2010 Toyota RAV4 Test Drive and Review & New Crossover SUV Review & 2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport…

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The Bottom Line


build quality.


Chunky good looks.

Some interior surfaces cheap.

Too big to be small, too small to be

Available third row is tiny.

Base prices from to $30,750

Engine: 2.5 L I-4; 3.5 L V6

179 @ 6,000 rpm (I4); 269 @ 6,200

Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 246 @ 4,700 (V6)

Curb Weight: 3,360 3,699

Fuel Economy: 22 mpg mpg highway (I4 FWD)/ 21 / 27 (I4 AWD); 19 / 27 (V6 19 / 26 (V6) AWD)

Wheelbase: Vehicle Length: 178.7 181.9#8221; Width: 71.5#8221; 73.0 Height: 66.3 69.1#8221;

Warranty: 3 years/36,000 basic; 5 years/60,000 miles

Cargo: 73.0 cubic Behind 2nd row: 36.4 37.2 cubic feet (in 3-row models): 12.3 feet

Transmission: 4-speed with I4; 5-speed automatic V6

Guide Review – Toyota RAV4

It had been a while since I had a Toyota RAV4, so I borrowed a 4×2 model for a week price $21,500; $23184 as to refresh my memory. The good is that I still like the SUV. I was particularly impressed the performance from the 2.5-liter engine under the RAV4’s

With 179 hp, it was sprightly enough to ahead of traffic in the jackrabbit that is the norm at every Los stoplight, and it had no trouble keeping up the Joneses on the freeway (when moved at all, that Even with my heavy foot, I averaged 23 mpg during my two full of regular gas. you regularly carry a full of passengers or freight, I’d opt for the I4 the V6 engine (even though I love to have the additional 90 hp come with the extra two

I was a little disappointed with of the interior finishes in the RAV4. developed a real aversion to plastics, even in entry-level But Toyota, and its junior brand have shown such ability with surfaces in so of their vehicles that the on the RAV4’s dash let me down. on, Toyota!

You can do better.

Other than a few panels, though, I was quite with RAV4’s spacious I was quite comfortable in the driver’s even on long rides. a passenger beside me, I didn’t cramped.

The second row, a bit hard and firm, was also roomy, and would be fine for a around town. I wouldn’t to sit back there on a cross-country but I don’t think many are getting that kind of use My test vehicle didn’t the optional ($1,320) third row which I would only opt for if I had and their friends to transport on a basis.

Outside, RAV4 is quite looking, in my opinion. It is possible to your RAV4 in body moldings and Sport accessories, but I the CUV looks best plain. actually quite masculine, and a more youthful than the its closest competitor.

In the battle for SUV supremacy, RAV4 and CR-V are at the top of the heap. CR-V outsells but I lean more toward because it retains a touch SUV than CR-V does. The competition is gaining rapidly, Kia and Hyundai.

It seems like time for a new to emerge, but for now, the old RAV4 is strong.

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