2015 Toyota RAV4

Pros: Outstanding cargo room for the class; rear seats fold flat and level; good fuel economy; smooth, balanced ride

Cons: Base prices are higher than most rivals; so-so cabin materials

CG Says: Toyota’s compact SUV sees a couple minor updates for 2015. XLE models get new wheels and an optional power liftgate, and a Blizzard Pearl Premium Package for Limited models adds pearl white paint and unique 18-inch wheels. RAV4’s large-for-the-class dimensions give it great passenger and cargo room, and fuel economy is quite respectable as well. Starting prices seem a bit steep, but they’re somewhat justified by the high levels of equipment and Toyota’s strong brand reputation. Particularly if you’re torn between a compact SUV and a midsize one, RAV4 is well worth a look.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices LE: $23,680
AWD LE: $25,080
XLE: $25,240
AWD XLE: $26,640
Limited: $28,450
AWD Limited: $29,850

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
176
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

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2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE
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2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited