2006 Toyota RAV4 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Toyota RAV4 - Road Test Specs

2006 Toyota RAV4 SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2006
Base MSRP$26,475
As-tested MSRP$32,708


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)269@6200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)246@4700
Transmission type5-speed automatic


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut w/stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearDouble wishbone coil spring w/stabilizer bar
Steering typePower rack and pinion
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/T
Tire size, frontP225/65R17
Tire size, rearP225/65R17
Brakes, front4-wheel disc w/ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.7
0-60 mph (sec.)7.1
0-75 mph (sec.)10.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.16@91.15
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29.8
60-0 mph (ft.)120.0
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)34.8
Sound level @ idle (dB)42
@ Full throttle (dB)76
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAll acceleration test performed in drive with no manual shifting.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsUneventful ABS actuation. Little noise.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsStability control is heavily intrusive and there's no way to deactivate the system.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1100
Temperature (°F)77
Wind (mph, direction)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 City 28 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3675
Length (in.)181.1 in.
Width (in.)73.0 in.
Height (in.)66.3 in.
Wheelbase (in.)104.7 in.
Legroom, front (in.)41.6 in.
Legroom, rear (in.)38.3 in.
Headroom, front (in.)39.5 in.
Headroom, rear (in.)39.7 in.
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)36.4 cubic feet
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)73.0 cubic feet


Bumper-to-bumperThree-year/36,000 mile
PowertrainFive-year/60,000 mile
Roadside assistanceNone
Free scheduled maintenanceNone


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsOptional
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsNone
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNone
Emergency assistance systemNone
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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