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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Toyota RAV4 29 RAV4s, 8.5 months of data per RAV4, average 8600 miles15
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota RAV4 74 RAV4s, 10.2 months of data per RAV4, average 15700 miles

Redesigned.
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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota RAV4 43 RAV4s, 9.0 months of data per RAV4, average 24800 miles25
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota RAV4 55 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 43100 miles14
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 59 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 53500 miles20
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 59 RAV4s, 10.8 months of data per RAV4, average 65800 miles30
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota RAV4 73 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 77000 miles32
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota RAV4 53 RAV4s, 10.2 months of data per RAV4, average 82200 miles40
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota RAV4 41 RAV4s, 9.5 months of data per RAV4, average 98500 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Earlier common problem with ignition coils. Possible continuing common problem with the water pump.
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60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota RAV4   14 RAV4s, 10.3 months of data per RAV4, average 127100 miles

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2004 Toyota RAV4   15 RAV4s, 7.7 months of data per RAV4, average 120500 miles

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2003 Toyota RAV4   14 RAV4s, 7.6 months of data per RAV4, average 124100 miles

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2001 Toyota RAV4   10 RAV4s, 7.7 months of data per RAV4, average 129700 miles

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Toyota RAV4 Reliability

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Toyota RAV4 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Toyota RAV4 was 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 Toyota RAV4 has been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Toyota RAV4

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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 176-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable 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 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.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Several of my family members have had Toyotas over the years with no majot issues.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Low maintenance cost, few recalls, no issues at all no rattles or squeeks and Toyota dealer has been very fair
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
never owned toyota but based on reputation.I know several people who own toyotas and no dissapointmenta
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.