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Brand New 71 Toyota RAV4 2.5 PHEV Design 5dr CVT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

6.6 kw fast charger7" Coloured TFT multi informational display
7.5m cable with home charging plugAdjustable speed limiter switch on steering wheel
Analog tachometerApple car play and Android auto
Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alertBluetooth system
Cyclist DetectionDay and night time pedestrian detection
Digital speedometerDrive mode selector
Driver attention alert systemeCall emergency call system
ECO-driving indicatorElectric power steering
EV audible alertFront parking sensors
Hybrid system indicatorIntelligent adaptive cruise control
Lane departure alert with steering controlLane trace assist
Lights on warningMemory on adjustable speed limiter
Multimedia switches on steering wheelMy T Connected services
Power boot opening and closingPush button start
Rear parking cameraRear parking sensors
Remote boot door release in cabinRemote boot door release in key
Road sign assist - RSASmartphone integration
Touch 2 Go navigation systemTraffic sign recognition
Trip computerVoice control system

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) 

Entertainment

2x USB sockets in front armrest2x USB sockets in rear
6 speakers9" Multimedia display
Auxiliary socket for external MP3 playerDAB audio
Toyota touch 2 multimedia systemUSB in front centre console

Exterior Features

Anti-jam protection on power windowsAuto high beam
Auto up and down function on all power windowsAutomatic headlamp levelling
Automatic headlightsAutomatic wipers
Automatically retractable door mirrorsBi-tone black roof
Black door mirrorsBlack door moulding
Black front bumperBlack front grille
Black front under-runBlack rear bumper
Black rear spoilerBlack rear under-run
Black roof railsBlack Shark-fin antenna
Body colour door handlesChrome window surround
Door mirror puddle lightsDual exhaust pipes
Electric adjustable door mirrorsEmergency brake-light signal (EBS)
Follow me home headlightsFramed electrochromatic rear view mirror
Front fog lightsHeated door mirrors
Honeycomb upper front grilleLED daytime running lights
LED dual beam projector headlightsLED front light guide
LED High mounted stop lampLED rear lights
Power front windowsPower rear windows
Privacy glassRear windscreen defogger
Rear wiperRetractable tonneau cover
Trailer Sway ControlTurning signal integrated indicators in door mirrors

Interior Features

1.5L front and rear bottle holder12V socket in boot
12v socket in front220v power socket in boot
2x Rear coat hooks3 rear headrests
60/40 split fold rear seat back with toyota easy flat systemArray microphone
Black roof liningBlue ambient lighting on front cupholders and open tray on passenger dashboard
Boot lightClean air filter
Driver and front passenger personal lightDriver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
Driver and passenger seatback pocketsDriver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual sided deck board in bootDynamic sports seats
Floor matsFolding rear centre armrest
Front centre armrestFront cupholders
Front footwell lightsFront headrests
Front/rear roof mounted assist gripsHeated driver and front passenger seats
Heated rear seatsIlluminated entry system
Isofix child seat preparationLeather gearshift
Lockable gloveboxManual telescopic and tilt 3-spoke nappa leather steering wheel
Manually reclining and sliding front passenger seatPollen filter
Power height-adjustable sliding reclining and lumbar support for driver seatRear console box
Rear door armrests with cupholderRear passenger air vents
Rear view display in display audio screen with dynamic guide linesReclining rear seats
Remote dual zone automatic air conditioningSatin chrome interior door handles
Silver gear shift surround on centre consoleSunglasses holder
Synthetic leather upholsteryTelephone and voice recognition switches on steering wheel
Under floor storage in luggage area 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Acoustic vehicle alerting systemAdjustable front driver and passenger seat belt extender
Brake assist functionBrake hold function
Child proof door locksCollision mitigation braking system
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)Front and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront passenger airbag detector
Hill start assistPassenger airbag cut-off device
Pedestrian detectionPre collision system
Seatbelt pretensioners with load limitersToyota safety sense
Traction controlTyre pressure warning

Security

Glass-breaking alarm sensorsImmobiliser
Intrusion alarmLight - on and Key in reminder
Motion sensor alarmRemote central locking
Smart entry + Smart startSpeed sensitive auto door locking
Tilt detection sensors 

Trim

Black centre air vent surroundBlack centre console
Soft-touch black upper dashboard with silver insertSoft-touch texture on lower dashboard

Wheels

18" 5 spoke grey machined face alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh18.1Battery Charge Slow kW2.2
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)420
Battery Charge Fast kW6.6Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)150Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb19.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.1WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb75
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb46 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.126HC0.013
Noise Level dB(A)64NOx0.004
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb22 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2487Compression Ratio14.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)87.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)103.5
Engine CodeA25A-FXSEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears1 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb282.5

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.5
Badge Power306Coin DescriptionPHEV
Coin SeriesDesignGeneration Mark5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0736EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6Engine Power - BHP306
Engine Power - KW225Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT167
Engine Torque - MKG23.1Engine Torque - NM227
Engine Torque - RPM3200Top Speed112

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5-SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1690Length4600
Wheelbase2690Width1855

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2510
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)520Max. Loading Weight600
Max. Towing Weight - Braked725Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked725
Minimum Kerbweight1910No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Toyota RAV4 Plug-in

Toyota's fifth generation RAV4 is at its most sophisticated in plug-in form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The first plug-in hybrid version of Toyota's RAV4 draws on more than twenty years of the brand's leadership in hybrid powertrain technology to offer customers a 'D'-segment SUV that promises to be not only more powerful than any other in its class but also more efficient in terms of emissions and fuel consumption. There's quite a price to pay for this technology but the stats look tempting - a total output of 302bhp, an all-electric driving range of 46 miles and a CO2 reading of 22g/km.

Background

It's strange that Toyota was one of the last SUV makers to adopt plug-in technology. Primarily because it was the very first brand to introduce plug-in tech of any kind to the market - with the Prius Plug-in of 2012. A second generation of that car was subsequently introduced five years later and we expected to see its technology quickly spread to other Toyota models. This hasn't happened as quickly as expected but at the end of 2019, the brand announced that the fifth generation version of its RAV4, an SUV it originally said needed only self-charging hybrid power, would gain the plug-in variant we're going to look at here. By that time, the mid-sized SUV market was already well populated with PHEV models following a lead set by Mitsubishi's plug-in Outlander. Brands like Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall, Ford and SEAT have all piled into this part of the segment, alongside premium makers like BMW, Audi, DS, Mercedes and Volvo. Even though the MK5 model RAV4 initially sold well for Toyota in its self-charging hybrid form, attracting more than 120,000 customer orders in Western Europe in its first year on sale, it was clear that it would also need a plug-in variant to properly compete.

Driving Experience

With 302 braked horses-worth of combined system output on tap, this plug-in variant offers quite a big step up in power from the standard self-charging RAV4 Hybrid, which offers 215bhp in front-driven form or 219bhp in four-wheel-drive guise. This PHEV variant only comes in 4x4 form and its power increase comes courtesy of a more powerful electric motor paired to a larger high-capacity underfloor lithium-ion battery, with the powertrain featuring a boost converter on the hybrid's power control unit. The 62mph sprint time from rest is claimed to be just 6.0s and this model can run at speeds of up to 84mph with no intervention from the engine. When the limit of EV driving range is reached, the car will automatically switch to its hybrid vehicle (HV) mode. The choice of driving modes means the driver can use HV mode to start their journey, then switch to EV mode to maximise efficiency, for example when reaching an urban area. In Auto EV/HV mode, the hybrid system will automatically come into play when extra power is needed, for example under sharp, sudden acceleration, then returning to EV mode immediately afterwards. You'll want to know a bit more about the engine. It's the same 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle hybrid petrol unit used in the conventional RAV4. Toyota's electric all-wheel-drive system is also carried over without change, a set-up which sees the combustion engine and a front electric motor powering the front axle and an additional rear-mounted electric motor driving the rear axle. Both motors incorporate regenerative charging to charge the battery, the extent of which can be controlled by the driver via a pair of paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. When fully charged, that battery can take the car to a WLTP-rated 46 mile driving range.

Design and Build

As with most plug-in models in this segment, visual differentiation points from the conventional model are few; a bit of bespoke badgework, an extra filler flap for the charging socket and that's about it. Otherwise, this variant is like any other upper-spec MK5 model RAV4, which means that it's styled with a tad more character than previous generation versions of this car. This is a 'D'-segment SUV, which means that it's a size above a Qashqai or a Sportage, with pavement presence closer to, say, a Honda CR-V or even an Audi Q5. Piercing narrow full-LED headlamps and slim nostrils above the polygon-shaped front grille deliver a bit of overtaking presence. And in profile, you notice the Jeep-like squared-off wheel arches and the adoption of larger wheels that here can be up to 19-inches in size. Inside, it's also standard RAV4 fare, though this Plug-in version is the first derivative in the range to add in two features that'll be rolled out to conventional variants - a colour Head-up display and 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, the latter featuring on an 8-inch centre dash screen. The instrument binnacle features Toyota's usual Hybrid system indicator on the left - with its normal 'Charge', 'ECO' and 'Power' sections. And in the back? Well the rear bench doesn't slide, but the backrest reclines for greater comfort on longer journeys and headroom's good too, despite the low-ish roof line. There are some boot area compromises with the plug-in tech though, cargo capacity falling from the usual 580-litre figure to 520-litres here.

Market and Model

There are two variants on offer, starting with the 'Design'-trimmed model priced at just over £46,000. Around £1,000 more gets you mid-range 'Dynamic' trim. And around £51,000 more gets you top 'Dynamic Premium' spec. Obvious rivals include plug-in versions of the Peugeot 3008, the Citroen C5 Aircross, the Vauxhall Grandland X, the SEAT Tarraco and the Ford Kuga. A top-spec RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid may also appeal to a customer looking at a premium-brand SUV of this kind, plug-in versions of the Volvo XC40, the BMW X3, the Audi Q5, the Mercedes GLC and the DS 7 Crossback. Opt to spend your money Toyota's way and you'll find plenty of kit included. The mid-range RAV4 Plug-in 'Dynamic' model for instance, offers 19-inch machined-face alloy wheels, a nine-inch multimedia touchscreen, access to connected services, heated front and rear seats and LED projector headlights. To support its EV capability, it will come with a 6.6kW (32A) cable for fast charging (wall box system required). The 'Dynamic Premium' version adds features including black leather upholstery, front seats with ventilation and memory settings, a panoramic roof, a head-up display and a JBL Premium Sound System. There's also plenty of camera safety kit, including a pre-collision set-up with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high beam, road sign assist and automatic adaptive cruise control. Other advanced safety features include a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert for safe manoeuvring. Plus an E-Call service that can automatically alert the emergency services to the vehicle's location in the event of an accident - triggered when the airbags are deployed.

Cost of Ownership

Toyota wanted to improve on the class standard with this RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid and, sure enough, its WLTP-quoted CO2 emission figure of 22g/km is fractionally better than most of its competitors, which of course will mean an attractively low BiK taxation figure (6%). Like most rivals, the brand also quotes a 3-figure combined cycle fuel consumption reading (282.5mpg) but as usual in plug-in territory, this isn't ever likely to be replicated by the average owner. As a feather-foot, we suppose 80-90mpg might theoretically be possible but your realistic average is going to be much less than that - and certainly less than you'd get from an equivalent diesel model. Rely on the petrol engine alone and you'd struggle to average 35mpg. We've already given you the WLTP driving range (46 miles); as usual with this type of car, around 25 miles is more realistic. Charging takes around two and a half hours using a 230V/32A connection. The charging process can now be programmed for a week on a day-to-day basis, including the facility to simultaneously charge the battery and pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin. What else? Well, the five year 100,000 mile warranty is extremely good and even after that runs out, you'll find that most spares are relatively inexpensive. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

Summary

We don't really understand why plug-in tech wasn't included with the fifth generation RAV4 range from the outset. It's important for a car in this class to offer this option these days, though as a buyer of this Toyota SUV, we'd recommend that you think long and hard over whether you actually really need it. A conventional RAV4 self-charging hybrid is commendably efficient, very eco-minded - and far cheaper. It's unlikely indeed, that in ownership running cost savings, a private buyer would ever make back the premium necessary to choose this PHEV derivative. For a business user of course, it might be different, such are the Benefit-in-Kind taxation advantage of opting for a PHEV model these days. Plus there's the not-inconsiderable advantage of being able to conduct the vast majority of your commuting mileage on an almost fuel-free basis, the typical European buyer's average daily trip to and from work being around 31 miles. In a couple of decades time, the plug-in hybrid phase will have passed us by, but right here and now, its advantages are considerable. If you can afford the cost of the technology.

Performance
50%
Handling
50%
Comfort
70%
Space
50%
Styling
70%
Build
60%
Value
40%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£499
Deposit£2999
Term (months)42
Fixed interest rate1.35%
Cash price£41,795
Credit amount£38,795
Guaranteed future value£20,250
Total amount payable£44,207
Contract mileage28,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR1.9%
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