Toyota RAV4 2.5 PHEV Dynamic 5dr CVT Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior infotainment detail
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 front right cornering
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 right tracking
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior driver display
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior gear selector detail
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior sill cover detail
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 interior upholstery detail
  • Toyota RAV4 2022 boot open
RRP £45,755What Car? Target Price£44,068
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

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.

Dynamic mostly adds styling features such as black alloy wheels and a 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 and, on top of Design trim, wireless phone-charging.

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. It’s quick, has an all-electric range which is farther than most rivals, and with a topped up battery fuel economy should be impressive. It’s very expensive to buy, though, so while it can make sense as a company car, it’s difficult to recommend as a cash buy. We’d stick with the standard hybrid RAV4.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

282.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

520

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

22

g/km