Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 has grown in every dimension, making it a very practical family car, with lots of space inside. Unfortunately, it has lost some of its character along the way, and while it still feels car-like to drive, it's not as fun as the Mazda CX-5 or Ford Kuga. A simple engine range consists of two economical diesels and a thirsty petrol, which we’d avoid as it will not only cost more to run but will hurt the resale value of the car, which should otherwise be excellent thanks to a long warranty.

Toyota RAV4 SUV

Price 
£22,495 - £29,605
5 Doors
2.9 / 5
Pros
  • Very spacious
  • Large boot
  • Long warranty
Cons
  • Not very fun to drive
  • Upright styling
  • Expensive

The Toyota RAV4 invented the small, fun SUV vehicle in 1994, but this fourth-generation model is far larger and more grown-up. On the plus side this means it has more space for your passengers and luggage, and is very safe. The RAV4 comes with a five-year warranty too. Sadly it's not much fun to drive, a bit dull inside and quite pricey compared to its most competitive rivals.