2012 Toyota RAV4 Review

2012 Toyota RAV4 photo
  1. Original MSRP$22,650 - $28,650
  2. Price Range$9,450 - $14,999
  3. Average Selling Price$12,162
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)22/28 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSUV

User Reviews for 2012 Toyota RAV4

4.2
7 Reviews
5 Star

50%

4 Star

16.7%

3 Star

33.3%

2 Star

0%

1 Star

0%

Interior

4.8

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

4.7

by Nick on December 11, 2017

Limited Trim Rav4
"4WD/AWD is part-time; goes to 2WD at speeds greater than 25 MPH. It is spacious, tire cover is nice and not too difficult to figure out. Fully adjustable toof rack is very convenient."
Interior

4.0

Heated seats, spacious trunk, bigger on interior than you'd expect.
Exterior

5.0

Aesthetically pleasing
Performance

5.0

QUICK acceleration, but to be expectdd with a contemporary V6 engine.
Family

5.0

Space, trunk room for vacation
Cost

4.0

Very reasonable considering SUV costs, even realizing it is a crossover SUV. Fuel economy is satisfying for what you're getting.

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by swollenzien on May 28, 2017

Excellent purchase!
"I am excited with our new car. Looks good and drives well. It has a few extras like a sunroof and heated seats. Also a camera for backing up which is handy. It has a nice audio system as well. The price was below blue book and it only had 36,000 miles!"
Interior

5.0

Very clean and in great condition. Leather seats and well taken care of.
Exterior

5.0

The exterior is in great condition with only minor blemishes. Well taken care of.
Performance

5.0

It has a lot of energy. Easy to merge into traffic and I have to watch my lead foot. Love the cruise control.
Family

5.0

Lots of room with hidden storage. Room for lots of hauling and luggage etc. The back seat is comfortable with decent legroom.
Cost

5.0

So far the mileage has been as advertised so it is getting decent mileage for an SUV. We are looking forward to having it for a long time.

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by Jim Flautt on February 27, 2017

Great Car So Far
"Love the RAV 4 and it is a great car so far. Car was well taken care of and with the exceptions of a few boo-boos on the side from parking lots, I highly recommend the car. Only issue I have is that the in-town mileage is about the same as my GMC Sierra Crew Cab pick-up that has the big GM V8, and the RAV 4 only has 4 cylinders."
Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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by Jennie on November 22, 2015

"I bought this vehicle because I wanted an AWD or 4WD vehicle. It was a certified pre-owned Toyota with 37K miles. I traded my 2011 Scion XB for it. I test drove a few other makes before deciding on the RAV4. It is easy to drive and park, handles great, and has plenty of cargo space, including a hidden compartment under the cargo floor mat for laptops, cameras, etc. The rear door swings open, which initially I thought I wouldn't like, but it has not been a problem at all and now I think I like it better than the hatchback style. This is my fourth Toyota (still have my 1994 half-ton pickup) and I am very happy with it."
Exterior

5.0

This is a very sharp looking vehicle. Mine is Pacific Blue, which is a vivid hue of medium blue. The wheel covers are shiny as chrome and clean up easily. I don't know what else to say other than it is beautiful and outshines all the other shades of blue SUV's in the parking lot!
Interior

5.0

The interior color is called Ash but it is literally 50 shades of gray, which is quite stunning and beautiful. The driver's seat is extremely comfortable and has a good lumbar support. I'm short, 5'2", and the shoulder harness height adjusts down to a comfortable enough setting for me so that it doesn't cross over at my face. The over-visor mirrors have lights that come on automatically when flipped down. It has an extra compartment over the standard glove box that has a push button open and close feature which is great for stashing gloves, tissues, pens or anything else you may need to easily grab hold of. There is a USB port in the console for charging moblie devices on-the-go. The cargo area is ample, with a protective tray over the carpet, and a privacy screen that is very easy to remove and reattach.
Performance

5.0

I live on a steeply inclined and narrow road in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The wet leaves that collect at the apex of the switchback can cause tires to spin. The RAV4's AWD kicks in when needed without hesitation. I feel confident that I'll be able to get around this winter in the snow and sludge. The brakes are GREAT and it accelerates well when changing lanes to pass on the interstate.

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by Sandy's rav4 on September 28, 2015

"I was going to buy the.Eav4 or the Honda CRV. After test driving, I preferred the RAV4 to the CRV. The RAV4 is more solid, a smoother ride, roomier and has more features for the price. It gets good mileage, it's fun to drive , has the roof rack cross bar and is much peppier than the reviews I read have claimed. Great SUV. I prefer it to the newer redesigned model."

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by GRIB on November 12, 2014

"sweet ride excellend economy, never gets stuck!"

by LOUTOG on October 20, 2014

"Toyota brand, test drive, less than one year mileage on two year old vehicle. Clean inside and out. History of reliability. consumer Reports ratings. "

CARFAX Info for 2012 Toyota RAV4

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2012 Toyota RAV4 Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2012 Toyota RAV4 for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(53)
Good Value
(76)
Fair Value
(70)
No Badge
(65)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

56%

CARFAX 1-Owner

32%

Personal Use

90%

Service History

99%

2012 Toyota RAV4 Pricing

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new. The price range for the 2012 Toyota RAV4 is $9,450 - $14,999. The average selling price is $12,162. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$22,650 - $28,650
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2012 Toyota RAV4 based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$9,450 - $14,999
Average Selling Price
$12,162
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2012 Toyota RAV4 on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$8,000 - $15,500
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2012 Toyota RAV4 Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. Base$9,692 - $12,999$11,344$8,260 - $14,230
  3. Sport$8,999 - $14,900$12,068$9,680 - $13,810
  4. Limited Edition$9,995 - $16,482$13,319$8,230 - $17,520

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