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2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
From the moment I had this thing on the road, I loved it! Very fast, very good 4 wheeled discs, excellent handling, and gotta love the bluetooth. Never got the MPG as stated. City 16, combined 20 MPG, but I have a lead foot and love the twisty's! This is the first car that I have owned that the word 'launch' actually applies.
Satellite radio, bluetooth, smart key, high tech safety features.
The torque steer is brutal! Please correct. Satellite radio display does not scroll. Rear camera poorly positioned, which could damage spare. No automatic door locks. Seat heat needs a graduated control like the Sienna. Front cup holders require redesign. No five speed manual tranny option.
2009 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
This car has great gas mileage, handling, performance, style. Forget the frills the Chevy equinox has and buy with confidence. When I purchased the car the dealer said see you first oil change. To my surprise that was the only time I needed the service dept. I own 3-5 vehicles for years and this is the first where I did not become friends with service adviser fixing warranty problems. My son and daughter got rid of their Chevy and Pontiac and they are glad they did also. My gas mileage is 24 to work and 28 on trips.
2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Lets start with the ugly. Road noise is high, if you do not like road noise then do not buy this car! Very loud on anything but smooth pavement.
The sweet V6 in this vehicle, at 60 mph with the cruise on I get 27-29 mpg depending on wind direction and when you need to pass it has plenty of power. High quality interior materials.
I am 5'11. I feel cramped the seat sits way too high in relation to the steering wheel for me, the seats lowering adjustment moves it about one half an inch, whoop de doo! The base stereo speakers are junk , it has way too much bass put new speakers in immediately. :)
2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Averaging 28 mpg. RAV4 reminds me of a Corolla I had for a loaner for a month. Similar driving dynamics & lots of road noise & booming exhaust. In the morning the tranny has an annoying 2-stage takeoff from park, it engages 3/4's then full lock even when rolling. Once warmed up the hiccup goes away. Although the interior dashboard is not as cleverly designed as a CRV (not enough cubby compartments) the center armrest/console is a welcome feature. The rear side doors have only a molded cup holder for a small H2O bottle. The back door is a disappointment too. Just a fishnet and no cubby holes molded in the door like the CRV. Audio loudness feature is good because of the road noise.
Display of MPG and Temp at a touch of a button on the steering wheel.
Place the front cupholders just rear of the gear selector instead of in front of it. Design more convenient nooks and crannies in the dash and back door. There's a blank space just above the hood latch for a nice coin box. As for the back door take a peek at the '05 CRV and copy.
2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We needed a vehicle with a large enough rear seat for a child seat and an infant seat and easy to get the kids in and out of. This RAV-4 is the perfect choice. This vehicle seems small on the outside, but it has unbelievable space inside. The cargo area (without 3rd row seats) is huge and the 2 storage bins under the floor are a bonus. Rear seats truly fold flat unlike many others. This one is a V6 Limited with all options except navigation. This thing is very fast and the fuel economy is pretty amazing. We get 24-25mpg on local driving and we've seen 32 mpg on the road. A very versatile vehicle for an active family.
V6 power, smooth transmission, great fuel economy, inside space, easy access, Toyota reliability.
I don't care for the outside mounted spare but it does add inside space. Others have said the front seats lack thigh support for taller persons and I agree. Electric power steering lacks "feel".