Used Toyota RAV4 For Sale
The Toyota RAV4 is a mid-size 5-seat SUV, which is available in both two and four-wheel drive forms. The latest generation, on sale in the UK since 2019, is larger and more spacious than ever before.
Apart from its overall practicality, comfort and excellent technology features, the RAV4 stands out in the crowded SUV market thanks to the availability of full hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The main selling points of a RAV4 include:
- Excellent interior room and boot space
- Comfortable, high-up driving position
- Petrol/electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid only powertrains
- Two and four-wheel drive models
- Lots of standard equipment
Engines and Driving Experience
This generation of RAV4 can only be found with a hybrid powertrain, one of which is a full petrol/electric hybrid, the other is a plug-in hybrid. Key stats:
- 2.5-litre petrol/electric hybrid: front-wheel drive, 215bhp, 50.4mpg
- 2.5-litre petrol/electric hybrid: all-wheel drive, 219bhp, 48.7mpg
- 2.5-litre petrol plug-in hybrid: all-wheel drive, 302bhp, 46-mile electric-only range, 282mpg
Front-wheel drive RAV4s are the cheapest to buy and run, all-wheel drive versions give you that extra bit of traction while plug-in hybrid variants - which are reasonably expensive to buy - offer superb performance and efficiency. All RAV4s of this generation are equipped with automatic gearboxes as standard; there's no manual option.
Towing enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the all-wheel drive variant has a braked towing capacity of 1,650kg, whereas front-wheel drive models can only manage 800kg. Plug-in versions can tow up to 1,500kg.
Practicality and Running Costs
The RAV4 has always been a car that has worked hard to accommodate the needs of families, with a huge 580-litre boot that's larger in capacity than the Ford Kuga (526 litres) or Vauxhall Grandland X (514 litres).
Interior room is also a strong suit; the car's boxy exterior styling contributes to plentiful head and legroom. Useful features on the inside include two rear ISOFIX child seat anchors, door bins that will hold water bottles and rear USB charging points.
The hybrid powertrain means running costs are kept low, with around 45 to 50mpg possible on both front-wheel and all-wheel drive models. Servicing costs are also lower thanks to the reduced usage of consumables such as brake discs and pads. All maintenance and repairs can be carried out at Evans Halshaw dealerships.
Interior, Technology and Safety
This version of the RAV4 really stepped up its game in terms of interior quality, with premium-feeling materials scattered around the cabin, most notably on the door panels, steering wheel and centre console. It feels very well put together and the controls are well laid out.
All of the technology you would expect is included, such as sat nav, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. Compared to the Volkswagen Tiguan, the central touchscreen is fine but not exactly class-leading in terms of functionality and speed.
All modern Toyota cars are equipped with the latest safety technology, and the RAV4 is no different. Standard features include:
- Automatic high beam
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Vehicle stability control plus (VSC+)
- Lane keeping assist
- Road sign assist
Is the Toyota RAV4 right for me?
The Toyota RAV4 provides hassle-free transport for the whole family, with excellent interior room and high levels of standard safety equipment ticking a few more boxes along the way.
It stands out in the used SUV crowd thanks to its hybrid-only powertrain options, and has proven to retain its value better than some other cars in this segment.
Alternatives come from virtually every car maker you can think of. The Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage are all great value propositions, while the Skoda Karoq, Volkswagen Tiguan, SEAT Ateca and Peugeot 3008 possess more stylish interiors.
Why purchase a used Toyota RAV4 through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.