• (4.4) 65 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,054$11,706
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 24-27
  • Engine: 166-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5-7
2006 Toyota RAV4

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota RAV4

Our Take

A V-6 engine is available for the first time in the fully redesigned, greatly enlarged 2006 RAV4 sport utility vehicle, which includes a new Sport model. Base and top-of-the-line Limited models also are available. More than 14 inches longer overall than its predecessor, and 3.2 inches wider, the ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Hard rear seat cushions
  • Scant third-row space

Notable Features

  • Redesigned and enlarged for 2006
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Five- or seven-person capacity
  • New Sport model

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Toyota RAV4 was the original "cute ute." That's what people called it in 1996 when RAV was introduced as the compact alternative to the sport utility vehicles that were taking the market by storm.Although the little Toyota made no pretensions about being a mighty off-road warrior, it did offer some of the advantages of its bigger brethren, including an elevated seating position, all-wheel ... Read full review for the 2006 Toyota RAV 4

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Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 65 reviews

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great little suv

by muffet from NJ on January 29, 2010

The RAV4 is ecellent in every way. I have the 3rd row seat. It's small, only good for kids or small adults - 5ft 3 and under. But it's handy when you have those extra passengers. I have the 4 cyl-a li... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota RAV4 Base

Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota RAV4 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota RAV4 Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota RAV4 Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 11 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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