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2006 Toyota RAV4

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 25/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2006 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 693 Ratings for the 2006 - 2012 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Better than I hoped.....

By on Friday, May 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, very reliable"

Cons: "Push start does not have key alternate if fob dies"

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

"I went back to SUV after 6 years in a car. I love the feel of an SUV, even a small one such as the RAV4. I have a Limited so many of the features are the "top" end of what was offered, BUT the doors don't auto lock when in gear, there is no "miles to empty" display (it has an instantaneous MPG but I don't really care what my mileage is while I'm driving) and most aggravatingly, when the $3 battery in the fob for the keyless push-start ignition is dead, YOU CANNOT DRIVE THE CAR! So your $25k+ vehicle is completely inoperable if your $3 fob battery is dead! As a result, I carry 6 replacement batteries -- two in my glove box, 2 in my wallet, and 2 at home with the spare key. I discovered this MAJOR DEFECT at 11 pm in the middle of winter at the airport! Thankfully my son was home, I stored my car in the airport garage so I was warm, and we only lived 30 minutes from the airport. What a nightmare with a HUGE potential of being a devastating disaster! So far the dealership does not know what the problem is and I am well prepared for an emergency... Also, the backup camera is in the rearview mirror instead of on the navigation screen, and it is so small that I have to turn anyway. Other than that, this SUV is perfect for my needs, gets great mileage, is super fun to drive, and I love the look (mine has the tire mounted on the back, which I love -- not crazy about the "newer" ones with the spare tire inside the vehicle!)."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great Reliable Car

By on Friday, May 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great value, reliable, roomy back seat for size."

Cons: "Not the most exciting car"

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

"I've had my Rav4 for about 6 years now. Still runs great. Never had any major issues with it, just general maintenance stuff."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best Vehicle Ever.

By on Thursday, May 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

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
9/10

Pros: "Great price and fun to drive."

Cons: "Roof rack noise, but probably on any car."

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

"I'm the original owner and am now 84. I have 63,000 miles on this 4 cyl Suv. It runs super well and always very dependable. Gets 21-23 mpg with the A/C running. Burns no oil and always changed at 3-4000 miles per change always at Toyota dealer. I have a new set of Michelins on it now. I would NOT get a sliding sun roof next time or rack, just to much wind noise. Love this car."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Superior car

By on Friday, May 06, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "real value"

Cons: "cost of Toyota maintenance parts"

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

"I got this car because I needed to be able to haul a boy scout troop trailer. The Rav4 V6 was the only vehicle in its class with the towing capacity I needed. I would certainly buy this car again, it has great handling, drives well in all types of weather, and the only modification I made was to put air bags in the rear coil springs to offset the tongue weight of the trailer."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great decision

By on Friday, April 01, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 27,000

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
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great size, handling, comfort and pickup"

Cons: "still figuring out where everything is"

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

"After driving a 2007 Santa Fe for 8 years I wanted an SUV that was close in size but I had a budget. I'm extremely happy with the Rav4. The pick up is great, MPG very good, and I'm very happy with the size. With the low mileage and Toyotas reputation this was a no brainer."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great vehicle for travel, shopping, friends

By on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Terrific Value, great flexibility, great to drive"

Cons: "Front cup holders....what was Toyota thinking?"

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

"This was the last year of the V6 engine, which has performed flawlessly in my vehicle. I wanted the swing back door versus the overhead, and it's been great. The leather upholstry and heated front seats are wonderful -leather has held up very well. Being able to have the rear seats up, down or split has been great for travel, trips to the DIY store, shopping, carrying sporting goods etc. The JBL sound is terrific, the tuner making it just what I want. Backup cam is in the rear view mirror, a bit small but very handy. Steering is very responsive, and the V6 pickup is great, whether from a stop light or on the freeway. Integrated charging in console box keeps the cords tucked away, and my phone charged up."

19 people out of 25 found this review helpful

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