I purchased this vehicle under the Clunkers Program while "donating" my Ford F-150 to the government for destruction. The mpg is great with new four cylinder engine. EPA figures are either on the money or slightly low. Plenty of pep too. Very quiet even at highway speeds. Great looking interior. The V6 would have been nice, but absolutely not necessary unless you're carrying six or towing a boat. Same goes for AWD here in Florida, but in snow country I would have added AWD. This could be a more ideal car for seniors as it is easy to drive and easy to get in and out of. The swing out trunk lid is easier for seniors than the hatch. Same for getting things out of the back. No stooping.
High mpg. Quietness. Build quality (it's a Toyota. What do you expect?). Great seat comfort when compared to a Honda CRV. Sure footed on road. Durability of a Toyota.
Only one. Add automatic door locks that actuate when the car is placed in drive and starts moving. Just about every car has that, but not the Rav4. In this age of car jackings and such this is a much needed feature that should be always included.
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