2012 Toyota RAV4

Base 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 auto trans

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2012 Toyota Rav4
2012 Toyota Rav4
The third-generation RAV4 is another Toyota product that pioneered its segment and has recently weathered an assault from competitors. However, the RAV4 has something of an ace up its sleeve in that it's large enough to accommodate optional third-row seats--something few of its direct competitors offer. Seating arrangements are flexible, and there's also an underfloor cargo area. With the rear seats folded down, the RAV4's cargo hold will easily swallow an adult-size bicycle. This mid-size crossover's utility doesn't come at the price of efficiency thanks to the fuel-sipping ways of its 166-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. At the same time, the RAV4 can be had with Toyota's excellent 3.5-liter V-6, which makes 269 hp. That's enough to snap this crossover from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds--something you won't experience in a Chevrolet Equinox. There are areas where the RAV4's age spots show--the all-business interior looks rather drab, for instance, and both engines could benefit from a six-speed automatic transmission (the four-cylinder employs a four-speed, the V-6 gets a five-speed). And like almost all Toyotas not named FJ Cruiser, it could use an injection of impassioned design.
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Left Side View
With the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV's on-sale date of September 24 right around the corner, the SUV's EPA-ratings have finally been revealed. The electric SUV is estimated to get 78/74 MPGe city/highway, 76 MPGe combined, and have an estimated range of 103 miles.
2013 Toyota RAV4 Possible Front View Leaked Photo
A forum member from an overseas Toyota fan club appears to have captured a production version of the 2013 Toyota RAV4. The following photos show a crossover we believe is the 2013 RAV4 with torn pieces of protective plastic wrap, suggesting that it’s a manufacturer or dealer vehicle waiting to get prepped.
Toyota Rav4 Spied Front Three Quarter
It looks like Toyota is working on an updated version of the Rav4 crossover, based on these new spy photos. That makes sense, given that the current Toyota Rav4 is over six years old, and that most of the model's competitors have recently been redesigned.
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Toyota and BMW have made the next step in their partnership official today after the two automakers inked an agreement to research future lithium-ion battery cells.
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Toyota and Tesla announced their partnership on a new Rav4 EV just four months ago and already the two have a vehicle to show for it. The first Toyota Rav4 EV by Tesla will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$18,925

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Suggested Retail Price
$22,650

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Base 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
22 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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Base 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
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2012 Toyota RAV4 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
Horsepower:
179 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
172 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Maintenance
25,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.
Consequences
If the front passenger seat occupant sensing system is out of calibration, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
Remedy
Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
3,235
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SEATS
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.
Consequences
If the front passenger seat occupant sensing system is out of calibration, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
Remedy
Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
3,235
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Summary
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 and 2010-2013 Toyota Tundra, 2010-2012 Rav4, 2012 Toyota Sequoia, 2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2010-2011 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2010-2013 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2010-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2010-2013 Toyota Venza, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, 2010-2013 Toyota Tacoma, 2011-2012 Toyota Sienna, 2012 Toyota Prius, 2013 Scion FR-S, 2011 Scion XD, 2011 Scion XB, and 2012 Scion TC vehicles. These vehicles were sold with labels that were outside the allowable one percent of accuracy of actual weight added. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequences
An inaccurate label could lead to owners overloading their vehicles and tires. An overloaded vehicle can result in a tire failure which may result in a vehicle crash, personal injury, or property damage.
Remedy
Southeast Toyota will notify owners and provide a corrected label with instructions concerning its installation. A small group of the affected vehicles will need additonal remedies which are still being developed. The recall began on May 28, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
7,525
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.
Consequences
If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The recall began on March 28, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
261,114
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.
Consequences
If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The recall began on March 28, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
261,114
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Acceptable

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Toyota RAV4

Depreciation
21.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$6,388
21.2%
Insurance
$6,360
21.1%
Fuel Cost
$10,335
34.2%
Financing
$1,945
6.4%
Maintenance
$3,363
11.1%
Repair Costs
$1,426
4.7%
State Fees
$363
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $30,180 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent