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Toyota RAV4

2019
Overall Score
Toyota RAV4 2019 4-door SUV
  • Road Test
    N/A
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The popular RAV4 gets a complete redo for 2019, highlighted by more muscular styling. The standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and produces 203 horsepower. The hybrid version feels energetic, with the electric drive producing immediate feel from a standstill. The ride is taut and controlled. Handling is helped by reduced lean in corners and responsive steering. But the new RAV4 exhibits more engine noise than the previous one did. A new feature on all-wheel-drive versions is called Multi-Terrain Select and allows for different off-road modes. Fuel economy is estimated at 29 mpg and 39 mpg for the hybrid. Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard as is Toyota Safety Sense safety suite which includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist.
All Ratings & Reliability
2016-2018
2016 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2018
Freshened for 2016, the cabin is quieter; the ride is smoother; and offers a frugal hybrid version. The energetic 2.5-liter four-cylinder and smooth six-speed automatic returned 24 mpg overall in our tests of an AWD version. The hybrid version gets a terrific 31 mpg overall. Handling is responsive and very secure. Inside, the controls are clear and intuitive. The 2016 RAV4 offered a suite of advanced safety features such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking which became standard equipment from 2017 on. 
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $16,575 - $23,300 $14,285 - $21,485
2013-2015
2013 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2015
This version of the RAV4 is roomy and versatile, as well as a wise choice as a used car. The 2012 to 2015 vintage handles nimbly and gets 24 mpg in the AWD version. But the ride is a bit stiff and the cabin is rather loud. Most versions are XLE, which adds auto climate control and a sunroof. For a power seat and lumbar support you'd have to get the Limited. The 2.5-liter engine is quite energetic and the transmission shifts smoothly. Controls are clear and easy to use, access is easy and the rear seat is roomy.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $15,125 - $19,000 $12,735 - $17,085
2014 $13,725 - $17,375 $11,290 - $14,890
2013 $12,800 - $15,925 $10,290 - $13,340
2006-2012
2006 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2012
RAV4s from 2006 to 2012 had a side swinging rear gate, which is cumbersome. They also offered an optional V6 that was smooth and powerful as well as an optional third row seat. Rear seat accommodations are roomy and the cargo area is generous. Don't expect crash safety to be as up to snuff as more recent RAV4s, but stability control is standard. Responsive handling and a fairly comfortable ride made it easy to drive. Controls are also very user friendly, including the ability to pair a phone via Bluetooth.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $10,550 - $14,850 $8,080 - $12,230
2011 $9,225 - $12,200 $6,745 - $9,645
2010 $8,325 - $10,875 $5,860 - $8,300
2009 $7,550 - $9,925 $5,060 - $7,360
2008 $6,950 - $8,550 $4,460 - $6,010
2007 $6,275 - $7,450 $3,805 - $4,955
2006 $5,900 - $7,000 $3,445 - $4,495
2001-2005
2001 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2005
Avoid buying a RAV4 older than the 2004 model year, as they lack electronic stability control. Otherwise, the RAV4s of that vintage have nimble handling and compact dimensions that made them fun to drive and very maneuverable. Ride comfort and noise isolation were ok for the time but not a match for newer versions. A side swinging door makes loading and unloading rather cumbersome and doesn't shelter from rain. Rear seat room and cargo volume are modest.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $4,875 - $5,450 $2,460 - $3,005
2004 $4,375 - $5,025 $2,005 - $2,605
2003 $4,850 - $5,775 $2,310 - $3,185
2002 $4,875 - $5,525 $2,465 - $3,090
2001 N/A N/A
1996-2000
Toyota RAV4 2000
Introduced for the 1996 model year, the original RAV4 ranked among the best of the small, car-based SUVs. Available in both two- and four-door versions, it delivers carlike driving manners and a comfortable ride, though noise from the driveline can be intrusive. On the down side, the engine isn't very strong, the rear seat is tight, and cargo room is scant.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2000 N/A N/A
2019
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  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Toyota RAV4 Ratings & Reliability
The popular RAV4 gets a complete redo for 2019, highlighted by more muscular styling. The standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and produces 203 horsepower. The hybrid version feels energetic, with the electric drive producing immediate feel from a standstill. The ride is taut and controlled.

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2016-2018
2016 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2018
Freshened for 2016, the cabin is quieter; the ride is smoother; and offers a frugal hybrid version. The energetic 2.5-liter four-cylinder and smooth six-speed automatic returned 24 mpg overall in our tests of an AWD version. The hybrid version gets a terrific 31 mpg overall. Handling is responsive and very secure. Inside, the controls are clear and intuitive.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $16,575 - $23,300 $14,285 - $21,485
2013-2015
2013 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2015
This version of the RAV4 is roomy and versatile, as well as a wise choice as a used car. The 2012 to 2015 vintage handles nimbly and gets 24 mpg in the AWD version. But the ride is a bit stiff and the cabin is rather loud. Most versions are XLE, which adds auto climate control and a sunroof. For a power seat and lumbar support you'd have to get the Limited.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $15,125 - $19,000 $12,735 - $17,085
2014 $13,725 - $17,375 $11,290 - $14,890
2013 $12,800 - $15,925 $10,290 - $13,340
2006-2012
2006 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2012
RAV4s from 2006 to 2012 had a side swinging rear gate, which is cumbersome. They also offered an optional V6 that was smooth and powerful as well as an optional third row seat. Rear seat accommodations are roomy and the cargo area is generous. Don't expect crash safety to be as up to snuff as more recent RAV4s, but stability control is standard.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $10,550 - $14,850 $8,080 - $12,230
2011 $9,225 - $12,200 $6,745 - $9,645
2010 $8,325 - $10,875 $5,860 - $8,300
2009 $7,550 - $9,925 $5,060 - $7,360
2008 $6,950 - $8,550 $4,460 - $6,010
2007 $6,275 - $7,450 $3,805 - $4,955
2006 $5,900 - $7,000 $3,445 - $4,495
2001-2005
2001 Redesign Year
Toyota RAV4 2005
Avoid buying a RAV4 older than the 2004 model year, as they lack electronic stability control. Otherwise, the RAV4s of that vintage have nimble handling and compact dimensions that made them fun to drive and very maneuverable. Ride comfort and noise isolation were ok for the time but not a match for newer versions.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $4,875 - $5,450 $2,460 - $3,005
2004 $4,375 - $5,025 $2,005 - $2,605
2003 $4,850 - $5,775 $2,310 - $3,185
2002 $4,875 - $5,525 $2,465 - $3,090
2001 N/A N/A
1996-2000
Toyota RAV4 2000
Introduced for the 1996 model year, the original RAV4 ranked among the best of the small, car-based SUVs. Available in both two- and four-door versions, it delivers carlike driving manners and a comfortable ride, though noise from the driveline can be intrusive.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2000 N/A N/A