2021 Toyota RAV4  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#36 of 2021 SUVs

#59 of all 2021 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 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The RAV4 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The RAV4 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is above 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 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0373% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2618%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0373% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2618% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Toyota's Safety Sense active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Toyota RAV4: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). Some safety features are optional on the 2021 Toyota RAV4--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) and Blind Spot Monitor.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Toyota RAV4. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9655Kia SeltosHonda HR-VKia SportageJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterFord EscapeMazda CX-5Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueGMC TerrainChevrolet EquinoxSubaru OutbackComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 96. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is safer than the 2021 Kia Seltos, the 2021 Honda HR-V, the 2021 Kia Sportage, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee, the 2021 Subaru Forester, the 2021 Ford Escape, the 2021 Subaru Outback, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 2021 GMC Terrain and less safe than the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

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