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Love the RAV4
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By primal_v
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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased a 2009 RAV4 4 2.5 litre 4 cylinder, base model, for my wife. Let me tell you this...if I were to get in it blind-folded, not knowing which vehicle I was in, I would have never guessed that it was a RAV4. The ride comfort is amazing! The independent suspension decreases body roll over uneven pavement. Road noise for a vehicle of this size is more than acceptable. Braking is smooth & quiet. It absorbs bumps in the road like they were nothing. Wind noise is average but better than most. Acceleration is excellent. I barely have to apply pressure to the throttle to get it to move. Without even having to stomp down on the pedal & the 4 cylinder turns into a monster & easily pulls away


Best Features

Engine is quite. 4 cylinder engine has good acceleration. Quite ride. Excellent handling. Smooth transmission. Comfortable seats. Rear seats recline & slide forward & backward. Light output is good. Low road noise. Handles well for an SUV.


Worst Features

I really don't have many complaints with this vehicle. I kind of wish that it had factory tinted windows & fog lamps but that's ok. Clear glass makes visibility better. Also the light for the rear door is actually on the door...so as you open it wide, it doesn't really illuminate the rear cargo area that well.


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Not worth the price/poor value/poor workmanship
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By stew16
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2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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questionable gas mileage at best, 4cyl is noisy, paint is the worst I have ever had on a vehicle, chipps to easily, toyota should put a full case of touch-paint in every vehicle. Has a tendency to accelerate, and the start stop button does not work as it is designed to do, alot of times the vehicle will not start when button is pressed. Toyota techs are even sure how to fix this problem nor can they explain how this is occuring with more frequency.


Best Features

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Worst Features

Get away from the start stop button, and go back to the key, needs more noise compression on the 4cyl engines, also paint chipping is excessive and is really a problem for alot of toyota products, quality controll is no longer evident due to the many numerous recalls announced with more frequency.


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Honeymoon was over after 19500 miles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By la_rav4
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2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I got mine Dec. 2008 after long research and traveling for a deal. Got one (2Grands under invoice $). Car's great to go uphills and snow, MPG(25+ hwy after 1year) and fun to drive, big cargo space. Many features like luxury equals. As someone said, Road noise is terrible AND rolling on the road, just as a boat on the sea. Dash design and cup holder location're stupid. i.e, you have to move the cup to push Emergency button or 4wheel lock button, audio power, & engine start button are all together with similar look so you have to be careful to push one of them, etc. Battery died w/o any reason. Been at the dealer 3 times this month. I lost one roof rail w/o using it(hwy? dealer?)


Best Features

Keyless entry rear view mirror great MPG 110V power outlet heated seat 5spd transmission


Worst Features

Control pannel designs. move wheel lock to transmission, send the clock to travel computer Emergency button shouldn't be bloked by cups,


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This RAV is the Mac Daddy
8 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By glowwing
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2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I'm 52 and this is by far the nicest car i have ever owned. i would never have guessed any car would beat my 4runner but i was wrong. The loaded 4 runner is great but all things considered the RAV takes the gold star!


Best Features

Everything about this car is just awesome. Really where do you want me to start!


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Excellent reliability, some cost cutting evident
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mattwc1
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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased a 2009 Base 2.5L/AWD Rav4. First and foremost, I really like the Rav4. I have had it for about 10 months now and average between 25-28mpg (mostly highway driven). Interior is laid out well with great room for drivers and passengers. Rear passenger seats move fore and aft and recline. Sightlines are very good and all instruments are well laid out. Toyota revised the base engine for more horsepower/torque and smoother running and it is apparent. The engine is smooth and revs freely. Fuel economy is very good for a CUV. behind the rear seats provide ample storage with under floor storage bins and handy remore release levers to lower rear seats from the hatch.


Best Features

Fuel Economy Reliability Comfort Handy rear seat release levers by the hatch to lower rear seats Great visibility Interior well laid out


Worst Features

Paint quality (chips easily) LCD display on radio washes out with sunglasses Interior pieces not of best quality


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