The 2003 Toyota RAV4 is the smallest SUV in the Toyota
SUV line-up. It was actually the first compact SUV to be
based on car engineering and it started a trend in 1996
when it was introduced. This is a great little vehicle with
solid interior amenity levels, good performance, respectable
fuel economy and throughout, Toyota's standard for reliability,
quality and value.
2003 sees a few new things for the RAV4, including a newly
available Sport Package with new exterior and interior styling.
Add this to the existing assortment of aesthetic appeal,
performance choices and quality components and the RAV4
is a winner.
The 2003 Toyota RAV4 comes in a 20r and all-wheel drive
version. The major packages allow for a diverse range of
trim levels and interior amenity choices.
The interior of the 2003 Toyota RAV4, in line with its car
like engineering, is designed to give it a sporty coupe
feel more than that of an SUV. Easy-to-reach controls, cockpit-style
instrumentation and metallic-look trim combine with roomy
accommodations to ensure comfortable driving and riding
The basic selection of interior offerings on the 2003 Toyota
RAV4 provides most of what a consumer needs including power
steering, cloth upholstery, height adjustable drivers seat
for great5visibility and and AM/FM/CD player. This year's
new RAV4 Sport Package enhances the interior with sport
fabric seats, color-keyed heated exterior mirrors and door
On the outside, the Toyota RAV4 story is similar. Distinctive
basic features provide solid levels of form and function
while major packages can change the look and feel to meet
specific consumer needs or desires. The Sport Package dresses
up the exterior with aerodynamic multi-reflective headlamps
with blackout trim, a new grille, a hood scoop, and gray-painted
The Toyota RAV4 has four different powertrain configurations.
That is they come in four or front wheel drive and they
can be coupled with either 4-speed automatic or 5-speed
manual transmissions. However, both drive systems work from
a 4-cylinder engine. The smooth and responsive all-aluminum,
2.0-liter dohc engine produces 148 horsepower at 6000rpm
and 142 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4000 rpm.Gas mileage is
particularly good, considering the vehicle's diverse utility,
with 22/27 mpg (city//hwy).
Toyota's Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
helps boost torque at low- and mid-range engine speeds,
resulting in sporty performance and ample power for highway
Safety and Security
Safety features include dual-front airbags and optional
4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights.
2003 Toyota RAV4 Highlights
RAV4 Sport Package for 2003 dresses up the exterior
with a new grille, aerodynamic multi-reflective headlamps
with blackout trim, a hood scoop and gray-painted
overfenders. A tubular roof rack with polished stainless
steel finish adds style and function, and Toyota dealers
offer accessory attachments for it. Special sport
fabric seats are exclusive to this new package, which
also includes color-keyed heated exterior mirrors
and door handles. The Sport Package includes air conditioning,
cruise control, 3-in-1 audio system with six speakers,
power windows, door locks and side mirrors and carpeted
floor and cargo mats. The combination makes the RAV4
Sport one of the best-equipped, and best values, in
instrumentation and metallic-look trim give the RAV4
interior styling that is more like a sporty coupe
than an SUV. Easy-to-reach controls and roomy accommodations
ensure comfort in the front and back seats. The ergonomic
front seats include standard height adjusters, providing
occupants of any height with a true "command"
view of the road that SUV customers prefer. Even with
a greater ride height than sedans, the RAV4 is easy
to enter and exit.
glass, a rear tonneau cover and carpeted floor mats,
and cargo mats - all available as separate options
- are also included in the L package, which has proven
popular with RAV4 customers. An optional leather-trimmed
interior, available in conjunction with the "L"
package, brings a taste of luxury to the RAV4.
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Toyota RAV4.
148 @ 6,000
2WD 4 spd. 24/29
2WD 5 spd. 25/31
4WD 4 spd. 22/27
4WD 5 spd. 22/27