2015 Toyota RAV4 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,982 - $22,041
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.9Comfort 4.0Styling 3.8Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

This marks the 20th anniversary of the Toyota RAV4's introduction, and the creation of the crossover SUV market segment. After 20 years, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 remains a top seller, combining the usual Toyota qualities of good resale value and durability with an upscale interior, good fuel economy, excellent audio and infotainment, and a clever use of space.

Toyota RAV4 Models & Trims

Limited $18,416 - $22,041
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
XLE $16,914 - $20,211
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LE $15,982 - $19,057
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.61
2 star
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1 star
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The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is the most comfortable vehicle that I have ever driven!

My 2015 Toyota RAV4 is not only the best vehicle I have ever driven, it is also the most flexible vehicle I have ever used! My rave has good gas mileage and maintains good fluid levels. The AWD is great to power through tall mounds of snow. I live in the snow capital of USA, I know from experience! The Bluetooth capabilities are fantastic. My rave makes it super easy to drive, navigate and communicate all a the same time. The controls on the steering wheel is such a great tool for safe driving. My favorite part about my rave is that it can make extremely sharp turns in smaller spaces. Parking has never been so easy! Especially with the backup camera. The backup camera features guidelines to help for safe movement!

Tory S
Helpful

Reliable and comfortable SUV.

I have had no trouble with my rav4. It is performance is great. It is very dependable requiring only routine maintenance to keep it reliable. The seats are comfort and since I am short I like the way I can adjust it to fit me. It has a CD player, am and FM radio and the ability to add Sirius if I want to. It has cloth seats that do not get to hot when sun is "cooking" the car. It is a 2015 model and I have only had to replace the brake pads recently. I also love the service I get from my dealer. They do a thorough job and always get me in quickly when I need service. This is my third Toyota and it will not be my last one.

Donna B
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Nice leg room, great gas mileage.

I love the style of the car and the gas mileage is pretty good, the only thing that I really do not like is the road noise is kind of loud. When I am on the phone service through the car, it is hard for the person on the other end to hear me. I love the sunroof and most of the features on the car. The back seat is a good size that fits 3 adults pretty comfortable I think because of the leg room. There is a good amount of it. Not like in a small car, but I think that I need a little more cargo space for kid hauling. I am a mom to 2 very active boys so thinking when my lease is up we will be considering a larger SUV.

Darcy R
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,416 - $22,041
$16,914 - $20,211

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 (hp)
176 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 4
2.5L DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 (in.)
42.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 (in.)
38.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 (in.)
37.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 (in.)
38.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Chrome Wheels

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55HR18
P225/65HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.7 (in.)
104.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
72.6 (in.)
72.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3500 - 3610 (.lbs)
3465 - 3585 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 (hp)
176 (hp)

Torque

Torque
172 (ft. lbs.)
172 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 (.lbs)
1500 (.lbs)

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
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 (gal.)
15.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

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
Front
Side
Rollover

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
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (3)

Exterior Lighting Jan 15, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 15, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V011000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2013, to December 29, 2014, and equipped with an accessory trailer light module. The software within the module may incorrectly detect an electrical short and preventively turn off the electrical current and the trailer lights.
Consequence:
If the system incorrectly detects an electrical short and turns off the trailer lights while the trailer is being towed at night, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer light module with a new unit with corrected software, free of charge. The recall began on March 17, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-15A.
Equipment Dec 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V828000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.
Steering > Electric Power Assist System Mar 12, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 12, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V144000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid, and 2014-2015 Rav4 vehicles. A component of the electric power steering (EPS) electronic control unit (ECU) may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. Over time, this damage may result in failure of the electric power steering system.
Consequence:
An unexpected loss of power steering increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the serial number of the EPS ECU or steering column assembly. If the number is within the affected range, the EPS ECU will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on May 7, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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