2023 Toyota RAV4 consumer reviews

$28,275–$29,675 MSRP range
side view of 2023 RAV4 Toyota
75% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value 3.9
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.3
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Radio turns 2023 Rav4 to a DO NOT BUY

Comparing our old 2022 Rav4 against our new 2023. Wish we kept the 2022. The 2022 was more comfortable. The driver seat on the 2023 feels like there is a bundle of fabric on the rear of the seat. The radio of the 2023 is a piece of junk. It is enough to NOT buy the car. That bad. Loses sync with the phone. Radio goes to mute after phone call and requires car to be shut off the reset. Hard to see what channel the radio is on. Many more problems. Bottom line is if you don't listen to your radio the 2023 Rav4 is fine...if not DO NOT BUY


Make sure you love this before purchasing.

Yes but realize the seats are not comfortable for long road trips and the front seats are at least one - 1.5 inches shorter than most other cars. The radio is beyond difficult to operate and once ONE phone is paired with the car - other phones cannot be paired, and finding simple radio stations is excruciating painful. Zero logic. Also this auto shows time on the center console and the only temperature reading is on the drivers speedometer screen. And the front door handles are located on the front of the interior door so if you have a purse or child or package in one hand - finding the handle to close the door is awkward, heavy and not functional. Overall not a bad car but for the price - I would have thought Toyota could have done a much better job.


CarPlay and Toyota Drive Connect Issue

I recently purchased a 2023 RAV4 Hybrid and love the car in general. That said, I have one major complaint. Shortly after purchasing the vehicle, I was using my iPhone connected to the Multi-media screen through CarPlay, when the iPhone maps app disappeared and I got a splash screen saying “Experience Toyota Drive Connect.” There was no way to exit this screen apart from pulling over and restarting the car and reconnecting the iPhone. I googled this issue and saw various possible solutions, but none worked. I called Toyota and after multiple delays, was told that the only way to get rid of this screen is to purchase a subscription to “Go Anywhere” which includes Drive Connect and Remote Connect. The cost is $15 per month, plus whatever tax you pay in your locale. While Go Anywhere has some nice features, it should be an option, not a mandated purchase to utilize CarPlay. It seems to me that this is essentially extortion, forcing owners to purchase a subscription in order to use CarPlay. This is beneath the high standards of Toyota. I’m sure that Toyota could disable this splashscreen easily should they so desire.


Great service

Went to the dealership for my first service. Dawn Thomas was my advisor. She did a fantastic job of explaining the process and what to expect in the future. Thanks Dawn


Love my Rav4

I love my Rav4. It's not only fun to drive but is a sharp looking vehicle. It has plenty of room for passengers as well as our 2 dogs.


Great car with only a few minor shortcomings

Beautiful, well running car. Excellent mileage, quiet, with comfortable ride. Lots of advanced safety features. I miss the CD player, and radio is too complicated—user friendliness could be better.


Interior scratches super easy

The interior scratches VERY easily. A complete waste of money. I have had cheaper cars in the past that were almost impossible to scratch on the inside. I’ve only owned mine for a week and I am seriously considering trading it in. If I wanted a car that you had to be super gentle with I would’ve purchased a luxury vehicle.


New Navigation System takes getting used to

Traded a 2016 RAV 4 Hybrid Limited for gas 2023 RAV 4 XLE. It was a pain to get navigation system working w Apple car play. I like the old navigation map better, it showed more infor on highway exits. The SOS emergency call button service is something I now have. Don’t care for engine down cycle at stops but can switch it off. Gas mpg is 25 not 28 which is pretty good. Must push harder to close door. So overall I like the new RAV 4. Would have kept the Hybrid but getting close to the last year the big batteries under warranty.


Completely Satisfied

Traded my 2018 RAV4 XLE for 2023 RAV4 Premium the difference is day&night smooth ride more quiet a lot of performance cruise control works a lot better so far completely satisfied


Rav4 2023

Just love it.Great gas mileage,comfort,style.I would recommend this vehicle.Rav4 was a great choice.Test drove most suvs and drove this once and ordered that day.Clearwater Toyota the best.