We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
41 reader reviews for Toyota RAV4 Crossover.
  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT4 5dr

    George McGhie , Ayrshire . Date: 18/12/2006
    • 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 bought this RAV to tow my caravan (still to do that yet) and I have high hopes that it will be a good tug. Solo it is absolutely tremendous. excellent torque and lift especially in the 30mph to 70mph range. When I first took delivery I was treating it with kid gloves and getting 46.6 mph. Now that it is second hand the respect has dropped a little and I am getting 42.4 on A and B roads with the longest journey being some 60 miles with lots of 10 - 20 mile trips. If were to be critical at all I would say that the power steering is a bit lifeless and the rear door could be a nuisance if you need to put a large wide object in the boot. When you close the boot door it sounds a bit tinny because of the spare wheel carrier and cover. The tow bar weight limit is only 80 kilos but I can work round that. The other big benefit is it is a Toyota and should hopefully be bullet proof. Would I buy it again - Yes definitely.

  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT4 5dr

    Francis Barnard , Kent . Date: 29/11/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well I don't know. How people moan about mpg on this model I can't understand. Even on urban mileage I find that if I use the torque & keep the revs below 2,000 (like 1,500 max) you get between 40-45 mpg. It's fun driving slow for a change, & saving cash. It handles well, though not up to saloon standards really. Could do with better lumbar support & heated seats. Folding mirrors are great, used all the time. Excellent purchase, replacing a Nissan X-Trail, and terrific dealer support. Great resale too. U can't go wrong!

  • 2.2 D-4D T140 XT3 5dr

    Frank Ashworth Date: 21/09/2006
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having been a four-wheel-drive owner for many years, I am impressed with the RAV4. I find the ride excellent - it soaks up all the bumps on our terrible roads.

    The driving position is good, with plenty of leg room in the front and rear, and all the switches and controls are well positioned and easy to use.

    Fuel consumption is better than I expected, returning over 40 miles to the gallon. The engine is smooth and produces loads of torque at low revolutions.

    I do have a problem with my steering wheel, though - I cannot get my wife's hands off it!

  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    Graham McGregor Date: 27/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i collected my new Rav4 T-180 late July 2006 from my local toyota dealer. I must admit it looks fantastic, the colour Yew Green is definitely the best colour for this car. I've got the Style Pack, Protection Pack & the roof rails fitted, all of which really makes the car look beutiful.

    Stepping into the car is quite impressive, you have all the extras you could ever wish for but the keyless entry takes a bit of getting used to.

    This car has many good points and also the tailgate is not really as bad or impractical as what the car mags say. But what i find is poor, is the ride, whether you are travelling at 30mph or 70mph, you can feel every little bump on the road, the suspension seems as if it is rock hard but i beleave the poor ride is because of the 18-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tyres. As well the mpg isn't as good as what i expected, i've done 2000 miles so far, 90% motorway, but my average mpg is 33.6. This is still better than all the competetors but the figure that toyota quote of 40.4mpg is far out.

    Unfortunately, when i am driving, the ride is the most important thing for me, so if i knew that the ride was so hard before i bought it, i would have definitely looked elsewhere.

Toyota RAV4 Crossover

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014