2011 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: More sporty than crossovers

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More sporty than crossovers
By jstorbeck on


2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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