Reader Review of the Week: 2010 Toyota RAV4

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“Practical but stylish & fun-loving mom,” from Cleveland not only has the most descriptive user nickname we’ve seen recently, she also wrote a detailed review of her new 2010 Toyota RAV4. She was looking for a car that could accommodate her 16-month-old’s convertible child-safety seat and other baby gear. Continue reading to find out why the Toyota was a better choice than, say, a Honda CR-V. Then write your own review here.


“It was a toss-up between the CR-V and RAV4, but after test-driving and value-comparing the two vehicles, my new RAV4 Limited won hands down.

“Features that I love: Four-cylinder provides great gas mileage but isn’t puny when accelerating (CR-V doesn’t have the gusto); stylish interior and exterior (mine is red with gray interior), heated seats, great cargo area (jogging stroller, pack n’ play and tons of other baby gear fit with room to spare), XM Satellite, Bluetooth capability … and for all of us parents, the convertible car seat for my 16-month-old daughter fits perfect (bench seat reclines to allow for a snug fit).This was a huge concern for me, and the CR-V didn’t provide the same kind of fit — I would have had to place a rolled-up towel or something similar underneath the car seat to get it to snap snuggly in place.

“The only drawback to the RAV4 is that the seats aren’t conducive to long road trips — they get a little hard on the tushie after a while! I was on the fence given Toyota’s reputation as of late, but I’m happy I took the chance — looking forward to driving my RAV4 for years to come.”


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