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Toyota RAV4 (2006–2013)

Last updated 9 September 2018

Bigger and now 5-door only. More luxurious but not as practical as previous RAV-4. Car-like road manners. Petrol and diesel automatics. Facelifted 2010.
On most models, the tailgate doesn't open wide enough unless you fit a different checkstrap. Tailgate spare wheel abandoned in favour of tyre repair kit. Starting to feel dated.
Updated 30 March 3013

If in a RAV-4 2.2 D-4D all the warning lights come on suggesting a fuel leak, then suspect fault P0093. If this is the case there is a technical service bulletin from Toyota about a faulty "suction control...

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Introduction

Stepping out of a Yaris and into a RAV4 is bound to give the wrong impression. I always remembered the old RAV4 as the sportiest of all the SUVs. Yet this big new RAV4 D-4D 180 felt more like a Shogun.

Toyota RAV4 T180 2006 Road Test

Toyota RAV4 T180 2006 Long Term Test

Owners' reviews

4
Lovely car, thirsty and needs a reversing camera
3
Thirsty!
4
Brilliant but basic
1
UNREPAIRABLE
4
Comfortable, practical and a relaxed drive
5
Reliable and Exceptional in bad weather.
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