Very Nice But Could Use a Few Adjustments
June 6, 2018
This Rav4 Limited (wasn't an option to add that on model) is nice. Disappointed in a few things about this vehicle that we didn't pick up before purchase. The door moldings don't seal the best and the lower part of the door hangs down longer than the vehicle. So if in mud, the WHOLE lower part of all doors get mud on them so you see when you open door. I have to use the sprayer under the vehicle to get most of the dirt/mud off and still have to wipe it down afterwards to get it clean. I really don't like this about it.
Passenger seat has no lumbar or power features. Why? doesn't the passenger get a chance to ride in a little more comfort as the driver ? For a $30,000.00 plus vehicle, this is a no brainer to me. Typically a couple purchase it so, BOTH are making payments on it. That is my thought on this matter.
Also, middle console will slide back in forth on you. If I'm in and need to lean on it to adjust myself, it will either slide forward or back depending upon the starting position. If I want it forward, I should be able to push a button and slide to where I want it and it stay put. My Toyota cars do this.
One las thing, it would be nice to have some different exterior component to differentiate Rav4 models or even other crossovers. I have a black one, very difficult to find in a parking lot where many others are out there, even different models have exact same body style, but has nothing special to help locate it or to say, oh yeah that's a Toyota.
I did go ahead and order side molding to protect from dings and to at least look a little different on the outside.
Having said all of that, I do really like it. The headlights are awesome in the dark, great visibility. I love the height, not low like a car but not to high like a truck can be. Suspension is tight so ride can be bumpy but overall I feel that it is good. ( I have had 2 other Toyotas and both are Avalons so ride is sweet so I'm spoiled) lol.
Gas mileage is decent. Back seats do recline. Love the added features with BMS, automatic dim and brighten lights with traffic just to name a few. So overall, the things I don't like, I really don't like. But the other good things about it, I really like. :)