Used 2005 Toyota RAV4

2005 Toyota RAV4
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2005 Toyota RAV4

Pros

  • Steers and handles like a car, thoughtful cabin design, exemplary build and materials quality, ABS and stability control standard, refined and fuel-efficient engine.

Cons

  • Somewhat cramped interior, high repair costs in low-speed rear collisions, not much off-road ability.

Used 2005 Toyota RAV4 for Sale

Toyota RAV4 2005 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
79,721 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
--- 1 Owner -- Well Maintained w 21 Service Records, 2005 Toyota RAV-4 AWD, Everglade Metallic w Taupe Interior, Equipped with ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Cassette Player, CD Audio, Cloth Seats, Cruise Control, Full Roof Rack, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Rear Defroster, Traction Control, Clean Carfax.
Toyota RAV4 2005 Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
129,894 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $133/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
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**KEYLESS ENTRY** **L PACKAGE: Full Color-Keyed Spare Tire Cover(Hard), Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel w/Audio Controls,Leather Wrapped Shift Knob,Front Fog Lamps,Tonneau Cover,Power Color-Keyed Heated Outside Mirrors,Color-Keyed Bumpers/Bodyside Molding/Door Handles, Rear Privacy Glass, and L Badge** **Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags and Front and Rear Side Curtain Airbags, and Slideable Sun Visors w/Illuminated Vanity Mirrors** **24/29 City/Highway MPG** Frosted White Pearl 2005 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-Speed Automatic 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI DOHC 16 Fan 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels, Brake assist, Color-Keyed Bumpers & Moldings, Color-Keyed Door Handles, Driver & Passenger Curtain & Side Airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front Fog Lamps, L Badge, Leather Shift Knob, Leather Steering Wheel w/Audio Controls, Power Color-Keyed Heated Outside Mirrors, Rear Privacy Glass, Removable/Non-Retractable Tonneau Cover, Traction control, Upgrade L Package. At Jim Coleman Toyota, we offer new Toyota cars in Bethesda, along with used cars, trucks and SUVs by top manufacturers. Our sales staff will help you find that new or used car you have been searching for. For years, our financial staff at Jim Coleman Toyota has offered expert advice for those seeking a great Toyota car loan or lease. Our service doesn't stop there. Bethesda customers can come in and take advantage of our knowledgeable car repair technicians and a fully-stocked inventory of Toyota car parts. You can reach Jim Coleman any time by filling out our contact form, by calling us or simply visiting our dealership.
Toyota RAV4 2005
104,717 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2005 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
115,533 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$8,996
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2005 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
108,798 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$192 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Maryland State Inspected and Ready To Go!!!, AWD.108798 is 34801 miles below market average!2005 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI DOHC 22/27 City/Highway MPG
Toyota RAV4 2005
221,473 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
(16)
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
List$3,200
Est.Loan: $66/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean One Owner Autocheck, Locally Owned New Car Trade, AS IS INEXPENSIVE ALL WHEEL DRIVE, Well Cared For, All-Wheel Drive. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Toyota of York offers 1 year of free oil changes, free lifetime car washes and free lifetime state inspections with paid emissions on every pre owned purchase. 27/22 Highway/City MPGPlease call to ensure this vehicle is available before coming to see it, they GO QUICK!
Toyota RAV4 2005 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
67,043 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$10,195
Est.Loan: $208/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2005 AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
71,711 miles
Used 2005
Toyota RAV4
Base
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With ample power under the hood, nimble handling on the street and a generous standard features list, the 2005 Toyota RAV4 is a worthy adversary for mini-utes like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.

vehicle overview

In the mid-1990s, the Toyota brain trust took a close look at the SUV market and determined that not everybody liked the idea of piloting a three-ton land yacht in order to take advantage of the "U" in SUV. File drawers full of focus group questionnaires pointed toward a vehicle that combined the advantages of a sport-utility -- great visibility, sizable cargo capacity, all-weather capability -- with the manageable size and drivability of a car. With that in mind, Toyota's designers looked past their bulky truck frames and gas-guzzling engines and came up with a car-based SUV that merged trucklike utility with carlike maneuverability.

Introduced in 1996, the RAV4 (Recreational Active Vehicle -- four-wheel drive) combined sporty good looks, a convenient size and an economical engine into an attractive and affordable package. It was an instant hit, and as the first example of a car-based sport-utility, the RAV4 enjoyed phenomenal sales that brought with them an onslaught of new competitors hoping to cash in on the newfound niche. Vehicles like the Honda CR-V and Suzuki Grand Vitara soon hit the market sporting bigger engines and more refined interiors, promptly shuffling the aging RAV4 toward the bottom of the category it had single-handedly created. Despite a dose of additional power in 1999, the RAV was getting left behind, and with more competition on the way, Toyota knew a complete redesign was in order to keep its ground-breaking sport-utility at the top of its game.

This led to the current-generation RAV4, introduced for 2001. It has a refined look thanks to sharply upswept headlights and crisp lines that stretch the length of the vehicle. Squint hard enough and Toyota's latest mini-ute could even pass for a poor man's BMW X5, sans the neck-snapping V8 of course. Unlike some other SUVs, the RAV4 can't be ordered with a V6. Until last year, the mini-ute's weak, buzzy 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine was a notable disadvantage next the Honda CR-V's larger, more potent 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the Ford Escape's 200-horsepower V6. Toyota responded by installing a larger 2.4-liter engine under the hood that produces 161 hp and 165 pound-feet of torque.

Our other main complaint about the RAV4 was its short standard features list that forced buyers to pay extra for basics like air conditioning, cruise and power windows and locks. Now you'll find all of these on the standard equipment list, along with ABS and stability control. Meanwhile, front side-impact airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are on the options list. With these upgrades and freshened styling that's slightly less toylike, this fun-to-drive mini-ute makes great sense as a durable urban runabout and commuter vehicle -- which is just what most people need most of the time.

Trim levels & features

The four-door RAV4 is offered in a single trim level and comes with front-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). All RAV4s come with 16-inch wheels, ABS, stability control, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, a six-speaker CD stereo and power windows, mirrors and locks. Upgrade to the "L" package and you'll also get heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dark tinted glass, foglights and body-color bumpers and door handles. The "L" package is also your ticket to leather upholstery and heated seats if you want them. A sport package adds a mesh grille, a hood scoop, color-keyed door handles, a roof rack, silver sport pedals, heated mirrors, gray-painted bumpers and overfenders and sport fabric seats. Other options include alloy wheels, a sunroof and keyless entry. Larger tires are also available on AWD models.

2005 Highlights

The JBL 3-in-1 audio system has been discontinued, and the sport package receives a unique metal mesh grille and silver sport pedals.

Performance & mpg

Both 2WD and AWD versions of the RAV4 are powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 161 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. Buyers can choose either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. Fuel economy is excellent, and buyers can expect to get 22 to 25 mpg in the city and 27 to 31 mpg on the highway.

Safety

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard, as is Toyota's VSC stability control system. Side airbags for front occupants and full-length side curtain airbags are optional. The RAV4 fared well in government crash tests, earning four out of five stars for frontal impact protection and a perfect five stars for side impacts. It also earned a "Good" rating (the highest) in frontal offset and side-impact crash testing by the IIHS (the RAV4 is the first vehicle to earn a "Best Pick" designation for both frontal and side-impact tests). One other item of note is the RAV4's lack of a rear bumper. Low-speed crashes that damage the rear of the vehicle can lead to high repair costs.

Driving

Intended for a life on pavement, the RAV4 really shines in this environment, where its taut suspension, quick steering and tight turning radius come together to produce one of the best-handling SUVs we've ever driven. Minimal body lean and sticky street tires combined with the traction of all-wheel drive provide reassuring handling in almost all situations. With a capable and refined 2.4-liter engine installed under the hood, the RAV4 has the power to complement its sharp reflexes.

Interior

Inside, buyers will find a set of stylish white-faced gauges. As usual, all controls are simple and straightforward to use. Thoughtful design elements include adjustable cupholders and well-placed storage bins. There's plenty of room for four passengers, but throw in a fifth and things get a little tight. Behind the rear seat, the RAV4 can hold 29.2 cubic feet of cargo. Remove the 50/50-split bench seat, which also slides, tumbles, folds and reclines, and the vehicle can hold an impressive 68.3 cubic feet.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Toyota RAV4.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Bestest Little SUV Ever
jerseyan,10/17/2014
After trading in a 2001 Rav4 we purchased a new 2005 Rav4 L. It has been a pleasure to own, and wish Toyota still made this style. We like the size, it has plenty of zip, not bad on gas, easy to park, and great in the snow, holds the road in the rain with the AWD. I do most of my own work and changed the wires and plugs at the 100,000 mile mark. The only maintenance was a new battery, front brakes, tires, new rear shocks, and runs like the day it left the dealers lot. It also helps that it is garage kept. This was the top of the line when purchased, there wasn't any entertainment (other than cd/am/fm), navigation, Bluetooth, USB, climate control available when it was purchased. We don't miss it, and less chance of something going amiss. Now at 125,000 miles this is the most dependable, reliable vehicle we have ever owned. Easy to park, great highway mileage up to 29 mpg, and if it lasts to 300,000 miles my wife isn't going to part with it anytime soon. Back seat is roomy enough and with them flat or taken out if needed, it offers plenty of room for cargo. New wiper blades, changed over to synthetic oil, had an upgraded radio with the Bluetooth feature installed for hands free answering of the phone, other than that this little car runs, runs and runs. It may not win any marathons, but it has enough pep to get from point A to point B.
212000 and goin strong
over200000,02/24/2012
I've been through 3 sets of front brakes 3 sets of tires, 2 water pumps and I think thats it. Just regular maintenance keep this little guy going. Oil changes every 7-10 thousand miles, radiator fluid flushed once a year, trans fluid changed every 50,000 miles. Thats about it. Just installed new struts and shocks long over due made an amazing difference in the ride. Oh I did have to have the Air Sensor thingy replaced it wasnt cheap like 350. The sensor light kept going on the dash.
Replace water pump!
Rav4 Owner,07/11/2010
Bought my Rav4 brand new in 2004 which is a 2005. Have had no major problems with it except for replacing the water pumps constantly! They are made very cheap, and its not cheap to replace either. And rear breaks are for sure bad as well like previous reviews have stated. Also, when it rains the car does not stay put on the road.
BEST SUV EVER MADE
Linda,01/21/2016
I bought my 2005 Rav 4 over a year ago with over 100,000 miles on it. This vehicle is a beast!! Three months after I bought it, I had a full car load of people when a DUMP TRUCK rammed into my drivers door, HEAD ON, going about 30 mph!! I am amazed that this little SUV held up the way it did!! Other than some small cuts from broken glass, everyone was okay!! Upon having the accident, my Rav 4 was left in the body shop for over a month so that some major body work could be done to it (the damages left by the dump truck were everything BUT minor). I honestly thought that my "new" ride would never be the same again...but I was wrong. Here it is over a year later and my RAV 4 is still going just as strong as ever!! Other than the accident, I have not had to put it in the shop one time!! It is now at 140,000 miles and it continues to drive just as good, if not better, than some of the brand new cars I have seen!! I LOVE MY 2005 RAV 4 (not to mention, it hardly uses any gas) !!!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
161 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
20 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
161 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
161 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
161 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Toyota RAV4
Used 2005 Toyota RAV4 Overview

The Used 2005 Toyota RAV4 is offered in the following submodels: RAV4 SUV. Available styles include Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

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