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The Top Gear car review:Toyota RAV4
Running costs and reliability
It’s a Toyota, which means it’ll never break. The entry two-wheel drive diesel officially returns 58mpg, which is pretty impressive for a big SUV, if still not as good as the 150bhp Mazda CX-5. However, opt for the CVT gearbox (which you really shouldn’t), the bigger diesel and four-wheel drive and economy dips back down into the thirties. Amongst loyal buyers, RAV4s have always proved popular and dependable, so residuals should be strong.The firm’s ongoing five-year warranty provides further reassurance but as we say, you’re unlikely to ever need to use it. Reliability is standard here.