By Doug on
2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This car is awesome in nearly every detail. Power to spare, great gas mileage. Only 1 complaint: Base model upgraded stereo system leaves something to be desired. Display does not scroll so you can't see XM info, which is unacceptable since XM has been around for a long time now. Speakers do not sound very good. Way too much bass. Everything else about the car rocks. Seats fold flat with the pull of a lever from the back end. Makes it very convenient to load stuff for hauling. Pulls my fishing boat with power to spare. Ride comfort is great, seats very comfortable, handles great, bluetooth attachment great. Tinted glass on rear window makes auto-dimming mirror unnecessary.
1. Instant gas mileage indicator helps me tune driving as I go for better fuel economy. 2. Seats fold FLAT for cargo loading. No rise at all. 3. Engine is flawless, quiet, and applies a very smooth power curve.
1. Radio needs scrolling display, speakers need to sound better. 2. More controls on steering wheel for base model. 3. Would like a directional compass built in somewhere. Had to buy a cheapie at Target.