2006 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: $mart Choice

2006 Toyota RAV4 - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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$mart Choice
By stephen on


2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Purchased vehicle new w/ leather, sunroof, JBL, 30 months/21K ago. Choice was based primarily on "return of investment" having shopped for used versions (CRV/RAV) realizing their high resale values. I am still pleased with my choice, my RAV is roomy, rattle free,comfortable, easy to live with, nimble, relatively quiet, dependable, versatile and averaging 23 mpg in mixed driving. Sure I see more exciting, faster, sexier choices out there (I still struggle with the tire on the back) but whether hauling 4 adults to the airport, 3 dogs to the groomer or 30 bags of mulch I am hard pressed to find another vehicle that comes close to doing them all as well. The RAV has been a $mart choice.

Best Features

Size, driving position, ergonomics, leg room, handling, rear seat room and adjustments, flexibility, cargo space, full size spare, seat comfort (lower back issues), iPod compatible, center console, running lights, roof rack, safety features, LED lights. Has the good stuff of a SUV but w/o the bad.

Worst Features

Auto temp settings out of synch. Less hard plastic on dash. Rear seatbelts difficult to connect. Rear seats folded cupholders create holes in the cargo floor. Add fold flat front passenger seat & add'l power driver seat adjustments. Hide spare tire. Key fob buttons breaking. Wiper controls.
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