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4dr Auto 4WD Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 27 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC EFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • Skid plates-inc: fuel tank, transfer case
  • HD battery (2000)
  • Front tow hook (2000)
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Coil-spring double-wishbone rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P215/70R16 all-season SBR BSW tires
  • 16" 5-spoke styled-steel wheels
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes w/load-sensing proportioning valve
  • 14.7 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Color-keyed outside mirrors
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass
  • Intermittent front/rear wipers

Interior Features

  • Fully-reclining fabric front bucket seats w/driver seat height adjuster
  • Split-folding reclining rear bench seats w/slide/tumble/recline/remove functions
  • Full cut-pile carpeting
  • Multi-function center console-inc: adjustable front/rear cup holders, aux pwr outlet, storage pocket, covered armrest storage compartment
  • 3-spoke tilt urethane steering wheel (2000)
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, twin tripmeters, coolant temp/ fuel gauges
  • Warning lights-inc: seat belt, airbag, door ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, check engine, low fuel
  • Remote hood/fuel filler door releases
  • Rear window defogger
  • Illuminated entry
  • Deluxe AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 4-speakers
  • Digital clock
  • Fabric-trimmed doors w/map pockets
  • Dual sunvisors-inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • Front maplight
  • Cargo area aux pwr outlet
  • (6) cargo area grocery bag hooks

Safety Features

  • Dual airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • 3-point seat belts for all outboard seating positions
  • Front shoulder belt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • Adjustable front seat belt anchors
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Side-door impact beams

2001 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

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The 2001 rav4 is the nicest car I've ever owned.

2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

I had originally intended to test drive a Camry but when I saw the rav I just had to check that little sporty thing out. It had the additional advantage that my mother had no problem getting into and out of the front or back seats after her hip replacement. It gets great gas mileage, the steering handles nice and tight. The only major problem I have ever had was a problem with the distributor which was totally covered by the Toyota warranty.

- Sandra R

Toyota Rav4 2001 model review

2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

The brakes get pretty squeaky sometimes. I love how comfortable the seats are and the wheel turns really nicely. I like how it is not too wide so that I can still fit into compact parking spots. The paint is chipping off since it has been through lots of rough Pacific Northwest weather.

- Cameron C

Comfortable and smooth and easy to drive.

2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

It's very comfortable and drives well. Very easy to operate. The cruise control works amazing and the seats are very comfortable and the space in the back helps hold a lot of items. I recommend this car to anyone and especially a newer model would have more features and be even better.

- Lisa L

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