Safety reviews of the Toyota RAV4 show it to be one of the safest cars on the road, with an overall five-star rating from the NHTSA. Only the rollover and driver-side frontal crash tests returned a slightly lower result of four out of five stars. Similarly, the IIHS awards it a top score of Good in every category and a Top Safety Pick award for 2022, with only some of the lower-grade headlights returning a Marginal score. An updated side-impact crash test returned an Acceptable score.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard on all new RAV4s. This suite comprises a range of features, including a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert and lane tracing, dynamic cruise control, and road-sign assist. The Star Safety System is also equipped, adding ABS, EBD, stability and traction control, and smart stop. The rearview camera can be bolstered with the surround-view camera available to the upper trims, along with front and rear parking sonar, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. If you are still unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, your safety is ensured by the eight airbags spread around the cabin: dual front, front knee, front side, and side curtain.
|Toyota RAV4 Trims||LE||XLE||Hybrid LE||XLE Premium||Hybrid XLE||Hybrid Woodland Edition||Hybrid SE||Adventure||Hybrid XLE Premium||Limited||Hybrid XSE||Hybrid Limited|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A||O||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||O||S||O||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||S||O||O||S||N/A||S||S||O||S||O||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||O||S||N/A||S||S||O||S||O||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||O||S||N/A||S||S||O||S||O||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||N/A||S||S||S||S||S||S|
While there is no J.D. Power reliability review for the 2023 Toyota RAV4 yet, it did score 82 out of 100 overall in 2022 and 81 for Quality & Reliability, which is a very good result. There have been no 2023 recalls as yet but for the 2022 model year, all RAV4 derivatives were recalled once for a front airbag that may not deploy. Hybrids were additionally recalled once for stability control that could be deactivated when the car is started. The 2021 RAV4 Prime specifically had one other recall for headlights that could be misadjusted, leading to excessive glare for oncoming motorists.
The warranty plan is pretty standard for the segment, too. Bumper-to-bumper issues are covered for 3 years/36,000 miles, while the powertrain plan is valid for five years/60,000 miles. The hybrid models also receive an eight-year/100,000-mile electrical component warranty. ToyotaCare is included with every new purchase, offering two years/25,000 miles of scheduled maintenance, and two years of roadside assistance.