Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. Check out the latest info for the Toyota RAV4 compact SUV. The 2011 RAV4 is available with two engine options with a four-speed or five-speed automatic transmission and with third row seating options.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Technical Specifications
Type, Materials 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, double-overhead cam, 16-valve with dual VVT-i 3.5-liter, six-cylinder, double-overhead cam, 24-valve with dual VVT-i
Valvetrain DOHC, four -valve/cylinder DOHC, four -valve/cylinder
Displacement 2,494 cc 3,456 cc
Bore x Stroke 3.54 x 3.86 in. 3.70 x 3.27 in.
Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.8:1
Horsepower (SAE Net) 179 hp @ 6,000 rpm 269 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 172 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 246 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
Ignition System Electronic, Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI) Electronic, Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)
Fuel System SFI SFI
Recommended Fuel 87-octane unleaded or higher 87-octane unleaded or higher
Emission Certification ULEV II ULEV II
EPA Estimated Fuel Economy* (city/highway MPG) 22/28 (2WD)
21/27 (4WD)
19/27 (2WD)
19/26 (4WD)
Layout 2WD/Electric on-demand 4WD 2WD/Electric on-demand 4WD
2WD/Electric on-demand 4WD 4-speed ECT-i automatic (2WD/4WD) 5-speed ECT-i automatic (2WD/4WD)
Gear Ratios
1st 3.943/3.938 4.235/4.235
2nd 2.197/2.194 2.360/2.360
3rd 1.413/1.411 1.517/1.517
4th 1.020/1.019 1.047/1.047
5th --- 0.756/0.756
Reverse 3.145/3.141 3.378/3.378
Differential Ratio 2.923/3.080 3.080/3.080
Front Independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Rear Double wishbone coil spring with stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter (front/rear) 1.0/0.87 in.
Type Power assisted rack and pinion
Overall Ratio 14.6:1
Turns (lock to lock) 2.7 turns
Turning Circle (curb to curb) 34.8 Ft. (16- and 17-inch tires)
36.8 Ft. (18-inch tires) 34.8 Ft. (17-inch tires)
36.8 Ft. (18-inch tires)
Type and Diameter (front/rear) Ventilated disc 11.8/10.8 in. / Solid disc 11.2 in.
Swept Area (front/rear) 237.5/206.8 sq. in. (w/ and w/o third seat) / 429.4/398.7 sq. in.(w/ and w/o third seat)