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2013 Toyota RAV4
2013 Toyota RAV4
Available Price Range $15,024-$23,600 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 25-27 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2013 Toyota RAV4

Our Take

Toyota's compact crossover has been redesigned for 2013. The RAV4 comes with front- or all-wheel drive and seating for five passengers; it is sold in LE, XLE and Limited trim levels. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5. The 2013 RAV4 also will be available as an e... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Second-row no longer slides
  • Folding the seats has become more complicated
  • Too much hard plastic in the cabin
  • Firm second-row seat

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder only
  • V-6 dropped for 2013
  • New six-speed automatic transmission
  • FWD or AWD
  • Third-row discontinued for 2013
  • Standard backup camera
  • Side-hinged tailgate replaced by traditional roof-hinged setup
  • Spare tire moved from cargo door to under cargo floor


Our Expert Reviews

What was once a crossover I'd always recommend but would never be caught driving has changed — and changed a lot. I'd still suggest the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 to all of my family and friends, but now I'd even drive one, too. Most of the big changes are cosmetic, but that's only because Toyota just had to make a good car better. The 2013 RAV4 not only looks great... Read full review for the 2013 Toyota RAV 4

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Consumer Reviews


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RAV4 - Much improvement!

by Anne in Virginia from Gloucester, VA on January 19, 2013

I disagree with the reviewer that removing the 3rd Row option from the RAV4 was a mistake. It was silly to offer such an option in a small SUV - not even a child could fit. I'm sure demand was very lo... Read Full Review


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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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