Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2020

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Kilometres travelled

50,000 - 75,000 km

Did you buy this car new or used?

New

How much did you pay? (including all on-road costs)

50000

What were your needs when you bought this car? Has it fulfilled those needs?

Fuel economy, safety. Yes on both counts. Effect on fuel budget has been significant. It has some nice features that you come to expect from Toyota.

What were your initial thoughts about the car? Tell us why it appealed to you.

It was a Toyota, which instantly means it’s reliable, it’s also loaded with bells and whistles. I have the leather seat version.

What have you discovered since owning the car?

It’s towing ability is epic! If you’ve ever let the concept of hybrids not being towing vehicles influence your buying decisions, this RAV4 will change your mind! It navigates towing across wet grass and deep mud expertly, with either my caravan or trailer.

What do you like/dislike about the car?

It’s missing some common sense, such as putting the start button on the left side of the steering wheel so I have to physically sit in the seat just to start it when I don’t want to leave immediately. The incessant chime every time you stop the car and open the door is ridiculous. Love the shape, the smoothness, acceleration, and towing ability.

Any other comments on the car?

Right up there in terms of the dozen or so bought-from-new cars I’ve driven.

Reliability

4

Features/technology

4

Performance/economy

5

Value for money

5

Overall rating

4

Lastly, would you buy this vehicle again?

Yes

Why would/wouldn't you buy it again?

As long as I need to tow, this car would be on my radar. The negatives are minor, just silly and could have been avoided with a bit more thought.

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