2011 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: 4500 mile, 6 month review

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4500 mile, 6 month review
By sm1791 on


2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


I bought this RAV4 for Toyota quality. I wanted a quality, V6 , 4x4 small SUV. Overall, I am satisfied so far. (I just got the base model-keep in mind).
Acceleration and power is great. Ride could be better, but not bad. Terrible air vibrations when driving with rear windows down (my Liberty did same thing?) Overall interior and exterior functionality is really good. Except...Toyota, this SUV needs a flip-up rear hatch! V6 engine is a little loud for a new Toyota...could be the upgraded alternator. Gas mileage is good...24.2 mpg average...about 28 hwy driving conservatively. Hopefully will increase with synth. oil next month. Overall...7 out of 10 stars so far.

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By believe
on 07/17/12 19:59 PM (PDT)

The noise you hear with both rear window down is called "wind harmonics" or buffiting. The air has no where to go with both windows down. Try opening one of your front windows a little. That will normally take care of it. Most well built vehicles do this.

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