2016 Toyota RAV4  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#51 of 2016 SUVs

#134 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Toyota RAV4
The RAV4, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 1996, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Toyota RAV4 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. The RAV4 has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Toyota RAV4 has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.047%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.2%.

We estimate that the 2016 Toyota RAV4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0545% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2215%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0545% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2215% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is 30% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Toyota RAV4 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8566Chevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Buick VeranoMitsubishi OutlanderHonda CR-VGMC TerrainFord EscapeSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeVolkswagen TiguanMazda CX-5Hyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 85. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is less safe than the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, the 2016 Subaru Forester, and the 2016 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2016 Buick Verano, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2016 Honda CR-V, and the 2016 GMC Terrain.

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