2010 Toyota RAV4 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$21,675-$27,985
$20,264-$25,744
20 /CITY / 27 /HWY
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The Toyota RAV4 was one of the first crossover SUVs on the market. Originally designed as a 2- or 4-door compact sharing platforms with the then-tiny Toyota Corolla, the current third-generation RAV 4 (last redesigned for the 2006 model year) has grown significantly and even offers an available third-row seat more than adequate for children. Facelifted for the 2009 model year, the 2010 Toyota RAV4 receives only minor changes to trim levels and option packages.

  • Base model now offers back-up monitor system
  • Sport Appearance package now available on Sport models with the 4-cylinder engine
  • Sport models now offer Bluetooth and JBL audio system
  • Limited model receives a new chrome parking brake and chrome vent trim
  • Net tray removed from the standard tonneau cover
  • Elusive Blue dropped from the exterior color chart

The Toyota RAV4 is a small crossover SUV that has grown to almost a midsize model. Toyota cites the RAV4's versatility, roominess, and fuel efficiency compared to competing models. It's a 5-seater, with an optional fold-flat third row that brings seating capacity to 7. The 2010 RAV4 carries over from the previous model year with minor cosmetic changes.

The 2010 Toyota RAV4 is available in three trim levels, all featuring front-wheel drive (2WD) with a limited-slip differential, or optional 4-wheel drive. Standard equipment on the base RAV4 includes 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, power accessories, and a 6-speaker sound system. The RAV4 Sport trim steps up to 18-inch alloy wheels and a stiffer suspension, and optional automatic headlights. A Sport Appearance option package adds run-flat tires and other upgrades. The RAV4 Limited trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, adds automatic headlights as standard, and includes some of the Sport Appearance features. It also includes keyless ignition, dual-zone climate control, and a premium sound system. Maximum cargo space is 73 cubic feet. Properly equipped, the 2010 Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 3500 pounds, according to the manufacturer.

The 2010 Toyota RAV4's standard power plant is a 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, teamed with a 4-speed automatic transmission, which delivers 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with 2WD, according to the EPA. An alternative, available on all trims, is a 269-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with 2WD. It combines with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Toyota RAV4 include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and an anti-theft system. Hill-start assist and downhill assist controls accompany the V-6 engine or models with third-row seats.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Toyota RAV4 was $21,675.


The Toyota RAV4 was one of the first crossover SUVs on the market. Originally designed as a 2- or 4-door compact sharing platforms with the then-tiny Toyota Corolla, the current third-generation RAV 4 (last redesigned for the 2006 model year) has grown significantly and even offers an available third-row seat more than adequate for children. Facelifted for the 2009 model year, the 2010 Toyota RAV4 receives only minor changes to trim levels and option packages.

  • Base model now offers back-up monitor system
  • Sport Appearance package now available on Sport models with the 4-cylinder engine
  • Sport models now offer Bluetooth and JBL audio system
  • Limited model receives a new chrome parking brake and chrome vent trim
  • Net tray removed from the standard tonneau cover
  • Elusive Blue dropped from the exterior color chart

The Toyota RAV4 is a small crossover SUV that has grown to almost a midsize model. Toyota cites the RAV4's versatility, roominess, and fuel efficiency compared to competing models. It's a 5-seater, with an optional fold-flat third row that brings seating capacity to 7. The 2010 RAV4 carries over from the previous model year with minor cosmetic changes.

The 2010 Toyota RAV4 is available in three trim levels, all featuring front-wheel drive (2WD) with a limited-slip differential, or optional 4-wheel drive. Standard equipment on the base RAV4 includes 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, power accessories, and a 6-speaker sound system. The RAV4 Sport trim steps up to 18-inch alloy wheels and a stiffer suspension, and optional automatic headlights. A Sport Appearance option package adds run-flat tires and other upgrades. The RAV4 Limited trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, adds automatic headlights as standard, and includes some of the Sport Appearance features. It also includes keyless ignition, dual-zone climate control, and a premium sound system. Maximum cargo space is 73 cubic feet. Properly equipped, the 2010 Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 3500 pounds, according to the manufacturer.

The 2010 Toyota RAV4's standard power plant is a 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, teamed with a 4-speed automatic transmission, which delivers 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with 2WD, according to the EPA. An alternative, available on all trims, is a 269-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with 2WD. It combines with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Toyota RAV4 include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and an anti-theft system. Hill-start assist and downhill assist controls accompany the V-6 engine or models with third-row seats.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Toyota RAV4 was $21,675.

Available Trims for the 2010 Toyota RAV4
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21675.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21675.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21675.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Sport (FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23375.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Sport (FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23375.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Sport (FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23375.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Ltd (FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24665.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Ltd (FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24665.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Ltd (FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24665.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23710.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23710.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23710.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name Sport (FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25305.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name Sport (FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25305.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name Sport (FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25305.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name Ltd (FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26585.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name Ltd (FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26585.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name Ltd (FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26585.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23075.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23075.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23075.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name Sport (4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24775.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name Sport (4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24775.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name Sport (4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24775.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26055.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26055.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26055.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25110.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25110.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25110.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Sport (4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26705.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Sport (4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26705.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Sport (4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26705.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27985.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27985.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27985.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
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INTERIOR
  • 6-way driver/4-way passenger front passenger bucket seats -inc: driver height adjustment, seatback pockets
  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • Active front headrests
  • 60/40 split fabric-trimmed rear bench w/slide/recline function, 1-touch fold-flat lever, height-adjustable headrest, center armrest
  • Multi-function center console -inc: (2) illuminated cupholders, storage box, cell phone storage pocket, covered console door
  • Tilt & telescoping steering wheel
  • Amber-illuminated Optitron instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, LCD odometer w/(2) tripmeters
  • Warning lights -inc: seatbelt disconnect, airbag, door-ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS, check engine, scheduled maintenance, low-fuel
  • Instrument panel display -inc: outside temp gauge, average/instantaneous fuel economy
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & jam protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control w/brake deceleration feature
  • Remote hood & fuel filler door releases
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • (10) cup & bottle holders
  • (3) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Digital clock
  • Door panel storage pockets, bottle holders
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions, roof-mounted vanity light
  • Illuminated entry -inc: key illumination, interior light, front map light
  • Cargo area storage pockets in wheel housing w/(2) cupholders
  • Rear deck storage -inc: water-repellant foldable deck board
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration & chrome air vent trim
  • Unique stainless steel sport door sill protectors
  • Unique black leather shift knob w/stainless steel insert
  • Chrome interior door handles & parking brake
  • Leather-wrapped tilt & telescoping steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Pwr door locks w/Smart Entry system
  • Smart Key remote keyless entry w/start/stop button
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning w/air filtration, information display, micro dust/pollen removal capability
  • Interior footwell lighting
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Tonneau cover w/cargo net
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels w/covers
  • P215/70R16 all-season tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Rear bumper step w/black protector molding
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler w/stop lamp
  • Black grille
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Auto off headlamps
  • LED rear lamps
  • Black foldable pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Color-keyed rear door handle
  • Color-keyed combination hard & soft shell spare tire cover
  • Side-opening rear door w/hold-open feature
  • 18" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season
  • Unique rear spoiler
  • Color-keyed fender flares
  • Overfender
  • Fog lights
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Redesigned rear door w/chrome accents, no spare tire
  • Unique sport badges
  • 17" aluminum wheels
  • P225/65R17 all-season tires
  • Full-size spare tire -inc: hard spare wheel cover
  • Black roof rails w/cross bars
  • Unique chrome grille
  • Auto on/off headlamps
  • Color-keyed heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Color-keyed hard shell spare tire cover
  • 17" styled steel wheels
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i 4-cyl engine
  • 4-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs, trailing arms
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Stainless steel exhaust tip
  • 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve dual VVT-i V6 engine
  • 5-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Downhill assist control (DAC)
  • Electronic on-demand 4-wheel drive w/manual lock switch
PACKAGE
  • Cold area pkg
SAFETY
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front crumple zone
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor
  • Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front & 2nd row roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions w/adjustable front seatbelt anchors, drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelt, passengers automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelts
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating
  • ISO-FIX child restraint system for outboard rear seating positions
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Soft energy-dissipating interior trim
  • Direct tire pressure monitor system
ENTERTAINMENT
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, satellite radio capability
  • Aux audio input jack
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA capability, (6) speakers, satellite radio capability
  • XM satellite radio

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