"My eighth Toyota since 1988. As usual its a dependable Suv as are all the others Ive owned.
O.k. argument being ita not a head turner, or a barn burner. But it gets you going and gets you home. I have had very minor problems with all my Toyotas. Never a breakdown. I drive them till
200,000 miles then trade them. I really cant believe the money you get on your trade. Only because Toyota is known for quality and people are not afraid to buy them."
"My wife and I bought this car three months ago and love it so far. We got it for the AWD, we live in St. Louis and get a fair amount of snow. The AWD performed great on the snow covered roads. I was hesitant to drive it because many reviews said the seats are uncomfortable for big drivers. I am 6'1" and am very comfortable in the drivers seat. I have driven on several 2 1/2 hour trips with no discomfort. Gas mileage averages 19mph in town 26mph on the highway. Not great but what I expected. The back seat has plenty of leg room for larger passengers although you can only comfortably seat 4 adults. Trying to fit a third adult in the back seat is tight at best, unless you have some very skinny passengers, but easily fits three kids. Plenty of storage in the back. We really like the storage bins in the back, all of our emergency equipment tucks nicely out of the way. The grocery hooks are somewhat handy when grocery shopping. Haven't had much trouble with the tailgate being hinged on the right, but we don't do much curbside loading. With the seats down we are just able to fit our bikes in the back. I get what some other reviewers mean when they say it has a budget feel but as it is our first brand new car it isn't an issue for us. But, if you are used to more upscale cars I could see how you would feel that way. Road noise/wind noise has never been an issue. Great visibility while driving. Overall very happy with our purchase."
"Good features, ride, and control. Seating for both driver and passenger is outstanding. I have had excellent gas milage with the truck fully loaded with cut firewood. Winter driving has also been good"
"reliable vehicle for city and woods.great traction inrough roads and a great highway car especially the V6. About 23 MPG40000 miles on car and Dealer said dont check with him for any service untill there is 60000 on it
I like that."
"I must say this small SUV fits my needs but feels cheap on the inside, my other car is an Audi S4 so that alone puts the Rav4 up against a winner. Sadly Toyota uses some of the cheapest plastics I've ever seen but beyond that they build decent cars. The one thing I'd change is the foolish swing out rear door, it just gets in the way. The V6 is great in the Rav4, it moves out when you need it getting decent MPG's at the same time. Resale value is back now after NASA cleared Toyota of a major computer flaw. I was never concerned but others were, clearly this will make Toyota a better car, Audi was cleared of the same issue in the late 80's now Audi make some of the best and the safest line of cars in the world."