Toyota RAV4 Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Fuel economy can vary depending on the sort of driving you do, but the Toyota RAV4's CO2 emissions are impressively low

MPG (comb) MPG (extra high) MPG (medium) CO2
49.2-51.2mpg N/a N/a 102-105g/km

Being hybrid-only means the RAV4 posts some pretty good fuel-economy and emissions figures for a large SUV. A diesel rival will go further on a gallon of fuel (especially when calculated using the latest WLTP test method), but lower CO2 emissions mean savings for company-car drivers on their BiK (Benefit-in-Kind) tax bills.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid MPG & CO2

Exactly what fuel economy you get from your RAV4 depends on whether you go for front- or four-wheel drive, and what wheel size you choose. The front-wheel-drive car returns between 49.2 and 51.2mpg, while official figures from the latest WLTP test for the four-wheel-drive version haven't been confirmed yet.

CO2 emissions vary, too: 102g/km for the front-wheel-drive car on 17-inch wheels and 105 g/km on 18-inch wheels. The four-wheel-drive version emits 103g/km regardless of wheel size. These are impressive numbers and will be especially welcomed by company-car drivers, who stand to make big savings on their Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bills compared to a petrol or diesel SUV of similar size to the RAV4.

If you want an SUV, but don't need something as big as the RAV4, it's worth bearing in mind the Toyota C-HR can hit up to 57.6mpg. The RAV4 comfortably beats its more direct rival the Honda CR-V Hybrid, though; the latter only returned 40.9mpg in WLTP testing.

The RAV4's economy will be at its best if you do a mix of slow-speed urban driving and high-speed motorway runs, giving the hybrid motor's batteries a chance to recharge as you slow down and brake. Gentle use of the accelerator when moving away and when in stop-start urban traffic will also ensure you maximise the RAV4's electric range.