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As a compact crossover, the 2012 RAV4 offers a more spacious cabin than what you'd find in a standard sedan. There's plenty of room for front- and back-seat passengers to stretch out—and the rear seats recline for added comfort. The driver's seat also comes with standard height-adjustment, which can come in handy for taller drivers who want to optimize headroom.
While the standard engine on the 2012 RAV4 is a 2.5L four-cylinder at 179 hp, this crossover SUV is also available with an upgraded V6 engine. The 3.5L V6 engine produces 269 hp and is a great option for those who prefer a little extra power behind the wheel.
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 boasts storage solutions galore, starting with a whopping 36.4 cu-ft of dedicated cargo space behind the rear row. Meanwhile, the second row of seats on this crossover can fold completely flat, extending cargo space up to a full 73 cu-ft. Loading and unloading from the cargo area is a breeze, thanks to the lower load floor. Throughout the cabin, the 2012 RAV4 is equipped with plenty of clever storage for small items, including spacious door pockets and a generously sized glove box.
Thanks to its compact size, the 2012 RAV4 is a great option for drivers looking to cut down on stops at the fuel pump. The 2012 RAV4 base trim with 2.5L four-cylinder engine, automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 was among the only vehicles in its class to offer an optional third row. This third row was available as an option on the Limited trim and bumps seating capacity from five to seven passengers, if only for small kids. This can be a great seating solution for larger families.
4.5 out of 572 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Toyota RAV4 an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota RAV4 4th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Toyota RAV4
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 41.8"/R 38.3"
F 40.8"/R 39.7"
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The 2012 Toyota RAV4 is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Toyota RAV4 received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Toyota RAV4 as 3 out of 29 among Compact SUV
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 has a maximum towing capacity of between 1500 and 2000 pounds, when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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