Used Toyota RAV4 2006 - 2012 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)
  • Toyota RAV4 (06 - 12)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Toyota RAV4 4x4?

The interior of the RAV4 feels well assembled, but some of the surfaces are made of a hard, scratchy plastics that can mark easily, so check the interior of any prospective purchase carefully to make sure it’s not been too badly abused.

It’s also worth checking the underside of the car carefully, especially under the engine and the rear bumper, because the four-wheel drive system can tempt owners into trying to tackle ground that’s just too rough for the car, causing damage.