2019 Toyota RAV4 Design 2.5 Petrol Hybrid 7 Day Test Drive Review Day 1 | Introduction – Great expectations
It is day one of my seven day ‘real life’ 2019 New Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV review for Farmer & Carlisle Toyota, Leicestershire, and I am excited.
For me, you see, this is something outside of the norm – I drive a lot of cars and write about them daily.
But the New Toyota RAV4 is of particular interest to me.
This is because
a) It’s a Toyota (one of my all-time favourite car manufacturers)
b) it’s an SUV (I drive a sports utility vehicle as my ‘full time’ car)
c) it is a vehicle that many people (including myself) feel has been due a change to bring it up to date with the rest of the Japanese marque’s model range for some time now.
I am hoping to take delivery of an eye-catching vehicle that stands out from its competitors in what is a very crowded sector. I want space, plenty of tech, comfort, style, economy and the all-important feel-good factor that you get when you’re driving a great car.
In an ideal world, this package would be an easy thing for car manufacturers to achieve but few do; it’s a big ask to tick all of these boxes.
For me, the New 2019 RAV4 has to be good - it has to be a winner on every level.
Here is the model overview of the RAV4 Hybrid that is mine to test for the week ahead...
Toyota RAV4 Design 2.5 Petrol Hybrid Automatic Sports Utility Vehicle SUV (Two Wheel Drive - 2WD)
- Colour: Urban Khaki
- OTRP: £31,195.00
RAV4 Design 2.5 Petrol Hybrid SUV Specification
- 18" Silver Alloy Wheels (5-spoke)
- Toyota Safety Sense: Pre-collision with Cyclist Detection, Night-time Pedestrian Detection & Adaptive Cruise Control
- 8" touchscreen with Toyota Touch® 2 Go Navigation, 6 speakers, DAB & Bluetooth® & Reversing Camera
- Smart Entry & Push-button start with Power Back Door
- Front & Rear parking sensors
RAV4 Design 2.5 Petrol Hybrid SUV fuel economy, CO2, performance & BIK | facts and figures
- Fuel economy: 41 mpg (city) and 37 mpg (motorway)
- Combined CO2 emissions: 105 g/km
- 0-60 mph: 8.4secs
- Top speed: 112.0mph
- Annual BIK tax at 20%: £1,550
- Annual BIK tax at 40%: £3,100
Around half of new registrations of RAV4 Hybrid SUVs are expected to go to fleet / business users due to the favourable benefit in kind tax implications this model boasts. The Design grade is also expected to be the most popular; the specification above backs this up nicely.
It looks like the time has come for me to find out for myself - my doorbell has just gone.
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