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Awesome Sport Ute Rocket
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By Colin
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2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Checked out the CRV, the Sante Fe and the Mazda CX 7. After test drives and reviews, wound up with the Rav4 and have not been disappointed. It's an awesome little truck with tons of standard features and typical Toyota quality. Even at the base model you feel you're getting a lot for your hard-earned dollar. Oh, and this thing is fast, even the AWD.


Best Features

Toyota quality, really good fit and finish. Handling, the ride for what it is (a small truck really). The utility of space inside. It's the fastest sport ute on the planet behind the three times as expensive, half the gas mileage, and many more times the maintenance cost Porsche Cayenne.


Worst Features

Improve the base radio, controls standard on the steering wheel, slightly heavier doors. Other than that, it's the best vehicle in it's class for the price period!


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Great SUV value
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By jazzydev
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2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Purchased this RAV after owning a 1998 RAV. So the difference is quite noticeable. This is my daily driver, so I needed 4WD and wanted good/decent gas mileage. The cabin is much larger, both with leg room and shoulder room. Love the look of the Sport (I think it handles tighter with the larger wheels). Gas is about 25 mpg with 80/20 highway/local driving. The road noise is considerably less. The back seat area is spacious, even if you're 6'2". The 4 cylinder has a nice punch, its not a 6 cyl, but off the line is good with just me in the car. When I test drove the sales guys said that the 6 is too much. Test drove CRV and 07 highlander-liked the RAV better.


Best Features

Design, 18" wheels, fog lights, fold-down seating, price, middle arm rest, storage space, mp3 connection w/power, outside thermometer, stock radio surprisingly kicks!


Worst Features

Only minor stuff here. The glare from moonroof on radio display, probably the most negative here, add a compass for direction, steering wheel adjustment up and down not just in and out, include rubber cargo mat for the storage, raise and lower glass in hatch and change hatch door to swing up.


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New RAV4
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By Christine
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2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Just took my RAV4 camping last weekend. Lots of room. It performed well in rain and hail. A/C can't keep up with 100 plus degree heat. I like the styling and love the blue color.


Best Features

Lots of storage room for camping.


Worst Features

A/C needs to be colder for the So. Cal heat.


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V6 Power
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By Ed
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2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The V6 has power and makes the car fun to drive. It is great on the highway. But there is a lot of wind/road noise in this car. For a car of this price, I was surprised that there was so much road noise that it makes conversation difficult without raising voices and feeling like you are yelling. The driver's seat is uncomfortable during any longer drive. The seat should be more like an upgraded Camry seat instead of an ordinary budget seat. The passenger's seat seems to be more comfortable even without all the adjustments. It is a good urban car.


Best Features

V6 power with decent fuel economy on the highway (not so much in town). Lots of space for rear passengers and cargo.


Worst Features

Upgrade the driver's seat. Find a way to lessen the road/wind noise. Add compass. The cupholders do not seem to hold anything well. Not sure why they do not seem to have any standard.


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Great Car/Cruise Control Worthless
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By Don
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2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Layout and design is the best out of all the other SUVs I have looked at. More leg room in rear than any other SUV. Overall it is just what I was looking for. Fuel mileage is acceptable and power is good for a 4 cylinder. Handling and ride are good along with attention to detail when building. If you buy this vehicle just don't plan on using cruise control if you get a 4 cylinder version. You will not be happy with the way it performs. Before you buy do a search for 06 and 07 RAV4 cruise control problems and you will see what I am talking about. Toyota dropped the ball on this one.


Best Features

Toyota quality and reliability with the entire car as to be expected with the exception of the cruise control.


Worst Features

When using cruise control going uphill (not steep hills) it will downshift several times and back to where it was. RPMs jump from 2000 to 6500 in seconds.


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