Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,413 - $19,075
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
148
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,413 - $19,075
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
148
Seats
5

Toyota RAV4 Models & Trims

2003 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

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64 Reviews
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It gets you from point A to point B.

I bought it from a private owned dealership and it was in really good cosmetic condition. Dealer told me transmission was rebuilt but it felt and sounded good. He told me it had a one year warranty and that if there was ever an issue, I can take it to their mechanic. I drove it around for a good amount of time so I decided to take it home. About 3 months in, the transmission became faulty. It became really loud and started vibrating too much. So I took the car in to the mechanic around march 2017– didn't get my car back until July 2017. Really wasted time and the mechanic didn't want to give my car back because there was still work needed. The car sounds the same and keeps vibrating a lot. It gets me to point A to point B. I upgraded the radio to a new one and works just fine. It is comfortable for sure. Really spacey.

- Maria G

Dependable car that is spacious and comfortable for large people.

I love my 2003 Toyota RAV4. The only problem is that I do not like that it only gets 23 miles per gallon. This could be due to it is age. It has been a dependable car for me to go to and from work and college. I have had the car for 5 years. It is a very comfortable car. I am a short person so sometimes I cannot see over the steering wheel, however, this car has a steering wheel that is at a great height. The only issue that I have with the car is that sometimes it makes a screeching noise that I always thought was the brakes, but I have had my brakes checked three times since I have had the car and each time they say it is not the brakes and they do not know what the issue is. Overall, a very dependable vehicle. I plan to get a newer version of the Toyota RAV4 in the future.

- Jess H

Cannot go wrong with the rav4!

Overall, this is a great vehicle. I have been driving it for over 10 years and it has stood the test of time. It has over 230,000 miles on it and it is still running great. It gets decent gas mileage for a crossover, it is comfortable to drive and ride in, it has much more cargo space than it looks like it would have, and it has never had any major problems outside of normal wear and tear. The only thing that I find lacking is the power. As a four cylinder, it struggles to get up large hills and I sometimes have a hard time getting up to speed on a highway as I merge, which can be tricky in a busy area. I love this car, though, and will drive it until it dies!

- Sarah T

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,413 - $5,674
$19,075 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
148 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC EFI 16
2.0L DOHC EFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 - 41.3 in.
39.6 - 41.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.6 in.
32.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98 in.
98 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
166.2 - 167.1 in.
166.2 - 167.1 in.

Width

Width
68.3 - 70.3 in.
68.3 - 70.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2711 lbs.
2943 - 2976 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
148 hp

Torque

Torque
142 ft. lbs.
142 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
150 lbs.

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.7 gal.
14.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety