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4dr Auto Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC EFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • 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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Great car, still runs like a champ after 16 years.

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto (Natl)

This car has been the most reliable and functional car I have ever owned. Living in Colorado, it has to have excellent heat and cooling systems, Drivability in snow, ice, extreme heat, and torrential rain. It is easy to drive with great visibility (few blind spots), great acceleration, lots of space and comfortable seats. As it is now 16 years old, there is some wear on a few nonessential systems, such as the electronic door locks, and a window that has to 'rest' for several seconds when you raise it - a few inches at a time. I love this car and expect to drive it well past 300,000 miles.

- Janet W

The always reliable and smart buy RAV4

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto (Natl)

Have had no major issues with this make and model vehicle. It's very a very reliable car and has required little maintenance besides common issues due to the age of the car. It runs smooth, and is a very comfortable and spacious vehicle. It has a large trunk and the back seats fold down for added storage space.

- Mars R

Excellent vehicle with high mileage capabilities.

2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr Auto (Natl)

The 2003 Toyota rav4 is a compact SUV with great gas mileage and style. This is a super reliable vehicle. I have experienced no major issues with this car and am close to 200,000 miles. The 2003 Toyota rav4 has an terrific turning radius. This vehicle can take you from the city to the mountains and back again.

- Natalie R

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