2016 Toyota RAV4 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,124 - $25,750
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176
Seats
5
Select a color
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,124 - $25,750
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176
Seats
5

Ranks #6 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.8 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Toyota’s success in the crowded SUV market hasn’t stopped the company from reaching higher, which is why the 2016 Toyota RAV4 compact SUV not only gets more features and options this year, it’s now offered with a hybrid powertrain. The RAV4 retains its top-seller status by offering good fuel economy, a feature-rich interior, great gas mileage and strong resale.

Toyota RAV4 Models & Trims

Limited $20,883 - $24,708*
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 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 $19,124 - $22,503*
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
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 $24,350 - $25,750*
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
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
SE $19,729 - $23,458*
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.6

481 Reviews

67% 28% 4% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Toyota is squandering, or exploiting, their legacy of quality

I've owned my RAV4 for 3 years. Luckily, still under warranty. So far I've had to deal with very noisy front brakes and the premature replacement of pads and rotor. Then the front left drive shaft started chattering away, and needed replacement. The paint job isn't especially durable, and scratches very easily; fingernails will literally scratch it. Most infuriating, as reported by many other RAV4 owners, the interior/dash is very cheap, and rattles/squeaks/clicks/groans abound. They're mostly intermittent and maddeningly hard to chase down the source. Did manage to get the worst one fixed, only to have two more take its place. Have to say, I'm very disappointed in Toyota, and while my family has owned Toyotas back to a 1985 Corolla, this RAV4 is both the worst of a long string, and likely the last.

- Richard

This is a comfortable easy ride!

I love my rav4. This car handled beautifully in the snow and rain. This vehicle has a comfortable feel to it. The back-up camera really assists the driver. There are airbags everywhere. There is plenty of storage in this vehicle. I also love the push button to open hatchback as you are walking towards vehicle. There is Bluetooth for no hands talking. The navigation system has never let me down or steered me wrong. It has a really good stereo system. Love the controls for radio and telephone on the steering column. This may not be important to some people but I love the fact the clock is up in plain sight. There are many times in other vehicles you have to take your eyes off the road to look for the time. I have a sunroof which I also love.

- Bonnie S

Love it! Reliable and dependable with comfort.

My vehicle is the best. I bought an SUV because I have back problems and it's easy to slide in and out. It has cameras everywhere. It beeps at me if I am backing out and a car is coming. It tells me if a child is walking across the front and my side mirrors light up if a car is in my blind spot. It gives me a smooth comfortable ride even on long trips. Even though it is a 4 cylinder it will climb steep Highway hills at a decent speed. I can also accelerate reasonably well on the flats to make safe passes. I also like the fact I only have to have a key in my purse or pocket and don't have to dig it out. I also like the fact I can receive texts and phone calls hands free plus it has built in GPS. Love it!

- Patti H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,883 - $24,708
$19,124 - $22,503

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

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

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
Not Available

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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.7 in.
104.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3520 - 3630 .lbs
3485 - 3605 .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

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

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

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

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

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings