Used Toyota RAV4 (2000 - 2005) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014
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The previous generation RAV4 was the right car at the right time. Its overtly 4x4 look, funky bodyshape and excellent on-road manners, meant it was perfectly placed to pick up sales during the soft-roader boom of the mid-Nineties.
3.5 out of 5

Running costs

More expensive to buy than Honda HR-V but VVTi engines offer long service intervals and lower running costs than previous range as well as very good fuel economy. Depreciates slower than similarly-sized 4x4s.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£1,531 - £1,940 *

Diesel

£1,527 - £1,527 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 128p and diesel 131p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

10,000 miles (minor), 20,000 miles (major).

Warranty

Three years mechanical, 12 years bodywork.

Road tax (12 months)

£235.00 - £325.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

RAV4 is quite a polluting model. With an average of 205 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are a touch high for a small 4x4. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not very frugal, averaging 34 mpg.

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