The Recreational Activity Vehicle 4WD - or RAV4 as it was badged - started the compact SUV (or 'soft-roader') trend in 1994.
A perennially popular model, the RAV4 was available in three- and five-door forms but the latest generation is a five-door body style only.
Despite the name, the RAV4 is available with front-wheel-drive variants, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Easy manoeuvrability thanks to light steering, tight turning circle
Vast interior space and big boot for its segment
Effective CVT auto
Improved safety features added in 2016 and 2017
Engines would welcome more power
Perception of quality could be higher
Signature external spare wheel disappeared with latest model
Limited off-road ability
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.