The RAV4 is my first vehicle after more than ten years with a Ford F-150. I wanted to go for more of an SUV but not something that was too much of a tank. This has been a pleasant surprise. My primary concerns are reliability, gas mileage and ability to carry some cargo. The RAV4 was well-rated by Consumer Reports. It handles easily and maneuvers well. This model includes a reverse camera built into the rear view mirror, which makes it easy to keep an eye on the surroundings when backing up. The external spare tire storage maximises the cargo space and the track on top provide additional ways to carry. I've had to become more of an expert packer, but have been able to carry what I need so far.
I love my RAV4!
2008 Toyota RAV4Tia - Milwaukee, WI10/21/2014
This car more than fits my lifestyle! I feel great when I drive it. It more than accommodates my need for hauling large materials for the theatre company i'm a member of and my art-business and has superb handling. I drive a lot and I do not notice the gas consumption. I am a small person and even slept in it comfortably while camping with great ventilation, windows up. I love the way it looks and do not feel like I had to compromise looks for quality.
LOVE my Rav4!
2010 Toyota RAV4Lori C - Erie, CO01/22/2017
This car is so comfortable and roomy, we just love it! I have two teenage boys that are both over 6 feet tall. They fit comfortably in the back, while we still have plenty of room in the front. The cargo area is also larger than other SUV's we have encountered.
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