Toyota RAV4 2003 2

This generation of Toyota RAV4 2 (facelift model) has been produced from January, 2003 to January, 2006. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. 2003 Toyota RAV4 is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (5 versions) and front wheel drive (2 versions). Four wheel drive models have AWD (all wheel drive) system (power is automatically distributed between the wheel axles).

The second generation Toyota RAV 4 entered production in spring 2000. Compared to the previous generation, the interior was more spacious, while retaining virtually the same exterior dimensions. The front seats have three adjustment options and a wide range of longitudinal adjustment. The rear seats are multifunctional and have separate adjustments (longitudinal and tilt), but taller people still have to make a serious effort to find the most comfortable seat adjustments. The boot has several side pockets but a rather low loading height. The rear seats fold down to increase the load compartment space.
The second generation RAV 4 is powered by a 1,998 litre DOHC VVT-i petrol engine with 150 hp. The three-door version of the RAV 4 is equipped with a 1.8-litre petrol engine with 128 hp, but this engine is slightly underpowered for comfortable driving. Since June 2001, the cars have been equipped with a 2-litre 116 hp turbo-diesel D-4D engine, which accelerates the RAV 4 to 100 km/h in 12 seconds.
The second generation RAV 4 handles very well. The car handles confidently even at high speeds, responding quickly and precisely to the slightest movement of the steering wheel. But the independent McPherson suspension replicates the road profile and undulations quite accurately. The car is equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system using a viscous clutch. The second generation RAV 4 can be equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission (only the manual version is available for the D4D turbodiesel).
The basic R2 package includes an adjustable steering column, adjustable driver's seat height, heated front seats, electric package, folding rear seat, air conditioning, radio, front airbags, ABS, fog lights, alloy wheels and remote central locking. This version is available in three-door and five-door versions. The R4 option includes heated door mirrors, self-locking rear axle differential, 235/60 R16 tyres and fender extensions. The R5 Luxury version has a leather interior.
At the end of 2003, the model received visual upgrades (bumpers, radiator grille and optics) and a new engine version was added: a 2.4-litre, 167 hp petrol engine.
Like Toyota, the RAV 4 is reliable and does not require frequent repairs, but when repairs are necessary (most often transmission and electronics problems), spare parts are quite expensive.

This Toyota is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 2.4 litres and power of from 125 to 161 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.0 litres and power of 116 HP.
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Toyota RAV4 2003 2 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.4 to 9.8 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 7.1 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Toyota RAV4 2003 2 petrol engine version is Toyota RAV-4 1.8 16v VVT-i 2WD, consuming 7.4 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Toyota RAV4 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 10 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +9% for petrol engines and +11% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Toyota RAV4 modification.

Toyota RAV4 2003 2 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 175 to 224 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 190 grams per kilometer. From Toyota RAV4 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Toyota RAV-4 1.8 16v VVT-i 2WD which produces an average of 175 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.6 seconds has Toyota RAV-4 2.0 16v VVT-i 4WD version, conversely the tardiest one is Toyota RAV-4 1.8 16v VVT-i 2WD reaching this speed only in 12.2 seconds. The maximum top speed is 185 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 150 hp version (Toyota RAV-4 2.0 16v VVT-i 4WD).

Lenght of Toyota RAV4 is 424 cm, it is medium size car. Toyota RAV4 gross weight is from 1730 to 1930 kg (depending on modification).

Toyota RAV4 can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3200 $. According to user reviews, average Toyota RAV4 repair costs are 110 $ per year. Users calculated Toyota RAV4 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2900 € cost per year and 0.32 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 56%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 22% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Toyota RAV4 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Toyota RAV4 prices and costs.

In user reviews Toyota RAV4 received average grade 8.5 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.8). Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 83% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Toyota RAV4 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Toyota RAV-4 1.8 16v VVT-i 2WD Oct 2003 — Jan 2006

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.8 Petrol 125 HP 7.4 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Toyota RAV-4 2.0 16v VVT-i 4WD Oct 2003 — Jan 2006

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds

2.0 Petrol 150 HP 8.8 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Toyota RAV-4 2.0 16v VVT-i 4WD Oct 2003 — Jan 2006 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Toyota RAV-4 2.0 D4-D 4WD Oct 2003 — Jan 2006 2.0 Diesel 116 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Toyota RAV4 2003 2.4i Jan 2003 — Dec 2005 2.4 Petrol 161 HP 8.9 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Toyota RAV-4 2.4i 4x4 Oct 2003 — Jan 2006 2.4 Petrol 161 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Toyota RAV-4 2.4i 4x4 Oct 2003 — Jan 2006 2.4 Petrol 161 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Toyota RAV4 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Toyota RAV4 prices

Toyota RAV4 2003 - 2006 crossover price in Latvia is from 2200 $ to 4200 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Toyota RAV4 price is average.

Toyota RAV4 2005 price 3300 $ 3800 $ 4200 $
Toyota RAV4 2004 price 2800 $ 3100 $ 3800 $
Toyota RAV4 2003 price 2200 $ 2800 $ 3300 $

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Toyota RAV4 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Toyota RAV4 reliability is very high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2017 defects were detected in an average of only 17.8 percent of Toyota RAV4 of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 27.1%.

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Toyota RAV4 2003 2 features (options)

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Metallic paint
Climate control
Roof bars (railings)
Adjustable steering wheel
Heated seats
Cruise control
Rain sensor
Leather upholstery
Rear parking sensors

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Toyota RAV4 reviews

Total 24 Toyota RAV4 owner reviews

Toyota RAV4 2006 Diesel 2.2 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:80`000 kilometers (6 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 754.8 $ (~ 125 $ per year)
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