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Base Key Features & Specs

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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve dual VVT-i V6 engine
  • 5-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD
  • Electronic on-demand 4-wheel drive w/manual lock switch
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension -inc: hydraulic shock absorbers, coil springs, trailing arms
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 17" 5-spoke styled steel wheels
  • P225/65R17 all-season tires
  • Color-keyed full size combination hard/soft outside spare tire cover
  • Rear bumper step w/black protector molding
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Black grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Auto off headlamps
  • LED rear lamps
  • Black foldable pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Black door handles
  • Side-opening rear door w/hold-open feature

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, satellite radio capability
  • Aux audio input jack
  • Roof-mounted XM radio antenna

Interior Features

  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • 6-way driver/4-way passenger front passenger bucket seats -inc: driver height adjustment, seatback pockets
  • Active front headrests
  • 60/40 split fabric-trimmed rear bench -inc: slide/recline function, 1-touch fold-flat lever, height-adjustable headrest, center armrest
  • Multi-function center console -inc: (2) illuminated cup holders, cell phone storage, covered armrest, upper tray, lower storage box
  • Tilt & telescoping steering column
  • Optitron instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer
  • LCD display -inc: LCD odometer w/(2) tripmeters, shift indicator, temp gauge, fuel economy, maintenance indicators
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & jam protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • (10) cup & bottle holders
  • (3) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Digital clock
  • Door panel storage pockets
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions, roof-mounted vanity light
  • Illuminated entry -inc: key illumination, interior light, front map light
  • Cargo area storage pockets
  • Cargo area under floor storage compartment

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Smart stop technology
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Downhill assist control (DAC)
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front crumple zone
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor
  • Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front & 2nd row roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • 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
  • Lower anchors and tether anchors for children (LATCH) for outboard 2nd row seats
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Soft energy-dissipating interior trim
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Emergency trunk release

Options & Packages

2011 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

350 Reviews
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Toyota Rav4 good reliable car

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

I have had no problems with the car since I brought it. There is the normal maintenance, oil changes, air filters and things like that. I had a new battery put in, because of the different weather conditions in the state I live in. Had the fuel injectors cleaned and the brake shoes changed in the front of the vehicle. Not out of the ordinary for eight years of trouble free driving. I have had one alignment with a purchase of snow tires, but no other problems. The car is well made and it run efficiently, it gets about 21 miles to the gallon on city driving, more on the highway through the location of my job doesn't really require driving the highway. Smooth riding without a lot of noise when riding with the windows up. Handles the road well with all weather tires, but with snow tires the car performs very well in the inclement weather holds the road very well. Also stops smoothly without slippage when driving under control. It also stops well in normal weather and driving conditions. The car starts daily with no issues ever. When you run the AC there is a noticeable drain on gas. Sometimes during the winter with constant running of the heater u notice a faster drain of gas as well. The interior of the car is comfortable though the front seats are bit small for some over 6 feet like myself. The leg room can be a bit cramped without adjusting the back of the seat. Mirrors are well placed and easily moved into the proper area enabling you to see the sides and back of the car with no issues.

- David W

Older rav4 radio & speaker frustrations.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

The Toyota 2012 rav4 is a great car with lots of space! I travel a lot and it is perfect for road trips and moving. It is very comfortable. It has heated seats, leather seats, and a sky roof! The only thing that I wish I would have known before I bought it is that it does not get the best gas mileage. Besides that, I have had little to no problems with it. My rav4 has 140,000 miles on it and it still runs like it is brand new! Because my car is an older model, I spent money to get a new radio with Bluetooth and new speakers because the speaker on the passenger side blew out and my phone does not have a aux cord plug in. That was quite frustrating but that is expected for an older car! The car is very reliable and I love it!!

- Jessica W

Great value for the money.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Very smooth and comfortable ride. I love the room for both people and cargo. Plenty of storage compartments both in the rear and around the cab. Decent sound system. Can connect with my phone with a tether for streaming. Has been through 2 recalls. One for windshield wipers motor and another for seat belt connection but both were handled quickly and easily. This is the second rav 4 I have owned and I love it. Great for road trips. Handles mountain roads perfect. Does not feel as top heavy as older models. I also use it as my daily driver and have no problems driving through the skinny downtown streets in my city.

- Beverly L

RAV4 2011 AWD. For dependable

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

My rav4 has 42,000 miles. I have had no major issues and performs well in all conditions. The 4w all time drive is great when conditions require it. It's a good snow car and performs well in heavy rain. I like how quiet it is on the road and the sound system works great. It has the built in Bluetooth that sinks with my iPhone and allows easy navigation without too many driving distraction. The gas mileage is 28 to 30 highway and 18 to 20 city. I wish the gas mileage was better for city driving but not bad for AWD. Bonus is the spare is full size which hangs outside the outside of the back.

- Rober L

Great overall vehicle. Reliable and dependable.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

The only problem I have had with the car is that I have had to replace the rear axle seals. The hub caps are cheap and make a lot of noise, they rattle. It has been a very reliable vehicle and I do put a lot of miles on it. The back seats fold down easily and nicely and I can haul quite a bit in the back. It has been very safe and reliable on both ice and in snow. I live in Minnesota and have driven in all kinds of weather. I love how well it handles on snow and ice. I would get another RAV4.

- Lori M

Good and reliable overall

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

It's an overall great car- Toyota is easy to work on yourself if you run into any problems. There is a lot of do it yourself information online since it's such a popular car. I like the amount of trunk space and how my RAV4 feels like just the right size- not too big like a boat but not small either. I do feel like it's not very powerful sometimes but it could be that it's a little older with over 100k miles on it.

- Megan E

Lots of storage great family or travel vehicle

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

I love this car. I haven't had any problems yet. I wish the CD player and aux were updated, maybe with Bluetooth. It is spacious and the seats fold down easily. You can fit a lot in the trunk with or without the seats up. There is a lot of storage in the trunk, in the side walls and underneath the carpeting. There are multiple cup holders including one in each door. It has nice acceleration for a 4 cylinder.

- Sara L

Perfect car for vacation or just daily chores!

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

My 2011 Rav4 is the perfect size for packing up for a weekend vacation and strapping the boat on the roof, or just going grocery shopping. It handles well on the road and is easy to drive. You also get great gas mileage! It is very reliable. I've never had a problem with it even after 145,000. The fabric interior is also easy to clean and has been through many coffee and pet stains and has cleaned up easily.

- Rebecca C

Great SUV for parents that is awesome on gas!

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

My Toyota RAV4 is great. It does really well with gas but still has plenty of room that's people typically look for in larger SUVS. It's the perfect balance between a large SUV and a sedan. There is so much room in the back trunk area which also has additional storage under the floor. The back seats lay down easily to fit larger items. The back row also is excellent for children's car seats.

- Brittany L

Love the trunk and side swing door!

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

It handles really well in the snow and rain. I like that it has a full size tire for a spare. The trunk is spacious and the side swing trunk door is a great feature. Although you need to be aware of how you are parking in a lot if you need to gain access to the trunk. The back seats are spacious until you put car seats in. Then things can get a bit tight, especially for the front passenger.

- Kate N

I love the rav4, it is strong and durable, but also quick and versatile.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

I really love my rav4. It currently has 150000 miles on it and it runs so well. I love how all of the seats fold down and make a ton of space for cargo. The only problem that I have with the car is that there is some rattling by the engine when climbing hills at a slow speed. (25-35 mph) My rav4 has a v6 and I love the acceleration it has. I would totally buy another rav4.

- Nathan A

The best car, SUV I've ever owned! My girlfriend really loves it.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

I am the 3rd owner of this car bought it 2 yrs ago in November. It's been a good little SUV when I took it to the garage to get inspected last year it passed without needing anything I did end up putting a battery in it this winter but that's all I have done to it except changing the oil regular maint stuff that's all I am very pleased with it!

- Bud G

Reliable and functional vehicle.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

I haven't had any major issues with my rav4. Its proven to be very reliable as long as you give it proper maintenance. I have had this car for over a year now and the only thing that needs replacement is the radio. It just won't take or play any CDs that I try putting in but otherwise the car itself functions very well!

- Mercy F

Very comfortable, affordable, and reliable car!

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

I've had this car for only 6 months, but it does its job well! It has good gas mileage to get me to school five days a week, and it's an extremely comfortable car. Even at almost 100,000 miles, it's still running smoothly. It has five seats and a very large trunk, so I can take groceries and my family back and forth.

- Micah O

Perfect car for traveling. It's reliable and has plenty of trunk space.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Rav4s are known for their reliability and it has held up to its reputation. I've driven mine across country with no mechanical issues whatsoever, even in my older model. It has amazing trunk space, and back seats collapse giving more space. It is equipped with 4wd which was fantastic for a winter in Vermont snow.

- Alexandria D

Small SUV but big satisfaction.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

This is small SUV, but there are lots of hidden functions that add extra space. The back seats fold down completely, adding lots of room to transport large materials if need be. I also have used this function when camping. Also I like all-wheel drive low functions. It's good for entry SUV level.

- Sam H

Fantastic reliable vehicle

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

It has been an incredibly reliable vehicle, I have had the car for five years and it has never needed additional maintenance beyond regular oil changes and tires. It is very comfortable on long road trips and has been all around the country. Overall great car and an excellent value for the money

- Sarah S

The doors are the greatest feature!

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Love generally everything. I have had it for 4 years and one of my favorite thing is the back door and how it opens from the side. Not the regular hatch style or gate. Other than a transmission issue and a serious rattle that occurs when I am always at 35 mph I have nothing to complain about.

- Holly B

Great on gas and smooth ride

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Smooth ride, great vehicles but not enough space for a large family. With two car seats in the back, only four people can ride altogether. I do not like that I can't fit in the middle of the car seats either. Love the vehicle overall but we are outgrowing it quickly. It is easy to clean.

- Christina D

the seat can go very far up, making it a very good car for very short people.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

handles wheel, decent gas mileage, good for small people, limited blind spots, good car to learn to drive with. Would prefer better gas mileage. I love the way the rap 4 looks, but the seat design could be improved. The automatic windows are very confusing, but overall it's a great car.

- Hannah C

After the computer failure, 'The Rav 4 That Could' has been very reliable.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

The 2011 Rav4 had computer failure in the 1st 10,000 miles. The computer was replaced at no cost by the dealer. -Car had to be towed. -No significant problems since. It is a 4 cylinder but has adequate acceleration. We have driven it 70,000 miles, on both interstate and city roads .

- Ward R

I'll get another RAV4 when it's time.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

I have had no mechanical problems. It's very dependable and gets me through any snow we get, even if the road has not been plowed. We drive to Florida from Michigan & get great mileage. There is plenty of room inside. It's wide enough for my golf clubs to sit sideways.

- Vicky S

Toyota rav4 is an awesome and reliable vehicle.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Works and drives really well. I have not had any issues and can really depend on Toyota. Have had it for years now and have not had to do much maintenance at all. It is really good on gas and runs and drives really smoothly. Will continue to drive Toyota's in the future.

- Lesley V

Individual comfort for driver and front passenger.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Very reliable. Good in the snow and ice. Lots of room to carry large objects and with adjustable and collapsible seats. Fairly good gas mileage. It warms up and cools down quickly and I like the separate temperature and fan controls for the driver and front passenger.

- Daniel D

Rav4 works for me in so many ways!

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Very reliable. Sitting up higher helps safety while driving, and helps keep oncoming lights out of my face at night. One problem with the A/C in the first 5 years'-took awhile to diagnose, and finally fix. Spacious for hauling stuff'-easy to put the seats down.

- Loretta O

Sporty and practical family car.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Comfortable seating, powerful acceleration, reliable transportation, great storage, folding seats, economical gas mileage, features 4 x 4 driving, easy access to spare tire, basic features, has aux capability, multiple power outlets, no sunroof, fits in garage.

- Tra S

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