4dr Auto 4WD

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4dr Auto 4WD Key Features & Specs

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

Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC EFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • Skid plates-inc: fuel tank, transfer case
  • 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

  • Gray painted bumpers/body-side moldings
  • 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
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, twin tripmeters, fuel gauge
  • 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/compact disc-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

2003 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

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Cannot go wrong with the rav4!

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

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

2003 Toyota rav4. I like my rav4. It is a nice, safe family vehicle.

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

My 2003 rav4 is a nice vehicle, can fit 5 people and has ample trunk space. It is an all wheel drive vehicle so it can get around on off road areas. The car does not have a lot of power, but I associate that with the fact that it is an older vehicle with approximately 154,000 miles. Also for a small vehicle with a 4 cylinder engine the gas mileage is bad. It gets under 20 miles per gallon. Again I associate that somewhat with the fact that it is an older vehicle with high mileage.

- John A

Great car for single person rav4.

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

I like my car, its reliable. The only problem is that it burns through oil very fast. I am looking for retire the car soon, it does need a new engine. It was very comfortable for me until I recently had a baby. The car is a bit small now with stroller in the trunk, it's hard to grocery shop now and fit everything. A great car size for someone single with no children.

- Kelsey L

Best vehicle ever. Love everything about it.

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

I have had very little work done to this vehicle other than routine maintenance. Serpentine belt replaced in 2005 or so. Bought car new. Also had to replace module or something after check engine light came on. I love this vehicle and plan on driving it as long as I can. Over 136,000 miles and still runs great. Best vehicle ever.

- Rita F

Toyota rav4: reliable & sporty.

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

What I love most about my Toyota rav4 is its reliability. I know it will start up every day, and perform at a high level. I enjoy how it looks. It has a sporty but rugged look about it. On the downside, it can be kind of loud overall. But it is comfortable, had plenty of space, and gets me everywhere I want to go.

- Linda T

Dependable and long lasting

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

My car has held up very well over the years. The only problems I've ever had with the car are due to rust, which any car would have after so many years and exposure to salted and sanded roads each year. I frequently make long trips (6 hours) to school and back and the car handles it very well

- Emily P

Nice room comfortable for long road trips especially if you are overnighting.

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto 4WD (Natl)

It reliable, runs good a bit high on mileage no major mechanical issues, easy to maintain and parts are easy to find. Also runs good on roads in the winter snow etc, air condition and heat give no issues, great leg room in the back and plenty of space in the trunk.

- Rodney M

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