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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 30 - 39 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

More expensive to buy than Honda HR-V but VVTi engines offer long service intervals and lower running costs than previous range as well as very good fuel economy. Depreciates slower than similarly-sized 4x4s.

RAV4 is quite a polluting model. With an average of 205 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are a touch high for a small 4x4. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not very frugal, averaging 34 mpg.

Old RAV4 was a paragon of reliability and the new one should be no different. It's been on sale for a while and owners report very few problems indeed.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £240 - £330
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Insurance group 19 - 25
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