The 1997 Toyota RAV4 is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 2dr SUV AWD, 2dr SUV, and 4dr SUV AWD. RAV4 models are available with a 2.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 120 hp, depending on engine type. The 1997 RAV4 comes with all wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The 1997 RAV4 comes with a basic warranty, a roadside warranty, and a powertrain warranty.
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Review I purchased my '97 Rav4 14 years ago with approximately 30,000 miles on it. Today it has 103,000 miles and is still going strong. The paint looks fantastic. The sunroof has never leaked. Seats still look great. It isn't a "peppy" driving vehicle but it is the most reliable car that I've ever owned. It goes in ANY weather. The amount of storage with the seats down is unbelievable. In 14 years the only repair (other than scheduled maintenance) has been to replace the oil pump. Since they had to pull the motor I had all belts replaced at that time (at approx. 85,000 miles). I've test driven a few newer vehicles with all the bells and whistles, but they don't compare to my 16 year old Toyota.
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1997 toyota rav4 2dr SUV AWD, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 19 city MPG/24 highway MPG
1997 toyota rav4 2dr SUV, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 23 combined MPG 21 city MPG/26 highway MPG
1997 toyota rav4 4dr SUV AWD, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 19 city MPG/24 highway MPG
What options are available on the 1997 Toyota RAV4?
Available Toyota RAV4 1997 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: XLE, LE, Limited, Base, Adventure, Sport, SE, Platinum
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black, Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl, Galactic Aqua Mica, Blizzard Pearl, Pyrite Mica, Black Currant Metallic, Shoreline Blue Pearl, Electric Storm Blue, Pacific Blue Metallic, Blue Crush Metallic, Black Forest Pearl, Hot Lava, Sandy Beach Metallic, Titanium Metallic, Savannah Metallic, Flint Mica, Everglade Metallic, Nautical Blue Metallic, Spectra Blue Mica, Spruce Mica, Titanium, Natural White, Beige Metallic, Blizzard White Pearl, Rainforest Pearl, Deep Jewel Green Pearl, Frosted White Pearl, Graphite Gray Pearl, Rainforest Mica, Salsa Red Pearl, Vintage Gold
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Ash cloth, Black leatherette, Ash leatherette, Ash premium cloth, Sand Beige premium cloth, Latte cloth, Sand Beige cloth, Latte leatherette, Nutmeg cloth, Nutmeg leatherette, Dark Charcoal cloth, Gray cloth, Cinnamon leatherette, Ash leather, Dark Charcoal leather, Sand Beige leather, Gray, Taupe cloth, Dark Charcoal premium cloth, Gray leatherette, Beige cloth, Terra Cotta leatherette, Dark Charcoal, Beige leatherette, Taupe
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, AWD/4WD, Bluetooth, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system, Keyless Entry/Start, Blind Spot Monitoring, Power Driver Seat, Heated seats, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Parking sensors, 360-degree camera, Leather Seats, Remote Start
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, four wheel drive, front wheel drive