Used 2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Toyota RAV4
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2013 Toyota RAV4

Pros

  • Roomy interior for both people and cargo
  • strikes a good balance between ride comfort and sure-footed handling.

Cons

  • No engine upgrade option
  • usefulness of available Entune system is diminished by cumbersome setup process.

Used 2013 Toyota RAV4 for Sale

Toyota RAV4 2013 LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
28,720 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
LE
List$17,838
Est.Loan: $325/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
65,035 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$15,907
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
77,964 miles
Certified Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
XLE
List$16,704
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD in Barcelona Red Metallic, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, FUEL EFFICIENT, MOONROOF, TOYOTA CERTIFIED BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Toyota RAV4 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
38,189 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$19,834
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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TOYOTA RAV4 LIMITED ** CLEAN CARFAX ** ONE OWNER ** MEMORY SEATS ** POWER SEATS ** AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS ** BLUETOOTH ** BACK UP CAMERA ** AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ** HEATED SEATS ** LEATHER SEATS ** SUNROOF ** PUSH BUTTON START ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Toyota RAV4 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
90,828 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$15,981
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Clean Carfax, One Owner! Loaded Rav4 Limited with All Wheel Drive, Leather, Power Seat, Heated Seats, Rear View Camera, Power Moonroof, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, and much more. Come by today and take a look at this immaculate Rav4!!
Toyota RAV4 2013 XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
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Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
XLE
Koons Outlet
21.5 mi away
List$13,884
Est.Loan: $259/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
80,367 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
LE
List$13,744
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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WAS-$14695 NOW ON SALE-$13744 Visit us at one of our two locations in Frederick: DARCARS Toyota of Frederick-5293 Buckeystown Pike 1-888-803-9862 DARCARS Used Car Center-1040 West Patrick Street 1-877-747-4857
Toyota RAV4 2013 XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
25,823 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
XLE
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
62,421 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
XLE
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
79,105 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
LE
List$14,991
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
50,600 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
LE
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$17,599
Est.Loan: $321/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota RAV4 2013 LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
37,441 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
LE
Passport Toyota
33.5 mi away
List$17,356
Est.Loan: $316/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
10,706 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
LE
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$19,998
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota RAV4 2013 XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
52,993 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
XLE
List$17,135
Est.Loan: $312/mo
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This Sheehy Value CERTIFIED and WELL EQUIPPED 2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD with the POWER SUNROOF and REAR CAMERA SYSTEM also has the ALLOY WHEELS. Your XLE was purchased here, serviced here and traded here and it's nicely equipped with the Power Moonroof, Roof Rails, Rear Spoiler Power Heated Outside Mirrors, Projector Beam Headlights w/Auto Off, Integrated Fog Lights, Daytime Running Lights, Privacy Glass, Acoustic Front Windshield, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Dual Zone Climate Control w/Air Filter, Entune Audio Plus with 6 Speakers, Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel with Audio and Bluetooth Controls, Backup Camera, Reclining Fold-Flat 2nd Row Seats, Remote Keyless Entry System, Illuminated Entry System, Power Windows and Power Door Locks, Center Armrest Console Storage Box, Eco and Sport Modes, Cruise Control, Tonneau Cover, 12V Power Outlets (2), a 2.5L DOHC 16V 4Cyl Engine w/Dual VVT-i, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, Dynamic Torque Control AWD, 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, 17 Alloy Wheels, Star Safety System with Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology, Eight Standard Airbags, Driver and Front Passenger Whiplash- Injury-Lessening (WIL) Seats, NON SMOKER, Vehicle Detailed, Recent Oil Change. 3-Day 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE*. Multi Point Quality Inspection on every Pre-Owned vehicle, FREE CARFAX REPORT with Purchase or FREE Appraisals. We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICES on the best hand picked vehicles in Northern Virginia, only the BEST pass our rigorous Inspection process so you can buy with confidence. All Toyota of Stafford Pre-Owned Vehicles are MARKET BASED PRICED, which means we use real-time Internet price comparisons to ensure you get the BEST PRICE the FIRST TIME, in most all cases we offer you MORE CAR with MORE EQUIPMENT at a BETTER DEAL. Call our Pre-Owned Managers Mickey Ortiz or Serkan Hur to scheduled a hassle free test drive. We are located at 95 Garrisonville Rd, just 30 SECONDS Off I-95 Exit 143-B in Stafford Virginia. We offer FREE 15 Minute APPRAISALS. We accept all TRADE-INS no matter the mileage or condition. ** More Pictures Available at SheehyToyotaStafford.com.
Toyota RAV4 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
53,243 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$17,467
Est.Loan: $318/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
80,904 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$16,685
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2013 LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
49,246 miles
Certified Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
LE
List$16,907
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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2013 Toyota RAV4 LE Classic Silver Metallic Bluetooth, iPod Connector, Power windows, Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Playback w/6 Speakers, Remote keyless entry, Roof Rails, Wheels: 17' x 6.5J. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 3307 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Toyota RAV4 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
57,352 miles
Used 2013
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$18,000
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Superb Condition, ONLY 57,322 Miles! PRICED TO MOVE $800 below NADA Retail! Heated Seats, Moonroof, Nav System, Power Liftgate, All Wheel Drive, Aluminum Wheels, BLACK, SOFTEX SYNTHETIC LEATHER SEAT.. ROOF RACK CROSS BARS CLICK ME! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, Power Liftgate, Heated Driver Seat, Aluminum Wheels. Rear Spoiler, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks. OPTION PACKAGES: AM/FM STEREO W/CD/MP3/WMA PLAYER, ENTUNE & NAVIGATION: 6.1 touch-screen display w/integrated backup camera, aux audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, (6) speakers, SiriusXM radio, HD radio w/iTunes tagging, vehicle info w/customizable settings, RUNNING BOARDS, ROOF RACK CROSS BARS, BLACK, SOFTEX SYNTHETIC LEATHER SEAT TRIM. Toyota Limited with Blizzard Pearl exterior and Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 176 HP at 6000 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle, Local Trade. VEHICLE REVIEWS: Edmunds.com explains Sleek new style; huge cargo space with flat load floor and low load height; comfortable ride; new roof-hinged liftgate.. A GREAT TIME TO BUY: This RAV4 is priced $800 below NADA Retail. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $28,400*. VISIT US TODAY: We are a family owned and operated sales and service facility.Our family has been serving the automotive needs of the Fredericksburg community for over 50 years. We offer competitive financing, second chance Financing and a full service department, servicing all makes and models. Please call 800-559-1880 or come by and and let our family serve your family. Thank You! Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The long-awaited redesign of the Toyota RAV4 is well executed, as this compact crossover SUV now has the performance, features and cabin accommodations to keep up with the leaders in this class. Although it's still not a standout in any one area, Toyota's entry is worth a look.

vehicle overview

In just half a decade, crossover SUVs have become the go-to choice among car buyers. It's no accident; the full-size SUV craze of the late '90s and early 2000s addicted most American drivers to cavernous cargo spaces, elevated driving positions and eye-watering gasoline bills. The Toyota RAV4 was among the first models to downsize that addiction into a manageable package.

With the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4, the fourth generation of the popular crossover, the automaker has given and also taken away. Notably, the RAV4 no longer offers an optional V6. Although the burly six-cylinder could catapult the mild grocery getter to 60 mph in quick fashion, Toyota reports that the vast majority of buyers didn't want to pay the premium for it and stuck with the base four-cylinder engine. For 2013, the RAV4 comes with a four-cylinder only. Toyota's compact crossover also dispenses with a third-row seat, another option that the automaker says few shoppers deemed important.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 does, however, get a six-speed transmission to replace the old four-speed automatic. It improves fuel economy and makes the crossover more responsive during merging and passing maneuvers.

Further, the RAV's styling is more sculpted and aggressive this year. Its physical dimensions have barely changed, though, as the old RAV4 already had plenty of interior room. One major upgrade is the debut of a roof-hinged liftgate, which replaces the old side-hinged gate that swung out to the right and hindered curbside loading. Even better, the spare tire is now housed under the cargo floor, rather than on the tailgate, so the latter isn't as heavy as in years past.

Compact crossover SUVs are quickly replacing midsize sedans as the family car of choice, so this redesign of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 could not have come soon enough. The small crossover class is full of interesting choices, including the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Mazda CX-5. Compared to these models, the RAV4 strikes us as middle-of-the road: It has no major faults but also doesn't stand out for its style, performance or interior accommodations. But with its ample cargo capacity, improved fuel economy and agreeable ride quality, the new RAV4 is definitely one to try.

Trim levels & features

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is a five-passenger compact crossover offered in three main trim levels: LE, XLE and Limited. The LE comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, power folding mirrors, rear privacy glass, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split and reclining second-row seat, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with 6-inch touchscreen, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The XLE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated side mirrors, roof rails, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and sportier front seats. An optional package further adds a navigation system, Toyota's Entune smartphone integration system, satellite radio, HD radio and voice controls.

The top-level Limited comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a height-adjustable power liftgate, keyless entry/ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory settings, heated front seats and premium synthetic leather upholstery. The navigation system with Entune is available and can be bundled with a premium 11-speaker JBL audio system.

2013 Highlights

The Toyota RAV4 is fully redesigned for 2013.

Performance & mpg

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard, and the RAV4 is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

In Edmunds testing, an all-wheel-drive Toyota RAV4 needed 9.1 seconds to hit 60 mph, an average time for this segment. The front-drive RAV4 returns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 combined, which is very good for a small crossover. The all-wheel-drive model, meanwhile, achieves 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, whiplash-reducing front head restraints, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags come standard on every 2013 Toyota RAV4. A driver knee airbag is also standard. Blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert systems are optional on the Limited trim.

In Edmunds brake testing, the RAV4 stopped from 60 mph in 127 feet, which is just a tad longer than average. Regarding Insurance Institute For Highway Safety crash tests, the new RAV4 earned a top score of "Good" for its protection of occupants in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. The RAV earned a Poor rating (the lowest) in the agency's new small-overlap frontal-offset crash test (in which a smaller portion of the vehicle's front bumper strikes a barrier). Several competing small SUVs also received a low rating in this test. The government gave the Toyota four out of five stars for overall protection, with four stars for total frontal protection and five stars for total side crash protection.

Driving

Although we miss the old RAV4's V6, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder is adequately powerful for most tasks and returns good fuel economy for this class. The new six-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly, but if you tend to drive assertively, you'll find it slow to downshift in passing situations. Additionally, when climbing steady mountain grades, we've observed that the transmission has a tendency to hunt between gears (rather than picking one gear and sticking with it). Both of these issues are a consequence of Toyota's efforts to tune the drivetrain for maximum gas mileage.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 handles better than before and feels more substantial, refined and comfortable when cruising down the highway. A potential exception is the Limited model, which can get jittery on rough or broken pavement due to its big 18-inch wheels. In spite of that, the cabin remains very quiet, making Toyota's crossover a good option for families with young children who sleep in the car.

More demanding drivers will likely find the 2013 RAV4 less enjoyable to drive than the Ford Escape or Mazda CX-5. It lacks the responsive steering and sure-footed suspension tuning that make those models feel decidedly more carlike. Should you need to venture off the beaten path, however, the Toyota RAV4's available all-wheel-drive system quickly applies power where it's needed for optimum traction and actually gives it a decent amount of off-road ability.

Interior

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 features a new interior design that shares motifs with the current Camry and Avalon. Pronounced angles and lines form a more streamlined and modern-looking dash. Quality has improved, too, and some of the materials are nicer than what you'll find in the Camry. Overall, though, the RAV's design and materials are average for the compact crossover class. The cupholder count is adequate in the Toyota RAV4, but there aren't as many useful storage slots as in the CR-V.

The RAV4's optional navigation system includes Entune, a suite of smartphone-connected services that includes the Bing search engine, Pandora streaming radio and real-time traffic, sports and stock information. Getting started with Entune can be a hassle, though, since you have to install an app on your phone and register for an account, plus you always need an active data connection to use it. The touchscreen interface has straightforward menus, but it's sometimes unresponsive to user touch. On the upside, all the conventional controls in the 2013 RAV4 are easy to use.

Rear-seat passenger comfort in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 is hampered slightly by a low-mounted backseat, but space is nevertheless abundant enough for even taller adults. We also like how the seat reclines to an impressive degree.

The cargo bay measures 38.4 cubic feet and opens up to a generous 73.3 cubes when the second row is folded: one of the largest capacities in the class. There's also a payoff for that low-mounted rear seat: a very flat floor and low load-in height, both of which help minimize the strain of loading large items or even a couple of large dogs. The RAV4 finally gains a roof-hinged liftgate for 2014; it's power-operated and height-adjustable on the Limited.


Consumer reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

New to Toyota
nicolelyn19,03/04/2013
I just purchased a new Rav4 last month and so far I am very happy with this purchase. It is very comfortable and has many great features.
Re-Designed Rav4
lkalbfleisch,03/30/2013
I just got my new Rav4 yesterday but have completely fallen in love with it. I researched all the small SUV's and decided the Rav4 was the best value. I wish the blind spot monitor was an option for the XLE. Everyone that has seen it has commented on how it looks much more expensive than the $23,600 that we paid for it.
My 4th And Best RAV4 Yet!!!
ravraver1,04/18/2013
I've owned the '96, '01, and '06 RAV 4's and loved everyone of them. Got over 100K out of each with no problems whatsoever. This '13 I just bought looks like it will beat all the others. It's more comfortable, has more guts, looks sharper, and rides quieter than the previous generations. The ride is a little stiff but I feel very secure in this vehicle. We also own a '12 Sienna, and this RAV is just as comfortable. I'm looking forward to many years of driving pleasure with this baby.
Great compact option
steelrain,03/03/2013
I have had my Rav for 2 weeks and 1,700 miles and am very impressed. My job requires a lot of traveling and I traded my 2012 Silverado White Diamond Edt for it and could not be happier. I have driven a full size truck for the last 10yrs and was afraid at first about trading in on what is considered a compact suv. My mileage at the moment is 24mpg with all highway, which is a great improvement over the 15 I was getting w/my Silverado. The interior space is very surprising and comfortable. It has plenty of power for interstate driving and more features than I would have ever expected for the price I got it for. I would check it out if you want something thats practical and comfortable.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Poor
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Much of Scottsdale, Arizona, is still beautiful, wild desert country with huge cacti, craggy mountains and starry night skies, but we ignore all that and make a beeline for Target in the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4.

It's easy to find, of course. This Phoenix suburb has at least five such stores, according to the navigation system in Toyota's compact crossover. We pull off a sweet parking job in a lot crowded with holiday shoppers, and after we're done stimulating the economy, the RAV4's rear cross traffic alert system helps us avoid flattening another consumer slowly wheeling a plasma TV to his vehicle.

Acceleration is just average as we merge back onto the Loop 101 freeway, but in most other respects, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 has made the trip convenient, comfortable and enjoyable. This supreme ease of use is exactly what's drawing everyone to compact crossover SUVs in the first place and that's what this RAV4 was designed to do.

It's a New Era
Lately, though, Toyota hasn't been selling its small crossover to as many of us as it would like. The outgoing third-generation RAV4 has been on sale since 2006, while its main rival, the Honda CR-V, has been revamped twice since then. Plenty has changed in those seven years, too, as customers now expect their compact utility vehicles to look and feel like sedans on the inside.

Actual interior room has never been a problem in the RAV4, so Toyota hasn't changed the dimensions much in this redesign. The wheelbase remains 104.7 inches, and overall length increases by an inch to 179.9, though the 2013 model looks shorter because the spare tire no longer hangs off the tailgate. Overall height drops by an inch, and the RAV is half an inch wider. Its footprint is nearly identical to the CR-V, Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5, while the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is slightly larger. Even with a donut spare under its cargo floor, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 leads the class in cargo capacity with 73 cubic feet.

The real change is in the ambiance. Whereas the old RAV4 felt like economy transportation, this one has enough crisp lines, stitched surfaces and contrasting colors to appeal to the hipsters we saw shopping in the stationery aisle. Many of the materials are nicer than what you'll find in the Camry.

Take a Seat
Toyota has also tried to make the seating position feel more like the Camry's — we're sitting a half-inch lower than before and there's another inch of seat-track travel. The driver seat is comfortably firm and has road trip potential. If there's anything to complain about, it's storage: The RAV4 has fewer cubbies and slots than the CR-V.

Legroom is plentiful in the backseat, which reclines but no longer adjusts fore/aft. There's no pressing need for that anymore, since Toyota has eliminated the optional third row, which it says only 5 percent of customers bought.

The rear seats fold almost flat, and though there's no easy-peasy auto-fold option, Toyota has added its own nifty convenience — a height-adjustable power liftgate that's standard on top-of-the-line Limited models. Setting the height is complicated enough to require the owner's manual, but once done, it's a boon for shorter owners who park in undersized garages.

Good-Bye, Mr. Hyde. Hello, Mr. MPG
The previous Toyota RAV4 had a crazy side, and it came in the form of an optional 269-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 mounted transversely in the nose. It was too much engine for the chassis and wreaked havoc on the handling, but it also delivered the otherwise mild-mannered grocery-getter to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.

For 2013, the V6 is gone. The take rate had dropped from 35 percent at the beginning of the model cycle to just 15 percent in 2012, Toyota officials tell us. More importantly, fuel economy takes priority now. Last year's 2.5-liter four-cylinder is the sole engine on the 2013 RAV4; a hybrid version might show up later.

The 2.5-liter is rated at 176 hp at 6,000 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. Instead of the old four-speed automatic transmission, though, it teams up with the Camry's six-speed automatic. This transmission has two overdrive gears, and its torque converter is locked up more of the time, which helps mpg.

The result is a 24 city/31 highway/26 combined mpg rating for front-wheel-drive 2013 Toyota RAV4s — up from 22/28/24 on the 2012 model. Our all-wheel-drive tester comes in 22 city/29 highway/25 combined, which improves on the previous 21/27/24 rating. That's right in line with the ratings on the CR-V and the Escape with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, but short of the CX-5's 28 mpg combined rating.

We miss the V6, but the four-cylinder is refined and adequately powerful. The six-speed automatic shifts smoothly and right at the 6,200-rpm redline under full throttle. A Sport mode calls up slightly more aggressive throttle response and shift points, and provides rev-matched downshifts. Toyota says the front-drive 2013 RAV4 will hit 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which would give it an edge over the CR-V and CX-5 but not the 2.0-liter turbo-equipped Escape or Santa Fe Sport.

Handling Is Better, Too
Our RAV4 has Toyota's new AWD system (a $1,400 option), which is more than just a winter weather aid when you're in Sport mode. There's an electromagnetic coupling mounted just ahead of the rear differential, and it's able to use steering angle and yaw rate data to transfer torque rearward and minimize understeer around the few tight turns along our route.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 also features many of the chassis-strengthening measures employed on the 2012 Camry. The front end is stiffer than before, and ditching the external spare tire has made it easier to control pitch. The suspension remains the same with struts in front and double-wishbones out back, but spring and damper rates are revised.

This doesn't add up to Mazda-style athleticism, but the 2013 RAV4 is well balanced and impressively stable going down the freeway. Its electric-assist power steering is more precise than before and the wheel naturally returns to center without feeling gummy. In Sport mode, power assist is dialed back 20 percent. Braking hardware hasn't changed much in this redesign, though the engineers shortened the pedal stroke.

Ride quality is a mixed bag. Even on Arizona's smooth pavement, our RAV4 Limited has a jittery ride on its 235/55R18 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 687 all-season, low-rolling resistance tires. Then, we drive a couple XLE models with 225/65R17 Michelin and Dunlop tires. Those tires give the RAV4 the kind of compliance you'd expect from a crossover SUV.

So Buy the XLE?
Based on customer feedback, Toyota has trimmed the options list for the 2013 Toyota RAV4. You still have three trim levels — now LE, XLE and Limited — but they come with more standard equipment. Not only does this make your life simpler, it makes the RAV4 more attractive for leasing, officials tell us, as the excessive options on older models made it tough to set residual values.

As expected, LE models ($24,145) have everything you need, including a standard back-up camera, Bluetooth and a USB input.

Upgrading to the XLE model ($25,135) provides dual-zone automatic climate control, something current owners really wanted, says Josh Hoffmann, Toyota's national marketing manager for crossover SUVs, "because they rarely drive alone." In addition, you get nicer cloth upholstery and access to the optional navigation system with the Entune app-based smartphone integration ($1,030). Although the RAV4 has a higher starting price than the CR-V, CX-5 or Escape, Toyota is hoping the XLE model will hit a sweet spot (and account for 40 percent of RAV4 volume) as it provides access to these particular amenities at a lower price point than the rival crossovers.

The main reason to step up to the Limited is because you want simulated leather upholstery (SofTex), a power driver seat, a keyless ignition and the power liftgate. Nav remains optional, and you can combine it with a premium JBL sound package. A blind spot monitor with the rear cross traffic alerts is a $500 option.

The Art of Being Ordinary
Crossover SUVs are quickly replacing midsize sedans as the default family car. This is easy to understand, given that these compact utilities offer similar passenger room and features in a package that fits better in most people's garages and makes it easier to transport all-terrain strollers and large dogs. Now many of them are just as comfortable to drive to work as a sedan and capable of returning similar fuel mileage.

The 2013 RAV4 is one of these compelling arguments against midsize sedan ownership. A careful redesign by Toyota has resulted in a vehicle that excels at being ordinary and checks most of the boxes you're likely to have on your list. It may not hold a serious advantage over its top rival, the CR-V, but the 2013 Toyota RAV4 competes on the same level. Game on, Honda.

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Used 2013 Toyota RAV4 Overview

The Used 2013 Toyota RAV4 is offered in the following submodels: RAV4 SUV. Available styles include XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 Toyota RAV4?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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