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2006 Toyota RAV4 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Toyota RAV4's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Toyota RAV4 Gas Mileage

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 hvy 0 11 1 88 80 28.5
  hills med none 0 49 0 51 70 23.8
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 20 10 40 30 70 23.0
  flat light hvy 10 15 40 35 45 22.5
  flat light light 10 15 40 35 60 24.5
  flat med light 0 0 95 5 60 21.4
  flat med light 0 0 90 10 65 19.5
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 8 8 61 23 60 22.2  
  Averages flat med light 8 8 61 23 60 22.2
With the 269-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Toyota RAV4 has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota RAV4s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (23 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (8 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 80 0 20 70 20.0
  flat med light 0 10 0 90 80 26.2
  flat med hvy 5 5 15 75 65 25.9
  flat v.lt none 5 45 25 25 65 25.0
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 3 35 10 53 70 24.3  
  Averages flat med light 3 35 10 53 70 24.3
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 24.3 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 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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 none 30 30 30 10 62 20.8
  flat light light 10 0 50 40 70 26.3
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 65 30.0
  flat light light 35 19 28 19 60 24.0
  mtns light light 5 20 50 25 65 24.0
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 18 16 34 33 64 25.0  
  Averages flat light light 18 16 34 33 64 25.0
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 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota RAV4s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (33 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (16 percent).

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

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2006 4dr SUV 269-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD combined driving delivers 23.0 - 25.0 mpg.....freeway driving 25-27
2006 4dr SUV 269-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD Very good fuel economy, especially considering the vehicle is AWD and a V6.
2006 4dr SUV 269-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD V6 that gets 30 MPG highway
2006 4dr SUV 269-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD It has almost the same economy as the I4!
2006 4dr SUV 176-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Very good for a all-wheel drive vehicle, as we have the 4 cyl. version.