2006 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2006 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews

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Exion writes:
2006 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD Review
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4WD, 7 passenger seating

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Stock brakes are awful.

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The Best In Its Class. — This vehicle is fun to drive, versatile, reliable and easy on the gas. I like that the 4WD can be switched on and off and the 7 passenger seating is convenient when I need it. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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yourr_highness writes:
2006 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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5

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this RAV4 is extremely spacious, amazing on gas with a V4 engine, great car to maintain matience wise! very reliable car, i've never had any issues with this vehicle.

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this is a Toyota made car which means it's reliable, i honestly have nothing negative to say about this vehicle.

yourr_highness
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Spacious, Roomy, Reliable Family Car! — i love this Toyota Rav4 it is amazing on gas & it's overall a fun & enjoyable car! I would reccommend this car to anybody who's looking to expand there family, or anyone in general who likes sitting high & cruising in SUV's!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kuponoodles writes:
2006 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD Review
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4

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cheap, roomy for a small car.  Trunk area is huge

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boring, slow, seats are hard, even after 50k miles

kuponoodles
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Does What It Needs To — Coulda had a V6. Bought the cheapest model because I didn't think I would keep it for very long. Realize now that might need a bigger vehicle for 2 kids. unless your older child is old enough to use a booster. it gets kinda tight in the 2nd row if you're managing 2 car seats. sporty is not a good word... but handles better than most CUVs. The electric steering gives fake feedback. 4wd is only good for getting out of snow. at highway speeds on snow, still need to watch your self. its also ridiculous that dealers say its ok for this engine to use up a quart of oil every 1,500 miles or so. I thought they were lying until google search showed other owners have been told the same, and their RAVs have more miles than mine. might consider another one if one with V6, 4wd and 3rd row, in newer Limited trim, i.e. rear camera, blue tooth but still have the spare tire in the back. but those are rare Wish it has rear air vents. The ones in the front are not angled well enough and the AC is pretty weak for the 100 deg + summers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cubsbb writes:
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Very reliable

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none

cubsbb
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Toyota Rav4 — Its a good overall car for trips, sporting activities, and transporting household goods. The car is very reliable, low maintenance and decent fuel economy. Fun car to drive handles well in all seasons. Over all very practical car to own and drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cwld08 writes:
2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
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The RAV4 is comfortable, powerful and fun to drive

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I would like the a/c to cool better in the backseat area

cwld08
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I Love It — The car handles well and gets great acceleration. It gets great gas mileage and uses regular gas. I drive a lot and it has been a pleasure to spend so much time in it. It was easy and fairly cheap to maintain.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dingle writes:
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Has been a great car!!!

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I really can't think of any cons. It gets about 22 mpg so that could be better but it could also be worse.

Dingle
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Great Car Overall!! — Safe, reliable, easy to park because of size!! It's an excellent car for a college student, elderly couple, young couple, or young couple with small children. It's easy to get into due to the fact that it isn't real low and/or you don't have to climb up into it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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soloyo writes:
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Perfect for somebody looking to save on gas and have the power of AWD.

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No navigation.

soloyo
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Stylistic Gorgeous — I like everything about it, just need a van for family comfort, 2011 XLE AWD to be exact. But the Rav4 is a car I will recommend for those people really looking to have family fun or somebody that just want to save in gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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clintonics writes:
2006 Toyota RAV4 Base V6 Review
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POWERFUL and EFFICIENT

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Bad coils that are expensive to replace & a poorly designed transmission

clintonics
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Good But Get A 2007 Or Newer. Skip The 06 — This is a fantastic vehicle overall but I recommend that if you purchase one that you buy a 2007 or newer. The 2006 was the first of it's kind and has a LOT of bugs (mainly bad coils). Also the transmission shifts strangely and soils it's fluid quickly. I expect a shorter than average lifespan for this tranny.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ian writes:
2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
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Fun to drive for 30mpg highway

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V4, Stability can't be turned off

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The Rav4' — Unfortunately it's my mom's. It's got a V4 so acceleration isn't great. Decent handling. It's pretty fun to drive. Interior is very nice. 30mpg Hold's it value. It's a toyota so there aren't any major problems with it yet. Can't turn the auto 4WD/stability off.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Simon writes:
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Fun, easy to take anywhere, flat folding rear seats

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4 cyl engine not tremendously meaty, no low range gearbox

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Solid Little 4wd, Lots Of Fun — Solid build - this Rav4 was quite a nice surprise. Kate purchased in early 2008 from auction. First impression - much much larger than the older style Rav4's. Heaps of head & leg room, and a bonnet to fit a V6 also. Took it to Alice Springs, where it did a few decent day & weekend trips. Performed quite well on soft dirt/sand areas. Surprising clearance. The 2.4L 4 cyl engine is ok - this car also comes with a V6 option. V6 would be noticeably meatier, but the 4 cyl still gets the job done. Auto box works pretty well in this 4wd. Constant 4WD is great, and the differential lock button on dash has come in handy a few times. A few additions: Dirt tyres, UHF radio, front nudge bar, Rola roof racks. Still to come: darker tints, DVD player & in-dash GPS, tow ball & wiring kit.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Two In The Driveway, Now. By fisheral

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Awesome Family Car! By nmortenson

The only thing it has been in the shop for is routine maintenance. I have recommended this car to several friends and family. Its safe, comfortable, and affordable. The way it handles is amazing. I ha... Read More

Excellent, Versatile, Fun, Powerful, And Efficient Passenger And Stuff Pod By fisheral

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Great Car For Erveryday Use And Capability By charlie5305

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