Toyota RAV4 Gas Mileage | MPGomatic | Where Gas Mileage Matters

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Toyota RAV4

Gas Mileage

First introduced in the mid-1990s, the Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular small SUVs in America. An affordable price and good gas mileage have kept the RAV4 at the top of its class. A 2.0 liter four-cylinder was the sole engine choice through 2003, when the displacement was bumped up to 2.4 liters.

The 2008 Toyota RAV4 produces acceptable gas mileage figures for a small SUV, with highway ratings in the mid 20s. The current RAV4 is available with a 2.4 liter four-cylinder or a 3.5 liter six-cylinder engine in both 2WD and 4WD variations. All 2008 RAV4s are equipped with automatic transmission (a manual gearbox was last offered in 2005).

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#2 Dan on 12.20.07 at 2:49 pm

The 2001 photo is a Highlander

#3 mpg-o-editor on 12.21.07 at 7:11 pm

Photo fixed (deleted 2001 thumbnail). Thanks, Dan!

#4 Zach on 01.29.08 at 11:32 pm

My 06 RAV4 was getting 27 mpg. Recently it has dropped to 25. I am not sure what has caused the decline. Any ideas?

#5 mpg-o-editor on 01.30.08 at 7:48 am

@Zach #8211; if you live in a colder climate, the winter weather could be the culprit #8230; with longer warm up times and the like. You should also check your RAV4#8242;s tire pressure (free!) and change its air filter ($15).

You might consider switching to a K#038;N air filter #8230; K#038;N#8217;s are more efficient and reusable #8230; while cleaning is a small added hassle, you#8217;ll save over the long run.

One last thing off the top of my head #8230; have you recently switched your brand of gasoline? Switching to a brand with a higher blend of ethanol can negatively effect mileage.

#6 Ashley on 09.02.08 at 5:08 pm

I recently put gas in my car that had ethanol in it as well. I then saw that my maintenance required light came on- I was wondering if my car needs to get it all pumped out or if maybe my car was just over heating somehow? I had been driving for a few hours. I have a 2007 rav4.

Any info would be a huge help.

#7 mpg-o-editor on 09.02.08 at 9:59 pm

@Ashley #8211; Although there#8217;s a good chance the maintenance light came on by coincidence, it#8217;s best not to take a chance.

Ethanol is everywhere these days, but the percentages vary. While 10% ethanol shouldn#8217;t be a problem, 85% (E85) isn#8217;t a good thing in an engine that#8217;s not designed for it.

Best bet is to check the filling station and your owners manual to see what percentage of ethanol is approved and give your local Toyota dealer#8217;s service department a call.

#8 Blanco on 05.27.10 at 10:41 pm

On Jan 7, 2010 I bought a 1995 Toyota RAV4 for $6,300. Tomorrow it will hit the 100,000 mile mark. I love it. When I stop at a red light sometimes I think that it is off as it so quiet. One time I actually thought it had stalled and turned the key to turn it back on.

I get right around 30 miles a gallon hwy. I tell people it is a 2005, it looks,runs, and sounds so good. What do you all think? Great deal? How long do these autos last, 200,000 miles?

#9 MLC on 07.08.10 at 2:17 pm

I had a 98 Rav 4..220k miles..it just died..timing belt wasnt replaced, i didnt do regular oil changes so the engine is gone. I bought it for 3k 2 years ago..Im sure If i wouldve taken better care of it it wouldve went another 50k miles. Good car but VERY small..Hardly had room with my 2 girls in the back seat with their carseats..Awful on space and comfort.

I heard the new ones have more room.

#10 Abdul Wahid on 04.09.13 at 12:08 pm

Dear all ,

I have RAV4 2009 4 cylinder, 4WD automatic gear. Its going around 1 month it using more gasoline then normal range. The average of MPG is showing 14 MPG in high way in side the city is showing 12.4 mpg.

I would be really appreciated if you would help me regarding to this issue.

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