Toyota RAV4 Hybrid practicality & boot space

Passenger and luggage space are both decent, if not class-leading, in the Toyota RAV4

Length Width Height Boot volume (seats up)
4,600mm 1,855mm 1,685mm 580 litres

As a family SUV, the RAV4 must prioritise interior space for both luggage and passengers. It does so well enough, but you can get more sheer carrying capacity for your money in some rivals.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid interior space & storage

Toyota has increased the distance between the front and rear axles by 30mm compared to the old RAV4 and it pays dividends inside. There's plenty of room for four adults inside, and adding a fifth in the middle rear seat isn't out of the question, either.

Boot space

You get 580 litres of luggage storage with the rear seats in place, which is a 79-litre increase on the old model. Drop the seats down and a total of 1,690 litres is freed up for IKEA expeditions, house clearouts and Christmas-tree or mountain-bike transport.

Those numbers look good in isolation, and the RAV4 does beat close rival the Nissan X-Trail for seats-up space (its 580 litres trumping the Nissan's 565), but for total capacity the X-Trail wins out, offering just under 2,000 litres.

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace or Skoda Kodiaq can also carry more than the RAV4 – with the Kodiaq costing a lot less to boot.