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2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4
Available Price Range $9,549-$19,525 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 22-25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Toyota RAV4

Our Take

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 RAV4 was last redesigned for the 2006 model year, and a... 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


Our Expert Reviews

The Toyota RAV4 is a solid performer that you almost don't notice until you stop to think about it. Like that quiet person at your office who doesn't wear loud shirts, engage in office gossip or drink on the job it's easy to dismiss the RAV4 as boring — but to do so is to overlook its strengths. The 2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport provides good mileage, comfort and utility, but its ... Read full review for the 2011 Toyota RAV 4

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2011 RAV4 V6 4WD vs 2009 CRV EX AWD

by ECarroll from Clarksville, TN. on April 23, 2011

I traded in my 2009 Honda CR-V, EX, AWD on the 2011 Toyota RAV4, Limited, V6, 4WD. Both were bought new by me. CRV Pros: Better exterior looks. Better seating comfort. Lift hatchback rear door. Feels ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 11 recalls for this car.

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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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