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2000 Toyota RAV4

$2,065 — $6,261 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
23-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Toyota's car-based, hybrid sport utility vehicle gains the All Weather Guard Package as standard equipment for 2000 but is otherwise a rerun. The package, a $70 option last year, includes a heavy-duty battery and starter motor, larger windshield-washer reservoir and rear heater ducts. Toyota was one of the first to offer a car-based SUV when it introduced the RAV4 as a 1997 model. It is built on a platform that includes components from the Celica and Camry and has unibody construction.

Interior
Both the two-door convertible and four-door wagon come with seats for four and 50/50 split rear seats that fold separately for extra cargo room. Toyota doesn't package the RAV4 only as a low-budget SUV. Options include leather upholstery for the wagon and a CD player for both.

Exterior
The four-door is about eight inches longer in wheelbase and 16 inches longer overall than the convertible, the extra space going for a larger rear seat and more cargo room (58 cubic feet instead of 35). The convertible has a manual, removable sunroof over the front seats and a folding canvas top over the rear seats. On both trims the spare tire mounted on the tailgate, which opens to the right.

Under the Hood
A 127-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder teams with either manual or automatic transmission and either front-wheel drive or permanent 4WD.

Performance
Though some view all small SUVs as birds of the same feather, the RAV4 is not designed for heavy-duty off-roading like the Jeep Wr...
Vehicle Overview
Toyota's car-based, hybrid sport utility vehicle gains the All Weather Guard Package as standard equipment for 2000 but is otherwise a rerun. The package, a $70 option last year, includes a heavy-duty battery and starter motor, larger windshield-washer reservoir and rear heater ducts. Toyota was one of the first to offer a car-based SUV when it introduced the RAV4 as a 1997 model. It is built on a platform that includes components from the Celica and Camry and has unibody construction.

Interior
Both the two-door convertible and four-door wagon come with seats for four and 50/50 split rear seats that fold separately for extra cargo room. Toyota doesn't package the RAV4 only as a low-budget SUV. Options include leather upholstery for the wagon and a CD player for both.

Exterior
The four-door is about eight inches longer in wheelbase and 16 inches longer overall than the convertible, the extra space going for a larger rear seat and more cargo room (58 cubic feet instead of 35). The convertible has a manual, removable sunroof over the front seats and a folding canvas top over the rear seats. On both trims the spare tire mounted on the tailgate, which opens to the right.

Under the Hood
A 127-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder teams with either manual or automatic transmission and either front-wheel drive or permanent 4WD.

Performance
Though some view all small SUVs as birds of the same feather, the RAV4 is not designed for heavy-duty off-roading like the Jeep Wrangler. Among key rivals are the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester, and the RAV4 fits right in with those car-based vehicles: It's suited mainly for on-road driving in all kinds of conditions.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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(4.0)
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(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.6)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.2)
(5.0)

My 2000 Rav4

by HammerHal from Hamilton, ON on March 30, 2017

What can I say about my burgundy/grey Rav4 that hasn't already been said before? Yes, they are extremely reliable and practical but it's not all puppy dogs, lollipops and rainbows for me. You see I am ... Read full review

(5.0)

Love this car!

by Rav 4 Owner from Scottsdale, AZ on August 13, 2016

I really love this little SUV...it's just perfect for my lifestyle. My 6 foot tall husband fits into it just fine, although I wouldn't recommend this vehicle for a large person. I'm 5'2" and it seems ... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2000 Toyota RAV4 currently has 2 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The RAV4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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