Toyota RAV4 2005 model: Price, Pictures, Interior, Problems, Owners Manual PDF & More (Update in 2021)

Jan 24, 2021

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1. Toyota RAV4 2005 model – an Introduction

The Toyota RAV4 2005

The Toyota RAV4 2005

The Toyota RAV4 second-generation was launched in 2000 and remains both the beloved three-door and the five-door variants from the preceded model while sharing various elements with the Toyota Corolla and the Toyota Carina. Since its debut, the Toyota RAV4 second generation has achieved a good name thanks to it striking exterior combined with satisfying on-the-road manner. In Nigeria, the Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular model thanks to its great fuel economy and the availability of qualified mechanics that can handle its maintenance. We at Naijauto are honored to give you an in-depth review of this endeared model, Toyota RAV4 2005 model review. Enjoy!

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2. Toyota RAV4 2005 model price

Please consult the table below for the Toyota RAV4 price in Nigeria. Please note that prices of cars may vary depending on its mileage, neatness, engine strength, year of manufacture and other factors, so the real sale price of a car might be slightly above or below the stated ranges but Naijauto tried to have the price ranges as accurate as possible.

 Toyota RAV4 model price list in Nigeria
 Model  Price
 2001 – 2005 RAV4 price  N1.8 million – N2.3 million
 2006 – 2009 RAV4 price  N2.5 million – N3.5 million
 2010 – 2012 RAV4 price  N4.5 million – N6.1 million

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3. Toyota RAV4 2005 model pictures

Behold more Toyota RAV4 2005 model pictures below.

The Toyota RAV4 2005 frontal look

The Toyota RAV4 2005 angular front

The Toyota RAV4 2005 angular rear

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4. Toyota RAV4 2005 Interior

The Toyota RAV4 2005 interior delivers all the qualities that Toyota is known for. The cabin shows a comfortable and roomy setup, though this advantage is not present in the three-door version which offers decent riding conditions for merely two passengers and those in the back may feel not as comfortable. However, the five-door variant completely addresses that. On the other hand, the front row seats provide great comfort for the back while offering the good support that kills all the fatigue. Generous room is found in the backseat of the five-door RAV4, as two adults or three children can be accommodated with ease.

The Toyota RAV4 2005 dashboard

The Toyota RAV4 2005 dashboard

The Toyota RAV4 2005 steering wheel

The Toyota RAV4 2005 steering wheel

The Toyota RAV4 2005 driver's seat

The Toyota RAV4 2005 driver's seat

It can be said with confidence that the Toyota RAV4 interior quality is among the top-notch ones. Having said that some plastic details are hard but we are talking about those areas that is not usually in the sight. Besides, all the controls are very user-friendly so you won’t have any problem in figuring out what each button does.

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Speaking of the Toyota RAV4’s practicality, the three-door variant lags well behind in this respect as the access to the rear seats is not that easy to gain and the cargo space is far from generous. That said, the rear seats on the five-door version can both slide backwards to release more legroom and be tumbled down for more boot space. In case you need to load really bulky stuff, the rear row can even be completely removed. The storage compartments on the RAV4 is smartly set up so cellphones, wallets, keys and other small items won’t be scattered around inside the cabin.

For infotainment, the Toyota RAV4 2005 comes with a CD player, added by a CD autochanger if you can get the top-of-the-range.

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5. Toyota RAV4 2005 Model lineup

The Toyota RAV4 2005 angular front

The Toyota RAV4 2005 is offered in three- and five-door variants

The Toyota RAV4 2005 model lineup includes three- and five-door variants and was built on a platform that inherits both Corolla and Carina elements. It is presented in various trim levels in the UK market: NV is the FWD, while the NRG, GX and VX are 4WD with different gear levels. In Europe, Australia and Asia, the RAV4 is available as a three-door while in the US market, it is offered in a five-door. A 1.8-litre inline-four engine on the 2WD provides 110 kW, or 150 horsepower, while the 2.4-litre inline-four engine is able to produce 118 kW or 158 horsepower.

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On various Toyota RAV4 2005 variants, you can have the following features:

  • electronic stability control,
  • anti-lock braking system,
  • power seats, windows, and mirror,
  • six-speaker CD stereo,
  • an adjustable driver’s seat, and
  • air conditioning.

If you can find a Toyota RAV4 2005 with sports package, then you have additional

  • bonnet scoop,
  • mesh grille,
  • roof rack,
  • color-keyed door handles,
  • heated mirrors,
  • silver sports pedals,
  • gray painted fender flares and bumpers, and
  • sport fabric seats.

Other options include alloy wheels, sunroof, heated seats and keyless entry. 16-inch wheel is standard, while larger tires are available on AWD models.

6. Toyota RAV4 2005 Problems

Known as a reliable vehicle, it is reported that the Toyota RAV4 problems are few and minor. Following are the most common problems reported by users and major recalls through the years:

  • The sunroof my present due to sealing issue
  • Toyota has recalled some models built between 2003 and 2005 as the driver-side dual-stage frontal airbag has experienced moisture intrusion.
  • Electrical and transmission failures are the issues most reported by users
  • The first diesel variants may experience a failed clutch, especially when in towing duties.

the Toyota RAV4 2005 profile

Known as a reliable vehicle, the Toyota RAV4 2005 has few, minor problems

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7. Toyota RAV4 2005 Owners Manual PDF

8. Conclusion

Toyota RAV4 2005 profile

Toyota RAV4 2005 is one of the most sought-after models by Nigerian drivers


We hope that with this review of the Toyota Rav4 2005 model, you have found helpful information that may ease the task of buying a car. If you like our article, please like, share and don’t forget to visit Naijauto Reviews for more in-depth reviews of the most sought-after cars by Nigerians.

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