What used Toyota RAV4 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Around £8000 to £10,000 is the starting point for this generation of 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 £12,000 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. Later 2017 cars start at between £14,000 and £16,000, and final-run 2018 cars, before the curtain came down on this generation of RAV4, can be had for £16,000 to £18,000.
How much does it cost to run a Toyota RAV4 4x4?
Unsurprisingly, it’s the diesel RAV4 that’s the most economical. The 2.0 D-4D has a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 60.1mpg. The 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid model returns a claimed average of 57.6mpg in the Business Edition trim, while the 2.0-litre petrol claims 43.5mpg.
Annual car tax (VED) for those ones registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force will be charged according to their CO2 emissions. Those registered after that date will be charged at the current flat rate, which stands at £140 a year at the moment. Any car costing over £40,000 new will attract a luxury car tax supplement, too.
Insurance groups range between a respectable 22 for the lowest petrol model up to 29 for the top-spec hybrid version.
The RAV4 is a largely dependable car. And, despite its size, it 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 of time you require the plan for. You can spread the cost of your regular service bills via a monthly direct debit, too.