With the fifth generation of the Rav4 Toyota decided to ditch diesel in favour of an all-new hybrid powertrain. The sharper looks give it a more aggressive stance which in turn gives it more presence on the road. The Rav4 made its name as a spacious and comfortable car and this model is no exception with a massive 580 litres of space in the boot. There is also plenty of room in the rear with enough space for three adults with head and leg room to spare. The driving position is slightly raised which makes for excellent visibility on the road while the cabin itself is smart and well laid out. The infotainment system is easy to navigate while there remains a healthy amount of physical buttons and dials for need-to-use items like heater controls. There is a decent amount of standard equipment that includes dual-zone climate control, push-button start, the aforementioned touchscreen infotainment system and a reversing camera. As with all hybrids it does its best work around town thanks to its well weighted steering and smooth automatic box. A good looking, spacious, well-specced SUV.
Plenty of storage spaces, cubby-holes and USB ports