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  • (4.4) 114 reviews
  • MSRP: $13,399$22,471
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 25-27
  • Engine: 176-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2013 Toyota RAV4

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

Reviews

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

4.4

Average based on 114 reviews

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Good car but Toyota cutting corners from earlier m

by Jafu from Kingston, NY on January 1, 2014

I traded in my 2010 Rav4 for the 2013 model so I feel I can make a valid comparison. My 2010 LTD was a V6 so I knew going in that I was giving up excellent acceleration for a s0-so 4 cyl. But when con... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2013 Toyota RAV4 trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota RAV4 LE

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota RAV4 LE

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
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 LE

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota RAV4 LE

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
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 2 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: $3,000 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs on your 2013 Toyota RAV4

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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