Used Toyota RAV4 2006 - 2012 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Alternatives

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)

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Toyota RAV4 4x4?

The third-generation RAV4 arrived just as the SUV market really began to heat up, so there’s no shortage of rivals.

Honda launched its third generation CR-V just a year later, and although you’ll pay slightly more for an equivalent CR-V, it’s a larger and more sophisticated car.

Overview

Toyota’s third-generation RAV4 gained an excellent diesel engine and is fun to drive, but it doesn’t feel as sophisticated as rivals.

  • Spacious interior
  • Good reliability record
  • Well equipped
  • Frugal diesel engine
  • Sharp handling
  • Firm ride
  • Quite noisy
  • Hard interior plastics
  • Awkward side-hinged tailgate