Toyota RAV4

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The Toyota RAV4 was one of the earliest car-based crossover SUVs on the market. Now in its fifth generation, it’s one of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. The current RAV4 has compact dimensions and seats up to five people. It’s powered by a four-cylinder engine and offers a choice of front- or all-wheel drive; there’s also available hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains. A good fit for small families, the RAV4’s key competitors include the Honda CR-VNissan RogueSubaru Forester and Ford Escape.

RAV4 – 5 Generations

  • 2019–23
  • 2013–18
  • 2006–12
  • 2001–05
  • 1996–2000
  • 2019–23
  • 2013–18
  • 2006–12
  • 2001–05
  • 1996–2000
Latest generation

2019–23 RAV4

The redesigned 2019 RAV4 got a makeover that gave this compact SUV a rugged, chunkier look in place of the previous generation’s softer lines. Riding on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, the RAV4 is powered by a standard 203-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cy

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  • MSRP range$27,575–$37,280
  • Consumer rating
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  • Combined mpg 28–30
  • Body style SUV

Previous generation

2013–18 RAV4


In the fourth-generation RAV4, a liftgate replaced previous models’ side-opening rear door, and the spare tire moved under the cargo floor. The V-6 engine and third row were dropped, leaving all gas-only models with a 176-horsepower four-cylinder eng

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  • MSRP range$24,660–$36,400
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 24–26
  • Body style SUV

2006–12 RAV4


The RAV4 grew into compact dimensions with this redesign, adding 14 inches of overall length and more than 3 inches of width. It also gained an optional third row that increased seating capacity to seven (seating for five was still standard). In addition,

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  • MSRP range$22,650–$28,650
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 21–24
  • Body style SUV
Notable features in 2012:
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Five or seven seats
  • Available backup camera

2001–05 RAV4


The second-generation RAV4 was slightly larger, roomier inside and featured more chiseled styling. It could seat up to five people, and it came only as a four-door SUV. The spare tire was mounted on the rear door, which swung open to the right — two

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  • MSRP range$19,050–$21,500
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1996–2000 RAV4


The RAV4 (Recreational Activity Vehicle with 4WD) subcompact SUV debuted in two- and four-door versions with a choice of front-wheel drive or permanently engaged four-wheel drive. It was based on the platform used for the Celica sports coupe and had unibod

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  • MSRP range$16,888–$19,348
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