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Toyota RAV4 Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 5 20 25 50 90 23.8
  flat med hvy 30 5 0 65 75 24.0
  hills med none 0 49 0 51 70 23.8
  hills med hvy 0 11 1 88 80 28.5
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 9 21 7 64 79 25.0  
  Averages hills med hvy 9 21 7 64 79 25.0
With the 269-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota RAV4 fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota RAV4s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 79 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the suburbs (7 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota RAV4 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 90 10 0 N/A 20.1
  flat med none 0 80 20 0 N/A 19.6
  flat med light 20 10 40 30 70 23.0
  flat light hvy 10 15 40 35 45 22.5
  flat lead none 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.1
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 6 39 42 13 58 20.7  
  Averages flat med light 6 39 42 13 58 20.7
With the 269-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Toyota RAV4 has been averaging 20.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota RAV4s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (39 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota RAV4 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 0 90 80 26.2
  flat med light 0 80 0 20 70 20.0
  flat med hvy 5 5 15 75 65 25.9
  flat v.lt none 5 45 25 25 65 25.0
  flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 70 17.9
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 2 30 10 58 70 23.0  
  Averages flat med light 2 30 10 58 70 23.0
With the 176-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota RAV4 gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota RAV4s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota RAV4 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 10 10 10 70 65 30.0
  mtns light light 5 20 50 25 65 24.0
  flat light light 10 0 50 40 70 26.3
  flat med none 0 5 25 70 60 26.0
  flat med light 75 20 5 0 N/A 19.0
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 20 11 28 41 65 25.1  
  Averages flat med light 20 11 28 41 65 25.1
With the 176-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota RAV4 fuel economy has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota RAV4s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota RAV4 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2006 Toyota RAV4

2006 Toyota RAV4 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
23/27...spectacular for a AWD vehicle
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
better than average fuel economy
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I think the Rav 4s 6 cyl engine provides the best fuel economy in its class.
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Better than the previous Durango by far, not as heavy and smaller engine.
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Good for the power and performance available
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Previously owned a 1997 6 cyl Toyota 4 Runner Limited. That was a vehicle which I was proud and happy to drive but because gas prices started to rise, I wanted something that gave more than 17 mpg. My 6 cyl RAV gives 22 mpg.
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Best in class, especially considering V-6 engine gets only 1 MPG less than the I-4.
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
It has almost the same economy as the I4!
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Very good for a all-wheel drive vehicle, as we have the 4 cyl. version.
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
combined driving delivers 23.0 - 25.0 mpg.....freeway driving 25-27
2006 Toyota RAV4 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Gives less mileage than CR-V.
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
There are times when I think I should have a bought a Prius.
 

2006 Toyota RAV4 Gas Mileage (MPG)

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