The bulky, yet compact design of this crossover vehicle puts it midway between being a sturdy city car and a full-blown, out of town 4x4 workhorse. It’s design works well enough in most situations, whether urban, suburban or country. It is compact enough for easy city parking, yet large enough for a degree of off-road activity. The Toyota Rav 4 looks and behaves like a reliable family vehicle without a large dose of sporting machismo.
The All New RAV 4 is available in a variety of Petrol, Diesel and Hybrid engines that accommodate driver preference of engine size and front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The fuel economy offered by the diesel versions of the Toyota Rav 4 is particularly competitive for its class. The fact that the design is a small SUV rather than a full-scale off-road vehicle means that other running costs, such as insurance, are also generally kept at reasonable levels.
The spacious interior of the Toyota RAV 4 wins it a lot of points in the eyes of many drivers and reviewers, as it offers ample space for a solid family vehicle and is well equipped. The car has a good number of trim options, such as leather seating and a sunroof, along with range of optional extras. The luggage space is excellent, especially when the rear seats are folded down.
The safety features of the Toyota Rav 4 are very impressive and there is good protection for both adults and children, including a full set of nine airbags and child seat fixings. The four-wheel drive system ensures that there is a high level of grip, even in the most adverse road conditions. There is a back-up system available in case one axle loses traction at any point. The inclusion of run-flat tyres provides added protection in the event of a blowout.
As a soft-road 4x4 crossover, the Toyota Rav 4 promises and delivers a solid and powerful drive, especially with the V6 engine fitted. Though it is a true 4x4, the vehicle is not designed for use in serious off-road situations, so the best experience of the car comes with long distance or out of town family driving, where the size and power of the Rav 4 can be fully appreciated, whatever challenges the weather throws at it.
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