(4.5) 13 reviews
MSRP: $2,945$7,677
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 24-28
Engine: 148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2001 Toyota RAV4

Our Take on the 2001 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota was one of the first to market a small, car-based SUV as an alternative to larger truck-based models. Now, it is introducing a second-generation model at the same time some rivals are introducing their first.The original RAV4 debuted for the 1997 model year, using components from the Toyo... Read Full Report


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RAV4 was the first of the breed, Toyota's original take in 1996 on what was to become a brisk-selling portion of the sport utility market. It was small, lightweight, stylish and affordable, appealing to young people as a sporty alternative to the lumbering SUVs driven by their parents. Really more of a tall car with off-roading pretensions than a true SUV, the RAV4 spawned many follo... Read full review for the 2001 Toyota RAV 4

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Very reliable

by Tonka Truck from Palm Harbor,Fl on November 14, 2010

Bought my 2001 used in 2007 for a cheap, reliable transport and to carry around my big dog. Its been a great car giving me no problems and is even fun and easy to drive. Though, it is a very small veh... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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