Pricing starts at just over £31,000 for the self-charging hybrid models; you'll need quite a lot more though, if you want the latest 'Adventure'-spec version. The other core trim levels are 'Icon', 'Design', 'Excel', 'Dynamic' and 'Black Edition'. With each of these options, there's a £1,555 premium to go from a front wheel drive to an AWD version. Should you want Plug-in hybrid tech in your RAV4, you'll need much deeper pockets - prices start at around £47,000. This top variant comes only with AWD and in 'Design', 'Dynamic' and 'Dynamic Premium' states of trim.
Even the base 'Icon' self-charging models get 17-inch alloy wheels, front LED fog lights, rear parking sensors, auto headlamps and wipers, roof rails, LED headlights, rear privacy glass and power-folding mirrors. Inside, there's the 'Toyota Touch 2' infotainment screen with a DAB tuner and a rear view camera built in.
And all RAV4 models are equipped with the second generation of the 'Toyota Safety Sense' package. This incorporates a Pre-Collision System able to detect pedestrians in the vehicle's path during both day and night-time driving, and cyclists during daylight hours. The Adaptive Cruise Control has intuitive deceleration and acceleration control, keeping the RAV4 a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Other systems include Lane Departure Alert and Lane Trace Assist, to help keep the vehicle positioned within its traffic lane, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High Beam. Additional advanced safety features include a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (on 'Excel' and 'Design' grades) for safe manoeuvring. Plus an E-Call service on all models that can automatically alert the emergency services to the vehicle's location in the event of an accident - triggered when the airbags are deployed.