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2003 Toyota RAV4 - Specs

2003 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota RAV4 - Engine Specs
Toyota RAV4 - Powertrain Specs
Toyota RAV4 - Suspension Specs
Toyota RAV4 - Exterior Dimensions
Toyota RAV4 - Interior Dimensions
Toyota RAV4 - Vehicle Mass
Toyota RAV4 - Safety and Security

Engine 2003 Toyota RAV4
2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve EFI 4-cylinder
Bore and Stroke 3.39 x 3.39 inches
Displacement 1,998 cc
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Valve Train 4-valve/cylinder with VVT-i
Horsepower (SAE) 148 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 142 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Ignition System Distributorless Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)
Fuel System EFI
Recommended Fuel 87-octane unleaded
Emission Control LEV

Powertrain 2WD 4WD
5-speed manual 4-speed auto 5-speed manual 4-speed auto
Drive configuration Front-wheel drive or full-time four-wheel drive
Gear ratios ( :1)
     1st 3.833 3.943 3.833 3.938
     2nd 1.904 2.197 2.045 2.194
     3rd 1.333 1.413 1.333 1.411
     4th 1.038 1.030 1.038 1.029
     5th 0.820 - 0.820 -
   Reverse 3.583 3.145 3.583 3.141
Differential Ratio 4.235 3.120 4.562 3.291

Suspension & Steering 2003 Toyota RAV4
Independent MacPherson strut with L-shaped control arms and stabilizer bar
Double-wishbone coil-spring rear suspension with stabilizer bar and hydraulic shock absorbers
Stabilizer Bar Diameter
0.90 inches
0.78 inches
Steering Type Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Ratio 16.0:1
Turns (lock to lock) 2.9 turns
Turning circle 35.4 feet

Brakes 2003 Toyota RAV4
Front Type Ventilated disc
Diameter 10.7 inches
Swept Area 234.9 square inches
Rear Type Drum
Diameter 9.0 inches
Swept Area 89.3 square inches
Total Swept Area 324.2 square inches
Parking Center hand brake

Wheels and Tires 2003 Toyota RAV4
Wheels Wheel size 6.5 x 16 inches (standard)
7.0 x 16 inches (available)
Type and Material Steel (Alloy available)
Tires Tire Size P215/70 R16 (standard)
P235/70 R16 (available)
Tire Type All-season steel-belted radial blackwalls

Capacities 2003 Toyota RAV4
Engine Oil 4.22 quarts
Fuel Tank 14.7 gallons
Cooling System 6.87 quarts (manual)
6.76 quarts (auto)

Exterior Dimensions (in.) 2003 Toyota RAV4
Wheelbase 98.0
Overall length 166.2 (167.1 with L Package)
Overall width 68.3
70.3 (for P235/60 R16 tires available on 4WD models, Sport Package)
Overall Height (unloaded) 65.7/66.1 (2WD/4WD);
65.7 for P235/60 R16 tires
Track width Front 59.3 (60.0 for P235/60 R16 tires)
Rear 59.1/58.9 (2WD/4WD)
(59.8 for 4WD with P235/60 R16 tires)
Minimum ground clearance 6.3/6.7 (2WD/4WD or P235/60 R16 tires)
Angle of approach / departure 27° / 28° (2WD)
28° / 29° (4WD),
27° / 28° with P235/60 R16 tires

Interior Dimensions (in.)
Head room
Leg room
Shoulder room
Hip room
EPA Cargo Volume Behind rear seats
29.2 cubic feet
With rear seats out
68.3 cubic feet
Seating Capacity

Vehicle Mass (lbs) 2WD 4WD 4WD P235/60R16 tires
Curb Weight 5-speed manual 2,711 2,877 2,910
4-speed automatic 2,777 2,943 2,976
GVWR 3,946 3,990 3,990
Payload 5-speed manual 1,235 1,113 1,088
4-speed automatic 1,169 1,04 1,014

Safety Features
Driver and front passenger airbags SRS*
Three-point ALR/ELR seatbelts in all seating positions (driver’s seatbelt ELR only); driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters; Driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
Available four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Side-impact door beams
Child-protector rear door locks
Available daytime running lights with auto on/off system
* The Toyota driver, front passenger and front seat-mounted side-impact airbags are Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS). The driver and front passenger airbags are designed to deploy in severe (usually frontal) collisions where the magnitude and duration of the forward deceleration of the vehicle exceeds the design threshold level. The side-impact airbags are designed to inflate in severe sideimpact collisions. In all other accidents, the airbags will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible from the airbag modules and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an airbag or around the seatback. Do not use rearward-facing child seats in any front passenger seat. The force of a deploying airbag SRS may cause serious injury or death. Please see the Owner’s Manual for further instructions.

EPA Fuel Economy 2WD 4WD
2003 Toyota RAV4 5-speed manual 25 / 31 22 / 27
4-speed automatic 24 / 29 22 / 27

Basic Limited Warranty Coverage
3-year/36,000-mile Comprehensive
5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain
5-year/unlimited-mileage Corrosion Perforation

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