2006 TOYOTA RAV4
Bought this car for our college aged children to go to and from school. We like the way it handles in snow and ice and the gas mileage.
2008 TOYOTA RAV4
Wanted an AWD with good gas mileage and reliability as my wife is handicapped and uses Hand Controls in Sierra Nevada's. She and I love its performance, fit, and features (especially the rear door). We have had it for a few months and all our teens want to drive it, other children prefer its ride, and we like the way it handles compared to our older vehicles.
So far we are satisfied and hope the years we have it will be as enjoyable.
2008 TOYOTA RAV4
2008 Rav4 Sport with V6 and 5AT. Easy 5-star! Very reliable, 60k miles in 3 years without ANY issues other than several dealer recalls. Also very spacious and I?m having very hard time trying to find comparable replacement. 3.5L V6 is strong and fast, and we get 20+ average mpg with 26mpg why. Really have no complaints. Overall, extremely good value for the money paid. I?ve looked at some more luxurious small SUVs (RX350, RDX, X3, Q5, FX35), and they are nice and definitely offer more luxury, however much less practicality for day to day use.
2000 TOYOTA RAV4
I needed cheap transportation. Great little suv, the cloth seats are great because it does not damage or peel like leather. Very reliable.
1999 TOYOTA RAV4
After driving a Corolla forever, this car has that "truck" feel but it is solid as a tank. It's fairly smooth, great visibility, lots of space without being super-huge, good handling. I took it in for a couple of predictable, known issues and the mechanic loves how easy it is to work on. At 200,000 mi + it's running great.
2004 TOYOTA RAV4
We bought this because we needed room for two car seats. We love Toyotas and expect that this one will last well beyond 200,000 miles. Runs great.
2000 TOYOTA RAV4
Purchased for our daughter. Great condition for an older auto. Has held up really well and easy to find replacement parts for the things that need fixing.
1996 TOYOTA RAV4
1st Generation Compact SUV from Japanese Giant Toyota; well made no frills AWD vehicle. Pre-Owned with 172K miles. The 4 cyl motor averages 18 in stop n go traffic and jumped to 22 on the highway. A little underpowered but then I have been driving a 5.4L V8 Expedition so is expected; Still this little SUV is fuel efficient for its age, versatile, and excellent for daily city use. For $1300 its a very good deal. I will not hesitate to purchase another one if I find a manual transmission in decent shape. 5 Stars for this 1996 Toyota RAV 4!
2007 TOYOTA RAV4
Low mileage, heated seats, V6 engine, excellent shape, Great Stereo, AC, CC, 4x4, New Tires. What more could anybody ask for in a Used car ???
2002 TOYOTA RAV4
Car had low mileage for its age and had been very well maintained. We immediately took it on a 2,000-mile trip and it ran great all the way.
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2006 TOYOTA RAV4
I am very pleased with this car. Very spacious, handles great, and seems to perform well for a 4cyl. 2wd. The biggest drawback is that its averaging about 20mpg. Coming from a 1998 sedan with ~30mpg, this was an adjustment, but worth it in my view.
2001 TOYOTA RAV4
Bought it for its AWD, solid feel, good reviews, and reasonably high seating. Use it for city and rural driving in northern New England. However, I have since discovered that 2001-2003 RAV4 had a defect in the design and/or construction of the ECM (Electronic Control Module) so that many of these cars with automatic transmission had a shifting problem that resulted from ECM defect. This problem did not appear in this car until after we bought it at 118,000 miles. Others had the problem at later or earlier mileages. The defect can result in damage to the transmission itself because it is not receiving the correct instructions from the ECM. Before buying one, check with Toyota to see if the ECM has been replaced. Just reprogramming (e.g. in 2007) is not sufficient.
2011 TOYOTA RAV4
Actually, I want to give 3.5 stars, but there is no function to add 0.5 star. As you can expect from Toyota, no big mechanical problem and moderate performance. Average 25 m/g fuel economy. 2.4 liter engine with low number of gears, the car performs exactly that much! Problems with windows up and down. Much road, tire, wind, and engine noise.
Used Toyota Rav4 Information
The RAV4 was the first compact crossover SUV, entering the market in 1995 to become one of the best-selling crossovers on the market. The Recreational Active Vehicle with 4WD, the Toyota RAV4 is the crossover of choice for many families. The RAV4 was the crossover counterpart for the FJ Cruiser until that model's discontinuation in 2014.
The first-generation RAV4 was based on the Corolla's platform and was produced until 2000. Until 1999, a two-door hardtop version was available, but was dropped for lack of sales as the soft-top model was more popular. In 1997, a limited-production RAV4 EV (electric vehicle) was introduced for California and about 500 of those are still registered for road use in the state.
Toyota RAV4s for sale from 2001-2005 mark the second generation design, and represent a complete update for the vehicle. This proved to be very popular as the reputation of the RAV4 for dependability was augmented by the new upmarket "Cruiser" model option. The two-door option was dropped for the U.S. in favor of the larger and more popular four-door version with rear tailgate.
For the 2006 model year, a third-generation Toyota RAV4 was redesigned on an all-new platform, popular with used car buyers. This updated several things in the crossover, including adding electric-assist steering to boost fuel economy and a much larger interior. This proved a good idea as sales jumped considerably for the RAV4 in this generation. The RAV4 EV was re-introduced with a new electric powertrain from Tesla Motors, again limited to California.
The current-generation Toyota RAV4 was introduced for the 2013 model year. The major updates include dropping the spare tire well from the rear, adding a hatchback rather than a tailgate, and the dropping of the marginally-popular V6 engine option in favor of turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
On the used car market, the Toyota RAV4 in all its generations is a popular find. It enjoys robust trade and is known to hold value well.