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2012 Toyota RAV4
FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)


MSRP $22,650    
Invoice $21,178
Avg. Paid $18,635

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4    
Critics' Rating 9.0
Performance 8.1
Interior 7.4
Operating Cost 8.0
Safety 8.9
Reliability 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Great reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lively available V6 engine
  • Available third row
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Awkward cargo door

General Specs

Transmission Automatic    
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 22 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door    


Wheelbase(in) 104.7    
Length, Overall (in) 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard    
Privacy Glass Optional
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional    
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360    

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard    
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional    
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard


Passenger Capacity 5    
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 36.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard    
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard    

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard    


Cloth Seats Standard    
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard    
Passenger Air Bag Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard    
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard    
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard    
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard    
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut    
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil spring


Automatic Standard    
4-Speed Automatic Standard