2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This is my 1st SUV in many years, but it won't be my last. Previous vehicle was a 2000 Avalon that easily moved past the 100,000 mile mark. The 3rd generation RAV is actually pretty good sized. This vehicle is so much fun to drive. The V-6 sounds great and is really "hot", but fairly economical. A great sound system is enhanced by the access to XM Satellite radio. The solid safety rating (including being surrounded by airbags) is comforting. The Smart Key system has you lamenting the fact that you have to use a key to open your front door in just a few days! I live in a hilly area, but the AWD got around in 7" of fresh snow like it was July.
Smart Key / XM Satellite / Sound and performance of the V6 / View of the road (compared to a sedan) / Storage Space / Easy access / Improved brightness range on dashboard lites / AWD
Prefer tire not be on outside / Larger gas tank / No memory for power seat /
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