2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
RAV4 has good features but the engine whine noise starting at 40 mph detracts from all of the positive features. Of course the service department has indicated that there is no technical notice from Toyota regarding this problem. I prefer the quality of our 1994 Highlander.
All features are good, no particular comments.
Toyota should figure out a fix for the whine noise in the V6 engine. I don't plan to buy another one because of this irritating problem. Seats are not meant for long trips. Provide a passenger power seat.
2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The RAV4 is exceptional in handling and driving, I love it! CAUTION: One major downfall, I have to replace the water pump. Well in order to have the water pump replaced the engine has to be taken out, 14.5 hours of labor! The service guy quoted 14.5 hours labor! That totally crushed my opinion about the RAV4, it's bad for the engineers/designer to place the water pump where the engine has to be removed to replace a simple device such as the water pump.
Exceptional all around features.
Outside noise in cabin is a problem with the RAV4.
2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Problems: Water pump, head gasket blew because we did not replace water pump fast enough and engine has aluminum which warps in high temp. Transmission gasket replaced. Alternator replaced. Clicking in steering wheel. Luckily my brother-in-law is a mechanic saved us $1000's but we have still dumped about $3000 into fixing this car because I drove too much (ALL HWY driving) and nothing went wrong until after warranty expired. Glad I am not the only one with a LEMON RAV4, but sad at Toyota's lack of quality. 1st Toyota and probably last due to this money pit. At 109,000 miles and going to dump it and take my losses.
comfortable seats, ease of seat reclining in the back
Craftsmanship, and if the stupid things broke (which obviously a lot are) fix them and be the quality company you claim to be.
My Rav 4 has 67000 miles and needs a new short block. The car is using too much oil. Estimated cost of repair is over $5000.00. In addition, the the light on the HV/AC controls need to be replaced. While under warranty we had to have the steering shaft and water pump replaced. I have had great experience with Toyota's in the past. But, this is not acceptable.
2007 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I wish I knew now, what I had no way of knowing when I bought this car. The V6 engine is very peppy, the car handles well, and is terrific on snow covered roads. I really like the way it looks and drives. However, I was not prepared to pay $1800 ($171 for parts)to replaced a water pump. My wife drives this car to work everyday, approximately 100 miles round trip. That comes out o 95% highway driving. If I had known the cost involved for this repair, I would have never bought the V6. At the time I bought it, it was the highest rated SUV according to Consumer Reports. Live and learn.