Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Dynamic 5dr CVT [Pan Roof] 2WD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Toyota RAV4 2022 front cornering
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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 £42,395What Car? Target Price£40,634
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 least powerful RAV4 has both a 176bhp 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, giving a total system output of 215bhp that offers brisk performance with a 0-62mph time of 8.4sec, but we prefer the four-wheel drive version because of its far better towing performance.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

580

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km