This month’s issue of What Car? puts the Toyota RAV4 against the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage, to find Britain’s best £25,000 SUV.
You’ll have to read the magazine to get the result, but our deal takes the RAV4 far below the £25,000 set out by the headline, and even below the Target Price.
Of the three cars, the RAV4 has the largest boot, at 547 litres, or 1735 litres with the seats folded flat.
More spirited drivers will appreciate the RAV4’s performance because it has 141bhp and 236lb ft torque, with a 0-62mph time of 10.6sec.
The large saving on offer brings the RAV4 down to the same price as a mid-range Auris, so there’s no arguing with the value provided by our deal.
With the performance figures come a downside; increased running costs. CO2 emissions of 123g/km and a real-world fuel economy of 50.5mpg mean it’s not the front-runner of our group test for running costs.
The less-than-impressive refinement of the RAV4 lets it down against the fierce competition, too.
Should I add any options?
Metallic paint is £495, which is reduced to £426 through the broker.
What are its rivals?
The crossover segment is expanding, so rivals include the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage as tested, as well as the Ford Kuga, Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson and upcoming Seat Ateca.
The car Toyota RAV4 2.0 D-4D Active 5dr 2wd
The saving £5514
The list price £23,695
The discounted price £18,180
The online broker drivethedeal.com