2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5 v6 from North America
Fast as foxxxxxxx
Everything has worked well so far. Road noise and ride quality could be improved, but as an economy SUV, it fits.
Love the V6 power, AWD pull, and overall having a crossover vehicle. The RAV looks small, but is spacious inside, and easy to park in the city with the rear camera and electric steering.
MPG for the city is in the high teens, but the V6 power is addictive :).
This does it all, and has plenty of cargo room and back seat space. This is a real gem now that they don't offer the V6. One of the last fully loaded 'yotas like this to roll out; it has fixed all of the issues of earlier models. Happy with the overall design and quality.
The swinging rear door is great for staging before street hockey, snowboarding, biking... A roof rack fits the rack mounts easily. I've had trucks, old SUVs, luxury cars and wagons, and this RAV is a little of each. Jack of all trades, master of none.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th May, 2015
21st Jul 2016, 03:30
Update, almost 30k on the Rav and the only issues have been a flat tire (great full size spare there) and front brake pads. One thing I have noticed about driving in this car is that its high center of gravity on a tighter unibody car frame with a very responsive V6 make for a somewhat nervous ride. Maybe it's the drivers in my family, but such a small tall powerful car with body roll makes for a different experience than say... a standard sedan or a bulky larger SUV.
The point is, this car is small and peppy = people in the back seat riding wide eyed.