Toyota RAV4

2010 Toyota RAV4

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  • (4.5) 80 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,658$16,278
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-25
  • Engine: 179-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5-7
2010 Toyota RAV4

Our Take on the 2010 Toyota RAV4

Toyota's RAV4 is a sporty compact utility vehicle that can fit up to seven people. The RAV4 comes with front- or all-wheel drive; Base, Sport and Limited trim levels are available. Competitors include the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.The Sport Appearance Package is available on two-wheel-drive... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Hard rear-seat cushions
  • Scant third-row space

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Five- or seven-person capacity
  • Available backup camera

2010 Toyota RAV4 Reviews Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in July 2009 about the 2009 Toyota RAV4. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2010, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Every time they're completely redesigned, the most competitive car models tend to leapfrog each other — in terms of quality, feature... Read full review for the 2010 Toyota RAV 4

Consumer Reviews


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Better than I expected

by Practical but stylish & fun-loving mom from Cleveland, OH on October 12, 2010

It was a toss-up between the CR-V & RAV4, but after test driving and value-comparing the two vehicles, my new RAV4 Limited won hands down. Features that I love: 4-cyl provides great gas mileage but is... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2010 Toyota RAV4 trim comparison will help you decide.

2010 Toyota RAV4 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 15 recalls for this car.

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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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