2005 Toyota RAV4 Top Comparisons

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2005 Toyota RAV4 BaseReview
Christopher writes:
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One Of My Favorites — this car has a nice stock audio system, fast brakes, good acceleration, and really good gas mileage... i used to HATE suv's until i drove this one

Pros: gas mileage, acceleration, audio system, not top heavy, good brakes

Cons: sometimes i feel like i might flip the car

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
Armen writes:
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Smooth Reliable — Right size vehicle for mid-long trips. Very smooth, soundproof, easy to drive, visibility is good.

Pros: Safe reliable

Cons: consumption

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
Allison writes:
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Excellent Car — I have been driving my family's Rav-4 for over 3 years. They had an earlier model and then renewed their lease with an updated version. The Rav-4 is an excellent combination of a roomy SUV with a more versatile driving ability. I'm able to drive my friends and our snowboarding gear up to the mountains, yet I'm still able to parallel park the car with ease. I like the new sleek look of the 2006 model, but I think that it is much bigger and therefore pushes the Rav-4 squarely into the SUV camp, reducing its appeal among the people who want a smaller but roomy car, and also causing it to compete with larger SUV's who have been in that particular market for longer. Now instead of being compared to the Honda CR-V (over which it clearly wins in my opinion), it competes with the SUV's of Lexus, Nissan, and others. However, the RAV-4 has been a consistently comfortable and competent car that I continue to enjoy driving.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
patbrayden writes:
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None — This car never brakes downs since I have had it. It runs perfectly, only oil, tire, and brake changes. It's a very good reliable car to buy. This 2005 RAV4 is great in gas and snow. It is not luxury.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the most reliable car

Cons: not to spacious

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
GuruFT7Y says:
vs2005 Honda Element EX
2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD winning categories:
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2005 Honda Element EX better.
"about twice the space"
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Honda Element EX worse.
"driver comfort seats, maybe. Let you know when I test drive it tomorrow"
2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
Guru2V39 says:
Tight, not as spacious, lacks torque when demanded, also a lack in rear leg room and cargo space.
vs2005 Honda CR-V SE AWD
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2005 Toyota RAV4 Review
Diana says:
vs2003 Toyota RAV4
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota RAV4 better.
"For me thier thier comfy and compact perfect for anything "
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota RAV4 better.
"Because thier perfect and good on gasoline "
2005 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
GuruW21L9 says:
I love Toyota Products! I wish Used RV-4 was less Expensive!@ main drawback but then its a great selling point for someone with larger pocket$$ Reliable!!!
vs2005 Honda CR-V LX
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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
Allison says:
Good car, I am 5 foot 11 though and it felt slightly short sometimes. Not a ton of headroom. Was totally reliable and I never had a problem with it. Had it for 10 years.
vs2013 Nissan Rogue SV with SL AWD
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2005 Toyota RAV4 Review
Allen says:
The 6cyl is awesome
vs2005 Honda CR-V EX AWD
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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By gmoorhouse

I like the many features that the car has, I think that is a good value, my major concern is the visibility of the visual dashboard displays during daylight hours, the information is too small and t... Read More

Review By Bferrari

My RAV4 Limited is everything I expected and more. It’s my first SUV and I couldn’t be happier with its performance and all its bells and whistles. The only downside is the gas mileage being worse whi... Read More

2020 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By sje2425

The dealer did not disclose the car had been in an accident on CarGurus. I only found out when I looked through the carfax. Read More

Review By Guru9C9V62

This is a very nice vehicle with more interior room than I expected. We will be buying this vehicle, just at a different dealership. Definitely prefer this to the Nissan rogue we are currently driv... Read More

2019 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By Guru9CLVXL

Everything is fine except if the headlights and tail lights can be redesigned and make them more visible. Read More

Review By James

Im sure its a good value but, I cant stand that color! Just makes my skin crawl. Yech! Read More

2018 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By Jennifer

I’m in LOVE with my car! The features, how it drives and the Adventure Trim! Read More

Review By Guru9CBDRP

Great gas mileage lotta creature comforts Little road noises from what I’m used to Read More

2017 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Review By Guru9X252J

Great car , great mileage and in a very good condition. Worth money spent. Read More

Review By Guru9BM361

We absolutely love the Rav4 by Toyota. The vehicle drove very solidly, and tracked the highway very well. Everything mechanical and electrical worked as they were suppose to, and the AC was ice cold... Read More

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