"Great vehicle choice if you're looking for speed, utility, and reliability in an SUV for under 30K. Not the most comfortable ride, but that's what you get with a sport suspension and run flat tires with a lower profile than most SUV tires. Performance is great. 0-60mph is definitely in the 5.9-6.3sec range. Not many SUV's can do that unless your willing to spend the $ for an M, AMG, SRT8, or any other ultra lux vehicle. Gas mileage is not bad considering how hard I often push the engine. Readout displays about 20miles per gallon, mostly mixed driving. Utility is the best you will find in a "compact" SUV. Seats fold flat for hauling most anything that will fit through the rear. Most aggravating design issue would be the rear door opening toward curb, rather than the opposite direction or even better, typical lift. Engine a bit hungry for the oil, but overall, no maintenance issues. Beware, if you get the run flat tires expect to pay about $200 for each replacement and these are special order in most retail outlets. Nail in the sidewall of one tire required replacement, so I just purchased an extra to keep as a backup. If you need speed with utility, this Fast Rav would be highly recommended."
"This car is more spacious than past models In the sport trimline it is a bit higher off the ground which is nice for driver angle and off road within reason. I have pushed it beyond 100 mph on some rural stretches and it performed much better than expected. Overall gas mileage is consistant and surprising given the weight of the car. PS There are some very negative reviews r they driving the same car????"
"Standing 4'9" the RAV4 Limited Edition is great for me, has power seat that tilts forward along with tilt and adjustable steering column. I traded a 2008 RAV4 Limited 4 cyl. in for a new 2010 RAV4 Limited V6 model. Noticeably quieter, improved ride comfort and handling features. Heated seat is great for Maine winters. Rear door is good for me to open instead of lift-up style. Anxiously awaiting for the new 2012 style change."