Used 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV

Large Car
Family Car
Rate this model Expert Rating:
  • Currently 4.16/5
Rate this model Rate this Model:

Rating: 2.5/5
730 users voted

 Pros Fantastic fuel economy at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

 Pros Huge cargo space with low cargo floor for easy loading and unloading.

 Pros Handling is responsive.

 Pros Choice of two strong engines that both offer solid acceleration.

 Pros Choice of adding third row seat on the Limited trim.

 Pros Plenty of leg and head room with the standard five passenger configuration.

 Pros Abundance of options, packages and accessories to add on for personalization.

 Pros Good rating for side-impact and frontal-offset crash tests.

 Pros Recline and slide rear seat for maximum comfort.

 Cons Third row seat is only practical for small children.

 Cons Interior is generic and appears budget-friendly with the use of cheap materials.

 Cons Rear side hinge on the tailgate can make loading and unloading curbside a bit of a challenge.

 Cons Exterior is outdated and could use a makeover.

 Cons Minimal towing capacity, unless you add on the costly tow package.

 Cons Only an Acceptable rating for roof-strength crash tests.

 Cons Road noise is an issue at higher speeds on the highway.