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Honda Insight vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Insight or Toyota RAV4 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Insight and the Toyota RAV4 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Insight and Toyota RAV4 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Insight and the Toyota RAV4 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Insight and the Toyota RAV4 have been recently.

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Toyota RAV4 Reliability Results through December 31, 2014

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2001 Toyota RAV4   11 RAV4s, 7.6 months of data per RAV4, average 129700 miles

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2003 Toyota RAV4   12 RAV4s, 8.1 months of data per RAV4, average 121100 miles

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2004 Toyota RAV4   14 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 118400 miles

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2005 Toyota RAV4   13 RAV4s, 9.2 months of data per RAV4, average 123500 miles

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2006 Toyota RAV4 43 RAV4s, 9.3 months of data per RAV4, average 95000 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Earlier common problem with ignition coils. Possible continuing common problem with the water pump.
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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.9 months of data per RAV4, average 78500 miles43
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota RAV4 71 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 74200 miles33
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 57 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 62000 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.5 months of data per RAV4, average 51600 miles20
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota RAV4 50 RAV4s, 10.1 months of data per RAV4, average 41200 miles19
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota RAV4 37 RAV4s, 9.7 months of data per RAV4, average 21500 miles30
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota RAV4 73 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 12500 miles

Redesigned.
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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Toyota RAV4 28 RAV4s, 7.0 months of data per RAV4, average 8000 miles25
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Insight

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Insight

Honda Insight Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Honda is generally a company that builds reliable vehicles.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Like I said, Hondas are known to keep going with virtually no problems.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
We have a had 10 hondas. Every one had been excellent.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Honda has been making the IMA drivetrain for many years!
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 179-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
High ratings from every car review I have read. Very high resale value and see used ones all the time with 150k+ miles - I should be able to own this 10+ years.
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Excellent long term reliablity
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
I have had zero problems with the car.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It goes without saying that everyone wants a reliable vehicle. I believe that Toyota is not alone in that objective, the other manufacteurs have caught up with them.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Unfortunately, I had to get rid of this car because with less than 100, 000 miles (it had 95, 000) and having beenexcellently maintained it gave me oil sludge problem, and the dealer recommended engine replacement... Unvelievable in a Toyota with such a low, well maintainedvehicle. I will never, ever again buy a Toyota. It was my first (and last) one. I would not recommend it to any one...
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
This vehicle has consistently rated high in all professional reviews, and in consumers reviews. I agree.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Toyota reputation.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Many, many hassle-free miles. Few repairs needed.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
See above
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
After trading in a car that was in the shop 6+ times a year, I wanted a vehicle with an above-average likelihood of reliability. This vehicle has so far lived up to reliability expectations.
Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Power steering failed within 3 months of new. 4 wheel drive actuator failed.