2001 Toyota RAV4 Overview


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4.35 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Does The Job, Nothing I Hate About It. Leather Seats Great With Kids, Just Wipe Clean. by Caroline
 — Excellent. I am happy with it, does as a runner to the stables with bales of shavings in the back, back seat between headrest great saddle rack, and backseat headrests make good bridle hangars. Chloe ... Read More
Love My Rav! by Fred
 — Surprisingly fun to drive: light steering with good feedback, smooth 5-speed stick, good clutch, peppy acceleration, great brakes, 4wd. Fresh looks inside and out. And of course, bullet-proof reliabil... Read More
She Save My Life From A Nasty Accident by Eu
 — It maybe slow but it can go anywhere, it had taken me to a number of places including offroad, sexy body, reliable engine & she has save my life. Will get another one of a asme kind soon in 2 door mod... Read More

2001 Toyota RAV4 Overview

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2001 Toyota RAV4

Following on Toyota's five-year cycle for car redesign, the 2001 Toyota Rav4 was almost completely revised. Perhaps the biggest improvement was in the engine: a new 2.0-liter 4I engine added more horses, bringing the total to 128 horsepower and standard towing capacity to 1500 pounds.

The little SUV also grew a little, adding inches in height, width, and length. Reviewers were happy with the improved size, as it provided a little more elbow room for passengers, storage capacity for bags, while not making the vehicle too bulky or unwieldy.

Some reviewers noted a significant drop in gas mileage as the car aged, going from 23/27 to around 18/23.


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Toyota RAV4 Questions


Transmission Problems

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I Have A 2001 Toyota With Apx 200k Miles On It. Need A Transmission I Want ...

Until now, I didn't know that an alert/recall was publicized! Never received a recall or email stating any issues. I'm beside myself. The tranny is apx same price as the car's worth. Replacing ECM...

24 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

What Lead Rav 4 To Switch Itself Off

I have a problem with my Rav4 (2001), was running great then it went off in the midle of my driving and was not able to start it,I found that the engine oil was low and the car was a bit overheated, t...

191 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

How To Know If My 2001 Rav4 Has A Variable Cam Gear

Need to buy a timinig chain repacement kit. Don't want to start untill I have all the parts on hand but I don't know if the engine has a variable cam or not unless I open it up or is there an easie...

54 views with 5 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

Is Or Was There A Software Update For 2001 02 And 03 Rav 4 Indicating Bad C...

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