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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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Top2001 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
Yesterday

Top2002 Toyota RAV4 ACA20R Edge (4x4) Silver 4 Speed Automatic 4x4 Wagon

  • 284858 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Located 1.5 hrs from Melbourne down the South Eastern freeway, we are the largest non-franchise dealership in the Gippsland Region, locally owned and operated for over 30 years. We cater to country, city and interstate buyers and are able to conduct sales and value your trade-in via the phone or e-mail. We will also provide extra photos, walk around videos and additional information as requested to ensure an efficient and transparent sales experience.

$7,990Drive Away^
Traralgon, VIC

Dealer used
20/05/2022

Top2001 Toyota RAV4 ACA21R Cruiser (4x4) Silver 5 Speed Manual 4x4 Wagon

  • 198987 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Toyota Rav4 2001 Cruiser pack 4x4 - 5 speed manual Air conditioning Electric windows Central locking Sunroof Alloy wheels with new tyres just fitted 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 ARMIDALE branch on the NSW Northern Tablelands half way between Sydney & Brisbane To arrange inspection please call us on 02******4377 or Vehicles can be transpo

$8,500
Armidale, NSW

Dealer used
20/05/2022

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
Yesterday

2001 Toyota RAV4 ACA21R Cruiser (4x4) Silver 5 Speed Manual 4x4 Wagon

  • 198987 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Toyota Rav4 2001 Cruiser pack 4x4 - 5 speed manual Air conditioning Electric windows Central locking Sunroof Alloy wheels with new tyres just fitted 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 ARMIDALE branch on the NSW Northern Tablelands half way between Sydney & Brisbane To arrange inspection please call us on 02******4377 or Vehicles can be transpo

$8,500
Armidale, NSW

Dealer used
20/05/2022

2002 Toyota RAV4 ACA20R Edge (4x4) Silver 4 Speed Automatic 4x4 Wagon

  • 284858 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Located 1.5 hrs from Melbourne down the South Eastern freeway, we are the largest non-franchise dealership in the Gippsland Region, locally owned and operated for over 30 years. We cater to country, city and interstate buyers and are able to conduct sales and value your trade-in via the phone or e-mail. We will also provide extra photos, walk around videos and additional information as requested to ensure an efficient and transparent sales experience.

$7,990Drive Away^
Traralgon, VIC

Dealer used
20/05/2022

2001 Toyota RAV4 ACA21R Cruiser Silver 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 205062 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

If you are interested in any of our vehicles please don’t hesitate to enquire as we will be happy to answer any questions and explain the nature of the sales moving forward. We can also offer virtual tours via video link to view our vehicles and arrange for contact free home delivery. Anyone in Gippsland region; we have a contact point available. Please enquire on your chosen vehicle and we will make the necessary arrangements. ALL PRICES INCLUDE ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE AND STAMP D

$6,900Drive Away^
Pakenham, VIC

Dealer used
20/05/2022

2003 Toyota RAV4 ACA21R Cruiser Silver Manual Wagon

  • 246843 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

GEELONG STARR MOTORS 3 Maxwell Avenue Belmont VIC 3216 Tel: 03******0616 Web: starrmotors.com.au Email: Please Note: All reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that this information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you believe that any information we have displayed is inaccurate, please contact us immediately and we will take all reasonable steps to correct it. LMCT 8835

$5,999Drive Away^
Belmont, VIC

Dealer used
20/05/2022

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.