“With enough room for a family of five, including a big boot with a flat floor and no lip to heave luggage over, the RAV4 is hard to criticise. It makes the average family hatchback feel tiny, and has lots of storage compartments and deep door pockets, too.
“For such a big vehicle the RAV4 controls its body quite well, but it lets you know about bigger lumps and bumps in the road thanks to its overly firm suspension. The hybrid model feels particularly firm at the back, where all of the batteries are located.
“All RAV4s come with seven airbags as standard, plus there’s an electronic stability control system to help you recover the car if it begins to skid.”