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Toyota RAV4 review - Reliability and safety

Toyota's reputation for reliability bodes well, while the RAV4 includes lots of standard safety kit

Like its predecessor, the latest RAV4 scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests, scoring 93 per cent for adult protection and 87% for child protection.

All RAV4 models get Toyota Safety Sense 2 as standard. It brings adaptive cruise control with lane departure warning and steering assist, a pre-collision system including pedestrian detection, automatic high beam headlights and road sign recognition.

The RAV4 finished in a decent 12th position in our 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, while Toyota itself finished 6th overall out of 30 manufacturers, beating big names Volvo, Audi and Mercedes in the process.


All Toyota models are covered by a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The battery for the hybrid powertrain in the RAV4 is also subject to an additional year or 10,000 miles – this can be renewed up to the 15th anniversary of the date of registration and there's no mileage limit.


Toyota offers customers the opportunity to spread the cost of a service with inflation proof monthly plans. A Hybrid Electric Service is priced the same as a normal service and makes specific checks to your vehicle's hybrid battery. Every hybrid car comes with 15-year hybrid battery extended cover if you continue to book your car for an annual Toyota Hybrid Electric Service.

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