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Toyota RAV4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power Info is not yet available.
  • Fuel Economy 21/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    A new mini-ute based on passenger car mechanicals debuts this year. It's available as a two-door or four-door.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A good buy

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

This little SUV is just the thing for good basic transportation. It now has over 160,000 miles on it and I expect to go well over 200,000. It averages over 27mpg combined city/highway driving. It's nothing fancy but it always gets me where I want to go. Besides regular maintenance the only things replaced have been the water pump, timing belt, and thermostat. This would be a great first car for anyone.




185k and still going!

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

I bought this new in 1997 and it now has 185,000 miles on it. The only repairs I had to do up until about 170,000 miles were brake jobs and I had to replace 2 A/C blower fan motors (about $50 each). I'm on my second set of tires with plenty of tread remaining. At 170,000 miles I replaced the A/C. At around 180,000 miles the timing belt finally broke so I went ahead and had new axles and new rear drums replaced while it was in the shop. Otherwise all I've done is change the oil every 3,000 miles. My daughter wants it and may give it to her but it's gonna be hard parting with it.




Most reliable car i ever

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

Absolutely no problems. Only maintenance was oil changes, tires and battery replacement.




Most reliable, best small car-like

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

We've owned this since 1986, and have had NO problems other than regular maintenance -- it's what we've come to expect from Toyotas. Have since also purchased a 2000 Honda CRV, and the RAV is twice as peppy! I've only driven small 4 cyl cars, and this has the most pep of them all; it's not a 6cyl, though, and shouldn't be thought of as such. Front wheel drive does fine in bad weather. Easy to park, good turning radius.




'96 auto of the year?!?~!!

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

How this got auto of the year astounds me. This car is the most underpowered thing. To get on the highway from the access road, you car has to get up to 4000 rmps (redlines at 6000). Stck radio is horrible. Roof-rack is there for decoration. Brakes ALWAYS squeal (toyota said this was normal), Ride is NOISY, just an all around bad car. Maybe a stronger engine, better brakes, better shocks...masculine lines would satisfy me. Men out there. in the 7 years i've driven this rav4. I only have seen one other guy driving it.



Full 1996 Toyota RAV4 Review

What's New for 1996

A new mini-ute based on passenger car mechanicals debuts this year. It's available as a two-door or four-door.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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