Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

Toyota Rav4 Motability car frontThe only Rav 4 on the Scheme this quarter is the front wheel drive Hybrid.

Sister firm Lexus donates the drivetrain from its NX 300h, meaning the RAV4 gets a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, electric motor, continuously variable automatic transmission and a relatively old-fashioned nickel metal hydride battery pack. Don’t be fooled by a sprightly sounding 0-62mph time of 8.4 seconds, in reality, despite decent performance around town thanks to the electric assistance, the RAV4 Hybrid doesn’t feel anywhere near as fast as the figures suggest, particularly when it’s tasked with keeping up the pace on the motorway.

 

Toyota Rav4 Motability car inside

The RAV4 Hybrid is available in Icon, Design and Excel trim, Icon offers 17 inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, 7 inch touchscreen with DAB & Bluetooth, smart entry & push-button start, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, auto headlights & auto wipers and power tailgate with height memory setting, the Icon Tech adds Sat nav.  Design adds 18 inch alloys and black leather/Alcantara with heated front seats and power-sliding, height-adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support, Excel has full leather seats and black alloys. Towing capacity is greatly reduced as the front-wheel drive car can only muster a 800kg braked capacity compared to the 1600kg for the 4wd car. Economy is a claimed 57.6 miles per gallon from the CVT automatic gearbox.

A new Rav 4 will be released in early 2019 and supply of the old model is stock only and soon to be removed from the Scheme.

October 10th Rav 4 removed from Scheme

 Autumn Best Buy – Toyota Rav4 2.5 petrol FWD Hybrid Automatic ‘Icon Tech’  –   £1345  Advance Payment (£260 wpms) or £1645 (£560 wpms) in Design or £1945 (£860 wpms) in Excel

 Autumn Best Buy – Toyota Rav4 2.5 petrol 4WD Hybrid Automatic ‘Design’  –   £2045  Advance Payment (£960 wpms) or £2245 (£1160 wpms) in Excel

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