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Toyota RAV4 2006 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
The redesigned RAV4 is our highest-rated small SUV. The V6 version scores at the top, the 4-cylinder is second. It has a flexible, well-designed interior and agile handling. It is much more substantial than its predecessor, with a quieter interior, a more comfortable ride, and better fuel economy in the four-cylinder. Handling is agile and secure with standard stability control. The rear seat is roomy. A third-row seat is optional. The four-cylinder engine is carried over, and it feels responsive. The optional 3.5-liter V6 makes the RAV quick and quiet, with only one mpg worse fuel economy than the Four, but in Limited trim it pushes the price up to $30,000. Curtain air bags are optional.

See Reliability page for the latest 2006 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 RAV4 is quite competitive in its class with either the standard four-cylinder or the optional V6 engine. Improvements to the four-cylinder engine for this version of the compact Toyota SUV reduced noise. An available third-row seat and powerful V...


2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (166 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (269 hp)