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good car and dealer
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By rpd12
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2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Comfortable and very good handling. I leased it at World Toyota in lakewood NJ and was impressed with the efficiency & honesty of the dealer and the price. The whole process took 2 hours. I realized later I was charged for the 1st months payment which was suppossed to be included. I emailed the sales mgr and he agreed to refund the payment without hesitation.


Best Features

High road clearance and visibility. simple easy dash and controls.


Worst Features

Have back dooe open like a hatch back instead of swinging open which you can't do in a tight parking space. better mpg or electric/hybrid version.


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Just purchased
27 of 29 people found this review helpful
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By mobiledan
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2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I just purchased, or leased, my Rav4, so I can only give my initial impressions. I had narrowed my search to Equinox, Outback, and Rav4 - they are similar in size, price, and features. My choice ended up being based on the deal; my Toyota dealership was willing to deal. My Rav4 is base model, with upgrades of moonroof, leather seats, tinted glass, 17" mags, mult-disc cd. My impression is that it performs well, and is the peppiest of the three (I only tested 4 cylinder models). The Chevy and Subaru have enough power, too, but they feel and sound like 4 bangers winding out the rpms. The Toyota felt like a 6, with no straining or revving out. I also think the Rav is by far the quietest o


Best Features

Performance and quiet ride. Some of the other reviews mention road noise, but mine is very quiet - that might be because I got the package with the premium mats. I can really enjoy the nice stereo, because of the quiet ride. There's nothing cheap about this car; it's very nice, simple, and elegant.


Worst Features

More leg room.


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2011 RAV4 4X4 4-cylinder
5 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By windman3
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2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I've had my '11 RAV4 for 2 1/2 months. There are many things about this vehicle that I like, but two things that I really dislike: first, the gas mileage is less than what I expected. It will give me 27 mpg on the freeway--but only if I keep my speed under 70. If I go 75 the mileage drops to 26 mpg. If I go 80, it drops to 25. City driving it gives me 22. The other issue I have with this vehicle: the seat is set as far back as it will go and I still cannot stretch out my legs. (I'm 5'8"). This isn't an issue driving locally, but out on the freeway the seating position I'm forced to maintain gets old fast. If I had to do it over I would not have purchased this vehicle.


Worst Features

1. A 5th gear to improve gas mileage. 2. A longer seat rail to provide more leg room.


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Excellent small SUV with Mid Size room
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By bholabhala
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2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have a V6 with beige interior black exterior. The vehicle is unbeleivebly fast and fuel efficient. I am clocking 24MPG (Combined HWY & City) and 29 MPG highway mileage. This is real good for a V6 SUV.


Best Features

Pick, Speed, Steering, Transmission, Comort


Worst Features

Stop cutting edges. Quality could be a little better. I have only 10K and the spare tire housing is already throwing a rattling noise.


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More sporty than crossovers
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By jstorbeck
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2011 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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After considering and test driving a lot of small SUV's including the Jeep Liberty, Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, and Cadillac suv, I ran across the RAV4. I had always read good reviews but I hated the look of the tire on the back. The Sport model solves that with run flat tires and no spare tire. Pickup is good in the V6 and I like that it doesn't look like the "mommy crossovers". It's built on its own frame. Dashboard controls are easy to reach and black. After about 4 months I am getting 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The paint on this car is amazing and durable. My only complaints are road noise is a little more than I would like and the gas tank is a little small.


Best Features

Sporty design--no spare tire on back. V6 power and pickup Sporty rims Paint job is exceptional. Horizontal opening rear door.


Worst Features

Better insulation to reduce road noise. Larger gas tank. Make a hybrid version.


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