2003 Toyota RAV4 Overview


Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?

CarGurus has 32,036 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $2,800.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $7,844
Base 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,032

Toyota RAV4 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,510
#2 FordNut
Reputation 520
#3 Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
Reputation 500
View All

Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 11 reviews

Bought This Beauty Brand New. Owned It From Sep 2003 To Jul 2007. by Siti
 — Throughout the time I drove this RAVee, it has never failed us in performance and reliability. Though it was a 1.8cc car, its pick-up/torque was awesome. I took pride in driving it everyday..one of th... Read More
Owned & Drove This Beauty From Sep 2003 To End Jul 2007. by Siti
 — This is an awesome car and the best that I ever owned and drove. It has never failed me and my hubby whenever we drove it. But after owning & driving this beauty for close to 4 years, with a very ver... Read More
My Rav4 by Debbie
 — Good gas mileage. Dependable performance. Very inexpensive maintainance. No major issues in 7 years of ownership. Good in the snow with the all-wheel-drive. Flexible cargo area and fold down rear... Read More

2003 Toyota RAV4 Overview

Overall User Score

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.55

Based on 11 reviews

2003 Toyota RAV4

The 2003 Toyota Rav4 showed few changes since the redesign in 2001. A new sport package was added, dressing the little SUV up with fender flares, floors mats, and air conditioning among other pluses.

The engine remains a 2.0-liter I4 rated at 148 horsepower. However, many reviewers reported that the car really needs to work to reach this amount, and that there are still problems with highway passing.

Reviewers also noted that the car is not the best for off-roading as it has minimal ground clearance due to a low-hanging exhaust system. Mileage is still cited as a plus with 22/26 city/highway, with some reviewers again reporting highway mileage up to 30mpg.


What's your take on the 2003 Toyota RAV4?

People researching a 2003 Toyota RAV4 contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2003 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD, exterior
Toyota RAV4
43% of the time
Honda CR-V
13% of the time
Jeep Liberty
4% of the time
Toyota Highlander
4% of the time
Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?
CarGurus has 32,036 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $2,800.

Toyota RAV4 Questions


Looking For Wiring Diagram Of Engine Computer To Find Pin That Goes To Shif...

Need to find schematic and resistance value of S4 shifting solenoid Toyota part # for computer 89661-42880 4 Cyl 4 Speed auto

70 views with no answers yet

Where Is The Vacuum Hose On A 2003 Rav

i just had my 2003 rav transmission serviced and it has been running very bad ever since...i thought it was the transmission, but, now i think it could be the vacuum hose

31 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

How Do I Access The Parking Light Bulbs On A 2003 Rav4?

There is no room to insert you hand behind the light assembly! I know how to change the bulb if only I can get at the light socket! Do I have to remove the plastic cover wheel wells and access the lig...

1,226 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
Tricia Stevenson

What Is Another Name For The A-frame On A Awd 2003 Toyota Rav4.? I Have Bee...

I have a family member that traded their car for a 2003 Toyota Rav4 that is all wheel drive and every site says no results found when i search for an A-Frame. Is there another name for it

43 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

How Do I Replace My Old Dull Looking Headlight Assemby On A 2003 Rav4 Chili...

There's some condensation on 2003 rav4 chili edition headlight that I'm willing to spend a hundred bucks or two to replace it. Step by step instruction would be very helpful. Thanks

235 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)