Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 39 - 60 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.

The lowest Toyota RAV4 running costs belong to the two-wheel drive version. This has the lowest CO2 emissions yet seen on a RAV4, at 127g/km, which means free road tax for the first year on the road and £100 per year thereafter.

There’s a greater scope in price for the RAV4 line-up as a whole, which starts lower and ranges to a higher price than before. Residual values, already fairly strong, are expected to improve further for the latest-generation car.

Lowest insurance costs belong to the 2WD Active derivative in Group 26, while 4WD 2.2-litre versions sit in the highest insurance bracket in Group 29.

Fuel consumption ranges from 39mpg for the 2.0-litre petrol CVT version to 57mpg for the 2WD 2.0-litre diesel.

Toyota RAV4 emissions have been improved for this generation, thanks in part to superior aerodynamics meaning reduced drag, along with improvements in engine performance. The two-wheel drive 2.0-litre diesel has the lowest Toyota RAV4 emissions yet at 127g/km, a creditable figure for a large car.

Although hybrid cars are on offer elsewhere in the Toyota range, there are currently no plans for a hybrid-powered RAV4.

Toyota RAV4 reliability should be very strong. Toyota has a proactive attitude to safety and if any faults do occur they’re likely to be picked up on and dealt with quickly.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £265
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 22 - 34
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