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Toyota RAV4 Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Toyota RAV4 Reviews

The Toyota RAV4 is a 4-door SUV offered in a FWD 4dr XLE (Natl), FWD 4dr LE (Natl), FWD 4dr Limited (Natl), 4WD 4dr XLE (Natl), 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl), 4WD 4dr LE (Natl) and FWD 4dr. The powertrains include 2.5-liter 4 (176 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 29 mpg highway. The RAV4 uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013

Reviewed Toyota RAV4s from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE 4-cyl
  • 2009 Toyota RAV4 Base 4-cyl
  • 2006 Toyota RAV4 Base 4-cyl
  • 2004 Toyota RAV4 4-cyl

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