The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV that can seat up to five passengers. The RAV4 is one of the best-selling vehicles in the segment due to its car-like handling and maneuverability. It has recently become more family-focused and more fuel efficient as well.
Introduced in the 1990s, the Toyota RAV4 was one of the first entries into the compact crossover SUV segment. The second generation of the RAV4 came with a more potent engine with a design refresh soon to follow, with an even more powerful engine and revamped exterior style. In its most recent generation, the RAV4 has been updated for a new generation that values entertainment and fuel efficiency.
The Toyota RAV4 gets great gas mileage. With improved handling and steering, the RAV4 is maneuverable while also economical. Though its power and performance suffer, they are well worth the tradeoff of having an efficient vehicle. More recent Toyota RAV4s are better-suited for families as they have considerably more passenger room and cargo space.
With spacious cabins for drivers and passengers, the RAV4 is a comfortable drive for the modern family, although the third row seat is not available in more recent models. As a compact crossover SUV, the RAV4 rivals the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester.
Standard with the most recent Toyota RAV4 is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is the starting option on all base models, with all-wheel drive as an option.