Which used Toyota RAV4 4x4 should I buy?
The low-price and respectable performance of the 143bhp 2.0-litre diesel make it our pick of the range. However, the hybrid has excellently low official CO2 emissions and is great for those who have more urban driving in mind. Its real-world fuel economy is unlikely to match that of the diesel, but it's worth considering, even if you need four-wheel drive.
Avoid the 2.0-litre petrol engine. It has less torque than the diesel 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, because it missed out on a lot of equipment that came as standard on Icon models. We'd go for the latter, as you can get one for not a lot of extra cash. Excel brings lots goodies but is more expensive as a result.
Our favourite Toyota RAV4: 2.0 D-4D Icon