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Used 2016 Toyota RAV4

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  • First-ever RAV4 Hybrid model is available
  • Available new 360-degree Bird’s Eye View camera parking aid
  • Sporty new SE trim package
  • Excellent interior room for people and cargo


  • Mazda CX-5 is sportier; Subaru Forester is better off-road
  • No rear-mounted spare tire as on early RAV4s
  • No manual transmission is available

What's New For 2016

  • Refreshed styling
  • Available 360-degree Bird’s Eye View parking system
  • Toyota’s first-ever RAV4 Hybrid model

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Toyota’s new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is rated by the EPA at 34 mpg city/31 mpg highway/33 mpg combined.

The front-wheel-drive 2016 RAV4 is rated by the EPA at 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg combined. The all-wheel-drive model is rated at 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway/25 mpg combined.

The new RAV4 Hybrid is equipped with a CVT. The standard 2016 Toyota RAV4 has a traditional 6-speed automatic transmission.

Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Expert Review

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 remains a perennial favorite thanks to its compact size, spacious interior, sleek styling and well-deserved reputation for reliability and resale. Sure, you can get a more enthusiastic ride in a Mazda CX-5, and better off-road credentials from a Subaru Forester, but for the way most people drive a compact- crossover SUV, the 2016 RAV4 has everything they need. This year, Toyota adds a hybrid model to the lineup, something you won’t find with the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue or Ford Escape. Then again, both the Subaru and Ford offer more powerful turbocharged engines, an important factor for those who tow and haul heavier loads.

Driving the Used 2016 Toyota RAV4

Of all the compact SUVs, Toyota’s RAV4 crossover SUV for 2016 may just have the best combination of ride comfort, handling and fuel economy. Smooth without being too soft, the RAV4’s ride is a pleasant contrast to that of the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester. The RAV4’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder isn’t the most powerful in this class, but it delivers acceptable levels of acceleration and fuel economy, able to move the RAV4 to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds. Toyota adds a Sport mode to the 6-speed automatic transmission. When engaged, the system holds off shifting until higher in the rpm band for better acceleration. The RAV4 Hybrid employs the same 2.5-liter engine teamed with two electric motors (one up front and the other at the rear wheels) and CVT transmission. Toyota expects the hybrid to deliver noticeably better acceleration and better fuel economy, even with its standard all-wheel-drive system.

Favorite Features

With high beltlines and thicker pillars becoming the norm for small SUV design, having the ability to see what’s around you becomes paramount. In addition to its rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors, the RAV4 offers a 360-degree Bird’s Eye monitor, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.

Despite its modest exterior dimensions, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 compact SUV has ample room for four adults plus a good-size cargo area behind the 2nd-row seats. Fold those seats flat and the RAV4 offers up a class-leading 73.4 cubic feet.

Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Interior

With high-quality plastics and soft-touch surfaces, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 offers a comfortable and inviting SUV interior. Base LE models get contrasting colors, adding an upscale look at a price level that usually sentences the buyer to blandness. However, we're not fans of the faux-carbon-fiber cladding around the doorsills and gearshift lever. Interestingly, leather isn't available, substituted with a material called Softex, which does a pretty good impression of the real thing. The driver's seat is comfortable and supportive, especially the Limited model with its added lumbar support. Rear-seat passengers have good legroom, and there's plenty of cargo space.

Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Exterior

Overall, we like the looks of the newest RAV4, and its sharp lines are positively aggressive compared to previous models. Owners of those older models may notice that there's no rear-mounted spare tire on the current generation. However, despite it being a fixture since the RAV4's introduction, Toyota was smart in dropping it, as it allows for a swing-up rear door instead of the swing-out design on previous versions, making it easier to load items into the cargo area. A power assist is standard on Limited models, and available on XLE models.

Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Standard Features

The base RAV4 LE trim comes with Entune, which includes a 6.1-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, AM/FM/CD system with six speakers, and auxiliary and USB inputs to control your iPod. XLE models add a power moonroof, upgraded Entune with satellite and HD Radio, dual-zone climate control, and better front seats with French stitching. The SE trim receives a sport suspension, paddle shifters, Softex seating, 2-tone paint and rear cross-traffic alert. Limited models add the power liftgate, Softex upholstery, Entune Premium audio with navigation and apps, push-button start, and more. The AWD RAV4 Hybrid is offered only in XLE and Limited trims.

Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Options

All-wheel drive (AWD) is available on all Toyota RAV4 models and standard on the Hybrid, enhancing the SUV's traction in wet weather and on dirt roads. Other options include a navigation system with Toyota's Entune telematics – which includes voice recognition and various apps for everything from making reservations to finding sports scores – JBL premium audio system with 11 speakers, Bird’s Eye Parking System, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and, on the XLE, a power rear liftgate.

Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Engine

There are two powertrain choices for the 2016 Toyota RAV4. Gasoline-powered models employ a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 176 horsepower. Coupled with the standard 6-speed automatic transmission, it's enough to get the SUV from a standstill to 60 mph in a little less than 10 seconds, not exactly quick, but good enough. The standard front-wheel drive (FWD) can be replaced with an all-wheel drive (AWD) system, and the RAV4 will tow up to 1,500 pounds. The RAV4 Hybrid uses the same 2.5-liter engine only with Atkinson-cycle technology mated with two small electric motors (one at each axle). AWD comes standard on the hybrid models, as does a CVT automatic transmission.

2.5-liter inline-4
176 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
172 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/31 mpg (FWD), 22/29 mpg (AWD)

2.5-liter inline-4 engine + electric motor
194 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm (peak output with gasoline and electric combined)
206 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 34/31 mpg

How Much Does the Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Cost?

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE is about $25,000, including the destination charge. The top-of-the-line Limited model with AWD and option packages can extend to more than $32,000. The XLE Hybrid starts around $29,000. Those prices are right in line with competitors like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, two of its strongest competitors. Other compact SUVs like the Kia Sportage and Mazda CX-5 start lower, but the RAV4's simplified trim levels keep even a loaded RAV4 well below the mid- to high-$30,000 prices that afflict other vehicles in this segment, like the Volkswagen Tiguan. Be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for the new Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 should retain its value on par with the Honda CR-V and better than Ford's Escape, but below the Subaru Forester.

Which Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Model is Right for Me?

2016 Toyota RAV4 LE

Roof rails

17-inch steel wheels

Front and rear skidplates

Cruise control

Tilt/telescope steering wheel

2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE

Power moonroof

Power liftgate

17-inch alloy wheels

4.2-inch information screen

Automatic climate control

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE

LED headlights and taillights

18-inch alloy wheels

Sport suspension tuning

Blind-spot monitor

Rear cross-traffic assist

2016 Toyota RAV4 Limited

Power driver seat with memory

Toyota Safety Sense

Premium audio with 7-inch touch screen

Optional Bird’s Eye View Camera parking aid

Blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE

Power moonroof

Power liftgate

17-inch alloy wheels

4.2-inch information screen

Automatic climate control

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Power driver seat with memory

Toyota Safety Sense

Premium audio with 7-inch touch screen

Optional Bird’s Eye View Camera parking aid

Blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert

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Used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Reviews


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2014 Toyota RAV4

"Absolutely zero problems. Sti"

Will probably last 300,00 miles. Fun to drive.
Nearest dealer is 25 miles away. Oil change takes
Still runs and drives like a new car. Still has original brakes with 50% lining. Even the tires lasted 80,000 miles. The new Goodyears are better in the rain than OEM tires. Oil change interval is 10k.
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2017 Toyota RAV4

"Good size, turns well, sharp looking!"

Size, driving ease, turn radius, easy to get in
Lumbar support, bit noisy, NAVIGATION & ENTUNES!
Nice size suv coming from sedan, like hatchback & leg room in back seat as we are not short people. Lumbar support is awful on any trips over an hr, gas mileage is decent as is turning radius & ride. Can’t ride w/windows open really or the buffeting noise is deafening & scary! Biggest negative is the navigation & their Entunes mess is TERRIBLE, HATE IT!
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2016 Toyota RAV4

"good car"

good car;;;
nosiey engine and road noise
purchase car new, handles drives good, on wet roads handles a little slippery, rides very good, long drives good , seats comfortable, I get between 29 to 32 to the gallon, the tires that came on it didn't last long replace them at 45,000, dealership does not balance tires on rotation, this cause feathering on the tire, love the car, easy parking, doesn't have a cd player;; will buy again,, looking now::
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2017 Toyota RAV4

"Not what we expected."

Has new safety features, backup camera.
Poor seats, forward view is obstructed by the hood
We still own a 2003 Highlander V6 AWD base, purchased new. The 16 yr old Highlander is still twice the car that the new 2017 RAV XLE is. Even though the Highlander has 171,750 miles it is still a better car. We have only had one repair done, replaced both rear wheel bearings. The highlander has a better ride, view out the front is way better, seat comfort is better. The RAV has some additional safety features nice but not worth the trade up vs the old Highlander. We are currently looking for a 2017 Highlander.
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2017 Toyota RAV4

"Horrible gas mileage"

fun To drive
Horrible gas mileage 17 city 22 highway, suspensio
I purchased a new RAV4 because I have owned seven other Toyotas and have been Very very happy but I am extremely disappointed in the performance of this particular RAV4. My average gas mileage is 17 to 18 miles per gallon which is unacceptable and I would’ve never purchased the vehicle having known it’s poor mileage. I have dealt with Toyota customer service and have not been able to resolve this issue and five other Problematic issues i.e. starter, suspension, computer glitches. Since it has no navigation system it will not connect with my new IPhone 10. This RAV4 XLE has the worst blind spot on any vehicle I have ever driven. Tailgate is manual and so it is high and heavy when it is opened and I can hardly get the trunk shut. I expected more from this SUV. Everything else I like . It is a roomy small SUV. Has good tires and traction. I have an AWD. It will alarm me if I start to cross either side of the lane I am driving in. It alerts me sometimes and helps me to stop if a vehicle in front of me stops quickly, keeping me from having an accident. But still can’t trust it. has windshield wipers on back window with washer fluid. Has spoiler and built in splash guards, also am/FM radio and CD player. Good sound system. Gas mileage is horrible at 17 city to 21 highway. Easy for children to get in back seat. Plenary of leg room. Lots of plugins for cell phone and iPad. In fry and back. Nice cargo net and plenty of room in the trunk. It’s a good size for a compact suv There's not a lot of useful storage space in the driver's area. It's pretty roomy in the back for a compact vehicle but wish we could fit 3 car seats across. Also the middle seat belt isn't very usable with the placing of the belt, we basically lose that middle seat. Great for one car seat only.Read Less
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2016 Toyota RAV4 Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Entune
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Audible Text Message Feature
  • Internet Access
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Reclining Rear Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 22 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 29 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 25 mpg


  • Horsepower - 176 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.86 inches
  • Torque - 172 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4100 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Automatic Headlights
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/65R17
  • Wheel Type - Steel with Covers
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 2 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years


  • Axle Ratio - 4.07
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.54 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.4
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Eco Assist System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3570 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 101.9 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 140.3 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.9 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.8 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.9 inches
  • Height - 65.5 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 37.2 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 6.3 inches
  • Overall Length - 181.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 55.4 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 1500 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 38.4 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 104.7 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 72.6 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 900 pounds
  • GVWR - 4640 pounds
  • Cargo with all seats down - 73.4 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 54.3 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 48.9 inches
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2016 Toyota RAV4 Safety

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Safety Technology

Star Safety System

Besides enhanced stability control, this standard system includes pre-collision braking and Smart Stop Technology, which brings the RAV4 to a complete stop if it senses unintended acceleration.

Eight standard airbags

In addition to driver and passenger frontal airbags, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 has front-seat-mounted side airbags, first and second row side-curtain airbags, a driver’s knee airbag and a cushion airbag for the front passenger seat. The front seats also reduce the chance of whiplash.

Blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert

These helpful technologies are standard on the RAV4 SE and Limited models.


2016 Toyota RAV4 Rankings

176 HP
MPG Combined
25 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
2016 Toyota RAV4
176 HP

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