2014 Toyota RAV4 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$23,550-$29,720
$22,020-$27,787
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What's New for 2014:

  • Family of Entune audio systems
  • Optional Technology package for RAV4 Limited adds several safety features

Introduction
Toyota says that it created the compact crossover SUV segment with the original RAV4, and now, nearly 20 years later, the RAV4 is among the largest vehicles in its exceptionally broad class. It competes against the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Cherokee, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Select, Subaru Forester, Subaru Outback, Subaru XV Crosstrek, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

In addition to the standard RAV4 model, Toyota produced a low-volume electric version of the RAV4 in 2013, one based on the previous-generation 2012 RAV4. The automaker had not confirmed whether this model will continue for 2014 as this overview was written.

Models and Features
Three versions of the 2014 Toyota RAV4 are on sale: LE, XLE, and Limited. Choosing the XLE trim level adds fog lights, aluminum wheels, roof rails, variable windshield wipers, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, and upgraded exterior trim. A power sunroof is also included for this trim level, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, nicer interior trim than is found on base LE versions, a cargo cover, and sport-bolstered front seat designs.

The RAV4 Limited is equipped with SofTex leatherette seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory settings, heated front seats, keyless passive entry with push-button starting, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and sun visor extensions. Larger 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, and a power tailgate also distinguish the RAV4 Limited.

Options and Packages
Aside from roof rails and a cargo cover that can be installed in the RAV4 LE, the RAV4 XLE and Limited trim levels can be optioned with Entune touch-screen audio systems that can include satellite radio, HD Radio, iTunes tagging capability, advanced voice-recognition technology, a premium audio system, and a navigation system. Safety upgrades are limited to the Limited version, which offers a Technology package containing a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure alert, and Auto High Beam headlights.

Under the Hood
A 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine is the only power plant offered for the 2014 RAV4. It generates 176 horsepower, delivered to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission equipped with Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes. In addition to sharpening the transmission's shift timing, the Sport mode quickens the RAV4's throttle and steering response, Toyota says. An automatic limited-slip differential is also standard.

A Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional. In Auto mode, the RAV4 AWD operates as a front-drive vehicle, transferring torque to the rear wheels when the front wheels slip or when the system detects, through steering inputs and yaw sensors, spirited driving. In Sport mode, power transfer to the rear wheels begins the moment the steering wheel is turned. Up to 50% of engine power can flow to the rear wheels in Auto and Sport modes, depending on driving conditions.

The RAV4 AWD also has an AWD Lock button that works at speeds up to 25 mph to lock the engine power split evenly between the front and rear wheels for maximum traction on slippery surfaces.

Fuel Economy
The Toyota RAV4 is EPA-rated to return 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg in combined driving when equipped with front-wheel drive. Add the optional AWD system and those figures are 22 mpg, 29 mpg, and 25 mpg, respectively.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In addition to 8 air bags and Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seat designs, the 2014 RAV4 is equipped with a standard reversing camera and Smart Stop Technology that is designed to prevent the crossover from accidentally accelerating as long as the driver has their foot on the brake pedal. For 2014, a new Technology package adds a lane-departure alert system, Auto High Beam headlights, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 RAV4 receives a 4-star (out of 5 stars) overall rating. Note that in the frontal-impact test, the front passenger protection level is rated 3 stars.

As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not officially rated the 2014 RAV4 for crashworthiness.

What's New for 2014:

  • Family of Entune audio systems
  • Optional Technology package for RAV4 Limited adds several safety features

Introduction
Toyota says that it created the compact crossover SUV segment with the original RAV4, and now, nearly 20 years later, the RAV4 is among the largest vehicles in its exceptionally broad class. It competes against the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Cherokee, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Select, Subaru Forester, Subaru Outback, Subaru XV Crosstrek, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

In addition to the standard RAV4 model, Toyota produced a low-volume electric version of the RAV4 in 2013, one based on the previous-generation 2012 RAV4. The automaker had not confirmed whether this model will continue for 2014 as this overview was written.

Models and Features
Three versions of the 2014 Toyota RAV4 are on sale: LE, XLE, and Limited. Choosing the XLE trim level adds fog lights, aluminum wheels, roof rails, variable windshield wipers, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, and upgraded exterior trim. A power sunroof is also included for this trim level, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, nicer interior trim than is found on base LE versions, a cargo cover, and sport-bolstered front seat designs.

The RAV4 Limited is equipped with SofTex leatherette seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory settings, heated front seats, keyless passive entry with push-button starting, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and sun visor extensions. Larger 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, and a power tailgate also distinguish the RAV4 Limited.

Options and Packages
Aside from roof rails and a cargo cover that can be installed in the RAV4 LE, the RAV4 XLE and Limited trim levels can be optioned with Entune touch-screen audio systems that can include satellite radio, HD Radio, iTunes tagging capability, advanced voice-recognition technology, a premium audio system, and a navigation system. Safety upgrades are limited to the Limited version, which offers a Technology package containing a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure alert, and Auto High Beam headlights.

Under the Hood
A 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine is the only power plant offered for the 2014 RAV4. It generates 176 horsepower, delivered to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission equipped with Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes. In addition to sharpening the transmission's shift timing, the Sport mode quickens the RAV4's throttle and steering response, Toyota says. An automatic limited-slip differential is also standard.

A Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional. In Auto mode, the RAV4 AWD operates as a front-drive vehicle, transferring torque to the rear wheels when the front wheels slip or when the system detects, through steering inputs and yaw sensors, spirited driving. In Sport mode, power transfer to the rear wheels begins the moment the steering wheel is turned. Up to 50% of engine power can flow to the rear wheels in Auto and Sport modes, depending on driving conditions.

The RAV4 AWD also has an AWD Lock button that works at speeds up to 25 mph to lock the engine power split evenly between the front and rear wheels for maximum traction on slippery surfaces.

Fuel Economy
The Toyota RAV4 is EPA-rated to return 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg in combined driving when equipped with front-wheel drive. Add the optional AWD system and those figures are 22 mpg, 29 mpg, and 25 mpg, respectively.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In addition to 8 air bags and Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seat designs, the 2014 RAV4 is equipped with a standard reversing camera and Smart Stop Technology that is designed to prevent the crossover from accidentally accelerating as long as the driver has their foot on the brake pedal. For 2014, a new Technology package adds a lane-departure alert system, Auto High Beam headlights, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 RAV4 receives a 4-star (out of 5 stars) overall rating. Note that in the frontal-impact test, the front passenger protection level is rated 3 stars.

As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not officially rated the 2014 RAV4 for crashworthiness.

Available Trims for the 2014 Toyota RAV4
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LE (FWD 4dr (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23550.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name XLE (FWD 4dr (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25000.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name Limited (FWD 4dr (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28320.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name LE (AWD 4dr (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24950.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name XLE (AWD 4dr (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26400.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name Limited (AWD 4dr (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29720.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name Limited (FWD 4dr (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28320.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name LE (FWD 4dr (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23550.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name LE (FWD 4dr (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23550.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name LE (AWD 4dr (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24950.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name LE (AWD 4dr (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24950.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name XLE (FWD 4dr (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25000.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name XLE (FWD 4dr (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25000.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name XLE (AWD 4dr (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26400.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name XLE (AWD 4dr (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26400.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name Limited (FWD 4dr (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28320.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name Limited (AWD 4dr (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29720.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name Limited (AWD 4dr (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29720.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver and 4-way adjustable passenger seats, 60/40 split, sliding, reclining, fold-flat second-row seats w/height-adjustable headrests and center armrest
  • Split-Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Front Sport Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver and 4-way adjustable passenger seats, 60/40 split, sliding, reclining, fold-flat second-row seats w/height-adjustable headrests and center armrest
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: 8-way power driver w/power memory and 4-way adjustable passenger seats, 60/40 split, sliding, reclining, fold-flat second-row seats w/height-adjustable headrests and center armrest
  • Entune Selective Service Internet Access
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Cargo Features -inc: Cargo Tray/Organizer
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 17" x 6.5J -inc: caps
  • Tires: P225/65R17H AS Wide Vent
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Rear Bumper
  • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Fixed Interval Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Body-Colored Grille w/Chrome Accents
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Alloy -inc: caps
  • Tires: P225/65R17H AS
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5J Alloy -inc: caps
  • Tires: P235/55R18H AS
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Alloy ALM -inc: caps
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5J Alloy ALM -inc: caps
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder w/Dual VVT-i
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • 3.815 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,485 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 900# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 15.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • 4.071 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,600 lbs
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Entune AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Playback w/6 Spkers -inc: 6.1" touch-screen w/integrated back-up camera display, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio: Entune Audio Plus AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Playback -inc: Entune App Suite, 6 speakers, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging, HD Traffic and Weather, SiriusXM Radio w/90-day trial, 6.1" touch-screen w/integrated back-up camera display, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Radio: Entune Premium Audio with Navigation -inc: AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Playback, Entune App Suite, 6 speakers, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging, HD Traffic and Weather, SiriusXM Radio w/90-day trial, 6.1" touch-screen w/integrated back-up camera display, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Real-Time Traffic Display

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