2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
We have now owned our RAV4 for about 3 months and I love driving it! We were seriously looking at the Honda CR-V also (I was replacing a Honda Accord which I loved) but frankly didn't think the interior CR-V features were up to speed with the RAV4. Only issue we have had is a problem with tire inflation on driver side. It keeps losing air for no apparent reason. This is a great vehicle for moving or purchase of large or awkward items which cannot easily fit in a car. Sure do love it!!
Bluetooth, controls on steering wheel, dual temperature settings. Zippy pick up, fun to drive, plenty of storage room. Love the color - Blizzard white Pearlcoat. Love outside temp control which most cars now have.
Fix the clock so you can see it in daylight! Increase the size of the gas tank. Improve the quality of the leather seats. Change the side of the rear door opening for US models! Add satellite radio option. The ride can be rough. Need better mpg. Would love to see a hybrid RAV4 soon!
2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The V6 4WD Limited has all the options I need in a SUV. I'm getting about 24 MPG which is good for the performance. At first the seats felt uncomfortable however the more I drive the RAV4 the better they feel.
My favorite thing about the RAV4 is the powerful V6 engine. I also like the storage space, including the hidden compartments in the back.
I would like a warning chime for headlights. With only 2000 miles I already have 3 small paint chips in the hood. My Chevrolet Impala has about the same amount with 83000 miles. Don't get my wrong, I like the RAV4 much more than the Impala.
Lots of power, great handling, very comfortable, excellent build quality, plenty of head and leg room, good access, based on previous Toyotas we've owned great reliability, terrific styling and my wife and I love it.
The smooth and powerful V6 engine, agile steering, JBL premium sound system.
Checked out the CRV, the Sante Fe and the Mazda CX 7. After test drives and reviews, wound up with the Rav4 and have not been disappointed. It's an awesome little truck with tons of standard features and typical Toyota quality. Even at the base model you feel you're getting a lot for your hard-earned dollar. Oh, and this thing is fast, even the AWD.
Toyota quality, really good fit and finish. Handling, the ride for what it is (a small truck really). The utility of space inside. It's the fastest sport ute on the planet behind the three times as expensive, half the gas mileage, and many more times the maintenance cost Porsche Cayenne.
Improve the base radio, controls standard on the steering wheel, slightly heavier doors. Other than that, it's the best vehicle in it's class for the price period!
Purchased this RAV after owning a 1998 RAV. So the difference is quite noticeable. This is my daily driver, so I needed 4WD and wanted good/decent gas mileage. The cabin is much larger, both with leg room and shoulder room. Love the look of the Sport (I think it handles tighter with the larger wheels). Gas is about 25 mpg with 80/20 highway/local driving. The road noise is considerably less. The back seat area is spacious, even if you're 6'2". The 4 cylinder has a nice punch, its not a 6 cyl, but off the line is good with just me in the car. When I test drove the sales guys said that the 6 is too much. Test drove CRV and 07 highlander-liked the RAV better.
Design, 18" wheels, fog lights, fold-down seating, price, middle arm rest, storage space, mp3 connection w/power, outside thermometer, stock radio surprisingly kicks!
Only minor stuff here. The glare from moonroof on radio display, probably the most negative here, add a compass for direction, steering wheel adjustment up and down not just in and out, include rubber cargo mat for the storage, raise and lower glass in hatch and change hatch door to swing up.