Very crashy, uncomfortable ride on those 18 inch rims. Does handling at least benefit? They all want something able to ‘throw a kayak on it’ during the weekend and get Geo Metro efficiency during their 9 to 5 commute. There is definitely a lot to like here. AWD + gobs of torque = moving smartly off the line. These days the manual is only available on the base model, but it used to be available with leather, xenons, nav, etc. The Liberty also weighs, as pointed out, 1,000lbs more. My suggestion: pump Botox into the doors like Buick does with the Encore to give the illusion of vault like strength. I had several as rentals, and have had a couple new ones too. Glad that some, like you, notice the incongruence. Best actual cargo space in class. Long before the likes of the Honda, Hyundai and Kia joined the lucrative “softroader” market, there was the RAV4. I’m glad Toyota finally offered an all black interior as I think that really improves the interior and makes the shifter bezel a little more subtle. Oh well, it is a great ride for what it is. With a Toyota RAV4 car rental from SIXT you are getting a vehicle that offers a winning combination of safety, economy, comfort and performance. One of the advantages of the spare tire and swinging gate was that the Rav4 was distinguishable from all the other Ute’s. Toyota Rav4 Review Car Advice. It’s a Mitsubishi (and it’s not an Evo)! Research the 2021 Toyota RAV4 at cars.com and find specs, pricing, MPG, safety data, photos, videos, reviews and local inventory. Also, the brakes don’t inspire confidence. It appears the RAV4 is on a par with the CR-V for size, now. I always thought the last generation V6 RAV4 was quite the sleeper. Snow handling in Jan and Feb was quite good. Even the steel wheels disguise their true nature well. I have had 2 Rav4s in the past 2 years as rental cars, and neither had a cargo cover. The bad. The dashboard looks like a 1980s box radio. Rear and rear/side visibility is a problematic, and, as the review notes, the screen tends to wash out in the sun, and when it does you lose the rear camera view. Excellent review full of pertinent details and pictures to back it up. And as for the Outlander you mentioned, I don’t honestly know why anyone would purchase it. First of all, I can’t believe that they really expect people to put premium fuel in the V6-equipped model. You won’t win many drag races, but you won’t be desperate for tailwinds. Toyota New Zealand sees big potential for the all-new RAV4, and not just as a rental car. Toyota got it spot on because the majority of buyers in Japan were female. We have a ’14 Limited. As a used proposition that Toyota name is as close to a watertight guarantee as it's possible to get. Many reviews leave me wondering if the author actually drove the car; this one gives me a good idea of what to expect from a RAV4. It’s good to get a view from someone who likes the car and who has put his money where his mouth is. After some hurried preparations and two flights, I found myself standing on a rental lot. Am I correct in saying that? Back in 1994, when Toyota unveiled their new compact SUV, the RAV4 enjoyed the lucrative market to itself.. Toyota RAV4 I used in 2011 for three weeks performed flawlessly, and the fact that the car was not shiny new maybe get me past some police radar points. FYI, Toyota’s press site says the 2.5 is now DI, http://toyotanews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+2014+rav4+entune+audio+advanced+safety.htm. DI is denoted by D4-S in toyota speak. They don’t fix blind spots on the interstate, but at least a rear camera and 6.1 inch LCD screen are now standard on all trims in 2014. These faults are made ever more obvious by the fact that they traded in a 2005 Highlander Limited for it. Nope, we're not pulling your leg; this relatively large SUV is one of the most efficient in its class according to official figures and didn’t disappoint during our scientific True MPG testing. I had the same mushy, but still effective brakes. The CR-V was praised by several reviewers for its quite reasonable ride quality. It’s the fact that the tailgates open to the right rather than to the left that’s irritating…so that if you’re parked on the correct side of the street and you’re loading your cargo curbside, you actually have to step *around* the door. Like most current Toyotas, a little out of date. Why do so many CUV’s ride so harshly? – usually opened and closed by the driver, and as the driver walks to/from the driver’s door, the way the hatch opens and closes comes handily “to hand”. I had the new Cherokee on my list, but—as was pointed out in TTAC’s reviews—it is indeed severely lacking where cargo space is concerned. Not the case anymore and pretty unmistakable and boring now. Smoother, quieter; similar handling. Which is why I drive a 328i wagon and not an X3. My only complaints are no factory hitch in the US or harness for a utility trailer. You don’t have a point. I traded mine for an Equinox that was $4,000 cheaper OTD, but you see zillions of both cars here in North Jersey. The Liberty with my BFG A/T’s can also travel through a foot snow like it’s nothing. As far as visibility goes, that’s unfortunately par for the class. not sure why some companies can get it right but others have such problems with this (maybe stronger/more expensive materials are necessary in the pillars to keep them thinner?). When I closed the the rear passenger’s seat door it the tinny sound frame echoed like an empty gym. So very sorry to hear about your loss… Driving to funerals can be quite an experience on the inside. Sadly, there have been so many insurance claims for street parking incidents it will never be a pristine looker in 5-10 yrs. Dodge apparently isn’t the only one making “Shaker” hoods these days. Is it because it’s safer to dismount the spare-tire that way if you’re on the side of the road (for certain countries)? Thanks for writing in. In reality though, the toys brought along by the XLE (dual-zone temperature, power moonroof, etc.) Glad everybody else is doing the same. Not as snazzy as the exterior, but it’s well built in typical Toyota fashion. Too bad the thing squeeks and rattles and smells of toddlers. Read the definitive Toyota RAV4 2021 review from the expert What Car? It was about time Toyota finally had the sense to make the tailgate open PROPERLY. Share review. Toyota is launching a TRD Off-Road model for 2020. no way, Kix! Oingo-boingo. This is TTAC – we are always discussing CUVs. Check specs, prices, performance and compare with similar cars. Click through the next few pages and we’ll furnish you with all the information you need. This isn’t confidence-inspiring, but it isn’t uncommon either. So for me it’s a wash. More lately we got an suv with a top-hinged tailgate, and I just don’t prefer one over the other. Maximum brightness and “day mode” were not enough to prevent the LCD screen from washing out in sunlight though. So it’d probably be one of those two, or the Escape. Change is inevitable, but it isn’t always predictable. She also said the seats were like sitting on a park bench they were so hard and that it rode and drove worse than her husbands pickup truck! Here in central Mexico, and for reasons which I do not understand, these have been abandoned by the yuppity women crowd for CR-Vs long ago. And if you decide you're ready to buy, make sure you check out our New Car Buying service; you could save a four-figure sum on the RAV4 and loads of other cars without any awkward haggling. I think the RAV4 would be toward the bottom of my list because I can’t find anything I particularly like about it. A real man’s CUV. Firstly, no idiot ever takes or mounts the spare when the door is open. – can be opened with long things on the roof without hitting them Maybe Buick should remove the Botox gun in the Daewoo factory, whoops sorry, GM Korea, and sales would increase. Our Toyota Rav4 car hire comes in a compact size, FM radio, air conditioners, adequate space for you and your cargo. Rent a midsize SUV like the Toyota RAV4 or similar from Alamo Rent-A-Car for your weekend getaway or vacation. Rediscover your sense of adventure When you Rent a Toyota RAV4. I think they are better than they were, it’s just that everyone else has improved so much. For the hefty additional price, the RAV4 XSE gets a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated i .. By I. Bhattacharyya November 24, 2020. So what about V(ibration) and H(arshness)? The RAV4 isn’t quite “hushed”, but the N(oise) of NVH is favorable. I don’t. These new crop of CUV’s are pathetic. To be honest, as labeled the ‘car guy’ in my circle of friends, my default recommendation is either the V6 RAV4 or used RX300. View all. The rough noisy ride on all but freeways is still there. Toyota spiffed up the interior, got rid of the full size spare on matching wheel, and added a six-speed shift and backup camera right out of the Camry parts bin. Like the CRV reviewed here, it doesn’t help with body roll either. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is a five-passenger compact crossover that is celebrating 25 years of production. I have a nearly 2 year old kiddo that quickly gets bored sitting in the back all alone, so I end up sitting back there with her quite often. Funny how the likes of CU branded the current gen as mostly new. Too bad its not cool. Toyota RAV4 review | page 1 of 2. Liberty and Wrangler had the door with hinges on the right too. Turbopower. Thanks but no thanks. Watch an F150’s door when you close it. Wow you’re right, 2013 is port injected, but 2014 is DI. Over the last 25 years, the RAV4 has been one of the biggest-selling models in the world, and a pioneer for the current trend of car-based SUV-style vehicles. Funny, all these reviews in recent years of Japanese cars touch on the point that overall quality in many areas has fallen somewhat. The brakes are scrub speed in a commendably linear manner, but this just isn’t a car you want to hustle. One change I like about the Rav 4 redesign is the elimination of the rear mounted spare , also a PITA for loading cargo . In 5-10 years finding a V6 RAV4 in good condition and with reasonable miles will be pretty desirable I think. In the case of the RAV4, a little more change is needed to become best in class. They both agreed the tailgate opens the proper way now and that legroom and rear space are good. The RAV4 has a lot going for it without checking a single option box, but consumers have no ways to fix issues like ride harshness or the ergonomics of secondary controls. Answer is easy, get a lower CGH (car). The previous gen was one of the most surprising rentals I have ever had, I really expected to hate it, and I actually like it enough that if I didn’t have to tow a 6500lb boat around fairly regularly I would probably own one. To distract myself from weightier matters, I sought out something I hadn’t driven before. “As a man who occasionally wears sandals and socks…” Boy, you might have opened up a can of worms with that comment! This is where things start to get a little… rough. Did you read the part where he averaged 29 mpg? Japanese OEMs, at least on their non-luxury models, seem to wrap an impressively crash-worthy structure with sheet metal that is on par with a beer can. Remember, a carwow Toyota RAV4 lease deal includes free delivery, road tax for the contract length and the car's full UK manufacturer warranty. Best to wise up and realize this isn’t a Wrangler – no need for a full size spare. Yes, diesel is generally more expensive too. “RAV4′s interiors still seem to be of lesser quality than the Honda, at least the last time I looked.”. Browse our website to find the best price on a Toyota RAV4 rent a car, as well as our other deals and discounts. The all black interior and the harsh cloth seat material were mentioned and the lack of a V6 for towing and long hill climbs basically left this vehicle off the list. No Hidden Fees. Enjoy comfort and utility in a midsize SUV rental. My 2010 RAV was amusing in the door-slamming department – you could actually see the sheet metal flutter as the doors were shut, accompanied by a hollow “bong”. Toyota originally designed the Rav4 for the female market in Japan. yeah, the tradeoff isn’t worth it. The headrests are backwards in the pics above, BTW. Are the diesel Liberties worth significantly more than their petrol-powered counterparts? But ultimately, you can call it “car-like” ride and handling, but it will never ride or handle like a proper car. Yep, because it’s safer for Japan and other countries were they drive on the wrong side of the road. A 2004 Accord/Camry was much “nicer” than a Sonata/Optima Fusion/Malibu now that gap has narrowed dramatically. RAV4’s interiors still seem to be of lesser quality than the Honda, at least the last time I looked. If they have it … subaru forester still has good visibility too. The only way to make a tall car handle is to make the suspension really, really stiff to control the roll. I don’t know. is part of Haymarket Automotive, a division of Haymarket Media Group © Haymarket Media Group 2021. Interior has some glaringly cheap plastic and like the author said, that faux carbon fiber is just out of place. Yes, he was too polite. Angular lines and squared off edges abound giving the RAV4 enough individuality to be recognised in a crowded segment. Using the term ‘sleeper’ very lightly here… we are discussing CUVs. Due to the smaller rear overhang, I guess the rear fender panel doesn’t flutter on the highway like the Camry’s does, and that’s a good thing. The car’s standard tune is obviously oriented for efficiency – RPMs stay low, and the throttle tuning is best described as relaxed. It isn’t a Real Rav if it doesn’t have a spare tire hanging on its a$$. – doesn’t act as a roof to catch rain when open Customers who can look past this may instead be put off by the crossover’s ride. You’re more polite than I am: the ergonomics in the Toyota are absolutely atrocious. My wife’s ’14 is definitely port injection only. Either you have a diesel Liberty, or you figured out a way to Trifecta Tune Mopars…. One advantage of the top – opening hatch , at least for delivery drivers, is the ability to back close enough to loading docks to more easily load cargo . Hence the swinging rear door. The rear floor is not quite flat (contrary to Toyota’s literature), but the rear hatch can be closed with 2”x4”x8’ boards propped against the front seatbacks. I don’t agree. It feels like Toyota ticked off items on a list rather than considering the car’s features and design as part of a cohesive whole. Pretty crazy, power rating didnt’ seem to change a whole lot or at all? You'll love the sculpted, sleek exterior, the soft, inviting, spacious interior—and all the power you need to get where you're going. Sorry, I don’t buy it. I never warmed up to the seats, I’m sure the Softex and additional adjustments would help. Despite just 2,400 miles on the AWD trucklet, my always-light foot averaged 29 MPG in mixed driving around Philadelphia and suburban New Jersey. I have no complaints with the back seats. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a VERY popular car and I know people who were on the waiting lists a long time for it when it first came out in 2019. I rented one of these just a couple of days ago, and I can say this review is spot on. With the rear seats down, the RAV4 has loads of storage. Top five reviews of 2019 January 2020 Review 15. I really liked your gen of RAV4, to the point that I talked my roommate into buying one when he went car shopping a year or so ago. Although the second generation Toyota RAV4 didn't change the way we viewed small 4x4s with quite the same seismic impact its predecessor did, few would contend with the fact that it's a markedly better car. First, the RAV4 did poorly in the IIHS’s controversial new small-overlap test. But the new one is just awful by comparison, at least from the perspective of one who is a keen driver. The Toyota straddles the median of the class in most physical dimensions but offers both more rear legroom and more usable cargo capacity than my father’s Escape and several competitors. They ended up getting an Explorer AWD and seem happy enough with it overall save the mileage. You can mitigate it to some extent by spending money on things like air or active suspension – my Range Rover both handles and rides noticeably better than a similarly sized Tahoe (but you PAY for that). It returned 29 mpg in a mix of urban/suburban driving, and it wasn’t even broken in. The latest model is the fifth generation of RAV4, and was launched in early 2019. The ugly. There used to be a significant difference, but in recent years, they’ve grown. 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Surprisingly, our 2003 Kia Sorento EX (which was equipped with a full 4WD system and which *was* a truck) was smoother than the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe that we test drove, as well as the Nissan Murano that ultimately replaced the Kia…. However, as just returned from Such was the case with a recent death in the family. There are a lot of CUV closet cases here, because you know, (cough, cough) my wife/gf wanted it so I had to go along, to keep peace. The Golf had a vastly preferable ride while handling better. The RAV4 didn’t squeak 31-32 mpg on the highway. Hauling five passengers and luggage for a weekend is viable, and seven feet of length are available when the 60/40 rear seats are folded. That’s because the RAV4 is a hybrid, which means you fill it up with petrol, but there's also an electric motor to help drive the car along the road and cut fuel consumption in the process. TTAC’s own Alex Dykes went further and provided an exhaustive review, but the basic changes are significant – the V6 was dropped, the external spare tire (now a just a compact) migrated under the hatch floor, and the rear hatch itself was redesigned to open on upright struts like the rest of the compact CUV class. Engine is adequate for the application, transmission works well. Same goes for the “airport curb” thing. Accentuated by Trifecta. A major step backward, IMHO. I like small/mid-ish SUV’s. Whatever the RAV4 lacks in interior design, it makes up for in space. She didn’t care for the dash and found rear visibility lacking. That’s what we have (2007) and it is the bee’s knees. The Liberty has a tow rating of 5,000lbs. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime’s powertrain starts with the familiar 2.5-L 4-cylinder found in the RAV4 Hybrid but tuned for higher output. As long as they find some way to keep interior noise under control, I can deal with the occasional door ding if that’s what it takes to keep weight/cost down. It has a proper transfer case, and that extra low gear does great for pulling a motorhome out of a barn (then flat-towing them across town). Also ugly, though not the car’s fault, was having to pay $40 plus fees etc for returning the car less than a half hour late (I usually rent from another company that’s more forgiving about this). Basically a little CUV GTI. Whether you need a Toyota rental for your next fishing trip or while your Toyota being serviced by our Marietta Toyota service team, we’ll help you find the perfect Toyota RAV4 with our Toyota Rent-A-Car program. Get the best deal on an Toyota RAV4 rental with No Birds. Interior. Toyota RAV4 Car Reviews. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2020 Comparison February 2020 Review 17. Or just slip it in part-time for those slippery days. Buttons are hidden behind the steering wheel, and the second 12v receptacle (recessed at the base of the IP) can only be found by touch. Low load floor (useful for picking up 10 bags of mulch last Friday), tons of leg room (not crowded by the rear facing baby seat), good gas mileage (29mpg with mixed driving in Columbus and Dayton thrown in), planted drive, very good seats, good stereo (optional JBL), and solid handling if just a smidge firm over some surfaces. There are two major criticisms left to address. The door is heavy, can’t see out the back, and the wheel cover has been banged so many times it rattles. Less discussed was the fact that rear visibility was also discontinued. They didn’t drive long enough to get a really accurate mileage test but the trip computer was saying 26. I don’t think the RAV4 shines on a spec sheet the way some competitors do, but the fundamentals are definitely solid. However, comparing the Golf and Tiguan…sheesh. You’ll overcorrect trying to merge onto the freeway, and ECO mode just furthers these tendencies. Amazing checking the box for the V6 on the previous version covered up a lot of sins. – no more frequently obstructed from having enough clearance to open than top-hinged hatches Stylish, practical and good to drive – one of the best se... Great on interior space, comfortable and tidy to drive, but th... Worth considering if you need a muscular tow car that seats se... Not the best large SUV to drive but, in seven-seat form,&... What Car? As I recall, AMC has the diesel variant. Diesel; 06′ CRD. I return nearly the same mileage, but not quite as much. Entune, Toyota’s infotainment system, posed no major issues. Sport mode in the Toyota RAV4? I still believe that although there have been massive changes on the outside, the Toyota RAV4 is still a very stylish, comfortable and sporty car. I’m too scared to drive a Liberty (narrow body/high center-of-gravity/I like to swerve), but that’s really quite good fuel economy for a vehicle that’s that heavy. Without the former V6, the Rav4 just isn’t the same anymore. Grey hair also makes one distinguishable from others, it that an advantage? Those faux-alloy steel wheels tend to rust where the lugs bite. However, cast your net outside the world of hybrid SUVs and rivals also include the Mazda CX-5, the Peugeot 5008 and the Skoda Kodiaq – the latter three of which offer seating for up to seven. Thank you Kyree. The decrease in weight would really make the Trifecta tune slay a 6.2l Silverado, and eke out maybe another 5 mpg in the bargain to a number regarded as a US state secret. A little tinny – mine never lost assorted squeaks and groans despite the dealer’s best efforts but mechanically bulletproof. Home Reviews SUVs 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Cruiser. The prices posted are the prices one is going to pay (or maybe even get a slight discount). But even then, it must be tuned to get 29 mpg in mixed driving. Sorry for the loss of your family member, Daniel. Also, when you are configuring your Toyota RAV4 lease deal keep an eye out for the Similar cars section, where you can discover leasing deals for cars you might not have considered. View all 18 consumer vehicle reviews for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the 2021 RAV4. I had a 2010 last – gen RAV4. A RAV4 XLE, as opposed to my entry-level LE, would be a better comparison on paper. And sometimes Panthers and Fox bodies. Fuel economy was also a highlight. Also, I made the trip there and back–350 miles–on about 13 gallons of gas. This isn’t a case of extreme power deprivation. review team can help you out. That said, I don’t get the obsession with door thumps. Share on. “just not as good as they were a decade ago.”. Except for fuel economy, the Highlander blows the new Rav4 out of the water. Polarization about the side-opening tailgate never ends, especially among those who’ve never had a side-opening tailgate. Bigger, more mature and considerably more refined, the RAV4 concept now seems to have grown in both confidence and competence. A small correction, the engine is port injected. Instead of “fixing” it for the rest of us, they prefer to save a buck. … but as we all know these recommendations fall on silent ears. I love that it has a 4WD “lock”. I test drove a Rav4 about a year ago and came to similar conclusions. I spent some time in one at the autoshow, no one was looking at RAV4, and had the car to my self. First of all, my sympathy regarding your family member. Change is inevitable, but it isn’t always predictable. Toyota Rav4 Price: From 3 days - 65 EUR per day 18% VAT Power: 2.5 The hinge was on the right, so a person working with the spare would be deep on the shoulder in America. Yessir, our modern day Don Quixote drives Buick. Still there, saving Toyo a few bucks. Driving. Most competitors, especially the CR-V, offer more cubbies and small touches, but RAV4’s overall cargo capacity is excellent. The engine also makes a grating whine on particularly cold starts, but this is true of many competing inline fours. – can be awkward when parked on steep sidehills. Of course, all of this comes at shocking prices (how is an R-line Tiguan $50k?). Marcelo is full of it. If you don’t care about such abilities, that’s fine, but I do, and I also like driving up the Eastern coast on one tank of fuel to boot. As a man who occasionally wears sandals and socks, I try to avoid making stylistic judgments (to my wife: I’m JUST getting the mail!). The original RAV4 helped kick-start the crossover frenzy decades ago, and the latest version reinvents itself with chunky styling and countless modern features. Truth behind toyota rav4 hybrid delays: 10 things buyers need to know but aren t always told caradvice 2019 rav4: over 60% of sales passes million globally still a long wait for hybrids. Well, not the Toyota RAV4; it pumps out less CO2 than most city-dwelling small cars. do nothing to improve the harmony of the space. Whether shoppers are seeking value, off-road capability, luxurious appointments or fuel efficiency, Toyota has a stylish and capable RAV4 model that likely fits the bill. RAV4 sales in April 19,800, Encore 4400. I think you could ding the ’03 Protege I had by giving it a dirty look. Hoping for a vehicular cocoon, I blew through the paperwork and headed east for New Jersey. I wonder why? All those compliant bushings lead to dead feeling steering and they’re still not enough. It is offered in many different models, with various powertrains, to appeal to an expansive audience. Engaging Sport mode doesn’t fire a hidden Windsor 302, but the electric steering tightens, transmission shifts quicken and throttle tip-in noticeably sharpens. The bench’s rake adjustment is also generous. Think about it. The ability of the 6-speed automatic’s torque converter to lock at just 12mph also helped me beat EPA estimates for both FWD (24 city, 31 highway, 26 combined) and AWD (22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined). Because this is the Internet, the Sport button must be discussed. Toyota RAV4 2020 Review January 2020 Review 6. May 7th, 2014 at 11:45 am; Sorry for the loss of your family member, Daniel. I guess I didn’t pick up the harshness on the test drive, but this thing feels like a truck, maybe even worse. Encore is a whole size smaller. Class-average output of 176 HP and 172 pound-feet of torque is married to a similarly class-average 3,435 pound curb weight. It’s like they went out of their way to design a family oriented CUV with the ride quality of a Wrangler. 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