2001 Toyota RAV4 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Toyota RAV4 - Road Test Specs

2001 Toyota RAV4 SUV

(2.0L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual)


Model year2001
Style4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$17,615
As-tested MSRP$24,965


Drive typeAWD
Engine typeinline 4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)148 @ 6000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)142 @ 4000
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Steering typepower steering
Tire size, frontP215/70SR16
Tire size, rearP215/70SR16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / rear drum

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)8.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.7 @ 80.0
60-0 mph (ft.)129
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)35.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsI liked the white instrumentation. The engine makes nice linear power that belies the small displacement and weight of the vehicle. Even though the vehicle is lightweight, you are transferring that power through only 2.0 liters of engine.
Braking commentsBraking performance was straight and solid. These would be excellent performance numbers for a passenger car and are outstanding for an SUV. The third run was better than the first run, although they were within a foot of each other.
Handling commentsNice handling, especially for a top heavy mini-SUV. It handles more like a Celica than a sport-utility vehicle. Quick steering and turn-in, with handling that feels decidedly sporty. It should give the new Mazda Tribute some competition in the handling department.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)64
Wind (mph, direction)4

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 City 27 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)23
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2877
Length (in.)165.1
Width (in.)68.3
Height (in.)65.3
Wheelbase (in.)98
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)32.6
Headroom, front (in.)41.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.4
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)29.2
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)68


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot Available
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesOptional
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverGood
NHTSA crash test, passengerGood
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceAverage

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