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2015 Toyota RAV4

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2015 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 highlights

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Good passenger and luggage space
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy is good for a compact SUV


  • Only one engine choice
  • Capable and comfortable, but others are more interesting to drive

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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A family favorite, 2015 Toyota RAV4 stays strong in appeal

Compact crossover SUVs are huge sellers, which means they must have broad appeal, which is why the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is so popular. Sharp but inoffensive styling inside and out, a spacious cabin for five passengers, a usefully shaped roomy trunk with easy access, and an engine that mixes fine EPA-estimated fuel economy with acceptable performance and refinement. It's not as exciting to drive as some rivals like the Ford Edge and Mazda CX-5, but the RAV4 is capable enough to engage all but the most demanding drivers. Offered in front- or all-wheel drive, the RAV4 comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine choice is a sole 2.5-liter with 176 hp, while some RAV4 rivals offer a more powerful V6 option.

Trim choices start with the entry-level LE, which covers basics like air conditioning, cruise control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® phone and audio streaming, a six-speaker sound system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and keyless entry. Step up to the XLE and you gain 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, and an upgraded audio system that incorporates satellite radio, HD radio traffic, and weather. The range-topping Limited has 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, premium synthetic leather, and an optional premium JBL audio system with navigation. A Technology package, available only on the Limited trim, features blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning. A fine all-rounder, the RAV4 is a big seller for a reason. If you're looking at compact crossover SUVs, it should be on your list.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a great car that is easy to drive, is a good size for a family, and has a lot of space. It is a stylish car that has a lot of features on even its entry level trim.
5 Stars36
4 Stars3
3 Stars3
2 Stars1
1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating**

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.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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LE 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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