Toyota RAV4 4WD Information

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Toyota RAV4 4WD Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 6 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 223 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2012 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV AWD 3 4 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 3 4
2011 2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV FWD 3 4 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 3 4
2010 2010 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2009 2009 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2008 2008 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2007 2007 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2006 2006 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2006 2006 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2005 2005 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2004 2004 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2003 2003 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 3
2002 2002 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 3
2001 2001 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated Not Rated 3
2000 2000 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4 Not Rated 4 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
1999 1999 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4 Not Rated 4 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
1998 1998 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4 Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1997 1997 Toyota RAV4 4-DR. 4x4 Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of RAV4 4WD for 17 years. They average 21.6 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2012 RAV4 4WD above average at 22 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2012 RAV4 4WD to be $1,750 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The RAV4 4WD consumes about 15 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2012 Toyota RAV4 4WD 22 26 19
2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 25 19
2010 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 26 19
2009 Toyota RAV4 4WD 24 27 21
2008 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 26 19
2007 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 26 19
2006 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 26 19
2005 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 25 19
2004 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 25 19
2003 Toyota RAV4 4WD 22 25 20
2002 Toyota RAV4 4WD 22 25 20
2001 Toyota RAV4 4WD 22 25 20
2000 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 23 19
1999 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 23 19
1998 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 24 20
1997 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 24 19
1996 Toyota RAV4 4WD 21 24 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota RAV4 4WD has 34 different model options on record with the EPA since 1996. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2012 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 21
2012 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2011 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 21
2011 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 25 19
2010 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 27 21
2010 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 19
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 19
2009 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 27 21
2008 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 20
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 19
2007 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 20
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 19
2006 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 20
2006 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 19
2005 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 24 20
2005 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 24 20
2004 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
2003 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
2002 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
2001 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
2001 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
2000 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 19
2000 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 23 19
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 19
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 23 19
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 19
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 20
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 19
1997 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 19
1996 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 19
1996 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 19