The car is fitted with a seven-inch touchscreen display, which allows control over a range of multimedia features, such as a six-speaker sound system. This includes DAB radio, which delivers an array of music and speech-based programming in crystal clear sound quality. Bluetooth connectivity is featured as standard too, enabling audio streaming and hands-free telephone communication. With the RAV4’s USB and AUX inputs, your portable media devices can be plugged-and-played. Design grades and above also feature keyless entry, and a satellite navigation system that enables intuitive route-planning.
The RAV4’s family-friendly credentials are further validated by a maximum five-star crash-test rating, which has been awarded by Euro NCAP. As well as driver aids such as Anti-lock Braking System and Vehicle Stability Control, the vehicle is fitted with Cruise Control as standard. This allows the driver to establish a safe maximum speed before setting out. Hill-start Assist features too, which prevents the car from rolling inadvertently whenever the engine is started on an incline. Also included is a reversing camera, which is an invaluable parking aid. Passive safety features comprise, among other things, ISOFIX anchor points that are perfect for securing younger passengers.
Creature Comforts and Convenience
Inside the RAV4, there’s lots of headroom for each occupant, and the car’s reclining rear seats are a welcome feature. The person behind the wheel enjoys plenty of seating and steering wheel adjustability options, allowing him or her to find their ideal position. The driver also gets to grapple with a three-spoke leather steering wheel. All models come with air conditioning – and tinted rear windows that ensure intense sunlight doesn’t adversely affect back-seat travellers. With the car’s 60/40 split-folding rear seats flipped, a not-inconsiderable 547-litre boot space (including a hidden under-floor compartment) is further expanded. Top-tier Design and Excel trims, as well as featuring heated seats, come with a power-operated tailgate, making access to the luggage compartment as simple as possible.