2010 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: Empty Nester crossover SUV

2010 Toyota RAV4 - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Empty Nester crossover SUV
By rich comeau on


2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


My wife choose this vehicle as she will be driving it the most. We have only owned the vehicle for two weeks but are very satisfied with the RAV4. The V6 is freaky powerful with lots of fun acceleration. She did not like the rear door mounted spare tire, as it detracts from the nice style of the Rav4. She said it looked utilitarian with a Jeep CJ look. Choose the Sport with rear tire delete. I did notice a stiffer ride with the sport tuned suspension and 18" tires compared to the Limited we drove. Good mileage for our new found freedom to travel yet enough cargo space to fit our daughters dorm room in. At 6",2 the seats run out of thigh support for me, but wife finds it comfortable.

Best Features

V6 power, nicer looking 5 spoke alloy wheels on sport, fuel mileage, great cargo space, exterior fit and finish, AWD system is wonderful in rain and snow, steering is precise without the lack of feel inherent to electric steering. Magnetic Gray color

Worst Features

Same as other reviews. Somewhat chintzy dash and interior, Rides stiff, rear door opens to the side, excessive road noise. If Toyota will only allow spare tire delete on Sport model, they should increase color availability on the Sport.
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