"Ready to trade in my lease and I really enjoy this SUV. It drives and handles well, ( I am a fast driver) V6. Snow is no problem with the 4WD and height of vehicle. Materials inside are a bit cheap in my limited. Sight lines are good, storage adequate. Side opening rear door is really not an issue, and the exterior full size spare tire leaves more interior room.
Cons: windows and doors freeze shut constantly, moonroof very noisy when open (needs optional shield) mileage not the best but ok. Brakes noise in rainy conditions.
The 2013 changed completely which leaves me in a quandary. No V6, spare is tiny and takes storage room away, NO 4WD. AWD is only opton. 2015 is no better for my likes."
Pros: "Power, fun to drive, boxy looks, dependable"
Cons: "Interior is simple and has cheap plastic."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I own a 2012 Rav4 limited V6 4WD. I love to drive this car because of good acceleration, pickup & speed. The driving position is also very commanding and visibility is good.
I don't have any strong dislikes just that the interior could be better considering what current cars like san fe, escape etc has. And some time road noise is little bit more but not bothersome. Because of the power, it makes easy to pass other vehicles on road.
If I were to trade in my car for a new car (not till 100k miles), I would definitely go for bigger & better san fe or highlander."
Cons: "The seating could be a bit more comfortable."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Handles very well, is very reliable. The features included are great and I've even used this vehicle for camping. A full sized air mattress fits in the back when you put the seats down. The rear compartment is great for hauling things and makes unloading easy. I would definitely buy another Toyota RAV4. I've owned many different vehicles over the years and this vehicle is an excellent value for the price."
"Great deal; Very reliable. Comfy. This is my fifth or sixth Toyota. Extremely reliable cars. Only in the shop for standard maintenance and tires. Would highly recommend for teenagers. Very safe and wonderful handling."