2017 Toyota RAV4

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$24,410–$36,150 MSRP range

Key Specs

of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Stylish front-end
  • Hybrid drivetrain availability
  • Hybrid system intrudes only slightly into cargo area
  • Bird's-eye-view camera system

The Bad

  • Hybrid only available in XLE and Limited form
  • Hybrid only offered with all-wheel drive
  • Persistent whine from hybrid system
2017 Toyota RAV4 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Toyota RAV4

  • New high-end Platinum trim available
  • Hybrid version available
  • Newly standard active safety features
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • LED lighting availabl

2017 Toyota RAV4 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The RAV4 is Toyota's compact SUV that competes with models like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson. Toyota added a hybrid version last year.

New for 2017

Toyota Safety Sense P is now standard on all trim levels. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control.

Significant Standard Features

  • 176-horsepower, 2.5-literfour-cylinder engine
  • 154-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (Hybrid)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission (Hybrid)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • All-wheel drive (Hybrid)
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system


Significant Available Features

  • LED headlights
  • Front fog lights (standard on Hybrid)
  • Navigation system
  • Distance pacing cruise control
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated door mirrors (standard on Hybrid)
  • Leather steering wheel (Hybrid)
  • Power liftgate
  • Power moonroof (standard on Hybrid)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
Vehicle Overview

The RAV4 is Toyota's compact SUV that competes with models like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson. Toyota added a hybrid version last year.

New for 2017

Toyota Safety Sense P is now standard on all trim levels. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control.

Significant Standard Features

  • 176-horsepower, 2.5-literfour-cylinder engine
  • 154-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (Hybrid)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission (Hybrid)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • All-wheel drive (Hybrid)
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system


Significant Available Features

  • LED headlights
  • Front fog lights (standard on Hybrid)
  • Navigation system
  • Distance pacing cruise control
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated door mirrors (standard on Hybrid)
  • Leather steering wheel (Hybrid)
  • Power liftgate
  • Power moonroof (standard on Hybrid)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Latest 2017 RAV4 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Save gas

by Sport from Milwaukee wi on April 16, 2018

Save gas. AWD. 4syl. Really funny if you look not front it gives you alarm some one front of you. Safe accident. And controls AWD CAMIRA breaks Read full review

(5.0)

Very good save gas

by Sport from Milwaukee wi on April 16, 2018

Save gas AWD not need anything really funny give you alarm if you’re looking not front when other car close to you. Safe of accident. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The RAV4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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