9 of 10 people found this review helpful
Mechanically fantastic and quiet
By kvm1983 on
2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Technically, mechanically, this car is fantastic. It has the smoothest transmission, very nice pick up, and very quiet.
The XLE version does not have power seats. Weird.
I have been researching crossovers since almost a month. I thought about getting a CRV, and I test drove 3 different ones, but all of them were noisy. The engine noise is high, combined that with the road noise was the deal breaker for me. The RAV4 is noiseless. Mechanically, this is a fantastic vehicle. The pick up is great, and it has three modes: eco, regular, sport. Loved the power steering on it too (better than CX-5, IMO).