Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,838 - $28,780
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,838 - $28,780
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
176
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.7 Value 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 sn...

2017 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

4.65

732 Reviews

72% 23% 4% 1% 1 star 0%

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Comfortable and Reliable.

The Toyota RAV4 provides a comfortable, smooth ride while keeping you safe on the road. It is recommended for those in need of a family-friendly car without any desire to lug a minivan around. This is the perfect in-between vehicle for those who aren't the minivan type or the sedan type. This model of Toyota contains reliable safety features, including a backup camera and sensors with alarms for both front and rear view to help alert the driver, having a high potential of preventing accidents. The car includes many alerts like a maintenance light telling when maintenance is required (leaving plenty of cushion room for those delayed visits), tire pressure- the car has notified of things piercing the tires like a screw before- seat belts, heat, headlights, emergency break, you name it. This car is for those leaning towards the future- the RAV4 comes with a push-to-start button and keyless entry, an aux cord and bluetooth connection, along with a touch screen display. Several buttons surround the touch screen for those more on the traditional side. The seats and the wheel are covered in a luxurious leather interior, for a comfortable, smooth, and clean feel to the car. The only con to these leather seats is that on a hot day with shorts on, the seats can be scorching. However this can be easily fixed with a blanket or some cover to sit on over the seat. And in the winter nights when the seats get cold, there is a heated seating setting for both the driver and passenger seats for quick comfort. For a more personal experience, a family member of mine got this car specifically for a long trip, and it works perfectly- from gas mileage, to a hefty, family-friendly build. The model of the car is not too aggressive, and it's not too low either, sitting at a comfortable height for all ages and all heights of people. It's great in all kinds of weather, doing well in the snow. For the times where snow gets high or slippery there is a sport mode option for safer, adaptive driving. The gas mileage ranges from '23 city to 30 highway,' and has a fuel capacity of almost 20 gallons. This is average but very reliable for someone that uses it for about 9-12 hours a day. The worth of the car is about 28K, a price for middle class luxury lovers. This may be no designer-expensive kind of car, but it's reliable enough that you won't need a new one for several years.

- Abbie M

Horrible gas mileage plus other problems

I purchased a new RAV4 because I have owned seven other Toyotas and have been Very very happy but I am extremely disappointed in the performance of this particular RAV4. My average gas mileage is 17 to 18 miles per gallon which is unacceptable and I would’ve never purchased the vehicle having known it’s poor mileage. I have dealt with Toyota customer service and have not been able to resolve this issue and five other Problematic issues i.e. starter, suspension, computer glitches. Since it has no navigation system it will not connect with my new IPhone 10. This RAV4 XLE has the worst blind spot on any vehicle I have ever driven. Tailgate is manual and so it is high and heavy when it is opened and I can hardly get the trunk shut. I expected more from this SUV. Everything else I like . It is a roomy small SUV. Has good tires and traction. I have an AWD. It will alarm me if I start to cross either side of the lane I am driving in. It alerts me sometimes and helps me to stop if a vehicle in front of me stops quickly, keeping me from having an accident. But still can’t trust it. has windshield wipers on back window with washer fluid. Has spoiler and built in splash guards, also am/FM radio and CD player. Good sound system. Gas mileage is horrible at 17 city to 21 highway. Easy for children to get in back seat. Plenary of leg room. Lots of plugins for cell phone and iPad. In fry and back. Nice cargo net and plenty of room in the trunk. It’s a good size for a compact suv There's not a lot of useful storage space in the driver's area. It's pretty roomy in the back for a compact vehicle but wish we could fit 3 car seats across. Also the middle seat belt isn't very usable with the placing of the belt, we basically lose that middle seat. Great for one car seat only.

- Dawn Sunday

Basic SUV - it gets the job done

We purchased our 2017 Rav4 used and have been satisfied so far. A few things we love: Bluetooth hands-free, ample leg room, decent engine performance and efficient mpg, and a decent sized rear storage area. A few things we think could use improvement: The instrument and climate control panels are difficult to read. The former can be obscured by the steering wheel for an average-height person (and moving the steering wheel restricts leg movement). The latter is at an odd angle so that when it is light outside, the reflection makes it difficult to read. The lift gate has also been a problem for us. It is quite slow, but also has a tendency to malfunction. We have had to take it back to the dealership 2x to fix it when it has stopped working. I also feel like for the price, the driver's seat should have electronic adjustments - they are manual. It's a little thing, but we got a model with rubber floor mats, and they are not as thick and durable as expected. The mat on the driver's side already has a hole worn through where the driver's heel sits. lastly, the cup holders are narrow and placed a bit oddly and the glove box and console storage areas are flimsy and small in size (an issue for us as a family of 4 using the vehicle as our primary) Overall, I would recommend this vehicle if you're not too picky about the creature comforts and you just need a basic SUV.

- Barbara B

Ranked #5 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

2017 Toyota RAV4 Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
LE
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2017 Toyota RAV4 Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Limited
Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,838 - $23,047
$20,994 - $24,361

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 hp
176 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

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

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 in.
42.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 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.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.7 in.
104.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3455 - 3570 .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 Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
150 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 30 mpg
23 - 30 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 30 mpg
29 - 30 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety