$20,300 - $23,735
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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine
  • 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve dual VVT-i V6 engine
  • 4-speed ECT automatic transmission
  • 5-speed ECT automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Downhill assist control (DAC)
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P215/70R16 all-season tires
  • P225/65R17 all-season tires
  • 16" steel wheels w/covers
  • 17" 5-spoke steel wheels
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • 15.9 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Auto-off headlights
  • Privacy glass
  • Pwr foldable mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Color keyed rear door handle
  • Color-keyed combination hard/soft shell spare tire cover

Interior Features

  • Fabric-trimmed 6-way driver/4-way passenger seats-inc: height adjustment
  • 60/40 split fabric-trimmed rear bench w/slide/recline function, 1-touch fold-flat lever
  • Multi-function center console-inc: (2) illuminated cupholders, storage box, cell phone storage pocket
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Illuminated ignition key ring
  • Amber-illuminated Optitron instrument cluster-inc: speedometer, tachonometer, fuel gauge, LCD odometer w/(2) tripmeters
  • Warning lights-inc: seat belt, airbag, door-ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, VSC, TRAC, ABS, check engine, low fuel, scheduled maintenance
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & pinch protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • (10) cup/bottle holders
  • (3) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Remote hood/fuel filler door releases
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player-inc: (6) speakers, mini-plug input jack
  • Fender-mounted mast antenna
  • Digital clock
  • Dual sun visors-inc: illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • Room light w/front maplight
  • Seatback pockets
  • Rear deck storage-inc: water-repellant foldable deck board

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbag system
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions w/adjustable front seatbelt anchors
  • Drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelt
  • Passengers automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelts
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Child restraint system (ISOFIX CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front crumple zone

2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

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I love my RAV4. My honest review:

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

The Toyota RAV4 I drive is pretty reliable. It gets good gas mileage which is convenient when going on long road trips. As the driver, I find the car comfortable. However, passengers have informed me the backseat is not comfortable. It is difficult getting the back seats at a comfortable angle. I have had my Rav for a few years and have not had any major maintenance issues. One of the O2 sensors broke a few months ago and that was a bit expensive to get repaired. And a few weeks ago my alternator broke, which then drained my battery. That was also an expensive repair. I try to take care of my car and have had pretty good results. I have a little over 119,000 miles on my car and it still performs well. I make long distance drives often (over 1000 miles) and find the car does great. I do not yet have children but can see that it would be helpful for those with children. The backseat is spacious and the car has good safety features. There is also really awesome storage space. There is room in the floor of the trunk and the seats fold down for more room. I moved into college and then into a house using my Rav and it was great getting everything to fit. I also have features to hide items in the backseat which is comforting when shopping or when my car is parked for an extended period of time.

- Kristen S

Oil problems but overall good car

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

I am very happy with the RAV4 however the only problem we have with this vehicle is that it goes through oil very fast. We spend a lot of money on oil and that's my biggest complaint. The car is otherwise very reliable and easy to maintain. We've gone on quite a few road trips and it's very comfortable to ride in. Oh well I guess I do have one other complaint. I wish there were vents in the back seat. There are none and so my son and others in the back get super hot during the summer and cold during the winter. Meanwhile us upfront are freezing or overheating because we have the vents turned all the way up in effort to get the air to the back. But like I said overall this is a very good vehicle.

- Sarah C

Best vehicle I've owned since '94

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

We've had the car since 2014 and it's an '07. We've had it regularly maintained and so far only one new set of tires. There's been battery and alternator issues but some of that is because of the heat out here and some was just because that part eventually died. Still drives great, maybe a little too much road noise though. Our interior has held up just as nicely as the day we bought it except for where it's obviously been a spot that we messed up somehow. I would definitely have another Rav4 or probably any Toyota.

- Marie S

The rav4 is great for all.

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

It may be because my vehicle is old, but it is always getting called into the Toyota dealership due to recalls. But apart from that I absolutely love my car! It drives very smoothly; it is great for 'everyday use' but also for things like sand or dirt roads! My car has nice seats; the back seat also recline which is great for long road trips! The car is spacious. The trunk has hidden compartments which gives me about two times more space! Overall, I really love the rav4!

- Brenda R

Great First Car: College Student's Commuter Car

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

Standard sports-SUV. Reliable in the winter months. Not great fuel efficiency, but pretty standard for an SUV. Has had consistent performance, even up to 150k+ miles. Has an AUX cord which was progressive for 2006 - AUX no longer works, but able to use Bluetooth attachment. Toyota is reliable when it comes to recalls, and any issues have been addressed in this particular model

- Amy J

Toyota RAV4: Dependable and Convenient

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

My vehicle is extremely reliable. I have over 160,000 miles on my car and it continues to get me places safe. The seats are uncomfortable. The only problem I have is the sensor on the tire pressure is broken; it always says my tires are flat no matter what. I love that my vehicle is spacious but also can fit in compact parking spots.

- Mckenzie R

250,000 Miles and still going strong!

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

I have never had a single issue with my Toyota Rav4. I just hit 250,000 Miles and my vehicle is not showing any signs of letting up yet. I keep it maintained regularly by regularly recommended oil changes by my local body shop, and I've yet to encounter any serious maintenance issues. When this car dies, I'll gladly get another!

- Dillon R

Great car that always starts and I have the flexibility to go anywhere.

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

The speakers died on me. The knob for the radio also broke so I have to pull and twist for it to work. The car always turns over and I have driven across the country multiple times with it. The steering is tight and the ride is comfortable. I have enough space for anything I want to do and I can go anywhere

- Daniel H

Awesome reliable car for adventuring

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

I love how reliable my car is. I drive it on a lot of long road trips and have never had any issues with it. I like that it has 4wd and a full sized spare, it makes me comfortable taking it off roading. The trunk has tons of storage space too which is a huge plus. Also love the side hinged trunk door.

- Haley P

My Rav4 has lasted over 200,000 miles

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

Transmission problems. All the lights go on. It'll be very expensive to fix. I am going to have to get a new car because of this. Besides that there hasn't been any issues that I can remember. I like the comfort of the car, I like the size of the car, and I would buy a newer model again.

- Lindsay L

The problems with my car. I bought it used.

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

The vehicle has had lots of recalls. It feels like every time I turn around that I am getting another recall notice in the mail. The drivers side visor is broken and will fall in my face while I'm driving. Also the thermostat knob is broken and won't fully turn to the vent only setting.

- Melissa W

The best car I have ever had.

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

The car runs great. The care has a lot of space and plenty of trunk room. It a small SUV. The gas mileage is great I fill up once every week. Easy to work on. Has storage space by every seat. A lot cup holders. They car oil change have to have a special tool to change then.

- Kayla G

RAV4 is spacious and functional, while maintaining style

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

Comfortable, good gas mileage, has lasted me many years, acceleration is quick though not overly touchy, brakes are reliable and do not stick. I have not experienced mechanical problems with this vehicle, outside of regular oil changes and scheduled maintenance.

- McKenzie K

Toyota rav4 details and features

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

It drives really well, high up so vision is good, comfortable seats, nice compartments to put personal items, lots of space, big back, seats pull down, entertainment system, multiple CD holders, movie player, moving seats, spare tire on back, sunglasses holder

- Skye W

Toyota best purchase ever

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

I have not had any problems with my Toyota RAV4. The car is super reliable. Drives super smooth. I love how big the back is. The car has good air conditioning, a big back with extra storage, good base on the speakers, and it sits up high. I love my car.

- Kayla S

Toyota rav4 is simply awesome.

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base

No problems, reliable, comfort and I love it. The rev 4 had several recalls but Toyota took good care of the problems. It has good gas mileage. I just love my rav4. I would tell anyone to purchase it. My next car will be a rav4 in the next year or so.

- Linda T

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