2017 Toyota RAV4  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#46 of 2017 SUVs

#100 of all 2017 vehicles

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

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is below average 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 2017 Toyota RAV4 has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.048% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4808%, meaning the average driver has a 0.048% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4808% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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