Toyota Rav 4 2.0 D-4D Icon 5Dr 2Wd Diesel Estate
Body: Estate Year: 15/65
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 048-507024
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- Insurance Group26E
- Performance (BHP)124
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)128
- Road Tax£120
|Electric windows + anti trap protection + one touch open/close drivers side|
|Rear screen wiper - intermittent|
|Electric front/rear windows|
|Automatic rain sensing wipers|
|Hill start assist|
|Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)|
|Electric power steering|
|Rear parking camera|
|Electric boot release|
|Body colour door mirrors|
|Electrochrome rear view mirror|
|Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors|
|Auto dimming interior mirror|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|Auxiliary socket for external MP3 player|
|Radio/CD + MP3|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Chrome strip on lower grille|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Chromed back door plate|
|Chrome trim to front bumper|
|Dusk sensitive headlamps|
|High mounted stop lamp|
|Front fog lights|
|Follow me home headlights|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Dual Zone automatic air conditioning|
|Dual zone climate control|
|Reach + rake adjustable steering column|
|3 spoke steering wheel|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Leather gear knob|
|Leather door trim|
|Front centre armrest|
|Folding rear centre armrest|
|Luggage area lamp|
|Illuminated entry system|
|Child proof door locks|
|Seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters|
|Passenger airbag cut-off device|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Tyre pressure warning|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|Driver/front passenger side airbags|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Height adjustable driver's seat|
|Reclining rear seats|
|60/40 split fold rear seat back|
|sliding front seats|
|Heated front seats|
|Driver's electric lumbar adjustment|
|Electric front seats|
|Front seatback pockets|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|Split fold rear seat|
|3 rear headrests|
|Power door locks|
|Smart entry + Smart start|
|Remote central locking|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Space saver spare wheel|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Ask yourself how badly you need all-wheel drive. Would you trade it for the most pleasant engine in the RAV-4 line up? If so, step forward and sign up for the 122bhp RAV-4 2.0 D-4D. It's the most economical too at 57.6mpg, so you're a winner all the way. Just budget for a set of winter tyres and you're golden.
Car makers sometimes do the most puzzling things. Take this Toyota RAV-4 2.0 D-4D for instance. Being rather useless at suspense, I'll cut to the chase. It's good. Really good. Toyota, however, seemed rather apologetic about it. The suits pointed out that the compact SUV segment was split 62 per cent all-wheel drive and 38 per cent front-wheel drive, yet it expected its front-wheel drive car to account for just 25 per cent of RAV-4 sales. So here it is, the predicted underachiever that seems determined not to stick to the script. This fourth generation RAV4 is a smarter take on a well-established theme. More spacious and more efficient but with lower up front pricing, it aims to bring the RAV4 back to its previous position, front and centre in the compact SUV marketplace. Cleverly positioned it may be, but Toyota might just have dropped the ball in underplaying the 2.0 D-4D front-wheel drive models.
On Toyota's press launch, I had the opportunity to drive the 2.0-litre engine back to back with the more familiar 2.2-litre diesel. Afterwards, there were a few knitted brows amongst my colleagues and all seemed to agree that the smaller engine was the sweeter, more tractable powerplant. It's an engine new to the fourth-generation RAV4, offering significantly lower emissions than the all-wheel drive 2.2-litre. You do have to do without the all-wheel drive car's surprisingly effective Dynamic Torque Control system which instantly directs 10 per cent of drive to the back wheels as soon as the steering wheel is turned. It's reasonably brisk, getting to 62mph in 10.5 seconds and onto 111mph but the ride isn't the best, being stiff in its springing yet somewhat soft in roll. The ergonomics aren't perfect either. While the six-speed gearbox is fairly crisp in its action, it's also an uncomfortably long reach away. The RAV-4 has grown up and become a little less fun. While that may be a cause to lament, the RAV-4's buyers have also greyed a little around the temples and desire something bigger and less frenetic. This is it.
Design and Build
The old third generation RAV4 changed the look and feel of the car when it replaced cute and chunky with bold and aggressive. The latest version extends that theme, with a sharp, assertive look that mirrors many of the design cues of the iconic Landcruiser. It's 205mm longer, 30mm wider but 25mm lower than its predecessor, with the Toyota corporate face now including bigger front grilles and sharp-edged headlights flanked by LED daytime running lights. In profile view, this RAV4 shows a rising belt line, with blacked-out centre and rear pillars emphasising the lengthened side glass area and increase in interior space. The tailgate is now top-hinged, although the powered function is glacially slow. This RAV4's cabin has taken a step up in materials quality, with soft padding on many of the touch-points for driver and passengers, crisp trim finishes, new colours and more leather around the instrument panel. All the instrument and switchgear is backlit in cool blue and the dash features strong upper and lower beams, interrupted by a curved, metal-finished spar to frame the instrument binnacle, steering wheel and driver's footwell. The front-to-rear seat couple distance is now a best-in-class 970mm. Combined with a thinner front seatback design, this increases rear legroom. Thanks to Toyota's Easy Flat system, the rear seats can be quickly and easily folded flat, the seats dividing 60:40, and each section can be reclined independently. The load space is longer, increasing capacity to 547-litres and an extra 49-litres of storage have been added to the undertray, taking it to 100-litres.
Market and Model
Prices kick off at just over £22,500 which isn't at all bad, but it's tough to compare it to the front-wheel drive diesel versions of Land Rover's Freelander or Honda's CR-V as these are both significantly more powerful vehicles and a bit pricier as a result. Still, neither can match Toyota's five year warranty. The really big challenger could well be Ford's Kuga which is not only cheaper than the RAV-4 by a few hundred pounds but also fronts up with a 140PS engine. That's a tough nut to crack. Trim levels comprise Active, Icon and Invincible grades. Active grade comes with 17-inch alloys, air conditioning, Bluetooth, electric windows front and rear, rear privacy glass and front fog lights while the Icon trim includes a powered tailgate, a folding function on the powered door mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, part-leather instrument panel trim and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. The Toyota Touch multimedia touch screen system also features on Icon models, with a DAB digital tuner, rear-view camera and Bluetooth. At the top of the range, the Invincible adds equipment features such as roof rails, leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear parking sensors and Smart Entry and Start.
Cost of Ownership
You'll like the RAV-4 2.0-litre D-4D's performance at the pumps, that's for sure. Toyota quotes a figure of 57.6mpg compared to the 47.1mpg of the old RAV-4 and although you can take many of these manufacturer quotes with a bucket load of salt, on a mixed test route that included some hilly terrain and pretty enthusiastic driving, our average economy figure was almost 50mpg. Emissions are way down, with the 2.0-litre diesel recording 127g/km. Residual values for the RAV4 have always been good, in most cases bearing comparison with the Freelander, and there's little reason to doubt that they'll only improve this time round.
Electric windows + anti trap protection + one touch open/close drivers side, Traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Bluetooth system, Cruise control, Electric boot release, Trip computer, Body colour door mirrors...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||124|
|Engine Power - KW||91|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3600|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||229|
|Engine Torque - MKG||31.6|
|Engine Torque - NM||310|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1600|
|CO2 (g/km)||128 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||68.3|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|EC Combined (mpg)||57.6|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||64.2|
|EC Urban (mpg)||49.6|
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