it more and more each time I drive it. Very pleased with my decision.

  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    Chris Gibson , Lancashire . Date: 20/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Got my Rav4 T180 in tyrol silver a fortnight ago now and must say I'm quite impressed. I really like the higher driving position compared to my previous car (Golf GTi) and don't really miss the difference in power / acceleration. The safety features (9 airbags / higher ride) were a real consideration as a new father when changing from my Golf. As a bloke I was a little worried about getting what was percieved as a woman's car but I feel the 5 door version (the only one you can get now!)looks manly enough for me. Inside the car is a nice place to be and the SATNav / Phone kit is really useful. The heated leather seats take ages to warm up though and the 40.2mpg Toyota reckon you can get is rubbish - even being incredibly light footed I'm lucky if i get 30-32mpg. Apart from this though I would thoroughly recommend anyone looking for a large(ish) family car to take one out for a test drive and then get a year old one like I did and save 5k.

  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT-R 5dr

    Emma Henley-Davies , Gloucestershire . Date: 04/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took delivery of this car as a company car in Oct 07 - unfortunately was involved in a serious accident - and its now written off. I have re-ordered an identical car - its safety is just outstanding, and without doubt it saved me from serious injury or worse. Besides the safety thing, I absolutely loved the car - it's a great drive, I do a lot of mileage, so comfort is essential, the latest XT-R special edition has a few more gadgets too, like cruise control and blue-tooth. Great for kids and chucking all your stuff in. All in all a totally fab car!

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