2004 Toyota RAV4 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Frosted White Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,967 - $7,068
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
161
Seats
5

How 2004 Toyota RAV4 Ranks In Its Class

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#17
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#2
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#4
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Toyota RAV4 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Manual $4,967 - $7,068
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon 4dr Auto $4,967 - $7,068
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon 4dr Manual 4WD $4,967 - $7,068
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 16 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon 4dr Auto 4WD $4,967 - $7,068
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 16 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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Owner Reviews

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My dream car has everything I desired plus great mileage.

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My rav4 has been a great family car. Low maintenance, good mileage, perfect size and very reliable. I had wanted a rav4 for quite awhile and was so excited when I was finally able to purchase it and it has been a joy to drive. It is roomy inside and has the features I desired like radio/cd/cassette player and a sun roof. Oh yea it is a perfect car. When the time comes when I need to purchase a new vehicle I will definitely be looking at getting a new rav4 or just stay in the Toyota family.

Irma U
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Toyota RAV4 great gas mileage, can carry people or cargo with removable rear seats, fun small SUV

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Very reliable vehicle, only thing I've had to fix so far is the sway bars. Drives good, gets good gas mileage. Will be trading in for a new one next year. The only thing I don't like is when you go up a hill with the cruise control on the car speeds up 5 mph more than I have it set for. I would not recommend if you have more than 2 children the back seat will only fit 2 carseats. I love that the seats can either be flipped up for more space or removed completely.

Mary R
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My vehicle is a great family car. Safe, not being too difficult to drive.

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My car is very reliable. It is a strong balanced. The breaks are pretty nice. The seats are very comfortable. The back has plenty of room for groceries and kids toys. The back seats have great space for car seats and bags and other people. The windows are very clear. The steering wheel is comfortable. The leg room is perfect for long term rides. The motor sounds great even after 10 years of constant use. Oil pan gasket is usually a problem but is fine.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,967 - $7,068
$4,967 - $7,068

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 (hp)
161 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC EFI 16
2.4L DOHC EFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/70R16
P215/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98 (in.)
98 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 (ft.)
35.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
166.6 - 167.5 (in.)
166.6 - 167.5 (in.)

Width

Width
68.3 - 70.3 (in.)
68.3 - 70.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2897 (.lbs)
2965 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 (hp)
161 (hp)

Torque

Torque
165 (ft. lbs.)
165 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
150 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.8 (gal.)
14.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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Side
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Rollover
Not Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) & brake assist *
  • Driver/front passenger multi-stage airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions
  • Front shoulder belt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • Adjustable front seat belt anchors
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions
  • ISO-FIX anchors for rear outboard seating positions
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC) & traction control (TRAC) *
  • Side-door impact beams
  • Front crumple zone
  • Tire pressure warning system *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Air Bags May 13, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V284000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2004-2005 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured May 13, 2003, to October 25, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag, free of charge. Owners will be notified by mid-July 2015. An interim notice will be mailed if parts are not available at that time. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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