2010 Toyota RAV4 Reviews from North America - Page 3 of 3

2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L V6

Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35 miles
Most recent distance5600 miles
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Well made SUV, that handles like a sedan with a power kick from its V6

Faults:

Nothing so far, but it's a fairly new car with only 5600 miles on it.

Leather interior started to fade and dry out, but that could be attributed to the summer sun, and the car being parked outside the house.

General Comments:

I was shopping for small SUV. I drove 3 cars; the Honda CR-V, Subaru Outback, and Toyota Rav4.

I was originally planning on getting a CR-V, since my girlfriend has a Civic, and is extremely happy with her car, but after driving Outback, I absolutely fell in love with the way they drive. However after reading some comments Subaru owners posted about their 3-4 year old cars having a head gasket problems right after warranty period ran out, I decided to focus on the Toyota and CR-V.

The only reason I got a Toyota is a V6 engine that gets practically same gas mileage as the I4 in the CR-V. Also, the fit and finish of Toyota seemed a lot better "less flimsy" than in the CR-V, and finally, both the engine and tranny were made in Japan, while the CR-V's engine and tranny were produced in USA.

Overall, I liked RAV4 way better than CR-V. Power, handling and comfort all went to the RAV4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th August, 2010

2010 Toyota RAV4

Year of manufacture2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.3 / 10

Summary:

Uncomfortable

General Comments:

Rented a car and got an "upgrade" to a Rav4. Hardly an upgrade. Drove 485 miles on a trip and the ride was awful. Rode like a truck, and the stupid spare tyre on the rear gate partially obstructs the rear view, and is a sure service item for body shops.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th July, 2010

24th Jul 2010, 07:25

We are thinking of getting one, and I am nor too sure after reading this comment.

24th Jul 2010, 11:49

Don't go by one review of a rental car to decide your purchase. We just bought the Sport RAV 4 with a V6 and it is amazing. It also has no tire on the back to block your view.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 6 reviews