2017 Toyota RAV4 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Electric Storm Blue
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,219 - $29,369
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176
Seats
5

How 2017 Toyota RAV4 Ranks In Its Class

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#4
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#5
  By Experts
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#16
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 3.9Styling 3.7Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Toyota’s 2017 RAV4 isn’t as off-road capable as the Jeep Cherokee or Subaru Forester, but it does offer good ground clearance and a decent all-wheel-drive system for dealing with deep snow. With room for five, plenty of options and an optional hybrid model, the RAV4 may not be perfect, but it certainly has little about which to complain.

Toyota RAV4 Models & Trims

Limited $25,210 - $29,369
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
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 $21,355 - $24,842
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 $20,219 - $23,548
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
Platinum $25,129 - $29,070
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
SE $23,840 - $27,691
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

Owner Reviews

4.68

Vehicle is a good height from the street.

The car is attractive in the inside and on the outside. It drives smoothly, economical on gas, a very sturdy feeling vehicle. The vehicle has excellent storage, good "cup" sections. It is easy to get into and out of, am a senior, so this is very important to me, no pressure on hips and/or back. The vehicle is just the right height from the street, thus making it easier and more comfortable to get in and out of it. The interior is nicely decorated, good "trunk" storage for groceries, suitcases, coolers, even my granddaughter's softball items. Lots of storage. The seats are comfortable, good leg room, air conditioning is more than adequate, soon I will be turning on the heater. The defroster works fine, as do the window wipers. The vision from the front window, side windows, (front and back), and rear, are more than adequate. I would recommend this car to anyone!

Mary P
Helpful

Reliable and adaptable - a perfect family car!

My husband and I bought our 2017 Toyota rav4 when we were expecting our first child. We bought it because of its safety and reliability ratings as well as its rap for having the largest cargo space of any crossover SUV. We have now had the car a little over a year and are so happy with our car for all the reasons we bought it plus more. I love my backup camera for one, and the other extra built-in safety features and alerts have been useful multiple times. I love the size of the vehicle; it does not feel big and bulky but has managed to accommodate anything we have needed to fit. Groceries, vacation, baby shower gifts, my husband’s six foot something friends. This car has been a blessing for our family. We liked it so much that my husband just bought another rav4 for himself this past month!

Elizabeth E
Helpful

Great Deal, Great Features

I absolutely love my 2017 Toyota Rav4 XLE! I test drove several vehicles and researched many others and this car came out on top for me. It had so many more features included at a lower level than other makes of cars known for reliability. I've had it for a little over a year with no concerns. It's comfortable, fairly quiet, has nice features in terms of entertainment, great features in terms of safety, and feels good on the road. One of my favorite things is that it has minimal to no blind spots. Also, adaptive cruise control is an amazing development in cars! Almost every household in my extended family owns at least one. I highly recommend a Rav4.

Lacey B
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$25,210 - $29,369
$21,355 - $24,842

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

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available

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
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
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
Chrome Wheels
Aluminum

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
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.7 (in.)
104.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

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)

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
26 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (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

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Optional
Optional

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
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Departure Warning *
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) Blind Spot Sensor
  • Pre-Collision System (pcs) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rcta)
  • 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
  • Pre-Collision System (pcs)
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Camera
  • Left Side Camera
  • Right Side Camera

* 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 (1)

Tires > Temporary/emergency Spare Tire May 1, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
May 1, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V295000
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (Gulf States) is recalling certain 2017 4Runner , 86, Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla iM, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius C, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sienna and Yaris vehicles. The spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the Tire Pressure Label.
Consequence:
A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Gulf States will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 15, 2017. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074. Toyota's number for this recall is 17R2.

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