Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

About Toyota RAV4

Among the numerous compact-SUV choices out there, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 remains a standout. As the vehicle that started the compact-crossover-SUV segment, the RAV4 has consistently been a top seller, right alongside the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester. While not as off-road capable as a Jeep Cherokee, the RAV4 is far more reliable and holds exceptionally strong resale values. Its 4-cylinder engine delivers decent power with good fuel economy, and it has enough ground clearance to tackle most snow and light off-road situations. Better still, every RAV4 comes standard with Toyota’s Safety Sense-P suite of driver assists, and there’s even a hybrid model. Unfortunately, Toyota’s 2018 RAV4 still isn’t compatible with either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2018?
2018 Toyota RAV4

A new Adventure trim adds more ground clearance, 18-inch wheels and a 120-volt outlet, plus optional Cold Weather package with heated/power front seats, heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icers. A Tow Prep package increases the tow rating to 2,900 pounds with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 3,500 pounds with all-wheel drive (AWD).

  • Expert Rating: 8.9
  • Consumers Rating: 8.3
  • MPG 23|30
2017 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota RAV4

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 gains Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) on every model. TSS-P includes pre-collision braking, automatic high beams, lane-departure alert and Toyota’s Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. A new Platinum trim is added to the gasoline models and includes a heated steering wheel and a foot-activated power rear liftgate.

2016 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota RAV4

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 arrives with a host of new available features, including the 360-degree Bird’s Eye View parking system. The RAV4 receives refreshed styling as well as a sporty new SE trim package, but the biggest change for 2016 is the introduction of the first-ever hybrid model.

2015 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota RAV4

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 arrives with a new Blizzard Pearl Premium Package for Limited models, adding a special Blizzard Pearl paint scheme coupled with new 18-inch wheels. A new Hot Lava paint color also joins the lineup, and XLE buyers can now equip their RAV4 with the power liftgate.

2014 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota RAV4

The 2014 Toyota RAV4 gains four new Entune audio choices, including Entune Apps Suite on up-level trims. The Limited gets a new Technology Package option that includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert and Auto High Beam. The battery-powered model carries over unchanged and is based on the prior-generation RAV4.

2013 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 receives fresh styling inside and out, a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, rearview camera and touchscreen control center, and safety technology such as blind-spot monitoring. Gone are the 3rd-row seat and impressively powerful V6 engine available in past models. 2013 RAV4 EV models are unchanged from their 2012 debut models.

2012 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota RAV4

For 2012, the Toyota RAV4 SUV gains as standard equipment a new audio head unit featuring Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and music streaming. The Limited grade offers a new navigation radio with Toyota's Entune infotainment system.

2011 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2011?
2011 Toyota RAV4

For 2011, base models can be equipped with a Upgrade Value Package that includes among other things a six-disc CD changer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, XM Satellite Radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), a power moonroof, a roof rack and privacy glass.

2010 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2010?
2010 Toyota RAV4

The 2010 Toyota RAV4 carries over mostly unchanged after last year's makeover. Base models can now be equipped with a rearview camera, and the available Sport Appearance Package is expanded to Sport grade 4x2 and 4x4 four-cylinder models. The Sport trims can also be equipped with a new JBL audio system that includes Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.

2009 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2009?
2009 Toyota RAV4

The 2009 RAV4 gets a mild exterior freshening, a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and active headrests. New options for the Sport and Limited trims include a lower-cost navigation system and a rear backup monitor. The Limited model also receives the Smart Key entry system as standard equipment. Gear hunting is greatly reduced this year with the addition of a new uphill/downhill shift control system.

2008 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota RAV4

The Limited trim receives a standard immobilizer feature, which is optional on the base and Sport.

2007 Toyota RAV4
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota RAV4

Formerly an option, front seat side-impact airbags and first and second-row side-curtain airbags are now standard on all trim levels.

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Consumer Reviews

Very Good for a smaller SUV

By on Saturday, June 3, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "reliability, price, mpg, interior room, technology"

Cons: "Smaller and lower than Im used to"

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

"Ive owned a few 4Runners and I just retired my Land Cruiser to second car duty when I bought the 2017 Rav4 XLE. I must say Im impressed with the interior room of the Rav4. Its front seats have more room both side to side and leg room than any of my 4Runners and its surprisingly not much smaller than my 2000 Land Cruiser. That would have been a deal breaker for me if it was smaller than the 4Runners because Im a big guy at 61 225 lbs. The fuel economy is my 2nd favorite thing, almost doubling my LC mpg. The tech is a lot of fun and very functional. The only disappointment was that I thought it had full GPS, but it has instead an assisted GPS called GPS scout that requires use of your cell phone data to work through the app. So I added a DVR front and back cameras with an add on mirror that also includes regular GPS through android apps. Now Im happy with the setup, since I didnt spring for the 360 degree birds eye view system in the Platinum model with the 4 camera system. Ive got all the technology I need. The safety features are over the top, but welcome since Im driving a much smaller vehicle than Im used to."

50 people out of 50 found this review helpful

Great Car! Hit by a Mack truck & still drove away!

By on Thursday, August 10, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,161

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: "Safe and great performance"

Cons: "No complaints!"

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

"I love this car! It has been great on gas mileage on long road trips--40mpg and city--29 mpg. I just recently got hit by a Mack truck. It took the hit in the back quarter panel. The positraction kicked in and the car came to a hault on its own after the hit. I walked away unharmed and the car was driveable after getting the fender away from the tire. The vehicle is repairable and I will get it back soon. Great for safety and performance!!"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Excellent vehicle well made

By on Friday, November 10, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,500

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Well built, easy to drive, may automatic features"

Cons: "Cost to repair HIGH"

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

"We bought this car in June 2017, and it has been terrific. No problems, and free service until 25,000 miles from the dealer. One issue was when the car was struck by a stray cable in a strong wind and damaged the driver side mirror assembly, which had to be replaced at a cost of over 1,000. So, if you buy a RAV 4 hybrid, look into the extended warranty, as the components are VERY pricey."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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