I almost did not buy a Rav4 due to concerns of Quality going down at Toyota. We had a 2005 Camry that vibrated of the highway if the wheels were not perfectly balanced. Well, I took a chance and got burned big time by Toyota. My 2010 Rav4 vibrates at speeds greater than 50. Other 2010 Rav4s tested at the dealership (after I bought it to compare) also vibrate and Toyota officially told me that they were just built that way. I have come across a couple of nearly identical complaints on the internet. Now I am looking to trade for a SUV that does not vibrate. Toyota could care less, but I would never buy another Toyota.
2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Leased 2 1/2 wks ago and took on a road trip. V-4 performed great in mountains; did not notice road noise others have noted; great cargo area; passenger seat comfortable, but driver seat tight for my 6'5" husband; agree that interior plastic looks cheap even for the limited; so far love the car and features; was much cheaper to lease than Honda CR-V;
Handles well; cargo area; comfortable for me; features of limited model (bluetooth, leather, heated seats, sunroof)
Improve interior look; power seat for passenger front seat, as well as driver
First Rav4 after a Camry for six years with nothing but routine maintenance. Hope to get the same from the Rav. Comparing the SUV to the Camry car is like apples and oranges. They have there own values. Enjoying the Rav as the vehicle it should be. Has some road noise and a rougher road ride because of the Sport suspension and larger tires. There is trade off. All wheel drive, firmer suspension, safer vehicle for us who travel in winter climates and the build quality where it counts is there. You want a Caddy ride buy one. You want quality and a fun road safety vehicle SUV buy a RAV4.
A cool all round SUV
Toyota might want to stop selling their vehicles if you get this you can have this color, options etc. Like satellite tv programming.
Being a car freak, it's not hard to choose the 3.5 L RAV4 Sport over its competition. Somehow, I can't feel there are 268 HP under the hood, maybe because of the weight of the vehicle. On the other hand, it really handles the curves well (in fact, handles better than my Lexus IS350), thanks to the sports-tuned suspension.
the look of the car (18" wheel, and w/o the goofy spare tire), and its ability to handle the curves
too many nice features cannot be ordered with the Sport package (e.g., JBL audio system, NAV, etc.), as a result, the interior is all plastic - reminds me of my 87 Corolla FX16, but even that car had a leather-wrapped steering wheel!