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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 13 reviews
1997 Toyota RAV4 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 12 reviews
When SUV's first hit the market, they were based on a truck suspension. In 1996, Toyota introduced its Rav4 based on a sedan. The 1997 Toyota Rav4 picks up where its predecessor left off, continuing to provide car comfort and quality while delivering the more commanding view of the road expected by SUV owners.
Reported mileage is 22/26, yet reviewers got anywhere from 25-30 mpg on the highway, depending on panel usage, such as air conditioning. Reviewers were very happy with the comfort of the front seats, though found the bench in back to be a little more lacking.
Problems cited include constant re-alignments and tire rotations, as well as a lack of the rapid acceleration needed for highway passing.
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Toyota RAV4 Questions
Fuel Pump Not Coming On
1997 Rav 4. Replaced fuel pump and battery. Car has been run nearly dry many times so I suspected FP, when a blown FP fuse did not fix the problem. Put in new fuel pump. Still not coming on when w...
Rav 4 Does Not Go Into Any Gear Anlso Leaked 1 Pint Of Tran Fluid From Fron...
Car was going fast up a hill all of a sudden it would not go into any gear r , l. 2nd , or d. Leaking 1 pint of tranny fluid from front.,.. Fluid red smells good Thanks
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Leaks In Toyota Rav 1997
Car runs well, but there are some leaks in engine body