There’s lots to love about the new RAV4. But to keep things simple, here’s a list of 11 great facts about our new SUV.
1. It’s the latest version of the original compact SUV
RAV4 started the SUV trend in 1994 – the latest version is better than ever.
2. There’s plenty of choice
Five versions – entry-level Active, Business Edition and Business Edition Plus, Icon and Excel – mean there’s a RAV4 to suit all tastes.
3. Better still, there’s now a RAV4 Hybrid
It brings more space and capability in tough conditions to the Toyota Hybrid line-up.
4. It has a stylish new design
A sleek and slender upper grille with halogen or LED headlamps highlight the new front-end design. Here it is side-by-side with the previous model.
5. It’s brighter than ever
Blue Crush and Barcelona Red metallic colours have been added to the colour palette.
6. It has Toyota Safety Sense technology
The package is optionally available on all except Active models. It comprises Pre-collision system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam and Trailer Sway Control. Read more about Toyota Safety Sense.
7. It’s more comfortable and quiet inside
Among several upgrades to boost refinement, more than 3kg of soundproofing material has been added to make the cabin even quieter. Add that to silent hybrid drive and you’ve got a very relaxing place to travel.
8. It’s better to drive
Ride comfort and vehicle handling have both been improved through extensive suspension tuning, with the addition of new shock absorbers and front coil springs.
9. Every model is Euro-6 compliant
CO2 emissions are as low as 115g/km – so it’s less impactful to the environment and your tax bill.
10. There’s more power
With 195bhp, the new RAV4 Hybrid is the most powerful RAV4 ever sold in Europe.
11. It’s great for towing
Whether you love taking your jet-ski to the coast or just enjoy a decluttering trip to the tip with a trailer, RAV4 Hybrid can tow loads of up to 1,650kg. Front wheel drive RAV4 Hybrid can tow 800kg; 2.0-litre diesel models 1,600kg (and 2,000kg on models built from December 2015); 2.0-litre petrol models 1,500kg.
RAV4 is available at all Toyota dealers, priced from £23,695. RAV4 Hybrid prices start from £26,195. Click here to arrange a test drive.