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Cons: the seats
Advice: do not buy this carThis is the most uncomfortable car EVER! I am so disappointed with the seats, I can't sit in the car for more than 20 minutes without having back pain. DO NOT BUY THIS SUV.
Pros: V6 - blows away the competition
Cons: Swing-out back door
Advice: Get the Sport V6 - don't even think of getting the 4 cylinder!My Sport 4X4 V6 was hard to find locally, but what a combination! The V6 has awesome power - it leaps into a freeway merge from a standing start. Don't even think of getting the 4 cylinder. A sensitive foot on the accelerator helps to keep things smooth. The sport suspension feels like a sports car rather than a SUV - great road feel. The 4WD plows thru puddles - not just for snow. Excellent road visibility - easy to navigate in heavy traffic. Getting 22 MPG in mostly city traffic. I loved the 18' alloy wheels and cool brown interior. The swinging gate was a bit awkward when someone is parked close behind, but the spare outside means more room inside. Lots of room for a 6'2' driver & rear passenger. Get the cargo cover and upgraded radio. Outstanding!
Pros: the V6 power
Cons: lack of comfort in passenger sear and rear seats
Advice: Try out the seats as a passenger, make sure you are comfortable for long trips.V6 limited, very sporty, lots of power, less than expected for gas mileage, about 22 hwy. Comfort in passenger and rear seats is dismal. Drivers seat ok. some problems with radio display, tire pressure light, drivers side sun visor. these are being taken care of by dealer, but it took some time. Road noise more than expected.
Pros: Love the V6 engine, and the sports car like drive!
Cons: Spare tire on back.
Advice: I would go with the V6 engine. It's wonderful!We love driving our 2006 RAV4! We have the Limited V6 4x4 version. Took it on a long trip, and it performed beautifully! It has amazing cargo space, and leg room for front, and back passengers. So far we have put 5,000 miles on our RAV4, with no problems.
Advice: get the V-6get the V-6. Compared with CRV. Rav4 got the nod. Overall, Toyota makes an awesome vehicle.
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.
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.