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New style Rav4 - rocks by Steve on 02/04/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited FWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: New style, comfort leather seats, rides/handles excellent, fuel economy, inside storage
Cons: factory towing packing not availabe
Overall review: great vehicle
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Excellent Redesign RAV by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/17/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: We purchased the RAV Limited 2 months ago. So far, we love everything about it (style, handling, performance, gas mileage, comfortable seats). We especially like how the car was engineered - the interior dials, knobs, AC vents, cup holders, and compartments all work real well, easy to use while driving, and they have a quality look and feel (unlike some other vehicles we were considering). The backup camera is an excellent and necessary feature! Power tailgate is nice (but we would have been okay with a manual operation). It's sporty and quiet. Nice pick up and corners like a car. Toyota, did an excellent job and put a lot of thought into the redesign of the RAV4.
Cons: Passenger seat is not powered (not really a big deal since the leather seats are extremely comfortable). We wanted a trailer hitch package - but the dealer said it was unavailable.
Overall review: We spent a lot of time researching & test driving different models. We considered the Honda CRV, Ford Escape, and Hyundai Santa Fe. When we looked at all the "details" - it was the QUALITY that sold us on the RAV
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Station Wagon, Not SUV by NoRepeatBuyer on 02/24/2013.
Pros: It is smoother riding than 2012 model. No more side-opening rear door. Better mileage(mpg) and 6 speed transmission.
Cons: No longer an SUV, but rather a glorified station wagon. Cannot even go off pavement for fear of bottoming out. No longer sit high up in seat and it is hard to avoid seeing over the raised "peak" on the left side of the hood.
Overall review: Frankly, I felt like I was riding a hearse, yet alone an SUV. No SU (Sport Utility) here; just another "Soccer Mom" vehicle for the urban/suburban city slickers/masses. I have an original version from the 1990's and closing in on 500,000 miles with only 2 or 3 minor repairs.
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Gotta Love It by Baltimore Born on 02/20/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: AWD XLE Extremely comfortable supportive seats. Great appearance. Well laid out interior. Steering is exact and effortless. Great road manners. Great Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio. Cabin heats up pretty quickly.
Cons: HD Radio and satellite radio need to be standard. Area between sunvisors needs to be blacked out or have a pull down shade as sun comes in profusely in the morning and can be blinding (even with grayed out matrix in this area)...very annoying. Glove compartment doesn't lock. Can't use voice commands to activate phone. No discounts available in February.
Overall review: Have only had this car for two weeks so far but love it in mostly every respect. It rides like its on rails and I prefer the stiffness. Anxious to take a long trip to see what the gas mileage is. Not impressed with non-highway miles thus far....avg. is about 19mpg.
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Quality that is in the use not the advertisement . by mustangalpine on 03/03/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Back seats lay down flat to haul more. I am consistently geting 28.5 miles per gallon city/ highway .
Cons: Very difficult to nogotiate with dealers when purchasing retail is what you pay they know what they are offering.
Overall review: If your looking for a cheap price below retail msrp go for the Ford Escape . If your looking for long term reliability pay the difference buy the Toyota. Ford talks quality but just is not the truth. Ford still has been small problems with items like interior parts falling off. Shaker system is still having problems with cd eject problems dealer will tell you $500.00 will drop a new one in. thats the Ford way.
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