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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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Top2022 Toyota RAV4 Axah54R Edge eFour Atomic Rush 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon Hybrid

  • 15 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

***CAR OF THE YEAR*** ONLY 30 KMS. 2022 TOYOTA RAV4 EDGE HYBRID AWD 4X4 AUTO SUV PRESENTED IN ATOMIC RUSH. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY VEHICLE IS PACKED WITH FEATURES INCLUDING LEATHER INTERIOR, BLUETOOTH AUDIO, SUNROOF, REVERSE CAMERA, 5 STAR SAFETY ANCAP RATING AND MUCH MUCH MORE. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY, WE HAVE THE BIGGEST RANGE OF TOYOTA CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLES. PLEASE ASK US ABOUT TOYOTA ACCESS ON THIS VEHICLE, A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO MAKE YOUR DREAM TOYOTA A REALITY WITH LOW MONTHLY REP

$68,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
22/05/2022

Top2020 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R Cruiser 2WD Grey 10 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 18285 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

***PRIVATE OWNER***LEATHER TRIM***SATELLITE NAVIGATION***SUNROOF***ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL***BALANCE NEW CAR WARRANTY***PLEASE KINDLY DO NOT SEND US AN ENQUIRY IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO PAY ADVERTISED PRICE*** ***ONLINE SHOWROOM OPEN BETWEEN 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK*** ***WE CAN SHOW YOU THIS CAR VIA VIDEO LINK*** ***YOU CAN BUY AND FINANCE THIS VEHICLE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME*** ***TRADE INS WELCOMED!*** We are Australia's Premier Toyota Dealership, We are very proud o

$52,990Drive Away^
Elsternwick, VIC

Dealer used
8 hours ago

Top2019 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R Cruiser 2WD Grey 10 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 46619 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

***ASK US ABOUT TOYOTA ACCESS***7 AIRBAG***SATELLITE NAVIGATION***ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL***BALANCE NEW CAR WARRANTY UNTIL 2024*** ***ONLINE SHOWROOM OPEN BETWEEN 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK*** ***WE CAN SHOW YOU THIS CAR VIA VIDEO LINK*** ***YOU CAN BUY AND FINANCE THIS VEHICLE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME*** ***TRADE INS WELCOMED!*** We are Australia's Premier Toyota Dealership, We are very proud of our product and this particular vehicle is no exception. Our dealership i

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Elsternwick, VIC

Dealer used
22/05/2022

Top2020 Toyota RAV4 Axaa54R Edge AWD Green 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 22121 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

DEALERSHIP SALE EVENT NOW ON!!! ***CONTACTLESS CLICK & COLLECT AVAILABLE*** ***ASK ABOUT OUR FREE WARRANTY*** 2020 TOYOTA RAV4 EDGE!! - HEATED & COOLED SEATS - SPORTS ALLOYS - 360 CAMERA - FRONT & REAR SENSORS - USB/ AUX, BLUE-TOOTH - ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL - DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL - NAVIGATION - LEATHER SEATS - PUSH START - KEYLESS ENTRY - SUN ROOF - LANE ASSIST - ELECTRIC TAILGATE - BLIND SPOT MONITORING ***** DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY ***** ****** WE CAN SHOW YOU THIS CAR VIA VID

$60,888Drive Away^
Narre Warren, VIC

Dealer used
22/05/2022

Top2018 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GX 2WD Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 16607 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2018 - Pristine Safety Pack Rav 4 mid sized SUV with a stack of features: Sat nav, Safety pack- lane assist, climate controlled air conditioning, multiple SRS airbags, touch screen digital smart audio system, adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth, reverse camera, sensors and so much more. Done Only 16607 kms with full Toyota service history, 2 keys and n/c/w until 2024. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team.

$35,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
22/05/2022

Top2020 Toyota RAV4 Axah54R Cruiser eFour Red 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon Hybrid

  • 10256 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

***2020 COMPLIED*** ***HYBRID*** ***MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CONTROL SCREEN*** ***BLUETOOTH*** ***REVERSE CAMERA*** ***APPLE CAR PLAY*** ***GPS NAVIGATION*** ***DAB RADIO*** ***LEATHER ACCENTED TRIM******PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM*** ***ELECTRIC SUNROOF*** ***ROOF RAILS*** A well known vehicle of the Toyota range, this Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Wagon Hybrid is ready for any journey, whether it be for one person or five. Featuring a commodious interior, plenty of boot space, and the best of modern technology, y

$64,895Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2001 Toyota RAV4 ACA21R Edge (4x4) Silver 4 Speed Automatic 4x4 Wagon

  • 321000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

-2001 TOYOTA RAV4 EDGE WAGON -AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION -AWD ALL WHEEL DRIVE -4 CYLINDER 2.0 LITRE -VERY RELIABLE MODEL -GREAT SIZE VERY FUNCTIONAL -POWER STEERING -AIR COND -AIRBAGS -CARGO BLIND -ELECTRIC WINDOWS -AND MANY MANY MORE OPTIONS -DRIVES AND HANDLES GREAT -RWC INCLUDED -REGO INCLUDED -WARRANTY INCLUDED -PRICED TO SELL -BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM AN APPROVED VACC DEALER -FINANCE AVAILABLE -EXTENDED WARRANTIES AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE ALSO AVAILABLE -NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED

$6,499
Brooklyn, VIC

Dealer used
2 minutes ago

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

  • 17636 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Our dealership is located in the heart of Southwest Sydney, 30 minutes from Sydney and right off the M5. We have been in business since 1938 and are part of Australias Largest Automotive Group. Our team offers instant approvals at incredibly low rates. We are a phone call away from an approval. All our pre-owned vehicles come with a full inspection along with a service & detail prior to taking delivery of the vehic

$46,490
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
2 minutes ago

Toyota rav4 2005

  • 214400 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

Great little car always been garaged we are the second owners and have owned it half its kms its been regularly serviced its whole life and super reliable. 1yo battery and brand new quality tyres has Minor wear and tear little bumps/scuffs and windscreen has a crack. No issues with this rav great car for it's age. Selling as we got a new larger car to fit kids in. Have a look first to see will buy.

$8,900
Marcoola, QLD

3 minutes ago

2010 Toyota RAV4 ACA38R MY09 CV 4x2 Grey 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 196464 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

POPULAR CHOICE GREAT PRACTICAL VEHICLE WITH A LITTLE EXTRA ROOM * BLUETOOTH * 2.4l PETROL ENGINE * CRUISE CONTROL * INFO Display with DISTANCE-TO-EMPTY etc... * AIR CONDITIONNING * RADIO CD * ELECTRIC windows & mirrors Adjustments * AIRBAGS & ABS Brakes for your SAFETY * 5 SEATS and 4 DOORS for practicality * SMOOTH 4-Speed AUTO Transmission * And MORE ! TEST DRIVE THIS CAR TODAY! FEATURE PACKED, great to drive, PRICED TO SELL immediately so WILL SELL FAST! TRADE-INS welcome! EASY & AFFO

$13,998
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
7 minutes ago

2022 Toyota RAV4 Axah54R Edge eFour Graphite 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon Hybrid

  • 15 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

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,

$69,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
12 minutes ago

2022 Toyota RAV4 Axah52R Cruiser (2WD) Hybrid Black Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 200 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

This as new Hybrid RAV4 Cruiser is the perfect family wagon! Absolutely packed with amazing features including Leather Seats, Sat Nav, Heated Seats, Drive Select, Panoramic Sunroof, Power Tailgate, and much more! Enquire today on our fast finance, and trade ins welcome!

$62,990
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
12 minutes ago

2022 Toyota RAV4 Axah54R Edge eFour Atomic Rush 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon Hybrid

  • 15 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

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,

$69,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
12 minutes ago

2021 Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD Glacier White Wagon

  • 22104 km
  • Wagon

RAV4 GX-2WD 2.0L Petrol Auto CVT 5 Door Wagon log books with service history. Vehicle is in very good condition; we welcome any inspection. Our entire vehicles are workshop tested by our Technicians. Balance of full factory warranty. Finance & Insurance options available onsite. We are a family-owned and operated Toyota Dealership conveniently located 16klm's West of Sydney CBD on the Hume Highway.

$45,990
Greenacre, NSW

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2021 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R GX 2WD White 10 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 7 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2021 TOYOTA RAV 4 GX AUTOMATIC FAMILY HATCH * VERY LOW 7 KMS * BALANCE OF 5 YEAR WARRANTY * GX MODEL * APPLE CAR PLAY All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. (*Please ask for a full copy of our terms and conditions upon enquiry of this vehicle.) We have easy finance options available and will pay top dollar for your trade-in. We are one of Perth?s leading Toyota dealerships located 10 minutes from Perth

$47,999
Morley, WA

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

2011 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R MY11 CV White 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 249981 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

Buying a car just got so much Easier as we offer: Great Finance Packages Over the phone approvals Top trade-in value 1-5 Years Extended Warranty Roadside Assistance Guaranteed Clear Title Australia-wide transport Bad Credit? Pensioner? Ex Bankrupt? The Bank said NO? We Can Help with Easy Finance available so give us a chance... Whether you are looking for Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Hatch or Sedan, Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 We can make it happen with a

$12,880
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

2021 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R GXL 2WD Blue 10 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 3862 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2021TOYOTA RAV 4 GXL AUTOMATIC FAMILY HATCH * VERY LOW KMS * BALANCE OF 5 YEAR WARRANTY * GXL MODEL * ALLOY WHEELS * APPLE CAR PLAY All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. (*Please ask for a full copy of our terms and conditions upon enquiry of this vehicle.) We have easy finance options available and will pay top dollar for your trade-in. We are one of Perth?s leading Toyota dealerships located 10 minu

$49,999
Morley, WA

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

2010 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R MY09 Cruiser L Black 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 204081 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

LEATHER, SUNROOF, 4x4, AUTOMATIC & IN GREAT CONDITION. This RAV-4 has been kept in superb condition by the previous owner, you will not be disappointed. Buy with added confidence with the knowledge that this vehicle has been through a comprehensive quality check- you wont get that from a private sale!!!! We are a NISSAN Dealership where Customer satisfaction is paramount. We have over 90+ used cars in stock and have access to over 700 vehicles. With our experienced team and friendly, non-pu

$18,888
Morley, WA

Dealer used
37 minutes ago

2020 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R Cruiser (2WD) Silver Sky Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 31265 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2020 Toyota RAV4 Mxaa52R Cruiser (2WD) Silver Sky Continuous Variable Wagon

$47,990Drive Away^
Seymour, VIC

Dealer used
37 minutes ago

2006 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R CV Green 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 172545 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4

2006 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R CV Green 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

$11,990
Tugun, QLD

Dealer used
50 minutes ago

2017 Toyota RAV4 ASA44R GXL AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 43200 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

THIS OUTSTANDING VEHICLE IS IN LOVELY CONDITION,TRAVELLED LOW KLS.,RWC AND ONE YEARS WARRANTY APPLY,FINANCE AVAILABLE TO APPROVED PURCHASERS,TRADE INS WELCOME,CLICK AND COLLECT AVAILABLE,FREE HOME DELIVERY AVAILABLE,TRADE INS VALUED REMOTELY WITH PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION,CALL NOW FOR CHANGE OVER FIGURES.

$42,883Drive Away^
Mornington, VIC

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

2017 Toyota RAV4 ZSA42R GXL 2WD White 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 47540 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

IN LOVELY CONDITION,TRAVELLED LOW KLS.,RWC AND ONE YEARS WARRANTY APPLY,FINANCE AVAILABLE TO APPROVED PURCHASERS,TRADE INS WELCOME,CLICK AND COLLECT AVAILABLE,FREE HOME DELIVERY AVAILABLE,TRADE INS VALUED REMOTELY WITH PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION,CALL NOW FOR CHANGE OVER FIGURES.

$36,990Drive Away^
Mornington, VIC

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

Rav4 cruiser wagon 2005 automatic - Located in MACKSVILLE on the NSW Mid-North Coast half way betwe

  • 127476 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

2005 Rav4 cruiser wagon 4 speed automatic Cruise control Air conditioning Sunroof Power windows / mirrors Am/fm/6 stack cd player 3 months NSW registration will be included at the time of sale GST included in the sale price. Finance available. Trade-ins welcome. This vehicle can be viewed at our MACKSVILLE branch on the NSW Mid-North Coast half way between Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour To arrange inspection please call us on (02) *****9667 or . Vehicles can be transported

$11,990
Macksville, NSW

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

2004 Toyota Rav4 Cruiser (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 227747 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

EXPERIENCE THIS RIDE 2 airbags. This Toyota RAV4 SUV has cruise control, leather steering wheel, roof rails and 16" alloy wheels. It has air conditioning, making those summer drives a breeze, remote central locking, front fog lamps, driver airbag and power door mirrors. YOU WILL LOVE THESE FEATURES - Remote central locking - 16" alloy wheels - Driver airbag - Roof rails - Leather steering wheel - Passenger airbag - Centre differential - Power door mirrors This Toyota RAV4 SUV has l

$7,700
Bondi Beach, NSW

53 minutes ago

Toyota Rav 4 wagon, 2008 model 4X4 cruse control

  • 233618 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

This is a wonderful family car, very good condition nice and clean, very strong, rough and tough car. , inside car good storage area, Km run 233618 approx. 4x4 drives, cruse control, almost new tyres and brakes. Regular services done. One hand drive, RWC will provide if you want. Only reason for sale upgrade the car. Car has no issue running very good. With RWC $10500, without RWC $10000 contact Khalid for enquiry please send me sms or call after 5 PM and email . Tha

$10,500
Melton, VIC

53 minutes ago

2007 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R Cruiser Black 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 274877 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

2007 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R Cruiser Black 5 Speed Manual Wagon

$7,999Drive Away^
Kurri Kurri, NSW

Dealer used
58 minutes ago

2022 Toyota RAV4 Axah54R Cruiser (AWD) Hybrid White Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 759 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Ready for immediate delivery this All Wheel Drive Hybrid will not disappoint. Trade ins welcome and fast finance available.

$64,984
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Toyota RAV4 ALA49R MY17 GXL (4x4) Graphite 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 116365 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

** 7 SRS Airbags and Vehicle Stability Control ** ** Fuel consuption 6.7L/100KM ** Please do not hesitate to contact us we understand that in tough times we have to change and adapt we offer no contact purchasing of a vehicle over the phone and internet through the form of thorough videos, pictures we can even face time you we have done it for years selling our vehicles to interstate purchasers. We have taken precautionary measures in upgrading our cleaning standards to comply with the curre

$35,989
Melville, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2007 Toyota RAV4 ACA33R CV Gold 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 220201 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

Drives well, ABS, aircon, airbag dual, airbag single, CD player, cruise control, power mirrors / steering / windows we are still operating as per usual with all mechanics open to prepare sold vehicle, all sold cars are transferred instantly online with no delays. We are practising a safe working environment with social distancing a requirement also disinfecting all vehicles. Thank you for your understanding. 25 MINUTES FROM CBD TOWARDS SOUTH EAST SUBURBS OF Melbourne. Undercover showroom a

$11,499Drive Away^
Mordialloc, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Toyota rav4 2008 ZR6

  • 205 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

Toyota rav4 2008 ZR6 Dual air conditioning Power windows and mirrors Cruise control Powered sunroof Gps navigation system Leather Heated seater Alloy wheels Lady owner Spare keys Tinted windows 205kms Rego Dec 2022

$12,500Negotiable
Guildford West, NSW

2 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Toyota RAV4 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.