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If you're looking for fuel efficiency, versatility and reliability in a small SUV that also offers the convenience of a third-row seat, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV is the perfect fit.
If your needs for a third-row seat also include lots of storage space behind said seat, a larger Toyota Highlander or Chevy Traverse might be a better idea. Those looking for cutting-edge features and
In the 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV, Toyota has managed to deliver car-like ride and handling characteristics in a vehicle with a tall ride height and ground clearance. Safety is paramount at Toyota, so the RAV4 is wrapped in high-strength steel for increased rigidity and improved ride, handling and steering. On the road, the 2012 Toyota RAV4's interior is quieter than most, although the V6 engine does sound rather harsh at full throttle, a very un-Toyota-like characteristic. Elimination of outer moldings around the windshield and door glass helps
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By Rick (OH) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I owned and sold this car
Reason: Company Fleet Car - My approximate mileage is 70,000
Pros: "Cheap, Good gas mileage"
Cons: "Slow, Unreliable, Cheaply Made"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"My company switched to Toyota for their fleet cars. We quickly switched back to the previous brand after one year because of the mountain of complaints from the sales force. I had the RAV4. It was a piece of junk and seemed to be in constant need of repair. The car was the slowest I've ever driven, and everything about it seemed cheaply made. The breaks made horrible noises. The interior smelled of gasoline. Interior and body parts fell off during normal driving. The car would randomly shut down while driving down the road. The car blew out every electronic device I plugged into it. (ie GPS, Phone, Tablet) Toyota's response was that all of this is normal. I would definitely NOT recommend this car, and know my company would tell you the cost savings were not worth the problems."
2 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Crunch (UT) on Monday, May 13, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,260overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliability, parking, gas mi., conven., handling"
Cons: "Not quite enough power for towing."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Has a tight turning radius, good visibility, comfortable on long hauls, enough power for a 4cyl. to pass well, and climbing the hills. Good enough ground clearance to clear smaller boulders and handle rough roads. Great room for carrying large cargo. Love this vehicle."
6 people out of 8 found this review helpful
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