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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.
  • 2.0 VVT-i XT4 5dr

    Dean Marshall , Hampshire . Date: 23/08/2007
    • Overall 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

    My car

    For me the RAV 4 is the most ‘ok’ 4x4 for the price; it looks ok, it drives ok, the reliability is ok, the interior is ok etc; in fact the only ‘not ok’ thing is a rear door that only opens half way and then slams itself closed, sometimes whilst you are in the way. It is a testament to its 'okness' that I have owned the last three models and at the end of the day no 4x4 in this price range is going to set your pulse racing (except possibly the new Mazda CX-7; I’ll let you know)so 'ok' is good. I may also be suffering from the fact that familiarity can breed contempt but it's definitely worth a test drive.

  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT4 5dr

    Chris Morant , London . Date: 27/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the third RAV4 I have owned, all purchased from new, and the XT4 with a little under 15,000 miles on the clock is a real disappointment.

    The front windows rattle, wind noise is excessive and the general build quality is nowhere near as good as the first two I owned.

    I test-drove a Honda CR-V this month (July) and it is a far more refined vehicle - unfortunately I can't afford to change for the moment.

    I did try to post a review on the Toyota website but it has not appeared yet, nor have they been stirred to contact me.

  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    Nick Barnes , England . Date: 14/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Forget the frugal fuel economy suggested in the paperwork, and expect no more then 38mpg on long runs, and 34mpg in general. Not since the day i've owned this car have i achieved over 40mpg, and i'm not a racey driver (My last car was a Merc C270 which I regularly achieved over 45mpg)< but put this asside, and remember when you do put your foot down, this is 180 bhp, and will surprise you to the extreme. It puts it on the road smoothly, and remarkably quietly. Fun to drive, fun to own, with plenty of space - it's a good car, and very reasonable to lease. You won't regret owning one.

  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT4 5dr

    Jim Rayment Date: 13/06/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a new XT4 in April 2006 for the What Car? target price of £21,000. I've covered 14K miles and cannot fault it (apart from the clock being in an awkward place). I tested the Freelander, Honda, Nissan, but none come even close to the RAV4.

    The Nissan came out top in one of the magazine reviews but apart from looking like Postman Pat's van it felt second rate to the RAV4. The Honda had a constant annoying high-pitched buzz and also looked a bit square. The Freelander was like a tank.

    The RAV4 drives great - I keep forgetting it has a sixth gear as it's not needed upto 80mph. I also drive an Audi A4 but the RAV4 driving position is far better.

    My wife loves it, as it's much more comfortable to drive on country roads than her previous two Mini Coopers. I've found no problem with the tailgate opening. The leather interior makes all the difference too.

    If you buy one of these you won't regret it.

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