Since it was originally launched in 1994, the RAV4 has become one of the most recognisable small 4x4s on the road and it has set the standard for several other manufacturers who have been inspired by it. It is undoubtedly one of the best small 4x4s available and is also one of the most reliable.
Unlike many of its competitors, there is a relatively limited engine choice, but the engines that are available are excellent.
There is a 150 bhp 2.0 litre VVT-i which delivers 31 mpg (upgraded in both power and economy in 2009) and a 140 bhp 2.2 litre diesel. Both come with two and four wheel drive options.
Driving the RAV4 feels not very much different from driving a conventional hatchback. It handles corners well and the steering is precise. The four wheel drive system excellent and the ride is comfortable.
The RAV4 may not be the most up to date looking 4x4 but it is extremely reliable and has a great safety record. As a used car it is an excellent buy and is as much at home on the school run, as a motorway cruiser or for some off-road action.
The Toyota RAV4 comes packed with equipment and you can expect to find an excellent six speaker sound system with controls mounted on the steering wheel, full air conditioning with a pollen filter, Bluetooth, a cooled glove box compartment, and cruise control.
As a good all round vehicle with very high levels of reliability, the Toyota RAV4 is a very popular buy and there are many examples for sale across the UK from approved Toyota dealers, independent traders and private sellers. No matter where you are in the UK, Motors.co.uk could find a deal on a used Seat Leon near you.
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