An overall wonderful small SUV. The build quality is rock solid. My experience with reliability has been excellent, I have never owned a vehicle so reliable. The engine and transmission work wonderfully, and the engine is suprisingly powerful for a 2.0 L.
Front end styling, extremely versatile interior, ride qaulity, reliability, build quality, and it's outstanding stereo.
An option of a V6 and a column mounted automatic transmission gear selector would be the only improvements I would suggest. I think the vehicle could use a little extra room in the front and a little walkway like through the front seats.
Bought used with 75K miles, now at 87K. No problems. Solid, dependable, reliable, fun to drive. Looks, drives and sounds like it's still brand new. Interior looks like new. No squeaks or rattles. Easy to park. Has lively acceleration, still gets 30 mpg on hwy, 24-25 around town. Considered AWD but went with FWD and automatic and this car is GREAT on snow (Firestone tires). Love it so much, we bought another!
Visibility, driver seating position, reliability. Good looks. FWD has excellent performance in snow. Unbelievably easy to park, small size helps it fit anywhere.
The center console in the "L" model is a little wobbly and the cupholders are awkward when using larger cups (12-16oz, no problem).
It is very sporty and handles like a
sports car. After 2 1/2 years, but
only 14000 miles, I know why we drive
the 98 Expedition everywhere. The ride
is not very comfortable, and on the
open highway, the kids in the back seat
were scared for the first month because
they felt like they were riding in the
back of an old pickup. It is loud and
has lots of wheel and highway noise.
Also, there are 3 loud and irritating
trim or structural rattles and noises
that are relentless in all driving
conditions. It is great for around
town, but after 2 1/2 years, it's not
Styling exterior & interior
engine- just right
I bought this RAV just about 5 years ago and
have yet to experience one mechanical
problem. Exterior is solid and interior has
also held up well. Gets decent gas mileage for
a little SUV (both city and highway) and I have
taken it on long road trips without a problem.
Lacks power on mountainous roads and hills,
though and I have had it floored to keep up
with the Speed Limit in the Blue Ridge
Mountains. Great quality overall!
Privacy glass, wagon-type door, alarm, rear
standard cargo net for trunk, better power,
bring back the EV version, smaller blind spots
this is my mothers car, but i tend to
drive this a lot in the winter when it
snows. it handles very well in the snow
much to my suprise. i feel very safe
with the control and traction i get
from the 4 wheel drive. trunk space is
excellent...i fit a lot
of stuff in the back that i thought
would never fit. Needs more interior
leg room.I tend to be cramped up
especially when theres people in the
back seat (im 6'1"). There is also a
lot of wind noise, cheap dash. I kinda
feel funny driving it because its not
really my style...This car is
definitely a "chick car" but it get
does the job done
great gas mileage, back seats fold down
for xtra storage space, very reliable,
snow handling, tough little 4x4
could use more power but with power
comes poor gas milage, better cup
holders, more leg room, standard CD
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.