Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

About Toyota RAV4

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.

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.

Consumer Reviews

New 2017 AWD Rav4 SE

By on Friday, March 24, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 550

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quality, good price, SE package"

Cons: "Lack of dashboard lighting/ambient lighting"

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

"Ive only had my rav4 for several weeks but will give my impressions of it so far. Ive heard a lot of complaints about Toyota not offering a 6 cylinder on the 2017 models. The ECO/SPORT modes in my SE are fine for me and provide adequate acceleration going onto highways and for passing. I have the softex heated seats, only high or low on heating, no inbetween. Only one USB port in front, under dash (this is easily fixable by buying an adapter). The seats are a bit hard, wish they had more cushion in them. The suspension on the SE is more stiff than on other models, I like it! Almost no body roll around corners. The front cup holders need to be closer together, one is up under the dash, the other close to the center arm rest. One major complaint I have is that not all of the dash buttons have lighting! You better know where the buttons are in the dark! Also, no ambient lighting whatsoever! Road and engine noise into the cabin is quiet in my opinion. I have the upgraded Entune radio, awesome sound! The LED tail lights look awesome! The front HID superwhite head lights provide great peripheral vision just on low beam. Daytime LEDs on front end also."

22 people out of 24 found this review helpful

Great SUV

By on Saturday, April 13, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

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: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "None"

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

"I have had the 2013 toyota rav4 for 3 months and like how is handles overall. It handled great in the snow (one foot) going up a steep hill. Also great MPGs I get around 24 MPGs on average driving both city and highway."

28 people out of 31 found this review helpful

Perfect for my needs

By on Friday, March 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,500

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: "Great Price and Fun to Drive"

Cons: "Adjustable Lift Door should be Standard Equipment"

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

"I am retired disabled veteran and I have a hard time getting in and out of vehicles - but not with this vehicle. I also have issues with backing up, yet this vehicle offers a good size back up camera that helps out with that. NOW - I love driving this vehicle - the mileage is great! It has a comfortable , smooth ride. There's plenty of room for the back seat riders. It comes with a 2 year/25K mile maintenance. We looked at other similar models, (GM and Honda) and are glad we purchased this one. You won't be disappointed (at least we're not)."

15 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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