Independent, Expert EV Reviews & Advice Since 2006
Toyota RAV4 PHEV

Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid delivers 46-61 miles of electric range

The new Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid can cover up to 61 miles in urban driving (WLTP city cycle) on a full battery charge, and 46 miles in mixed (WLTP combined cycle) driving.

This results in emissions of 22g/km CO2 and combined fuel economy of 282.4mpg

It also produces 302bhp and can reach speeds of 84mph on electric power. It also comes as standard with AWD-i intelligent all-wheel drive.

The driver can select from four different drive modes, including an Auto EV/HV mode which automatically switches the vehicle to HV operation when extra drive power is needed, bringing the 2.5-litre hybrid engine into play, then returning to EV operation when conditions allow.

Recharging of the lithium-ion battery can be accomplished in 2.5 hours using a 230 V/32 A connection and a wallbox charging unit. Type 2 cables for connection to a domestic power supply or wallbox are provided as standard. Owners can use the Toyota MyT app to schedule and monitor battery charging remotely and operate the air conditioning system to warm up or cool the cabin before setting off.

Two high-specification versions of RAV4 Plug-in are available: Dynamic and Dynamic Premium. Prices are £47,395 for the Dynamic and £50,895 for the Dynamic Premium. For company car tax payers, the benefit-in-kind rating for the RAV4 Plug-in Dynamic is from 6 per cent, giving a first year charge of £1,136 for a 40 per cent tax payer.

The RAV4 is the world’s best-selling SUV: worldwide, more than 10 million RAV4s have been sold across five vehicle generations since 1994; in the UK the total has exceeded 228,000.

The new Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid is available to order now ahead of April deliveries.