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TOYOTA RAV4 Used Car Review

The Recreational Activity Vehicle 4WD - or RAV4 as it was badged - started the compact SUV (or 'soft-roader') trend in 1994. A perennially popular model, the RAV4 was available in three- and five-door forms but the latest generation is a five-door body style only. Despite the name, the RAV4 is available with front-wheel-drive variants, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Pros

Cons

  • Easy manoeuvrability thanks to light steering, tight turning circle
  • Vast interior space and big boot for its segment
  • Effective CVT auto
  • Improved safety features added in 2016 and 2017
  • Engines would welcome more power
  • Perception of quality could be higher
  • Signature external spare wheel disappeared with latest model
  • Limited off-road ability
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2013 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R Cruiser AWD White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 107887 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

You can be driving away in your new car sooner than you ever thought possible with finance options to suit your needs. Have a Trade in? Great, we are always looking for quality used cars, simply let us know and we can put a great deal together for you. We have ACCESS TO OVER 800 USED CARS LOCALLY giving you an enormous stock selection. If we do not have what you want we can arrange to find the perfect vehicle for you.

$27,987
Wangara, WA

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Top2017 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GXL 2WD Grey 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 53408 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Beautifully Maintained Gxl Rav 4 with a Luxury Pack, one previous one owner with only 53408 kms with full Toyota Service history and 2 keys. Packed with features that include: Full Leather, Sat/nav, Parking assist, Cruise & traction control, Keyless start/ entry, Reverse camera, Digital radio, Rain sensor wipers, 18 Inch alloys and the list goes on. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team.

$35,999
Welshpool, WA

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13/05/2021

Top2007 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R Cruiser Silver 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 242366 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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Garbutt, QLD

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21 hours ago

Top2019 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R GXL 2WD Black 10 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 16587 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4

Meet our all time favourite 2019 RAV4 GXL 2 WD, with low kms of 16587 and in BLACK colour. This RAV4 Features with: - One Owner Full service history - Balance of 5 year unlimited Kms car warranty & fixed price servicing, - Android Auto and Apple Car play compatible Centre screen - Satellite navigation - Reverse camera - Lane departure assistance - Anti collision warning (forward) - Front / reverse sensors, - Qi compatible

$41,990
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
13/05/2021

Top2016 Toyota RAV4 ASA44R GX AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 125798 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ADELAIDE’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT DEALER – 6 LOCATIONS 350 VEHICLES Our philosophy is simple, to sell the best quality vehicles at the best possible price. How do we do that? By hand selecting every vehicle and keeping our overheads down. * Established 1999 * We can come to you! Home and workplace appointments available. * Trade-in’s welcomed, all makes and models regardless of age or kilometres. * Finance available, same day approvals, both family and business packages. * Inter

$24,990
Morphett Vale, SA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

Top2017 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GX 2WD Grey 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 105039 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Please note all our internet specials are FIXED PRICE ONLY and not applicable with any other offer. Perth's one stop shop for TOYOTA CERTIFIED pre-owned vehicles, Our commitment to quality service begins with our customer relationships and extends throughout the entire operation. All prices you will find to be market leading, so add that to a reliable service backed by Toyota. OH WHAT A FEELING !! We provide a wide range of New and Used Toyota Cars, Hybrids, SUVs & 4WDs, Utes and Vans to view

$28,990
Bellevue, WA

Dealer used
13/05/2021

Toyota RAV4 30 series 2008

  • 300000 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

RAV4 in great condition ,4wd,needs new clutch plate only which costs @$150 parts and $800 labour(just started slipping),otherwise runs beautifully...alloy bullbar, brand new towbar & ball, air conditioned, good tyres with new spare, 9 months rego. ***Was $7250 but price dropped due to clutch plate..great family car or for off the beaten track.. awesome price***

$5,500Negotiable
Bonogin, QLD

10 minutes ago

RAV4 2010 4x4 CRUISER series

  • 334223 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

But confidently with Toyota. Reluctantly selling. Runs so well. Cruiser series has 7 airbags fitted. Tow bar. Roof rails. Central locking. USB port. A great car, drives beautifully. So many features. Only selling as my teenager is struggling with a manual car. But bought to keep them safe!

$10,500Negotiable
Scarborough, WA

21 minutes ago

2016 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GX 2WD White 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 128437 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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$24,990
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
28 minutes ago

2007 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R Cruiser Black 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 266893 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have over 300 good quality cars at unbeatable prices, Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Sunroof , Hatch or Sedan,Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 All cars are workshop tested, and optional parts and labor warranties are available . Trade-ins are welcome and we pay top dollars for them, and for interstate buyers transport can be arranged .Finance can be arrange at best rates for all customers. We are located in Western Sydney. Call us today for the best deal 02 9625 8

$6,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
33 minutes ago

Toyota Rav4 2004 Automatic CV AWD - Located at Macksville on the NSW mid-North Coast half way betwee

  • 266222 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Toyota Rav4 2004 Automatic CV AWD 2.4 Petrol Air conditioning Airbags CD Player Central locking Cruise Control Power Mirrors Power Steering Power Windows Log books with Service History: 01/03/2005 @ 13,260km 19/01/2006 @ 21,956km 18/01/2007 @ 33,411km 09/07/2007 @ 41,523km 11/06/2008 @ 49,984km 07/08/2008 @ 64,999km 16/02/2009 @ 74,764km 13/07/2009 @ 84,539km 20/07/2010 @ 110,014km 17/11/2010 @ 120,006km 14/03/2011 @ 130,632km 22/06/2011 @ 140,330km 07/10/2011 @ 150,394km 30/

$7,990
Macksville, NSW

Dealer used
38 minutes ago

Toyota Rav 4 2010

  • 191000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2010 model rav 4 in excellent condition inside and out. Automatic with 191xxx kilometres. Registered til 4-9-2021 Call or text Tom on

$13,800
Hobart CBD, TAS

50 minutes ago

2020 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R Cruiser 2WD Glacier White 10 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 12772 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This RAV4 Cruiser finished in Glacier White is simply too good to miss out on. With immediate delivery available, this 2020 EXECUTIVE DRIVEN DEMONSTRATOR offers you the rare opportunity to drive away today in 2019's car of the year! With new car wait times close to four months there has never been a better time to purchase. In addition to the list of impressive standard features on all Rav4's, this particular vehicle also has dual-zone climate control, smart key, wireless phone charging, premiu

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Oakleigh, VIC

Dealer used
53 minutes ago

Toyota Rav4 GX 2.0 litre 2016 Automatic - Located at Macksville on the NSW mid-North Coast half way

  • 99018 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Toyota Rav4 GX 2.0 litre 2016 AUTOMATIC - CVT 2016 Glacier White Electric Windows Remote central locking Cruise Control Ice cold air conditioning Travelled ONLY 99,000km open road driving - ONE driver ex-lease vehicle. 2 remote keys Log books with Service History: 19/12/2016 @ 11,491km 11/05/2017 @ 20,364km 19/10/2017 @ 32,036km 23/04/2018 @ 40,267km 15/03/2019 @ 61,882km 12/02/2020 @ 84,572km 04/11/2020 @ 96,263km NSW registration till 27 June 2021 To arrange inspection please call us o

$24,990
Macksville, NSW

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58 minutes ago

Road worthy AND Registered Totita Rav 4 Auti

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$6,250Negotiable
Noosaville, QLD

2 hours ago

2019 Toyota RAV4 3X372904A Edge AWDL 5 Door3X 2 Jungle Khaki Automatic SUV

  • 7685 km
  • SUV
  • Auto

Toyota Rav4 Edge Aux Input USB Socket Multi-function Control Screen - Colour ABS (Antilock Brakes) Electronic Stability Trailer Sway Hill Holder EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) Central Locking - Remote/Keyless Daytime Running Lamps - LED Fog Lamps - Front Satellite Navigation Reverse Camera BUYING A VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY! ENQUIRE NOW!!? We will not be beaten! We are one of Australia's biggest used car operators. This means the best trade-in prices for you! All our pre-owne

$51,999
North Wollongong, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GX Wagon 5dr CVT 7sp 2WD 2.0i Silver Constant Variable Wagon

  • 55214 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

This FIXED PRICE RAV4 is packed full of features You will be equally impressed with it's rugged good looks and roomy cabin It features an economical 2.0 Litre Engine and 7 speed CVT automatic transmission, it uses only 7.0L/100km combined Easy to park with REVERSE CAMERA, speed-sensitive power steering (lighter at parking speeds), a high seating position and front and rear PARKING SENSORS Never get lost with it's built-in GPS/Navigation System Other highlights include: - Auto Headlights an

$29,990
Arncliffe, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Toyota RAV4 Edge 2001

  • 339000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling my 2001 Toyota RAV4 Edge as I’ve booked a flight back to Ireland. Fantastic car! Runs incredibly well and has been well taken care of. 5 speed automatic 4WD. 339,000km. Petrol. One of the best SUVs about for fuel economy and very spacious inside. It’s not an all-out 4WD but it goes well on the beach. Ice cold aircon too. Has had the clutch and 5th gear replaced back in November and has 1 month left on the rego. No issues since. New back tires 1,500km ago. Rego is very cheap an

$4,950
Perth, WA

2 hours ago

2007 Toyota RAV4 CRUISER Automatic SUV

  • 249149 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2007 Toyota rav4 cruiser automatic transmission, petrol, 4cylinder. Runs beautifully is a great family car with plenty of room Had the engine replaced at 249147 Has new battery All recipts for work can be provided Has passed road worthy Will be selling unregistered Has small dent and few minor scratches

$7,000
Toowoomba, QLD

2 hours ago

2016 Toyota RAV4 ASA44R GXL AWD Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 71433 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2016 Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD Auto 2.5i FEATURES INCLUDE: - Alloy wheels - Cruise control - Bluetooth connectivity - Push button start - Keyless entry

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South Morang, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GX 2WD Blue Gem 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 91138 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

TEST DRIVE IT TODAY! ** Company backed 3 Year Standard Warranty included ** we are located on the Northside of the Brisbane CBD and just 2 minutes from Chermside Shopping Center. We are part of a family owned group. We have been in business for over 40 years and specialize in new, quality used cars and commercial vehicles. We are able to assist with both local and interstate clientele. Trade-ins welcome & on site bank fina nce available with pre-approval facilities & phone applications welcom

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Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R GX AWD White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 58000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ADELAIDE’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT DEALER – 6 LOCATIONS 350 VEHICLES Our philosophy is simple, to sell the best quality vehicles at the best possible price. How do we do that? By hand selecting every vehicle and keeping our overheads down. * Established 1999 * We can come to you! Home and workplace appointments available. * Trade-in’s welcomed, all makes and models regardless of age or kilometres. * Finance available, same day approvals, both family and business packages. * Inter

$32,990
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2005 Toyota RAV 4 CV (4x4) Automatic ✔️15 MONTHS WARRANTY

  • 161001 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

** ✔️15 MONTHS WARRANTY WITH *** ✔️24/7 ROADSIDE ASSIST AUSTRALIA WIDE ON ADVERTISED PRICE WITH UNLIMITED KM'S AND CLAIMS **✔️all Credit cards, Prepaid Cards and International Cards Accepted*****✔️ FiNANCE OK PREVIOUS PROBLEMS SELF EMPLOYED PENSIONERS OK ✔️ Finance Available From As Little As $39 p/w (TAP). 2005 Toyota RAV 4 CV (4x4) Automatic , classic SUV AWD rare model 3 Door A/c cold was a girls car its a credit to her . ****Put your mind at ease with an included roadworthy certificate.

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$9,990
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2001 Toyota RAV4 ACA20R Cruiser (4x4) Green 4 Speed Automatic 4x4 Wagon

  • 193000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

SALE SALE !!! 2001 TOYOTA RAV4 AUTO GOOD KMS GOOD SERVICE HISTORY, EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. AUGUST REGO , 1 YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDED. MERRYLANDS AUTOS ?? ?? ?? 53 WOODVILLE ROAD GRANVILLE NSW. Open 6 days (9am till 4.30pm) closed sunday. Ph 02 ****0700. We offer finance, warranty, and delivery . Trade ins are welcome .

$4,995
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GX 2WD Grey 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 59569 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Vehicle located an easy, two and a half hour drive North of Melbourne in country Victoria. We are a locally owned and operated Holden, Nissan, Suzuki Dealership and home to an exciting range of new and used vehicles. We guarantee consistent fair-play, long-term customer involvement, and fast efficient service! Experience Service. Experience Value. Experience Savings. Experience us today!

$30,490Drive Away^
Echuca, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Toyota RAV4 Axah54R Cruiser eFour Graphite 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 11894 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Finance, insurance, warranty and car-care options available. Our onsite business manager is here to ensure you can make an informed and timely decision. Please note that our dealership is adhering to the latest safety measures at this time and we wish you and your family the best of health. All cars are sanitised and then locked, facilities are cleaned each night and we will look after you with sensitivity. Gloves are provided on site too. Please also feel free to take advanta

$57,990
Mosman, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2002 Toyota Rav4 Cruiser (4x4) 4 Sp Automatic 4x4 4d Wagon

  • 20000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Toyota RAV4 CUIZER top of the range 2002 Mechanically great Drives smoothly 4 brand new tires Brand new battery Service done 4 months rego -Bluetooth built in Toyota -low 200 kms for it age Some scratches but body is straight

$6,000
Riverwood, NSW

2 hours ago

QUICK SALE! 2012 Toyota RAV4 Automatic

  • 145000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

QUICK SALE! 2012 Toyota RAV4. Automatic transmission. 145000kms. Dark Grey exterior. Low price due to quick sale as we have purchased a new car. If not sold privately by June we will trade in. Pick up North Lakes.

$12,990
Redcliffe, QLD

2 hours ago

2005 Toyota Rav4 Cv (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 314512 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Great first car, very easy to drive and learn in. Good condition throughout. Very economical. Good tyres, new windscreen and headlights. Three months rego. Rear bumper damage as shown in pictures.

$5,990Negotiable
South Yunderup, WA

2 hours ago

2001 Toyota RAV4 ACA20R Edge Red 4 Speed Automatic Hardtop

  • 182569 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2001 Toyota RAV4 ACA20R Edge Red 4 Speed Automatic Hardtop

$6,990
Mount Druitt, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

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  • an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 with 39 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

Overview of the Toyota Rav4

Overview of the Toyota Rav4

The Recreational Activity Vehicle 4WD - or RAV4 as it was badged - started the compact SUV (or 'soft-roader') trend in 1994.

A perennially popular model, the RAV4 was available in three- and five-door forms but the latest generation is a five-door body style only.

Despite the name, the RAV4 is available with front-wheel-drive variants, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine.

TOYOTA RAV4 GENERATIONS (SINCE 2006)

2006-2012

2012-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder: 7.0 to 7.7 litres per 100km

2.5L 4-cylinder petrol: 8.5 litres per 100km

2.2L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 5.7 to 6.7 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA RAV4

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA RAV4 (2006-2012)

The RAV4 seems to be a reliable vehicle, but not quite up to the lofty standards of the majority of Toyota cars. That starts with a decent list of recalls to attend to issues such as faulty window switches, bad seatbelt webbing and incorrectly assembled suspensions.

A Toyota dealer will be able to identify affected RAV4s as well as tell if the one you're looking at has been fixed or not.

The other serious issue is the potential for four-cylinder RAV4s to have high engine-oil consumption. This typically starts to show up around the 100,000 or 120,000km mark, but some have started using oil earlier than this.

It's a big deal either way because it requires an engine rebuild to address it. A proper test of the engine before purchase makes good sense.

Keep an eye out for poor electrical contacts in the starter-motor that can prevent the engine from turning over on the key, as well as noisy brakes, and brake rotors and pads that wear out quickly.

And check for any pulsing through the car when you apply the brakes at speed as a sign that rotor wear has already occurred.