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Toyota RAV4 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Toyota RAV4 3
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 RAV4s, 8.2 months of data per RAV4, average 6800 miles
2014 Toyota RAV4 14
10.5714285714% 10.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 18000 miles
2013 Toyota RAV4 18
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 26400 miles

Redesigned.
2012 Toyota RAV4 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 37100 miles
2011 Toyota RAV4 13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 RAV4s, 9.9 months of data per RAV4, average 51400 miles
2010 Toyota RAV4 21
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 65000 miles
2009 Toyota RAV4 26
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 RAV4s, 10.6 months of data per RAV4, average 74800 miles
2008 Toyota RAV4 33
14.8351648352% 14.8351648352% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 RAV4s, 8.7 months of data per RAV4, average 84900 miles
2007 Toyota RAV4 46
26.3636363636% 26.3636363636% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 RAV4s, 10.1 months of data per RAV4, average 94700 miles
2006 Toyota RAV4 45
22.9064039409% 22.9064039409% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 RAV4s, 8.4 months of data per RAV4, average 102000 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Somewhat common problem with ignition coils.
2005 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 RAV4s, 8.1 months of data per RAV4, average 129900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 RAV4s, 6.9 months of data per RAV4, average 117400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 RAV4s, 8.8 months of data per RAV4, average 133600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 114700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota RAV4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 153600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Toyota RAV4 Reliability

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearComment
2013 The Toyota RAV4 has consistently been among the most reliable cars in TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. While the Honda CR-V might be even better in this area, I cannot see picking it over the Toyota on this basis any more than I'd call a 6-foot, 6-inch man short because he has a 6-foot, 8-inch brother. Compact crossover buyers who put a very high priority on reliability tend to choose between these models. This said, the 2006 RAV4, the first model year of the previous generation, has been somewhat less reliable than subsequent model years (if still better than average). So the 2013 could be less reliable than the 2014+. Check Toyota RAV4 reliability. see full Toyota RAV4 review
 

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

Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Doesn't everyone who buys a Toyota expect it to just run? With 7500 miles on the odometer, I can say I've got no issues nor do I expect any. No weird noises, nothing to take back to the dealer for, it all just works, and has been since I got it. That is a reassuring start, but something I've come to take for granted with the Toyota products. see full Toyota RAV4 review
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. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Excellent long term reliablity see full Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
I have had zero problems with the car. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Many, many hassle-free miles. Few repairs needed. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
See above see full Toyota RAV4 review
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. see full Toyota RAV4 review
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. see full Toyota RAV4 review
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 see full Toyota RAV4 review
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 see full Toyota RAV4 review
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. see full Toyota RAV4 review