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in 2013 Affordable Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $19,983 - $24,475
Original MSRP: $23,300 - $28,410
MPG: 24 City / 31 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Toyota RAV4 Review

Review Last Updated: 5/11/15

Car reviewers liked the 2013 Toyota RAV4’s smooth ride, ample cargo room and long list of standard features.

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The 2013 RAV4 comes with a four cylinder engine that’s mated with an automatic transmission, and most reviewers said the RAV4 has adequate power. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. With front-wheel drive, the 2013 RAV4 gets 24/31 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Critics agreed that the Toyota RAV4 isn't especially athletic, but they reported that it has accurate steering, a comfortable ride and controlled handling, which make it easy to live with on a daily basis.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4's interior is roomy, test drivers said, with spacious seating in both rows. Some critics noted that the cabin is built with some cheap plastics, however. Earlier models of the RAV4 had a side-hinged cargo door that reviewers found inconvenient for loading cargo, but the 2013 model has a conventional top-hinged liftgate, and it has good overall cargo capacity for the class. Reviewers were impressed with the number of standard features in the 2013 RAV4, which includes Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera and a Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen. Available features include navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an 11-speaker JBL audio system and Toyota’s Entune infotainment system.

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Other SUVs to Consider

Test drivers agreed that the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is one of the most fun-to-drive SUVs in the class, with agile handling and responsive steering. The CX-5 gets better fuel economy than the RAV4, and reviewers said it has soft-touch cabin materials.

Like the RAV4, the 2013 Honda CR-V has an excellent reliability rating. The CR-V also gets good fuel economy and has lots of cargo space for the class, making the CR-V a very good alternative to the RAV4.

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