New Toyota RAV4 Ratings
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2006 Toyota RAV4 - Base (A4) FWD
Pros: Gas-only $24 to fill up & trunk space.
Cons: Not enough cup holders.
Advice: Don't buy it for space, go with a big car.very smooth driving, quiet, great pick up for a small car. Great in gas.
2006 Toyota RAV4 - Base V6 (A5) FWD
Pros: Powerful engine
Cons: Only has 1 keylock for 5 doors
Advice: Get onePulls a hair to the left if you stomp down on the gas. Getting about 23 mpg mixed driving 87 octane.
2002 Toyota RAV4 - (M5) AWD
Pros: The removeable rear seats - great for when you need to do some light hauling.
Cons: the way that the rear door opens, it swing out to the side instead of lifting up.
Advice: Don't hesitate! It's a great little car!Great handling - tight on turns, good pickup for an engine of it's size, great visibility. The seat can be elevated for improved vision. Overall great smooth ride.
2006 Toyota RAV4 - Limited V6 (A5) 4x4
Pros: The handling is great and the V-6 is fast but good MPG.
Cons: Wish second row seats were softer.
Advice: Take a V-6 for a test drive and enjoy the ride.This is my first RAV. Only 300 miles on it. Replacing my 99 Toyota Sienna minivan since my grandaughters have grown up and don't need the room. The Rav handles great. Very responsive steering and brakes. V-6 very quick. First tankful I got 22 MPG (40% city/60% highway)and was told by the dealer that the MPG would get better as it is broke in. Hoping to get 28 to 30 MPG on the highway. Well worth the extra money for more power and higher resale value of the V-6. Got mine loaded at $500 above invoice. Ordered it 3-8-06.
2006 Toyota RAV4 - Limited (A4) 4x4
Pros: The great open views it offers.
Cons: Basic model is basic...you get what you pay for.
Advice: Dont waste your time with other like models. Toyota is the best deal for the money !I just purchased the RAV4 yesterday. I bought the basic model with the 4 cylinder. Several weeks ago I purchased a 4Runner. You cannot beat the ride, comfort, and Toyota quality. I look at some of the competitors models. This is my 3rd Toyota truck, and I have NEVER had trouble with any of them. The interior is comfortable and can handle the rigors of my big cowboy body.
2006 Toyota RAV4 - Limited (A4) 4x4
Pros: Speed, handling, comfort (Sport V6)
Cons: 4 week wait (for desired model w/ options etc)
Advice: Buy it!This is not what you think a Rav4 is. My wife just bought one (V6 Sport), and I think like it more than my Sequoia! The V6 is QUICK. Actually, side-by-side to my neighbors 2006 BMW 330i, 0-75 was 2 lengths faster. And talk about interior space! Its like sitting in a warehouse! The JBL stereo is excellent, too. Buy one. And buy it before the dealers realize what they have and start inflating the price.
2006 Toyota RAV4 - Sport V6 (A5) 4x4
Pros: The increased space while retaining the good gas mileage.
Cons: The back of the vehicle, it's style is a little quircky. But I'm getting used to it.
Advice: Definately get one! You'll love it.I owned the previous version of the RAV4 (version2) and I thought it couldn't get any better then that. This SUV is perfect. It's got plenty of room and still gets decent gas mileage,.. since gas prices are continually going up. I bought the 4x4 Sport model with the 4 cyl. I think the 4cyl. does fine. The sunroof is a nice added feature, and I still can't get over how much room it has! Get one, you won't regret it!