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Toyota RAV4 2004 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
The RAV4 is one of our highest-rated small SUVs. The flexible, well-designed interior includes a rear seat you can fold and remove in halves. The noisy and slightly underpowered 2.0-liter engine was replaced with a smoother, stronger, and more pleasant 2.4-liter. 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 and good fuel economy also add to the RAV4's appeal. ABS and stability control are standard for 2004.

See Reliability page for the latest 2004 Toyota RAV4 recalls.

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 Toyota RAV4 is well-rounded and easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Although narrow and a bit cramped, the RAV4 features a flexible interior, with rear seats that can be folded, tumbled forward, or removed in sections. A new engine for 2004 provide...


  • Interior flexibility, agility, fuel economy, visibility, standard stability control, offset crash test results.


  • Narrow cabin, no rear bumper, poor IIHS side-crash test results w/o the optional side- or curtain airbags.


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
  • 2.4-liter 4 (161 hp)