Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,872 - $30,612
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
34 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
176-194
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,872 - $30,612
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
34 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
176-194
Seats
5

Ranks #8 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #5 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #3 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.7 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

As the vehicle that started the compact-crossover-SUV segment, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 has consistently been a top seller, right alongside the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester. While not...

2018 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

4.69
Reviews
75% 21% 4% < 1% < 1%
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Do not like 2018 Toyota rav4. Lots of little issues.

I just leased the 2018 Toyota rav4 in august. There are a lot of little things that I did not notice when test driving. Windshield wipers only have 3 speeds. The lowest speed is not intermittent enough for a lot of the drizzly mornings we have here in upstate NY. All my previous cars in the last 10 years had multiple speeds on the windshield wipers. Driver seat is uncomfortable after you have been in for over a 1/2 hour. The accelerator pedal is very touchy which is really bad in the snowy weather we have here in upstate New York. Everything that pertains to the cup consoles, the holder/space in the door, etc. Is not functional at all. No led lights on any of the controls on the drivers door (like locking the door,) at all. So if it is dark you cannot see those controls at all. When you turn the headlights on, the first one it comes to is the full headlights instead of the parking lights. I live in an apt complex and where I have to park, my headlights shine directly into the windows of my neighbors apartment. I have to warm the car up every morning and I cannot just turn on the parking lights. I have to flip through the full headlights to get the parking lights. Never have I owned a car that the parking lights weren't the first thing that came on. So now I have to disturb my neighbors every day when I warm the car up. The cruise control is in a very weird place under the steering wheel. Hard to find when driving without taking eyes off of the road. At night, there are no led lights on the cruise control so you cannot see it at all. Again, all the cars I have previously owned the cruise control is part of the steering wheel and not underneath it. I also do not like the way the cruise control works. I am constantly having to shut it off and then turn it back on to make adjustments. The back up camera is angled at such a way that most of the time during the day all I get is a sun glare which then renders it useless. All the other back up cameras I have had on previous cars I did not get that kind of sun glare. Seat belt constantly locks in. I will try to lean forward to check to see if anything is coming and it locks me in and I cannot lean forward to check. Very dangerous! There is something that makes a "clattering" type sound when I go over bumps. I cannot figure out what it is and no one else can either. It drives me crazy. I feel that as far as driver "comforts" are concerned that I purchased a vehicle that is 30 years old. I will never buy this at the end of the lease and severely regret leasing this rav4. Never will I recommend this SUV to anyone. I traded in a 2014 Chevy Equinox and wish I still had that car instead. This is only the second Toyota I have ever leased/owned. The first one which was back in 1997 was awful and I had a lot of issues with it three months after I bought it and it was brand new. So this rav 4 will be the last Toyota I will ever lease or own. Do not like Toyota at all now. I love my 2007 Nissan Altima that I still own. I like driving it better than the brand new 2018 Toyota rav4.

- Jane D

A mid-sized vehicle that is comfortable, affordable, and safe. A must buy!

SE

Toyota rav4 is a wonderful car that has a lot of space but it is too large. It is smaller than a SUV so it is more comfortable to drive especially in a rural environment. The car is comfortable although not luxury. The technological advances make the driving experience entertaining and safe. One of my favorite features is the automatic cruise control that maintains distances from other cars without assistance from the driver. The car is also equipped with sensors to alert the driver when crossing lines on the road or getting too close to another vehicle. The ability to switch between eco and sport drive makes the car suitable for different driving preferences. Considering the type of car, it gets good gas mileage and has a good sized gas tank which helps limit the number of gas station visits during the week. Another great feature is the Toyota care provided by Toyota which includes free maintenance and checks for at least 2 years. Toyota is extremely consumer friendly and has the best overall value with a balance of price and services offered. I would highly recommend this car for anyone looking for their next vehicle because there is something for everyone to enjoy.

- Alyssa S

Fun easy drive for mom on the go

LE

I haven't had any mechanical problems. It is really easy to drive. The seating is comfortable. There is no rear A/C control or vents. There is a vent on the top of the dash to try and get air to the back but my 5 year old son says he doesn't feel it. The car seat latch system was very easy to get in and there are 3 available latches for each seat in the back. I personally think three car seats would be a very tight squeeze. Not sure if a booster would fit better since we aren't to that stage yet. I do wish the windshield wipers had more levels of speed and feel that the highest speed isn't good enough. I love being able to use the ECO mode to save money and that the dash will tell you if you are driving at a fuel efficient level. There is a cruise control feature that will use radar to be sure you are staying a certain distance that you set away from the car in front of you that I like. I like being able to use the steering wheel controls to change the radio station and volume and the voice controls to make phone calls or hear a text. The trunk space is very roomy and we can use it easy for our family of 3 to go camping.

- Ashley F

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$24,660 - $26,060
$35,000 - $36,400

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 hp
176 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 4
2.5L DOHC 4

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Chrome Wheels

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65HR17
P235/55HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.7 in.
104.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
36.7 ft.

Length

Length
181.1 in.
181.1 in.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3455 - 3570 lbs.
3520 - 3630 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

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 27 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 30 mpg
28 - 29 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

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