Overview & Reviews
For 2015, the Toyota RAV4 is essentially unchanged save for a couple of new options and features. Specifically, there is a new Blizzard Pearl appearance package for the Limited, while the XLE picks up new wheels and the option of a power liftgate. Toyota has also revised the RAV4's frontal structure this year to improve the vehicle's score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.
- Strikes a good balance between ride comfort and sure-footed handling.
- Roomy interior for people and cargo
- No engine upgrade option
- Usefulness of available Entune smartphone features is diminished by cumbersome setup process.
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 6 of 6.00
not a good start - 2015 Toyota RAV4
By lisaleeann - December 9 - 10:21 am
I bought my first new car in 30 years 3 days ago. A Toyota Rav4, beautiful. I was happy. Wait. First, my contacts wouldn't load onto the bluetooth system although I have a perfectly acceptable android phone. Now, my car alarm is going off every twenty minutes. I finally had to take a battery cable off to get some sleep. I'm worried...is this the joys of ownership?
UPDATE - 2015 Toyota RAV4
By jacknhill - April 3 - 5:42 pm
As an add-on to the first opinion I wrote of the 2015 RAV4: Initially I was slightly disappointed with MPG's and realized the extreme cold temps. in the NE USA were the reason.A recent road trip produced Identical MPG's as a traded-in '13 CRV: 62 MPH= 34 MPG 69 MPH= 30 MPG 74 MPH= 28.5 MPG 79 MPH= 27.6 MPG W/cruise control over 200+ miles at each speed.MPG was identical to the CRV.The RAV4 is 150 lbs. heavier too.RAV4 also fits more cargo as the wheel wells inside the back are 44"apart.The rear seats also fold down completely level,unlike CRV.Driving in city, Sport mode is a must to shift smoother.The 6 speed manual/auto is a ++. Michelins grab the road in cornering,big +++.
Good car - 2015 Toyota RAV4
By Charles William Lancaster - April 11 - 6:59 pm
Drives well, shifts good and gets pretty good mpg's I average around 26 hyw & town. On our 2500 mile trip we got 28 to 30 mpg.
Transmission Problems - 2015 Toyota RAV4
By larrys9 - July 27 - 1:08 pm
Transmission vibrates power train when5th and 6th in shifted. Engine makes a terrible growl all the time. I should have bought a Honda.
RAV4 vs CX-5, CR-V and Forrester - 2015 Toyota RAV4
By pmonk - June 30 - 3:45 pm
I just finished a week with a brand new RAV4 rental in XLE trim. I purchased a CX-5 a couple of months ago and test drove a CRV and Forrester during the purchase process, so I thought I would offer some comparisons. In a nutshell, these are all fine cars and which one you pick probably depends on your priorities. Go for the CX-5 if you want looks and handling; pick the RAV4 for a comfortable, quiet highway cruiser; the Forrester as a wagon replacement (lower seating position); and CR-V as the best all-around (especially at the lower trim levels).
A GOOD AUTOMOBILE - 2015 Toyota RAV4
By jacknhill - April 25 - 8:57 pm
The 2015 AWD RAV4 XLE I got is a good car, has a sound system that cranks and 3 months free XM/SIRIUS radio and free maintenance for 25,000 miles.PLUS the 6 speed transmission is factory sealed and never needs to be checked.The deal I got was good as I traded in a 2013 CRV.The XLE w/17" alloy wheel are sharp but did not come with locks,WHAT?The 65,000 Michelin Latitude Tour tires are a must have as well.Comfort is great,ride is smooth and 24 MPG is good enough for now that the price of gas has dropped 50%.The running boards and trailer hitch and harness made the deal I got a darn good one,and no one else could beat it.Sport mode/econ mode/regular mode offer variable performance too.GOOD CAR!