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How economical is the Toyota RAV4?

How economical is a 2003-2005 Toyota RAV4? I need a family car that is roomy and good for long journeys, but also driving around Dublin for school runs etc.

Helen Macmahon (Dublin)

Feb 2013 Filed under: fuel economy and emissions

Expert answer

Hi Helen,

An old RAV4 will be pretty thirsty, to be honest. Official fuel economy for the 1.8 petrol model, from 2004, was 38mpg, and around town I’d expect it to do not much better than 28mpg. The 2.0 diesel version is only 1mpg better off on the official figures, so don’t expect miracles from one of those either.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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