Leasing a Toyota RAV4
Engines and performance for the Toyota RAV4
There's just one choice of engine for the Toyota RAV4 - a 2.5 litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor to produce 218 bhp. This is a stylish hybrid that uses an automatic transmission with the choice of two-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive. Fuel economy is between 48 mpg and 51 mpg and emissions are 105g/km. The engine is a decent performer and will sprint from 0-62mph in eight seconds.
Equipment and handling
The new Toyota RAV4 has undergone a transformation and delivers bold new looks and an excellent interior to make it an attractive choice in a competitive segment. Along with its low running costs, the RAV4 delivers an impressive drive and it's a comfortable car that makes it a sound choice as a family SUV. It's a practical and well-equipped offering, including an 8-inch infotainment screen. Safety kit includes rear parking sensors and owners will enjoy the reversing camera, which brings peace of mind when reversing. There's also adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition and lane keeping assist. The RAV4 also features automatic emergency braking so will apply the brakes should it detect an upcoming collision. Other models come with front parking sensors. The electric motor and battery are excellent at low speeds when driving is powered by the battery and the overall offering while behind the wheel is refined and practical. And since most owners will not take their RAV4 off-roading, the all-wheel-drive function delivers plenty of grip and confidence and there's a driving system fitted to control wheelspin on loose surfaces - it is very effective and will be useful in snow and ice. Essentially, the Toyota RAV4 was one of the first SUVs of its type and this new offering is not only a stylish hybrid SUV that is easy to live with - it's also a reliable and solid performer with a lot to offer families and those wanting a spacious and practical car.