2002 Toyota RAV4 Review #586

2002 Toyota RAV4 Review #586 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 1150 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1


  • 2002 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 2002
  • SUV
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 1150 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
  • 2002 Toyota RAV4 Review #586 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 1150 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1
  • 2002 Toyota RAV4 Review #586 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 1150 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 2
  • 2002 Toyota RAV4 Review #586 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 1150 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 3
  • 2002 Toyota RAV4 Review #586 - SUV, petrol engine, 2 l., 1150 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 4



Consumer Report

Let's start, perhaps.

I got the car quite by accident. Purposefully to buy it, I did not go. Sold by a friend of his. The history of the car was known, and, accordingly, its condition, which I rated quite highly, which was later confirmed.

The car was sold at a normal price and in installments for a long period, which made it impossible to refuse the purchase. As a result, I became the owner of a car that I previously seemed unaffordable. From the foregoing, I conclude that my point of view will be fairly impartial.

Now everything is in order.


If someone is interested in this moment, then I will say that I liked the last body much less than this one. Yet mine is more masculine and muscular. Although, of course, each person has his own opinion about the appearance. So let's skip the details.


I got a 2-liter Te fourth. Despite all the spitting in the direction of d4, I can say for sure that the engine has never let me down. Always refueled with the 92nd benz in Sibneft. The engine light on the dash came on twice. The first time - after refueling with left-handed gasoline in the countryside (out of necessity). Passed after two subsequent refueling in the city. The second - just caught fire. Perhaps also due to low-quality gasoline, but already in the city. The next day passed by itself. The oil level in the engine never changed, so topping up was not required.

2 liters, of course, is not enough for a normal ride. Even an overdrive does not save here. But more on that later.


I moved to this car after Toyota Levin 1.6 without a turbine, shorter than a two-door Corolla. So there the dynamics were much more interesting (the machine is light). This is all for the evaluation of speed characteristics. Well, yes, I, in fact, did not expect anything else from Rafik. It's not made for racing. And if you don’t bother much, then driving around the city is quite tolerable.


Here, too, everything is mediocre. The quality of the plastic panel can be compared with the Honda Logo. Even Levin is far from here. The design of the panel leaves only sad impressions. A non-native DVD player with a TV refreshes everything a little, but it's still sad. Plus, when driving, everything strums and creaks.

The seats are made of a fabric that is not bad in terms of the degree of adhesion of dirt, I liked it.

There is not enough space for rear passengers, but, in truth, this worries me a little. Much more worrying is that there is not much space ahead, even for my average height of 176.

The rear seats are folded and removed with a flick of the wrist. This is convenient, especially when traveling together in the countryside and transporting bulky goods.


I failed to appreciate this moment, because. I didn’t get into mud and snow drifts and didn’t have to skid. But it's nice to feel under a full drive. This gives confidence. In any case, I never cling to the bottom and bumpers. Curbs also do not cause big problems.

Noise isolation.



Hardcore! In combination with the missing soundproofing and creaky plastic - a complete scribe! But! In the turns is not much worse than Levin. It is a pity that in our off-road conditions this useful property of the suspension is rarely applicable. Maybe I'm wrong, but when we buy a semi-jeep, we rely on the fact that we have to drive on not the best roads. As a result, I don’t understand why there is such a stiff suspension here, especially since there is no dynamics at all. And I want to experience at least some comfort on the road.


10 liters with very moderate city driving. On the track, too, chervonets. If you put pressure on the gas, it will be up to 15.


Here everything is more pleasant. Free parts. Everything is simple and cheap. Constantly available. Toyota. Everyone knows about this, I will not paint much. I can only say that the car had minor damage related to the age of the car (suspension).

That's like all.

I made the following conclusion.

The car is practical to disgrace. Suitable for a prudent hard worker, not spoiled by comfort and not demanding on the speed of movement. Apparently RAV4 was created for this.

Fuel consumption on the highway:

  • 24 miles per gallon (US)
  • 28 miles per gallon (UK)
  • 10-15 l in the city, 10 - highway l / 100km

Category: 2002 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Author: Svetlov-mihail

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Truborez 2022-03-26 (10:01)

Here I am on Saturday. Ohr..t! What a huge difference though. As I still rode on this rafa. It also costs a hundred more...

Rarus 2022-03-26 (09:46)

he is mine now

2022-02-21 (10:01)

Finally RAV4 rocks!!! Recommendations: Raise the road clearance to 25 cm, put the center block and that's it

2022-02-13 (10:01)

Dear! Comrade PAV-4 American-made! Hence the problems with sound insulation, interior equipment, suspension settings, etc. This is nothing in Europeans and Japanese women! How can you tell an American from a European at first glance? Look at the repeaters on the front fenders. The Americans don't have them, but the Europeans do! Fully agree with BMW3AL! Respect!

Bmw3al 2022-02-09 (10:01)

I have a 2003 RAV 1.8 lane drive, mileage 120 thousand, from Europe. I am very pleased with the car, I have owned it for 2 years, I drive every day - the mileage per day is an average of 100-120 km, the problems about which they write here are not known to me: and the Shumka is in order (you can talk in a low voice on a hundred) nothing creaks or strums anywhere. the plastic is as quiet as a mouse, the consumption on the highway is 6.7l, I don’t know for sure the city, but the computer didn’t show more than 9 liters even in traffic jams. there are no problems with the engine at all - no rings, no oil, no chains there are single-row ... the masters from Toyota say simply: put the rubber on full-time and keep the pressure normal, change the oil-filter-candles-antifreeze on time. well, all-wheel drive is nowhere for me and I didn’t need it, although I went to the forest and fishing-hunting and icy turns ... and one more thing: the engine is surprisingly nimble 125 forces, the gear ratios in the box are very well chosen (mechanics) in short, I went on Nissan trails and on slippers with hondami, yes, with dignity, but still they do not reach the tightness)) so gentlemen, comrades, there is not enough alternative for her!

Wit750 2022-02-04 (10:01)

american-from there and cruise

Dmitriy_kemerovo 2022-02-03 (10:01)

zadolbali! wash this d4 once every 10,000 and you won’t know any problems, a lot of people already ride them and no tricks, adults and hysteria like eighth grade girls don’t nichrome and don’t want to, a sea of ​​\u200b\u200binformation how to avoid problems with our benz, but no, help, nightmare, DO NOT BUY !!! morons, how did you jump off the branch, are you civilized people or arangutans?

2022-01-30 (10:01)

then msm You wrote: "If you make soundproofing, you can feel like a man" If you do everything on your own, without resorting to the services of unfamiliar artisans, then it will be blown out in half an hour, and not in 5 minutes, as is likely now ... In terms of sound insulation, you most likely will not feel the difference ...

2022-01-29 (10:01)

I am also going to buy Rafik! Thank you for helping to draw, I hope the right conclusions!

Msm 2022-01-29 (10:01)

Here he burst with the D-4. This is how it should be. My apologies. Really not D-4. Lately I've been thinking. If you make soundproofing, you can feel like a man.

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