2013 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota RAV4 highlights

Customer rating


  • Plenty of space inside for passengers and cargo
  • Comfortable ride
  • Available all-wheel-drive for off-road adventures


  • Tricky to set up smartphone features
  • Only one engine available
  • Unimpressive acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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What is new for the 2013 Toyota RAV4?

  • The RAV4 is available in a variety of new trims, including the LE and XLE.
  • The Base and Sport trims have been discontinued for 2013.
  • RAV4 trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera, Front Seat Heaters, Leatherette Seats, Memory Seat(s), Power Seat(s), Sunroof(s), and Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment this year.
  • Remote Start, Blind Spot Monitor, Running Boards, and JBL Sound System features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Toyota RAV4

1. Capable powertrain

If you're searching for a daily driver for commuting, running errands, or taking kids to activities, the 2013 Toyota RAV4's standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine is an excellent choice. With 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, this compact SUV provides ample power for everyday driving, whether scooting around town or merging onto the highway. The engine also pairs with a standard six-speed automatic transmission with standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. When equipped with FWD, the 2013 RAV4's 2.5L four-cylinder gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined, making it a sensible choice for everyday transportation, while the AWD model is slightly less with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined.

2. Sure-footed handling

A key advantage of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 is the available AWD, which is optional on all trims. This drivetrain is nice to have if you need a compact SUV with light off-roading abilities or frequently travel on slick or snow-covered roads. The 2013 RAV4's AWD system improves handling by distributing power and manages the vehicle's braking system for maximum control on a variety of surfaces. Whether navigating gravel roads or commuting through rain, slush, or snow, the RAV4's AWD system delivers traction when and where you need it most.

3. Comfortable interior

Your friends and family will enjoy riding in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 thanks to its abundant space and features. All models come standard with reclining second-row seats for relaxation on longer drives, and there are 37.2 inches of adult-friendly legroom in the back row to stretch out. LE and XLE trims feature fabric-trimmed seats, or there is leatherette upholstery in the Limited model with heated front seats. Air conditioning also comes standard at the base level, while XLE and Limited trims include dual-zone automatic climate control for customized comfort. For trips long and short, this compact SUV has all the ingredients for a pleasant in-cabin experience.

4. Generous cargo

Need room to carry lots of stuff? The 2013 Toyota RAV4 features a generous cargo bay, allowing you to pack it all in. With the second row in place, you'll have 38.4 cu-ft for groceries, luggage, or sporting equipment, but folding the standard 60/40-split and reclining second-row seat expands capacity to 73.3 cu-ft. That's enough space to fit camping equipment or a couple of large furry friends. Whatever you haul, you'll appreciate the flat load floor and low load-in height, making it easier to pack the cargo area with oversized, heavy items.

5. Useful tech

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is nicely equipped with modern tech features to enhance your in-car experience. All models include a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with an integrated backup camera to assist with tricky reverse maneuvers. Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone and music streaming is also standard, so you can take calls and queue up your favorite tunes on the six-speaker audio system without taking your hands off the wheel. If you need help finding your way around town, XLE and Limited trims offer an optional navigation system. You can also find Limited models with an upgraded eleven-speaker JBL® audio system delivering concert-like sound.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is a popular car with many positive reviews. Customers like the gas mileage, the handling, and the style of the car.

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.

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Toyota RAV4 features and specs

LE 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.6"/R 37.2"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 38.9"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



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