2012 Toyota RAV4 Values
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 is a seven passenger compact crossover available with two different engines; a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 179 hp/172 lb-ft of torque and an optional 3.5-liter V6 that produces 269 hp/246 lb-ft of torque. FWD and 4WD drivetrains are available and while the base engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic, the upgraded engine gets a 5-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage ranges from an EPA estimated 19 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include 17-inch alloy wheels, 6-disc CD changer, touch-screen navigation system, 6-speaker sound system, integrated backup camera monitor, third row fold-flat-into-floor capability, and moonroof. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), advanced airbags, and smart stop technology (SST). The Rav4 is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Toyota has made significant updates to the in car entertainment system for the 2012 RAV4. Base models get a new Bluetooth enabled stereo that allows streaming from wireless devices. The upscale Limited version now has an optional display type audio/navigation system featuring Toyota's Entune service.
Freshened styling; roomy interior; fuel economy; safety features; 3-row seating available
The RAV4 straddles the line between compact and mid-size SUVs, but its price is more in line with its compact competitors, making it a good deal for those who want SUV capability, but space for the family. Its fuel economy is also enviable with the available 4-cylinder engine. The optional 269-horsepower V6 is very quick while still managing 27 mpg on the highway.