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Toyota RAV4 2003 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
The RAV4 is one of our highest-rated small SUVs. The flexible, well-laid-out interior includes a rear seat you can fold and remove in halves. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine provides adequate performance but sounds a little loud at high revs. The engine and automatic transmission work well together, and the AWD system does its job efficiently and unobtrusively on slippery pavement and limited off-road situations. Access and loading are very easy. Nimble handling, excellent brakes, and good fuel economy also add to the RAV4's appeal. One caveat: The RAV4 lacks a rear bumper, so even minor impacts could require costly repairs.

Safety Equipment

ABS available; standard from 2004. ESC standard from 2004. Side and head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2007.

Road Test

The RAV4 is cleverly designed and fun to drive. Though the engine is a little noisy at times, it works well with the transmission and provides good fuel economy for an SUV.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (148 hp)