2014 Toyota RAV4

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2014 Toyota Rav 4

2014 Toyota RAV4

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Rav4 a good bet

by from OH on January 2, 2016

I was shopping at end of year for 2013-2014 AWD vehicle with hatchback. I test drove the Subaru Outback , Toyota Rav4 Limited, Ford Escape SE and Titanius and Honda CRV touring. For the money and feat...
I was shopping at end of year for 2013-2014 AWD vehicle with hatchback. I test drove the Subaru Outback , Toyota Rav4 Limited, Ford Escape SE and Titanius and Honda CRV touring. For the money and features the Toyota was the best buy. I will say the Honda was the smoothest ride and the Ford had the best engine performance. The Toyota was in-between these two for performance and comfort. The sport mode did give it better performance and the eco mode is nice for basic driving. Subaru Outback was not as good driving and I was surprised. Looking at the XLE and Limited in my view the Limited is worth it (~2-3K more on the used model). The limited has better seats and comfort. Also just more stand items included. Some have complained on the Bluetooth system. It works with my iphone 5 just fine and the dealer showed me a few tricks. The nav system is not the greatest, but not a big deal for me. since I like to use my phone anyway (included with limited so I have it). The interior lighting is a bit for for the switches but not a show stopper. Things I really liked were visibility, rear camera, blind spot monitoring, drivers seat adjustments., AWD, handling and overall power.
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Love this SUV

by from SW Montana on January 1, 2015

We really love this car and it's a Toyota. I worked at a GM dealer for 40 years as a mechanic so do know my cars. Previously owned a 2004 Pontiac Vibe which really was a Toyota Matrix with Pontiac bad...
We really love this car and it's a Toyota. I worked at a GM dealer for 40 years as a mechanic so do know my cars. Previously owned a 2004 Pontiac Vibe which really was a Toyota Matrix with Pontiac badges. It was a fantastic car with no problems in 135,000 miles. Bad move GM as we loved the Vibe so much that when it came time to replace the Vibe GM had quit making them. We would have purchased a Matrix but Toyota quit making them also. Bad move Toyota. Had made up our minds to purchase a Subaru Outback but having seen way too many bad reviews on them using oil. Took a Rav4 for a test drive and loved it. Live in Montana and the AWD is amazing for getting around on the snow/icy roads. It gives almost too much confidence on how well it handles horrible roads. Was going tonight put snow tires on but it would have been wasted moneys because it goes anywhere with the factory highway tires. I could nitpick but all the great features make up for everything.
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Glad I Purchased

by from Central PA on March 8, 2014

I originally test drove this car based on a friend's recommendation. He has an older model RAV4 and is pleased with it. I have been driving my new RAV4 for approximately one month, and I am enjoying ...
I originally test drove this car based on a friend's recommendation. He has an older model RAV4 and is pleased with it. I have been driving my new RAV4 for approximately one month, and I am enjoying it! The only reason for 4 stars in the "Comfort" category is that I find that when getting into the driver's seat, I have to make sure to be positioned perfectly (for me) or, if driving for an extended period, I begin to get somewhat uncomfortable. I think that this problem will go away as the car and I "get used to each other", so not a biggie in the downgrade department. One review I read (before buying) did not think the car had fast enough acceleration when in the "eco", or efficient gas mode. However, I keep it in "eco" all the time and have not had any trouble safely accelerating while entering highway traffic. Also, my latest MPG was 26 combined town and highway, with more local than highway driving. In short....I love this vehicle and think Toyota has done an outstanding design job! I can't think of an item they may have overlooked.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Overall Pleased

by from Florida on January 10, 2015

We rented this vehicle for a trip from Florida to California and back. We spent 3 weeks and 5800 miles in it. Two adults and probably 400 lbs of cargo. I found the gas mileage around home (35-55 mph w...
We rented this vehicle for a trip from Florida to California and back. We spent 3 weeks and 5800 miles in it. Two adults and probably 400 lbs of cargo. I found the gas mileage around home (35-55 mph with few lights) was around 34 mpg. On the road at 75 mph we got 27ish mpg on 10% ethanol and 28+ on pure gas. At 70 mph it gave 28.5ish on ethanol and 30-31 on real gas and at 65 it was 29 on ethanol and 32-33 on pure gas. Around L.A. (the city of cars & traffic) we averaged 24.5. Overall we got 28+ mpg. for the trip. 28 heading west and 28.5 going east. I found the wind affected the mileage greatly. For 2 adults it was fine. Rode comfortably. When the adult kids were with us we found issues with the back seat belts not wanting to release. The cup holders in the back are not very user friendly either. For my wife and I, I would consider buying one of these. If we had younger kids I would still consider it. For a family with teens, I'm not so sure. One thing I found I did not like but I got used to was the hood flexed and bounced around. I thought it wasn't latched tight, but it was.
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Perfect starter SUV

by from Buffalo, NY on April 9, 2014

This is a lux, easy to use and drive "starter" SUV. It has a comfortable ride and it feels sturdy and safe. I appreciate that it has an eco and sport mode, and it comes with a lot of upgraded features...
This is a lux, easy to use and drive "starter" SUV. It has a comfortable ride and it feels sturdy and safe. I appreciate that it has an eco and sport mode, and it comes with a lot of upgraded features even in the base LE. My only complaint is the touch screen. I wish it was either angled to the driver or had a small lip or visor over it as when the sun is out it becomes very hard to read.
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2014 Red Toyota Rav4 LE

by from Chicago,IL on December 19, 2016

I bought my Toyota Rav4 as a certified Pre-Owned and it never disappointed me. The car is very smooth and definitely recommend to others.
I bought my Toyota Rav4 as a certified Pre-Owned and it never disappointed me. The car is very smooth and definitely recommend to others.
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Love my Rav4

by from tallahassee, fl on March 5, 2014

I've had my car for over a month and really love it. The seats are comfortable and everything is within reach when driving. The blue tooth does not work as well as I wish it did, but I bought the car ...
I've had my car for over a month and really love it. The seats are comfortable and everything is within reach when driving. The blue tooth does not work as well as I wish it did, but I bought the car for its reliability and safety. So far I am getting better gas mileage than my 2007 Camry (it was a v6). The drive is smooth and if I want a little more kick, I can change from the eco setting to the sport setting. If I could change anything, I wish the back window was a little larger and that I could get more visibility out of it especially when trying to zip in and out of traffic. Other than that, it's a winner.
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Radio Issues

by from Lawrence Ks on January 9, 2017

My radio recently went out on my Toyota Rav 4. I haven't even owned the vehicle for three years. I am over on miles so the warranty is void. The dealership wants 1200 dollars to replace my existing r...
My radio recently went out on my Toyota Rav 4. I haven't even owned the vehicle for three years. I am over on miles so the warranty is void. The dealership wants 1200 dollars to replace my existing radio with a refurbished radio. I have checked the internet and this seems to be a defect with the system.
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Fun and Sassy to Drive

by from Phoenix, Arizona on February 13, 2014

This vehicle has surpassed my expectations in almost every way. Just turned 10K miles. Fun to drive and a wow factor too. I purchased it for local, run around yet overall smaller than the previous Sie...
This vehicle has surpassed my expectations in almost every way. Just turned 10K miles. Fun to drive and a wow factor too. I purchased it for local, run around yet overall smaller than the previous Sienna . It fit those profiles. Now, unexpectedly I've had to make to long haul trips (750 mi) each way and guess what? Quiet, smooth, exceptional handling and good gas mileage too. These I did not expect with a small SUV. The "sport mode" really gives this little engine some get up and go! Usually drive in the economy mode though. I do wish I had bought the auto rear deck opener. I think a good value with Toyota quality included.
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Tuff for my gsd

by from Nc on May 1, 2014

The only things I don't like 1. No Keyless trunk open (offered on limited, but had to get leather seats to get limited) 2. Got to "pump" yah seat up w a lever on side. Not electric. I
The only things I don't like 1. No Keyless trunk open (offered on limited, but had to get leather seats to get limited) 2. Got to "pump" yah seat up w a lever on side. Not electric. I
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