Back when SUVs were big (in size, not just market), seemingly all of the major automotive manufacturers were in the game and nearly all of them recognized there is a market for smaller, yet rugged Sport Utility Vehicles. Never one to hold back, Toyota introduced its own "compact" SUV, the Toyota RAV4 overseas in 1994 then brought it to North America in 1995. The Toyota RAV4 is widely considered to be one of the first crossover SUVs and despite its original intention (i.e., deliver SUV-like size and performance in a small SUV-looking package) the current RAV4 is much larger. Yet, thanks to technology and design, this bigger, newer Toyota RAV4 still delivers good fuel economy and is essentially as maneuverable and drivable as its much older siblings. BTW, in case you were wondering, RAV4 is short for Recreational Activity Vehicle, 4WD. "SUV4" probably just didn't sound right.
AutoMall.com has 9,425 Toyota RAV4 models listed for sale across the country. Prices start at $2,000 and have an average price of $19,977. It is available in these trim levels: Adventure, Base, EV, LE, Limited Edition, Platinum, SE, Sport and XLE. Available drivetrains include: 4WD, AWD and FWD.