What used Toyota RAV4 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Around £7000 is the starting point for the RAV4, which should get you a 2013 or 2014 car with an average mileage for the year, bought either privately or from an independent dealer. Up the wedge to between £10,000 and £11,000 and you’ll be able to secure a late 2014 or 2015 model, most probably diesel-powered, as most of them are, with an average mileage and bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Cars from 2017 start at between £14,000 and £16,000 and final-run 2019 cars can be had for £26,000 to £28,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Toyota RAV4 4x4?
Unsurprisingly, it’s the diesel RAV4 that’s the most economical. The 124bhp 2.0-litre has an official average fuel consumption figure of 57.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 128g/km of CO2, while the post-2016 143bhp model gets 60.1mpg and 124g/km. The 148bhp 2.2-litre diesel is thirstier, at 49.6mpg and 149g/km, but then it is lumbered with four-wheel drive. The hybrid returns a claimed average of 53.2mpg and just 118g/km of CO2, because it can drive on electricity alone for short periods of time. The regular 2.0-litre petrol averages 43.5mpg and puts out 152g/km.
Annual road tax (VED) for RAV4s registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force will be charged according to their official CO2 emissions. Those registered later on will be charged at the current flat rate, with a surcharge for any car that cost more than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Insurance groups range between a respectable 22 for the entry-level petrol up to 29 for the top-spec hybrid.
The RAV4 is a largely dependable car and shouldn’t cost a fortune to service. Toyota dealers offer a flexible service plan for used cars that can be tailored to your individual needs, based on your annual mileage and the period for which you require the plan. You can spread the cost of your regular service bills via a monthly direct debit, too.