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Toyota RAV4

5/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Toyota RAV4

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Driving

What is it like on the road?

Whether front- or four-wheel drive, the handling magic of the GT86 doesn’t seem to have permeated here. The RAV4 isn’t awful to drive, it’s just… boring. Though the steering is light and passably car-like, the soft-sprung RAV4 rolls about in the bends, tending towards rampant understeer through even the gentlest corners. Even the dubious presence of a ‘Sport’ button in the cabin can’t disguise that this is no Evoque.

Of course it’ll be plenty capable off-road. You can even choose optional hill descent control and a centre diff lock to provide further ability here. However, on the tarmac – where, like it or not, softroaders spend the vast majority of their time – the RAV4 remains decidedly underwhelming.

Wildcard

How about something completely different?

Wildcard

6/10

Nissan Juke

£14,935£27,345
If you want a Japanese soft-roader with a dose of vim, try the flawed-but-fun Nissan Juke Nismo
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