Toyota RAV4 2.5 PHEV Dynamic 5dr CVT Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£47,395
Review

The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has an impressive all-electric range and low emissions, but the extremely high list price limits its appeal for private buyers and company car buyers alike. The regular front-wheel drive RAV4 hybrid is the sweet spot in the range. It’s fairly ordinary to drive, but strong resale values, astounding economy and a fantastic reliability record make it a tempting option in the large SUV category.

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Mostly adds styling features such as black alloy wheels and black roof to the Excel grade equipment levels. We'd stick with one of the cheaper trims. RAV4 Plug-ins in this trim have slightly different exterior styling.

The plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 is very quick and offers a claimed all-electric range of up to 46 miles – although it will be more like 30 miles in real-world driving conditions. Although the pace, all-electric range and impressive fuel economy appeal, it’s very expensive to buy. We’d stick with the standard hybrid RAV4.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

282.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

520

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

22

g/km

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