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2005 Toyota RAV4

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 24/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 393 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Transmission Problems

By on Saturday, July 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,301

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Always starts up, fun to drive, good gas mileage"

Cons: "Radio isn't great, major repair on Transmission,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I loved the look of this car when I bought it from the original owner 6 years ago. It was a great car for the first 4 years I had it. The transmission went out just after I hit 150,000 miles. Toyota had an extended warranty on the transmission up to 150,000 miles and I was just over that so they wouldn't cover it. It ended up costing me nearly $3,000 to replace it. I wish I had done my homework a little better before purchasing the car. Apparently this particular year for this model had transmission issues. I bought a Toyota because of their reputation for reliability. In the 6 years I have had the car I have just had to do minor repairs (tires, brakes, etc). I now have to replace the catalytic converter and the struts at 175,000 miles. All in all, I love this car, but I'm not sure I would have purchased it knowing the transmission was bad. That is a very expensive repair."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great Everyday Vehicle!

By on Saturday, July 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Our Toyota Rav4 has been absolutely wonderful! It works well for the hard winter conditions we have here 7-8 months of the year and makes it over the mountain pass near our town consistently and nicely. Very reliable car! Incredibly comfortable and not to big or small when driving and parking. It's very agile when it comes to sharp turns and parallel parking. However, if you are looking for an off-roading car (and I mean off-roading!) then this may be an issue. The 4WD and tires and suspension are all great for general off-roading but unless you lift it and replace the front bumper it can't make any moderately high/extreme off road conditions. Very nice gas mileage as well!!"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

My Fourth Toyota

By on Saturday, July 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliability, reliability, realiability"

Cons: "Seats are difficult for a small woman to take out."

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

"It's 2015 I still have my 2002 Rav4. This Toyota and this one is the best I've owned. Some design flaws, such as having to remove the back seats for maximum cargo space (seats can be folded up, but still take some cargo space and they're difficult to handle.) I've only had to replace the water pump and ignition switch, which didn't happen until vehicle was over 10 years old. Of course the usual maintentance and replacement has been done (battery, tires, etc). Reliability is what I look for in a car and there is no better than a Toyota. However, I want a new one because they're bigger and the seats don't have to be taken out for maximum cargo space. I should be able to get a good price for my 2002 because it only has 68k original miles. Love this car."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

199k and it still drives like new!

By on Thursday, July 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 199,083

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"This little suv is great on gas mileage! the only complaint i have is the design, bugs cover the entire suv when i drive at night. I get up in the morning and its covered. Other than that. i love driving it around. its amazing. best car ive ever owned."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Love my SUV.

By on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,162

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, good radio/cd player and speakers."

Cons: "cup holder isn't great, ashtray in awkward place."

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

"Love my RAV4 especially in snow storms, I just moved to SC from VT a year ago. Handled the snow beautifully and because of it being up off the ground when the roads didn't get plowed I could drive on without worrying about getting stuck. Will buy another when this one is ready to retire even though I live where there isn't any snow."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned!

By on Sunday, June 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

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: "Lots of fun to drive. Great acceleration!"

Cons: "None"

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

"110,000 miles and going strong. Drives the same as the day I bought it. Only maintenance work done. No repairs at all. Highly recommend. Leased originally but then bought out the lease-no way was I going to let this car go!"

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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