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2014 Toyota RAV4

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2014 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 highlights

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Plenty of space for passengers and luggage
  • Good EPA-estimated fuel economy


  • Only one engine choice
  • Six-speed automatic can be slow to downshift and sometimes bounces between two gears on inclines

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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2014 Toyota RAV4 is an admirable all-rounder

Comfort, space, and fuel economy. Let's face it, that's what most buyers want in a compact crossover SUV, and that's exactly what Toyota provides with the 2014 RAV4. It's not exciting, but the RAV4's well-rounded ability is on a par with family-friendly rivals like the Honda CR-V. There's something very satisfying about a car that can do everything you ask of it so well, and the RAV4 falls into that category. The 2.4-liter engine is brisk enough, and the standard six-speed automatic shifts smoothly, though in the pursuit of efficiency, it will occasionally hunt for gears on a long incline. That's a small complaint because its EPA-estimated fuel economy is good, especially in the front-wheel-drive model. If you're prepared to sacrifice some efficiency for the added traction of all-wheel drive, you can option it on the RAV4.

There's plenty of comfort in the spacious, refined cabin, and, with the exception of the optional Entune™ smartphone integration, the controls are easy to use. Trim levels encompass the LE, XLE, and Limited at the top of the range. The LE covers the basics, but if you want alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, and sportier front seats, the XLE is worth the extra cost. The Limited adds larger alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a power tailgate, and power-adjustable driver’s seat, as well as heated front seats and simulated leather upholstery. Options on the Limited include premium audio from JBL, and a Technology package that bundles blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and automatic high-beam control for the headlights. A competent all-rounder, the RAV4 pins its success on being everything to everybody, even if that means it doesn't really excel in any one area.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is a great car with a powerful engine, good mileage, and a comfortable ride. Customers like the car's design, comfort, and great fuel economy.
5 Stars12
4 Stars5
3 Stars1
2 Stars0
1 Star0
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 2nd out of 26 among Compact SUVs.

RepairPal reliability rating**

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LE 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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