2009 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: Great bang for the buck

2009 Toyota RAV4 - Consumer Review

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Great bang for the buck
By Rick on


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


Traded my '06 I4 for this trucklet. What an improvement! Rides and drives great. 25+ mpg highway, 22+ mpg city. I'm tall so the driver's side leg room was a bit cramped until I modified the seat track and gave myself 4 more inches of leg room. Holds an amazing amount of cargo even with the rear seats up. Removed the roof cross rails and mpg went up 1+ mpg. I use 16" dedicated snow tires in the winter, handles great. No issues with transmission whine, road noise, etc. No accelerator pedal trouble but had the recall done. 'Tip-in' used to be touchy/quirky but with the mod, its smooth as glass. Dealership service has been A++ Not a $60k vehicle, but for >30K, I'm not complaining. Will buy again.

Best Features

Acceleration and handling, cargo capacity, roomy interior, clean lines

Worst Features

better paint, more ergonomic seats especially for taller, xl drivers optional thigh support extensions, power adjust passenger seat, tow prep to include wiring harness door to open on left rather than right side for the American market, better horns, dual exhausts for V-6, increase load capacity
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