Which used Toyota RAV4 4x4 should I buy?
The 2.0 D-4D diesel is the cheapest and cleanest engine in the range in terms of CO2 emissions. It's not the most refined motor, but it has adequate performance and is our pick of the range.
The hybrid has excellent CO2 figures, but its real-world fuel economy is unlikely to match that of the diesel. It's worth considering if you need four-wheel drive, though.
Avoid the petrol engine. It has less torque than the diesel engine and feels slow, so you’ll be forced to work it hard and economy will suffer as a result.
Avoid the most basic trim level, Active, if you can. It misses out on climate control and the automatic lights and wipers that are standard on every other trim. Icon is the one to get, while Excel has lots equipment but is more expensive.
Our favourite Toyota RAV4: 2.0 D-4D Icon