This new motor and gearbox arrangement, removed directly from the New Avensis, is magnificent. The 6 spd gearbox shifts smoothly & quietly, and you seldom get caught up in the inappropriate ratio, even driving up extreme inclines.
The 148 bhp turbodiesel, meanwhile, pushes the big Toyota Rav4 along with reasonable verve. Plus, it's a commendably refined system, only appearing strained at elevated revs when pushing uphill.
An average economy figure of 39.2 mpg isn’t spectacular, which is some way off the 48.7 miles per gallon you’ll get out of the manual model, however it is pretty much par for the category.
The rest of the New RAV 4 package is less dazzling. For the reason that this version of Toyota Rav4 debuted around three years ago the whole domain of its challengers have been succeeded or are fresh to the class. Frankly, the market has advanced & it shows.