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2014 Toyota RAV4
2014 Toyota RAV4
Available Price Range $15,965-$25,017 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 25-27 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2014 Toyota RAV4

Our Take

Toyota's compact crossover was redesigned for 2013 and gets a few more features for 2014. The RAV4 comes with front- or all-wheel drive and seating for five. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5.An available Technology Package includes a blind spot warning system w... 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

  • Newly available safety features
  • Four-cylinder only
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • FWD or AWD
  • Seats five
  • Standard backup camera

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in December 2012 about the 2013 Toyota RAV4. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2014, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Small families looking for efficient, versatile vehicles are flocking to the compact crossover class, where automakers are keeping it fresh... Read full review for the 2014 Toyota RAV 4

Consumer Reviews

4.1

Average based on 72 reviews

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Rav4 a good bet

by MH123 from OH on January 2, 2016

I was shopping at end of year for 2013-2014 AWD vehicle with hatchback. I test drove the Subaru Outback , Toyota Rav4 Limited, Ford Escape SE and Titanius and Honda CRV touring. For the money and feat... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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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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