2004 Toyota RAV4 Overview


Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?

CarGurus has 39,756 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $1,850.


Not sure what you want?

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



Avg. Price: $7,367
Base 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,829

Toyota RAV4 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,040
#2 FordNut
Reputation 970
#3 Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
Reputation 750
View All

Have you driven a 2004 Toyota RAV4?

Rank this car!

Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 8 reviews

Returing To The Perfect City-car by Luis48
 — I owned a RAV4 back in 01-03 and it proved to be a great car in Boston: fits easily in tiny parking spaces, has 4wd, can carry plenty of crap and fit my bike fully assembled with one seat removed. Pl... Read More
Reliable, Economical. by VNSSAA
 — I really enjoyed driving this car, the sterling wheel is very smooth and soft, never ever had any problem with this vehicle, i did oil change every 300 to 400 miles, for $40, i liked to use the best r... Read More
Highly Recommend It! by Nick
 — This is a rock solid Japanese car. It is very low maintenance, and it gets great gas milage for an SUV. It does not accelerate as quickly as you would expect, but that is not a huge issue! The c... Read More

2004 Toyota RAV4 Overview

Overall User Score

4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.15

Based on 8 reviews

2004 Toyota RAV4

Toyota responded to consumer complaints about the small engines in its Rav4s by producing its most powerful SUV ever. The 2004 Toyota Rav4 was given a 2.4-liter I4 rated at 161 horsepower, 13 more horses than the previous engine.

The leather package proved to be a popular option, with reviewers raving about the soft leather. Side airbags remained an option, as did new curtain side airbags. Power mirrors and intermittent wipers are now standard, as is a retuned, improved suspension.

The price on this little SUV did not reflect the quality of the improvements, keeping below the $20,000 cut-off for the standard SUV.


What's your take on the 2004 Toyota RAV4?

Elizabeth Hall
  • Report

People researching a 2004 Toyota RAV4 contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD, exterior
Toyota RAV4
35% of the time
Honda CR-V
12% of the time
Ford Escape
8% of the time
Toyota Camry
6% of the time
Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?
CarGurus has 39,756 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $1,850.

Toyota RAV4 Questions

Robert Heafey

Can A Bad Exhaust System Cause The Vsc Trac And The Check Engine Light To C...

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

I Have A Toyota Rav4 2004. It Has Been A Great Vehicle. We Have Maybe Put 3...

Have used it very little in the last 2 years. Last November tried to start it and it did not start. Bought a new battery. Worked fine. tried to start it today and no luck. jumped it and it started. Le...

48 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 months ago)

Blue Flashing Light At Top Center Of Windshield? Maybe Hooked To Sun Roof?...

I just purchased a 2004 Toyota RAV 4L. No owners manual with it. There is a blue flashing light at top center of windshield going off? When I start the car it stops flashing. When I shut it off it'...

3,614 views with 8 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Glove Compartment Lock Will Not Open - How Do I Break Into It?

I have a 2004 Rav4 with a locked glove compartment that I simply cannot open. I have already tried wd-40 and picking it to see if there was anything hung up in the lock - no success. Is there any way ...

612 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

How Do You Reset The Maint Req Light On A Toyota Rav 4 (2004) ?

After an oil change how do I clear the light ?

1,460 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 years ago)