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2009 Toyota RAV4 SUV

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Noisey Cabin
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By chuck
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2009 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This vehicle is very noisy on the road. It's not wind noise, but road noise....must be poor insulation. It is very troublesome. Overall mileage for 13,000 miles is 21.4 MPG. the V6 is a rocket. Clock and radio are hard to read in sunlight....whatever happened to LED's instead of LCD's?


Best Features

Roomy with seats folded down. Good for holding bicycles and gear. Bluetooth phone works great. Backup TV works great.


Worst Features

More insulation to make it quieter on the road. Use LED's for radio and clock. Did I mention the road noise?


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Poor in Snow, Item Fall Out Tailgate
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By Anne
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2009 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this SUV last winter. The "run flat" tires are very poor in snow. Need snow tire alternative in "run flat" tire, as there is no room for spare tire. Also, buyer beware that when one opens tailgate items fall out onto the ground. I warn that a small child could be seriously injured if standing nearby when the door was swung open, because items, large and small fall right out of SUV. Watch those toes!


Best Features

Looks, gas mileage, visibility.


Worst Features

Provide way to keep things from falling from SUV when one opens tailgate. Improve lumbar support of seats. Provide removable carpets, like my old CRV. Work with Bridgestone to develop run- flat snow tires.


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My Rav
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By Jody
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2009 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love the rav 4 it is quick and easy to maneuver. Leg room for the driver is short. I rock heads of the head rest due to the lack of leg room to the accelerator. like everything else just need more leg room.


Best Features

my favorite feature is the smart key. great for entering the car while I have my hands full.


Worst Features

would like to see rear air. and the ability to adjust the air vents in the front to individually shut off.


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Excellent Small SUV!
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By joe
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2009 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought this Rav4 in March 2009. Has been a great vehicle. No problems so far. 4 cylinder engine has plenty of power for around town. Great ease of use for my wife. We transport 2 toddlers with their stuff, plenty of room. Road noise can be evident on rougher surfaced roads. Has lived up to my expectations relating to previous Toyota I owned. Seems like this Rav4 will be the same way. Would recommend purchase to anyone looking for a smaller SUV that is well designed and very dependable.


Best Features

Good visibility out, All the safety features that come standard, roomy for its size, wife likes the side opening door instead of a hatch, 4-wheel drive with good fuel economy.


Worst Features

Bigger cup holders, there are plenty of cup holders but they are all designed for water bottles it seems. I agree with other reviews that the cupholders in center console would be better located behind the shift lever.


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Awesome
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By Doug
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2009 Toyota RAV4 SUV 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is awesome in nearly every detail. Power to spare, great gas mileage. Only 1 complaint: Base model upgraded stereo system leaves something to be desired. Display does not scroll so you can't see XM info, which is unacceptable since XM has been around for a long time now. Speakers do not sound very good. Way too much bass. Everything else about the car rocks. Seats fold flat with the pull of a lever from the back end. Makes it very convenient to load stuff for hauling. Pulls my fishing boat with power to spare. Ride comfort is great, seats very comfortable, handles great, bluetooth attachment great. Tinted glass on rear window makes auto-dimming mirror unnecessary.


Best Features

1. Instant gas mileage indicator helps me tune driving as I go for better fuel economy. 2. Seats fold FLAT for cargo loading. No rise at all. 3. Engine is flawless, quiet, and applies a very smooth power curve.


Worst Features

1. Radio needs scrolling display, speakers need to sound better. 2. More controls on steering wheel for base model. 3. Would like a directional compass built in somewhere. Had to buy a cheapie at Target.


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