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2001 Toyota RAV4

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 25/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2001 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 381 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

VERY reliable, not the greatest mileage

By on Thursday, February 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 208,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "reliable (still going strong)"

Cons: "so so gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"pick-up is a little slow especially on hills, not a lot of leg room in the back but since I rarely have passengers that's ok; car may look small but can hold A LOT of items."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned

By on Saturday, February 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, low repair costs, safe to drive in wind"

Cons: "Personally, I would prefer it a little "shorter""

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car used with only 40,000 miles on it in 2009. Like many "fleet cars," previous drivers had put cheap gas in the tank which later, ruined the catalytic convertor (which cost me about $1,200 to fix). However after I got that taken care of, I've never had any problems. It gets the same gas mileage as my previous Toyota Camry maybe because it's the same engine as a Camry. When it's windy, the SUV is heavy enough that the vehicle doesn't "blow all over the road" like a small economy car would do. I always felt safe driving this SUV."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

great small vehicle

By on Friday, February 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Economical, reliable, plenty of cargo space"

Cons: "Big Guys may be uncomfortable on long drives"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Purchased the 2003 RAV 4 used in 2009. At the time it had about 65,000 miles on the odometer. Purchased it mainly for my wife who loved, loved, loved it. The 2 liter engine has plenty of pep, is economical and has been trouble free. The only "major" repair(s) have been to replace the struts and shocks at about 114,000 miles. I am a larger guy, about 6 feet tall and a solid 220 so find driving the car for long periods somewhat uncomfortable -- course I'd much rather drive my pickup anyway. Even though the car is not a 4 X 4, the front wheel drive handles our snow and ice very well."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever owned

By on Thursday, January 29, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: time to upgrade

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "dependable, fun to drive, economical"

Cons: "body looked great but steel wheels rusted"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Loved my RAV. Handled wonderfully in all weather conditions - heater so great family referred to as the sauna 4. Mileage 28-30 mpg. When purchased referred to handling as "nimble" and it was"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I would buy it again in a hearbeat

By on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, good size"

Cons: "can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've really enjoyed this car. It is small enough to fit in compact spaces, yet large enough to make a camping trip. Rear seats are removable for extra cargo room. The gas mileage is decent considering it is 4WD. I've had very few issues over the 10 years I've had it. If only they hadn't made changes to it, I would buy it again without bothering to look at other vehicles."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever had.

By on Saturday, January 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "4 wheel drive. More cars should have it."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is, by far, the best car I have ever owned. There have been some brutal winters in the last ten years and I have never been afraid to drive or become stuck no matter how deep the snow."

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