2012 Toyota RAV4  -  $23,495


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,495
Base Invoice: $22,023
Destination Charge: $845
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 22 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i I4 engine

Pros

Freshened styling; roomy interior; fuel economy; safety features; 3-row seating available


Model Highlights

A 179-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine is standard on the RAV4, with a 269-hp, 3.5L V6 available. The 4-cylinder utilizes variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves, along with a variable induction system to assure good low-RPM torque. The 4-cylinder includes a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 is matched to a 5-speed automatic; both transmissions have a grade logic that reduces the frequency of shifting on steep, curvy roads.

Both engines can be paired with either front-wheel drive or a 4-wheel-drive system that includes an auto mode that automatically sends torque to the wheels that can better use it; a "lock" mode maximizes the torque going to the rear wheels for use at low speeds. V6 models and 4-cylinder models with the third-row seat, also get Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control devices that help maintain control when negotiating steep, slippery slopes.

Fuel economy is quite good with either engine. A 4-cylinder RAV4 equipped with front-wheel-drive returns 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The front-wheel-drive V6 is rated at 19 city, 27 highway, yet it is still capable of propelling the RAV4 to 60 mph in under seven seconds.

The RAV4's interior is more on par with mid-size crossover SUVs. Third-row seating is available, and helps the SUV accommodate seven. Models without the third-row seat get an added under-floor storage compartment, while the third-row seats fold neatly into the floor. The RAV4's 60/40-split second row slides fore and aft to reach a compromise for passengers and cargo, and they tilt forward and fold flat to further expand cargo space.

Safety features include front seat-mounted side airbags, front active headrests and roll-sensing side-curtain bags that cover the first and second rows. Anti-lock brakes with brake assist are also included, as is a sophisticated electronic stability control system that is integrated with the RAV4's electronic power steering.

The RAV4 is offered in Base, Sport and Limited trims; all are offered with either engine and drive system. Equipment even on the Base model is generous, including keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning and a 6-speaker MP3-compatible sound system with Bluetooth connectivity. The Sport brings a sport-tuned suspension, larger alloy wheels, fog lamps, roof rails and other appearance extras, while the Limited steps up to a power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, steering-wheel audio controls, chrome interior accents, integrated satellite radio and a 6-disc CD changer. Top options include a moonroof, leather upholstery, heated seats and a 9-speaker JBL sound system with Bluetooth hands-free interface.

Toyota also offers an Appearance Package which significantly changes the RAV4's look, omitting the spare tire that otherwise hangs off the back door and replacing it with a redesigned rear door and run-flat tires. The package also includes chrome accents throughout, a bright exhaust tip and unique steel doorsills, plus color-keyed power heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators.


Model News

Toyota has made significant updates to the in car entertainment system for the 2012 RAV4. Base models get a new Bluetooth enabled stereo that allows streaming from wireless devices. The upscale Limited version now has an optional display type audio/navigation system featuring Toyota's Entune service.


Value Writeup

The RAV4 straddles the line between compact and mid-size SUVs, but its price is more in line with its compact competitors, making it a good deal for those who want SUV capability, but space for the family. Its fuel economy is also enviable with the available 4-cylinder engine. The optional 269-horsepower V6 is very quick while still managing 27 mpg on the highway.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
349.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
445.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.8 in

Second Head Room
39.7 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Hip Room
52.4 in

Wheelbase
104.7 in

Length, Overall
181.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
66.3 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.5 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
73.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
36.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3360 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil spring

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.00 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.87 in

Front Tire Size
P215/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V096000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 19, 2016

Component
SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,123,752

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 RAV4 vehicles manufactured July 28, 2005, to December 19, 2012, and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. In the event of a frontal collision, the rear seat belts for the outboard seats may be cut by the seat cushion frame.

Consequence
A cut seat belt may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing their risk of injury in a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a protector over both rear seat cushion frames, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. Owners were sent interim notification letters on March 16, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0F.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V577000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 18, 2015

Component
VISIBILITY/WIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected
423,456

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 RAV4 vehicles manufactured October 27, 2008, to December 19, 2012 and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. In the affected vehicles, water may drip onto the joint that connects the wiper linkage to the wiper motor.

Consequence
Over time, the dripping water may cause corrosion and wear at the joint, potentially resulting in the separation of the wiper linkage. Once this occurs, the wipers would not function, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water diverter channel. In addition, a new wiper linkage with a wiper motor crank arm will be installed. The wiper linkage will have a protective cover over the wiper linkage joint to minimize water splash and a retainer ring to prevent the wiper arm from separating from the wiper motor. The recall is expected to begin by November 16, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota's customer service number at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V054000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 12, 2014

Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
261,114

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.

Consequence
If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early April 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
18.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i I4 engine

4-speed automatic transmission -inc: electronically controlled transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i)

Limited-slip differential

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/hydraulic shock absorbers

Double-wishbone rear suspension -inc: hydraulic shock absorbers, coil springs, trailing arms

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes

16" steel wheels w/covers

P215/70R16 all-season tires

Color-keyed full size combination hard/soft outside spare tire cover

Black rear bumper protector

Color-keyed rear spoiler

Black grille

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Auto off headlamps

LED rear lamps

Black foldable pwr mirrors

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear wiper

Black door handles

Side-opening rear door w/hold-open feature

Color-keyed rear door handle

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, aux audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity, auto sound leveling, Bluetooth wireless technology

Roof-mounted antenna

Fabric-trimmed seats

6-way driver & 4-way passenger front passenger bucket seats -inc: seatback pockets

Active front headrests

60/40 split sliding & reclining fold flat rear bench -inc: 1-touch fold-flat levers, height-adjustable headrest, center armrest

Multi-function center console -inc: (2) illuminated cup holders, mobile phone storage, covered armrest, upper tray, lower storage compartment

Optitron instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, maintenance indicator, warning messages, LCD display w/odometer, tripmeter, shift position, temp, tire pressure monitor, fuel economy

Tilt & telescoping steering column

Steering wheel w/audio controls

Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & jam protection

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry -inc: illuminated entry

Cruise control

Engine immobilizer

Air conditioning w/air filter

Rear window defogger w/timer

(10) cup & bottle holders

(3) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area

Dual glove boxes

Digital clock

Door panel storage pockets

Dual visor illuminated vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions

Cargo area storage pockets

Cargo area under floor storage compartment

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Smart Stop Technology (SST)

Vehicle stability control (VSC)

Traction control (TRAC)

Front crumple zone

Side impact door beams

Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor

Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags

Front & 2nd row roll-sensing side curtain airbags

Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors -inc: driver & front passenger seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters

3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: driver emergency locking retractor (ELR), all passenger automatic & emergency locking retractor (ALR/ELR)

Driver & front passenger seatbelt warning system

Child protector rear door locks

Lower anchors & tether anchors for children (LATCH) for outboard 2nd row seats

Collapsible steering column

Energy-dissipating soft interior trim

Tire pressure monitor system

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BARCELONA RED METALLIC
$0

 
PYRITE MICA
$0

 
SANDY BEACH METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK FOREST PEARL
$0

 
PACIFIC BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
ASH, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
VALUE PKG
$150

 
UPGRADE VALUE PKG
$1,145

 
17" 5-SPOKE STYLED STEEL WHEELS
$120

 
17" 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$560

 
ROOF RACK
$220

 
REAR PRIVACY GLASS
$310

 
FABRIC TRIMMED 50/50 SPLIT 3RD ROW SEAT
$940

 
INTERIOR TONNEAU COVER
$90

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$40

 
REARVIEW PARKING DISPLAY
$475

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
PROTECTION PKG
$482

 
PREFERRED PREMIUM PKG W/O 3RD ROW SEAT
$303

 
PREFERRED PREMIUM PKG W/3RD ROW SEAT
$263

 
CARPET FLOOR MATS
$185

 
CARPET FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT
$225

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$100

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
CARGO TRAY
$109

 
CARGO LINER
$139

 
ASHTRAY
$26

 
CARGO LOGIC TOTE
$49

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
VIP RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
REMOTE START
$529

 
DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS
$159

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR
$330

 
CARGO NET TRAY
$99

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT
$1,819

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$209

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$135

 
MUDGUARDS
$99

 
INTERIOR TONNEAU COVER
$130

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
EXHAUST TIP
$85

 
2-PIECE DOOR EDGE GUARD SET
$69

 
4-PIECE DOOR EDGE GUARD SET
$109


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