The RAV4 is a well-rounded package, combining good all-around performance with a comfortable ride and agile handling. Its engine gets impressive fuel economy and an optional third-row bench was offered to bring seating to seven in a pinch. Cabin furnishings include straightforward controls, a roomy rear seat, and generous cargo space (with the tiny third row folded).
There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Great acceleration - V6 Very good in snow - AWD"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"great acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great pick up and go...not as noisy as some suvs"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration with V6 engine."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"4 cylinder is just ok. not bad but hates to pass other cars. AWD is GREAT! Handles snow better than any other vehicle I've ever had and I've had many."

Terrence P., DE (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great vehicle for mileage and acceleration"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The V6 engine is probably oversized for this vehicle and its weight. No problems accelerating or getting up to speed."

Anonymous, NE (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very responsive with V6. Powerful enough to pull travel trailer safely."

Stan F., MT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 3.5 l engine accelerates beautifully. Sport suspension handles beautifully but rides a little rough."

Gene M., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very quick for a 4cyl; excellent car-like handling on curves/ exits"

Bala S., IN (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration. And maneuverability."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It is responsive to drive and is very good in the snow."

Kim O., UT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very good acceleration. Handles well at all speeds. Good gas mileage. Brakes well; antilock brakes work very well"

T W., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The RAV 4 drives poorly in snow and icy conditions. I wish I had the 4-wheel drive model."

Dan I., IA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Handles well in bad driving weather."

Richard B., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Handles very well in all circumstances"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very smooth and responsive for a four cylinder engine."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"acceleration is quick and handling is okay. I had the occasion to rent a Mazda CX-5 (first generation) and the handling and sportiness was much better than RAV4"

Ian M., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is weak compared to my previous car, 2005 Toyota Prius. I love the RAV4, but it's pickup is lacking. Handling is good, it's light and agile when needed, but hugs the road well."

Sara C., CT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Since we have a V6 it accelerates well"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great power and handling"

Mike W., MN (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"We call this car a rabbit. It accelerates quickly and has plenty of power."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"like the nimbleness and quick reaction of the car. handles very well around curves and country terrain."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration"

Darren H., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It is actually kind of fast. It does not have one of those eco tranny's so it is always in a gear where it has get up and go."

Jason D., MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"very good,the best"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Driving performance is good. But the "feel" of the accelerator pedal is not right for me. I find it difficult to nudge the car from a full stop -- there seems to be too much resistance to my push, until "whoops" I squealed the tires. Once, I tried to drive through the back end of my garage; $1700 damage to car, garage survived. That was probably because I had my right foot on both the brake and the accelerator. My wife thinks I'm a klutz; she likes the accelerator."

ROBERT Z., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 provides excellent power and excelleration."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I would buy a new RAV4 if they still made a v6 engine"

T W., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Well, the suspension is not quite up to the task that the v6 engine requires."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"There is a lot of road noise. This car is not well insulated for soubd."

JEROME P., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"acceleration and handling are very good for this class of car"

ROBERT S., CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I own the V6 model.... excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"4 cylinder engine is under powered for acceleration. But, it gets decent mileage so I'm fine with that issue."

MARK R., MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Uncomfortable driving on some roads due to short wheelbase. Could be bad shocks,"

WILLIAM R., MT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I think the RAV4 feels every bump and hole in the road. It rides more like a truck than a car. I do not like this. I also do not like the fact the doors do not lock when the vehicle is in motion. This is a safety issue."

NANCY R., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration fir a 4 cyl. Excellent handling, especially in snow."

STEWART E., NM (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent car ,very reliable"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Enjoy V6 engine. Knew redesign would eliminate 6 cylinder engine, so we bought 2010 model. V6 gives great acceleration and lighter weight RAV 4 maneuvers thru traffic easily. Steady 23 mpg."

WES C., MD (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"RAV4 has the V6 engine. This was the reason this vehicle was purchased over competing brands that only offer 4 cylinders. The abundance of smooth power makes the RAV4 a joy to drive. This vehicle will probably never be traded since the V6 is no longer available."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It has the 6 cyl engine and has great acceleration. Don't like the tire on rear door and swing open door."

BONNIE M., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The Rav4 is very responsive. It has quick acceleration. No hesitating when you put your foot on the gas. Cornering and smoothness of ride are also very good. When taking long trips, it is smooth enough that you don't feel tired and want to stop."

SUSAN H., GA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The acceleration is surprisingly quick."

REBECCAA S., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very touchy accelerator. Stiff ride. Uncomfortable seats. Driver seat not centered on steering wheel."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It's a V6 RAV4. It's very quick. It's also very agile."

BOB W., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Good pep, I like to drive it."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent vehicle in snow. Steering is a bit heavy for parking. Difficult to see dash through steering wheel. Nevertheless a very good car."

DANIEL F., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration , handling and cargo space. Why did Toyota discontinue this wonderful V-6?"

- J., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very powerful, but the power creates wicked torque-steer under heavy acceleration."

PAT R., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It's a little underpowered when transporting a heavy load."

JOHN F., IN (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very quick but torque steer is very bad. 25-28 mpg on road, but only 17-19 in town. Does not center good going on road despite alignment and 2 sets of new tires."

JOHN M., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"3.5 l engine is powerful. Really too much for this size vehicle."

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Fantastic acceleration in the V6."

ALBERT R., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is inadequate for passing in merging traffic and vehicle roll back on steep incline which is dangerous. I wish I got a v6 engine instead of a 4 cylinder"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It drives well.Acceleration and handling are good for a 4 cylinder."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"very good motor"

WEBER J., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It has great accelleration. It is unfortunate that current RAV4 models no longer offer the powerful 6-cylinder engine."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 has great accelleration"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The V6 is awesome. More than enough power to merge onto a busy speeding freeway and it makes passing a dream. The handling is on par with much "sportier" vehicles. Gas mileage is just slightly less than the 4 cylinder. Toyota made a big mistake discontinuing the V6. After test driving a 2016 4 cylinder RAV4 having almost 100 less horsepower, we wont be buying another unless they bring back a V6 model."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"My other car is a Toyota MR2 turbo , so when I say this is fast, I'n comparing it to a Prius. Also it handles very well for a SUV."

JOHN B., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"With the V6 it provides a nice combination of efficiency, sporty driving, and decent towing capacity. Unfortunately the car is no longer available with a V6 so I might not buy it again."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The acceleration is great. The rear seems to almost want to sway when you accelerate. The overall frame & body are solid."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Performance with the V6 is an excellent compromise between effortless acceleration and surprisingly good fuel economy. Handling with the sport suspension is very good for an SUV, at the expense of a somewhat stiff ride on rough roads."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Just a great, powerful vehicle that is excellent for towing. Handling is excellent. To bad they don't offer the 6 cylinder engine anymore in the Rav or I would have bought a new one."

WILLIAM S., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"When driving on freeways at high speeds, the car downshifts on every incline."

DUANE J., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I have the V-6 and the acceleration is really good and the comfort of a long ride is very good......."

RAYMOND H., NH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"We really appreciate the V6 and are surprised it's not offered anymore."

ELIZABETH B., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 engine is extremely powerful and reliable and with AWD, excellent winter driving vehicle especially with winter tires."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent acceleration. Not very stable on curves."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Easy long-distance auto and still nimble enough for the city. V-6 delivers plenty of power on demand, e.g. getting up to highway speed in a hurry."

STEVEN M., OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"RAV4 has V6 engine and will do 120 mph easily. No problem pulling out in traffic and it still gets a little over 25 mpg. Love it!!!"

JEFF O., OK (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Nice sporty ride"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I wish Toyota make new mode RAV4 with new Turbo Engine like the 200t on Lexus."

HAU L., UT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I have a 4 cylinder and it is a bit sluggish on acceleration especially at speeds above 35 mph."

EDWARD G., GA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"vehicle has a very good proportion of size, fuel economy, perfect reliability ande good handling"

EDUARDO L., CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I like the v6 engine in my RAV 4. 2010 is the last year that a v6 was available and I decided to keep my 2010 and buy my lease rather than trade it in on a 4 cylinder. It accelerates easily and doesn't get sluggish."

SUSAN S., ID (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It's a 'sleeper'... Goes like a bat out of hell with the 3.5 L engine... I don't want to exchange it for a newer model for this reason... New models only offer 4 cyl engine."

Anonymous, AB (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very peppy for a little SUV."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I have a 6 cylinder and acceleration is very good but sometimes it accelerates too fast with a light touch on the gas pedal."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"too many recalls, but excellent resale value"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"front passenger seat is very low for a short adult. I also do not like the way the head rest forces my head forward. It seems to be an issue for short drivers/passengers. Could use a boost of about 2" in height for my body relative to the headrest."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great seats, comfort and"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The door seals make a noise while I drive like the plastic is rubbing against itself. I've tried fixing it, but it always comes back. It drives me nuts!"

Ryan F., UT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"There is a lot of road noise."

Tyler B., KS (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The seats are well cushioned and comfortable for long rides. Noise is moderate, the ride is solid."

D D., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The Rav4 is NOISY, choppy, and not really comfortable on longer (2 hours or so) trips. I never get fatigued when driving the Tacoma but in this vehicle it just doesn't seem up to Toyota's usually standard. Indeed, in three weeks time I will be trading it on a Suburu"

Howard A., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Fully adjustable seats plus heated seats were one of the top reasons for choosing this trim. The seats are exceptional for me as I have serious back issues. Fine tuning the fit makes this car wonderful to drive. The heated seats are a pleasant bonus."

Sara C., CT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very noisy interior rattles and loud road noises on the highway"

Catherine D., TN (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"its the best of its class"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are not comfortable for long drives. Bolsters are too high and hard."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very stiff ride; does not handle rough roads very well; tiring to drive on long rides"

Steve B., NH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats not comfortable for all day driving"

Stan F., MT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Noisy, rough ride compared to comparable vehicles. Seats are comfortable and handling is excellent."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very comfortable and well made"

Darren H., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The bottom of the front seats is far too short. Little thigh support, awkward leg position for driver"

Ian M., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The seating in both the front and back of the 2010 RAV4 is so comfortable and supportive of one's thighs. The view in most directions is high and scenic. Relatively quiet for a sport utility vehicle."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Sit up, visibility is great! Love the size. Seats are comfortable. Less road noise than the Honda Accord that I used to drive."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"stitching in leather seat failed after 6 years without misuse and was not covered under warranty"

Anonymous, NL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Lots of wind and road noise on the highway."

D B., VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"seats are just not that comfortable on longer drives; also, noise level is pretty high, especially at highway speeds."

John L., OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Too noisy. Road noise is louder than I expected. Seat heater buttons are awesome, prefer these toggle style to the newer version. I can start the car or husband can) without having to ask to turn them on. Winter, that's important."

Mila W., MI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"When you lay down the back seats there's so much squeaking while you drive that it drowns out the road noise, and even the stereo sometimes. Some of the passengers have likened it to fingernails on a chalkboard."

K J., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The head-rest is not designed to allow for good posture. It causes you to hunch forward and hold your head forward putting your spine out of alignment. For someone with neck or back pain, this is a major issue."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The drier side seat was never comfortable. No lower back support. It just didn't fit me - 5'4" woman. I thought I'd get use to it but I didn't. I loved the Rav4 and tried a 2017 but it still wasn' comfortable"

Andrea G., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration and cargo size are great."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"seats are not the most comfortable. Ride is good. However the road noise is the worst from any vehicle that I have owned."

Roy J., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise is excessive."

H H., WY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I am female, not THAT TALL, 5'7", but the seat does not go back far enough for my legs. I pity my 6'3" husband. Also, the steering wheel is too far away. Perhaps this is part of the "sports" package? Accelerator seems too sensitive, I make jack rabbit starts when I try to be careful not to."

Laura C., VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The RAV 4 rides nicely with little or no outside noise."

Dan I., IA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The car seems to designed for a smaller person. This car is my wife's and I drive it occasionally. I can not get the seat back far enough to be comfortable when driving on the highway (which we take on driving vacation because of the fuel economy (28 mpg on the highway - 4 cylinder, auto trans)"

Rick R., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It is just a wonderful car. No complaints at all. If I could get it in a six cylinder, I would buy a new Rav4."

T W., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Driver seat needs to go further back."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"2010 RAV4 is fairly noisy at speeds over 35mph"

J R., MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The car is quite noisy from wind and engine at highway speeds. But otherwise comfortable."

D B., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"You get a lot of noise in the RAV4, from the tires, the wind, and other vehicles passing by. The ride is also "jiggly", especially on grooved pavement."

DON I., CO (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Squeak in rear hatch that can't be fixed."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Doesn't have adjustable lumbar support."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"This car, despite being 16 yeas old, provides a very comfortable and quiet ride"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are average, a bit hard for long drives. Not the most quiet vehicle I've been in, some outside noise on the highway."

KRISTI R., CO (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"My one criticism of my rav4 is the air conditioning could be more effective. On a hot summer day, it my take several minutes before the AC starts to lower the temperature."

REBECCAA S., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The vehicle is too noisy for my tastes."

SCOTT T., ME (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats could be more comfortable. Would like power seat option"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Terrible sound system/ radio"

JOHN S., BC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise is bothersome. Every type of payvement/condition resonates."

PHILIP K., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"car is noisy and ride a bit rough. I think my truck may have a smoother ride!"

SUSAN S., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"There is quite a lot of road noise but that would not deter me from buying this vehicle again."

SUSAN S., AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very comfortable. Easy and comfortable for long trips."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I find it somewhat cramped inside. The automatic climate control does not work too well. The vehicle is somewhat noisy while driving."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"ride somewhat bouncy"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Everything is good except road noise. Road noise is terrible. Some of the problem is due to rough road surface but I believe there is too little spent by Toyota to reduce noise."

BARRY B., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The seats have always been comfortable even after owning it for almost 6 years. The A/C system is able to cool the interior quickly on hot days. The ride has been very good and handling has been very good."

D D., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Comfort poor for taller drivers and seat adjustments are limited"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"hardest seats I have ever had. It's a shame they didn't do better."

BILL J., UT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"If the wrong tread pattern tires are installed there's a lot and louder road noise. Good A/C, but had to have aftermarket speakeds installed because the OEM speakers were terribly weak. Smooth, comfortable ride, but rhe steering isn't very crisp at all."

K J., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"We like our Rav4 except for the cabin noise level. Only because of the noise would we not purchase it if we could do it over again. We like quieter cars."

P B., OR (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I miss the left hand rest in the vehicle. I use the middle but have to put a cushion on it because I seem to have a shorter range from my shoulder to the elbow."

Anonymous, SK (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise is far too loud in passenger cabin."

DENNIS B., ID (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats could use better lumbar support for long rides. . 3 hours is my limit."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Road/wind noise is too noticeable. Much more noise than my 2006 Tundra."

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Vehicle is a bit noisy but bearable. Leather seats are great"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Stiff ride"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Vehicle is excellent overall, but there is something about the front seats - they don't seem to provide a rock solid base for my thighs - not a huge deal, but my Subaru has far better support"

DAVID B., MD (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Recently had reason to frequently ride in the back seat of our car and found it to be fairly uncomfortable. It rode rougher than the front seating and did not cushion or support my body comfortably."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Somewhat harsh ride over bumpy roads from day one"

STEVE B., NH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Noise is a bit high, I hear that newer RAV's are improved on this aspect."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are Don't have enough thigh support"

EDDIE W., OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The accelerator pedal is unusually placed making it difficult to press with flat shoes. The ride is a bit noisier than the average car. Climate control in manual mode still automatically change; the fan will slow down and the temperature adjusts."

DEANNA L., NC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"seats are not comfortable for a long trip"

Anonymous, UT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Road Noise makes it difficult to hear to radio CDs brings her own"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It just keeps going and going!"

MARY A., AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Cab noise very loud"

Anonymous, AR (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Too much road noise."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"lots of road noise on highway, even after buying better tires that limit the noise"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats aren't as comfortable as were those of the Subaru I previously owned. Seems like the car is built for someone taller than myself - perhaps for a male. So not much of a long drive road trip vehicle."

Anonymous, MO (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Definitely a rougher ride that our 2014 RAV4."

PATRICIA C., MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Heating/AC is very noisy."

ELIZABETH D., VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Wife regards driver and passenger seats as therapeutic; later RAV4 models don't measure up."

STEPHEN S., OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The sight lines are not great in this vehicle. In particular the blind spots are hard to see."

GREGORY I., MT (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The ride is uncomfortable. Very hard ride. I believe that the short wheel base is the cause. Also found tire quality to be poor"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Uncomfortable seats for an average size person. Short seat, no lumbar support."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise in the passenger cabin has always been lot louder than it should be, especially at this trim level."

V H., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are not that comfortable if driven over long period of time or more than 2 hours short distance is fine"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The seat squabs (the horizontal part of the seat) is too short and not adequately adjustable (even with electric seat controls). I cannot get support for my thighs, and this makes the prospect of going a long distance unpleasant."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"You can feel very bump in the road. It is a rough ride."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"very loud on uneven pavement. feels ever bump in the road."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The ride is a bit noisy."

DANIEL F., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"ride noise from tires and wind higher than I would like"

JAMES G., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Rides worse than my F-150. Very choppy, rough ride. Also, noise from drive train is still unresolved. Replaced torque converter but noise came back 2 months later."

STEPHEN G., MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very comfortable, climate control is excellent, noisier than I had hoped."

SUSAN P., CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great handling but noticeable road noise"

STAN T., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It takes a while to find a comfortable combination of seat and steering wheel adjustment. Climate control works well. Cabin is a bit noisy in the front seats, and is quite noisy in the rear seats - inhibits conversation."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"To much noise inside, not enough cup holders"

Anonymous, IA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"This Rav was custom made and sent from Japan. The Seats are very well designed and suport my lower back. The ride is excellent and very smooth. The climate Control is awesome because it is a dual climate Control system."

LEE M., CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The ride was less than expected. It improved when I got new tires ( not a name brand.) So I think I got a cheap set of toyo tires with the then new car in 2010"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"driver's seat is not the best for long distance driving. This could be improved upon."

JOHN L., OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"front seats not comfortablr"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are too hard, ride too harsh."

CHRIS S., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The headrest is not conducive to good posture. Because it tilts forward, it pushes your head forward into an unnatural position. This has caused me to have problems with my neck."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Had 2 A/C failures in 182,000 km. Road and engine noise louder than 2002 Camry."

GEORGE S., BC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Only the driver's side seat is fully adjustable. We experience a high level of road noise. The RAV has very stiff suspension; it rides like a truck."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I'm 6'1" and have a bit of a problem with the legroom; my wife being much shorter' is very comfortable."

JAMES B., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Sport model gives a too firm ride but excellent handling"

GENE M., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Passenger seat has poor lumbar support. It should come with adjustments like the driver's seat."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Ride is noisy, mostly from wind."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"4 wheel system is horrible in the snow....wish I had known living in New England. Engine Issues.....pretty weak AC and defrost capabilities."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Driving position is excellent. Cargo area spacious."

Richard B., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"This vehicle just keeps running and functioning as it should without anything other than normwl maintenance"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great all around vehicle."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I expected to have this vehicle at least ten years longer than I'm going to keep it. The safety features (automatic braking, lane monitoring, computer/bluetooth features) of newer vehicles all outpaced this car. And it's just not that comfortable. It's noisy and just not up to standards of modern cars."

Howard A., IL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It does practically everything right as far as all wheel driving in bad weather, comfort, carrying a lot of stuff for a small SUV and dependability. Great value for what we paid for it. Low maintenance costs!"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Changed fluids and do regular maintenance; low cost of ownership"

Bala S., IN (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"My wife really likes the RAV4 - me, not so much, I like my 2011 F150 which I ordered with special packages. Except for being a little too small to suit me, the car has had almost no malfunctions. My wife starts and stop too quickly which has caused the tires too wear out faster than they should. I also do not like fly by wire - acelerator"

Rick R., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very reliable. No repairs since purchase. Just routine maintenance!"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Purchased the base model and have been completely satisfied with performance, maintenance, and value"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very solid vehicle with good gas mileage and good storage and towing capacity. Has been a family workhorse and has never caused us problems or excessive cost."

Scott P., ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Everything always works on it and it gives you no trouble."

Jason D., MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very reliable vehicle with few mechanical problems."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Bought the Limited version which has great features for the price, plus the reliability has been excellent."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It's a great value, totally reliable. Our only expenses are for brakes, oil, coolant change... routine maintenance."

D B., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Typical Toyota quality. Everything works well and I've had no quality issues at all. My only serious complaint is the road noise."

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"RAV 4 Limited V6: Great balance of comfort, handling, acceleration and utility at a reasonable price. Not the best at any one thing, but all together a great package."

DANIEL K., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Space provided by SUV easy to take dog along"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"My Rav has continued to hold its value extremely well"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Comfortable ride, reliable 4wd, easy to load, handles pulling a trailer with ease, good gas mileage."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The V-6 with the towing package has great performance and towing capabilities and we only paid around 24K for it brand-new. Nothing like that is even offered anymore!"

TRAVIS P., WI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It's a simply dependable car with zero repair issues."

YURI R., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Went to dealer and agreed on price, filled out papers etc. was told my car was coming from their other dealership and I'd have it in a couple days. After a few days of no car my dealer started being vey evasive about my car arriving the 90 miles from their other store....then told me that the car was wrecked in transit and I couldn't have it and to get my money back....When in fact the other store sold my car to somebody else, after I had signed my papers. I told them to go repo my car cause I h"

RICHARD R., HI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"NAV system not the latest features"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"We got a lot of good features in our RAV4 with the Limited and the price was really good. It's a great passenger vehicle and converts to a utility vehicle to move large items."

D D., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"If you do regular maintenance, you won't hav repairs."

MARY A., AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"By comparison to other competitive models"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The six cylinder is an excellent engine for accelerating and having things to haul. I'm sorry to hear they don't offer the six cylinder any more. Having this SUV is very versatile for transporting different loads. I wish they could of increased the front seat leg room though. The sound system is par."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Not a lot of maintenance"

ELIOT F., AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Dealers are always trying to purchase. The demand for used Rav 4;s is huge."

BARRY H., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Good solid drivetrain, smooth, quiet, powerfull 4 cyl engine. Standard painted wheels are horrible, tend to rust. Toyota should be embarrassed"

JAMES B., OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Great for towing V6 and still get great highway mpg."

JAMES W., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"reliable as can be!"

GREGORY G., AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"very nice and dependable car. Our only 'concern' is that we might like a bit more luxury in our next car."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Performance of a 6 cyl caar"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Never have had a car with so many recalls. I don't feel they finished manufacturing my vehicle--ever! On top of recalls, the fuel emissions system--a charcoal cannister--has gone bad and will cost $1500 to replace. And Toyota won't pay for it."

ROBERT M., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I had been a subscriber to Consumer Reports for several years when we were in the market for a new car. I am not good at haggling with car salesmen, but I thought it was a necessary evil. We used Consumer Reports to identify the most highly recommended small SUV. In 2009, it was the Toyota RAV4. The salesman at the dealership was a very nice, helpful, and non-pressure salesman. I used Consumer Reports' method for arriving at the price to pay for the vehicle we wanted. Unfortunately, the exact ve"

HOWARD R., TX (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Good value for money, but the electronics (audio, navigation, features) on the 2010 is sub-par i.e. not as feature rich as others. About 2 generations behind..."

MIKE D., NE (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It was somewhat too pricey."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The 2010 version of the RAV4 can be seen everywhere. Most of the people I know will not trade them in because their current RAV4 was such a good purchase and has held it's value."

MARVIN W., VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The overall mpg, ongoing maintenance costs, and limited depreciation make this vehicle an excellent value."

SAM L., WV (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"This vehicle has held it's value very well"

LORI M., NY (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I paid slightly more than what the car was worth because I settled on buying at a dealership that was closer to where I live ."

MITCHELL P., OH (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"There is a full size spare on the back of the vehicle, which Toyota has nonsensically removed on the current RAV4. This adds to the value of my RAV4. Also, the rear door swings out rather than up, also adding the the value and utility of this car as opposed to newer RAV4s. Because of these stupid decisions on Toyota's part, I will never buy a new RAV4"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I got a good price from the dealer, but even though the car was certified, I think it was driven rather hard--and not maintained well which I am dissatisfied with."

SUSAN S., WA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"This car is trouble free, totally worth its price, no problems with reliability, greattl,handling, and it has tremendous cargo capacity"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"This is our third Toyota. Two of them had trouble with 'gunk' in the engine and burning oil"

PAUL S., PA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Completely reliable and trouble free with a smooth and powerful V6"

ROBERT S., CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Base model, but, has held up well. Nothing fancy, but serves its purpose as a commuter car quite well"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I still haven't gotten over having to replace the tires at 18,000 miles"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"61,000 km - Replaced valve and cannister (air quality device). Cause; faulty baffling of road water in wheel well. 99,000 km - Replaced timing gear assembly. 125,000 km - Replaced two wheel bearings. 182,000 km - Replaced the same wheel bearing a second time. Had NO similar problems with 2002 Camry after 324,000 km."

GEORGE S., BC (2010 Toyota RAV4)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Absolutely love having the rear door swing open rather than lift up. Would recommend putting trim strips on the front door panels to prevent dings on doors. The body frame is very vulnerable to scratches."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"This Rav has some custom touches done by Toyota that makes this Vehicle look just as good if not better than 2016 model Toyotas"

LEE M., CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Nice lines, nice size"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"It is a box; but a very attractive box."

MARVIN W., VA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"High plastic on interior even theo Limited Edition. Maybe Kaizen gone too far and not taking customer into account?"

PHILIP K., FL (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"The rear door of my RAV 4 opens sideways with the spare on the door. Because of that I have out of sight storage under the floor directly inside the door for all the little stuff I carry around. Also, paper bags from the local market fit in this space. Its too bad that the spare tire has been moved to this great space."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Good size Cabin Space"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"I don't care for the rear mounted spare wheel/tire."

AL S., NC (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Very cheap radio , poor reseption , driver and passenger seat. Could be improved , Or is that just me , agreat "no problem " car ,,,"

JOHN C., AB (2010 Toyota RAV4)

"Fabric on door and on the seats has not held up- Only part of the car I do not care for"

DIANE M., AZ (2010 Toyota RAV4)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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