2000 Toyota RAV4

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2000 Toyota RAV4

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2000 Toyota RAV4 review: Our expert's take

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.

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.

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.

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Best car ever made!

Bought this 2000 Rav4 in Dec 1999. Still runs great with 136k miles. Changed timing belt at 90k. Thats the only major thing we've done. It should last another 20 years, but not sure we will.


First SUV I've owned

The vehicle is what I needed I have a motorhome and I pull it when I go on trips. I'm not a small guy big enough for me to get in and out of and just the right height for my mother to have no problems getting in and out of.


Still love it!

Still love it after 19 years very reliable hardly ever needed anything except maintenance sporty roomy Zoomy can fit my road bike in it in the back without having to do anything special I can pack a whole camping experience in the back. I've been running it finally having some mechanical issues wanting to just get it fixed and keep it it's worth every penny ever spent on it so far.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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