Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT 2WD Review

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Toyota RAV4 2019 RHD cornering shot

The RAV4 is fairly ordinary to drive, but its strong points lie elsewhere. Its real selling points are costs; yes, it’s a little pricier to buy than some other large SUVs, but you should make that back down the line through its strong resale values. If you’re a company car driver, the RAV4 should work out to be one of the cheapest large SUVs on company car tax, too.

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Trim: Icon

It’s a good starting point, coming as it does with adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, 17in alloy wheels, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic lights and wipers, power-folding door mirrors and rear privacy glass. You also get an 8.0in touchscreen with DAB radio and Bluetooth, plus lots of safety kit including automatic emergency braking, lane assist and traffic sign recognition.

Engine: 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid

The RAV4 has both a 176bhp 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, giving a total system output of 215bhp (or 219bhp if you go for the four-wheel-drive version). That offers brisk performance (0-62mph takes 8.4sec, or 8.1sec for the four-wheel drive model) that will better many regular petrol or diesel rivals, while the RAV4 should also prove relatively frugal, particularly around town.

Key information

0-62 MPH8.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 53.5Motorway: 50.1
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating