By Gail McDonald on
2005 Toyota RAV4 Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I researched suv's for about 6 months before I settled on the RAV4... Of course, Toyota was the pivoting factor. I have owned Toyotas since 1987 and have been very impressed with them. This RAV4 answered all the needs I had. It's easy to park, turn corners, and takes up much less space in my garage. It has fantastic pick up, it moves faster and tighter than my Camry. The best feature was not having to sit down into a car. I have lower back problems and getting into and out of my Camry was so hard for me. I find this vehicle easy to get in and out of with no effort. I am 5'10" and need all the leg and head room it offers. I sit up high and the 360 degree view is awesome, no blind spots
The color - white pearl is beautiful. The hard rear tire cover is classy. The side curtain air bags give me comfort, being this is my first suv and I worried about roll overs.
Softer seats. Maybe 3-4 more inches for the second row (back seat) passengers