It appears the RAV4 is on a par with the CR-V for size, now. We have a ’14 Limited. Grey hair also makes one distinguishable from others, it that an advantage? And as for the Outlander you mentioned, I don’t honestly know why anyone would purchase it. Check specs, prices, performance and compare with similar cars. Rear seats are uncomfortable as well, felt like a park bench on a 3 hour drive. – can be opened with long things on the roof without hitting them Very crashy, uncomfortable ride on those 18 inch rims. Though the brand new seating could be a little bit more comfortable, they take a bit of time to shape to your body’s requirements but once they’re spot-on, everything from the handling to the visibility delivers an overall nice ride. Toyota spiffed up the interior, got rid of the full size spare on matching wheel, and added a six-speed shift and backup camera right out of the Camry parts bin. Angular lines and squared off edges abound giving the RAV4 enough individuality to be recognised in a crowded segment. Sadly, there have been so many insurance claims for street parking incidents it will never be a pristine looker in 5-10 yrs. And, even if the figures do stand up to scrutiny, is the RAV4 a good car in other key areas? team. Since then Toyota has made a few updates so I was keen to try it for a week with my family and give it our BabyDrive testing. First of all, my sympathy regarding your family member. If you don’t care about such abilities, that’s fine, but I do, and I also like driving up the Eastern coast on one tank of fuel to boot. And you can’t see out of the thing. I expect most consumers will prefer Toyota’s tradeoff. Or you can make it ride OK but it will handle like mush. Toyota RAV4 I used in 2011 for three weeks performed flawlessly, and the fact that the car was not shiny new maybe get me past some police radar points. So for me it’s a wash. More lately we got an suv with a top-hinged tailgate, and I just don’t prefer one over the other. I jumped in my in laws Q5 expecting German opulence and was staggered as to how stiff it is. They ended up getting an Explorer AWD and seem happy enough with it overall save the mileage. 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My only complaints are no factory hitch in the US or harness for a utility trailer. Truth behind Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delays: 10 things buyers need to know but aren t always told CarAdvice . I test drove a Rav4 about a year ago and came to similar conclusions. The RAV4 isn’t quite “hushed”, but the N(oise) of NVH is favorable. Toyota RAV4 2020 Review January 2020 Review 6. Interior. Although the second generation Toyota RAV4 didn't change the way we viewed small 4x4s with quite the same seismic impact its predecessor did, few would contend with the fact that it's a markedly better car. Yes, diesel is generally more expensive too. Rear and rear/side visibility is a problematic, and, as the review notes, the screen tends to wash out in the sun, and when it does you lose the rear camera view. Customers who can look past this may instead be put off by the crossover’s ride. That was a wonderful package. You'll love the sculpted, sleek exterior, the soft, inviting, spacious interior—and all the power you need to get where you're going. The Golf had a vastly preferable ride while handling better. Because this is the Internet, the Sport button must be discussed. You can mitigate it to some extent by spending money on things like air or active suspension – my Range Rover both handles and rides noticeably better than a similarly sized Tahoe (but you PAY for that). Toyota New Zealand sees big potential for the all-new RAV4, and not just as a rental car. Encore is a whole size smaller. It returned 29 mpg in a mix of urban/suburban driving, and it wasn’t even broken in. Over the last 25 years, the RAV4 has been one of the biggest-selling models in the world, and a pioneer for the current trend of car-based SUV-style vehicles. Also, I made the trip there and back–350 miles–on about 13 gallons of gas. She also said the seats were like sitting on a park bench they were so hard and that it rode and drove worse than her husbands pickup truck! Less discussed was the fact that rear visibility was also discontinued. But ultimately, you can call it “car-like” ride and handling, but it will never ride or handle like a proper car. As a used proposition that Toyota name is as close to a watertight guarantee as it's possible to get. Wondering what the best used Toyota RAV4 2013 - 2019 is for your money? Interesting comparison to the Highlander. RAV4’s interiors still seem to be of lesser quality than the Honda, at least the last time I looked. Great in snow. Whether you need a Toyota rental for your next fishing trip or while your Toyota being serviced by our Marietta Toyota service team, we’ll help you find the perfect Toyota RAV4 with our Toyota Rent-A-Car program. Hence the swinging rear door. RAV4 sales in April 19,800, Encore 4400. 2021 Car of the Year Award winners revealed. That said, I don’t get the obsession with door thumps. Best to wise up and realize this isn’t a Wrangler – no need for a full size spare. It’s a problem that I first noticed on our family friend’s Lexus GX 470, but it applies to all three previous generations of the RAV4 as well. Instead of “fixing” it for the rest of us, they prefer to save a buck. Hauling five passengers and luggage for a weekend is viable, and seven feet of length are available when the 60/40 rear seats are folded. I think you could ding the ’03 Protege I had by giving it a dirty look. Glad everybody else is doing the same. Nope, we're not pulling your leg; this relatively large SUV is one of the most efficient in its class according to official figures and didn’t disappoint during our scientific True MPG testing. Rediscover your sense of adventure When you Rent a Toyota RAV4. If you need an even larger hybrid, we’d point you towards the excellent Kia Sorento. Top five reviews of 2019 January 2020 Review 15. It either is a roll over hazard, is lower or wider than what people want, or has springs / roll bars that are stiff enough to counteract all that CGH. MPG’s are up. no way, Kix! “RAV4′s interiors still seem to be of lesser quality than the Honda, at least the last time I looked.”. It’s tedious to drive, with mushy steering. Did you read the part where he averaged 29 mpg? Even with the standard 65-series tires, impacts are sharp. I don’t know. Not as snazzy as the exterior, but it’s well built in typical Toyota fashion. 2019 Toyota RAV4 in brief Exterior. I had the same mushy, but still effective brakes. Many reviews leave me wondering if the author actually drove the car; this one gives me a good idea of what to expect from a RAV4. When I closed the the rear passenger’s seat door it the tinny sound frame echoed like an empty gym. Comparison’s put it at the bottom of the list above Jeep products. You’re more polite than I am: the ergonomics in the Toyota are absolutely atrocious. Also ugly, though not the car’s fault, was having to pay $40 plus fees etc for returning the car less than a half hour late (I usually rent from another company that’s more forgiving about this). The one benefit of the Tiguan is that it is available as a 6-speed manual with it’s 200hp turbo-4cyl. Hit the open road in style. Not bad. There are a lot of CUV closet cases here, because you know, (cough, cough) my wife/gf wanted it so I had to go along, to keep peace. Even with an optimal balance of spring, bar, and shock a jounce of one wheel is going to smack the isolation bushings. The latest model is the fifth generation of RAV4, and was launched in early 2019. I get about 22mpg in town, 26mpg mixed, and have squeaked 31-32mpg on the highway. The Liberty with my BFG A/T’s can also travel through a foot snow like it’s nothing. It’s good to get a view from someone who likes the car and who has put his money where his mouth is. – no more frequently obstructed from having enough clearance to open than top-hinged hatches i never had an issue with Toyota vehicles having side-opening tailgates. – doesn’t act as a roof to catch rain when open Road, wind and engine noise are all subdued around town and at highway speeds. Like the CRV reviewed here, it doesn’t help with body roll either. I think they’re about the same in terms of quality. I had the new Cherokee on my list, but—as was pointed out in TTAC’s reviews—it is indeed severely lacking where cargo space is concerned. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is a five-passenger compact crossover that is celebrating 25 years of production. Gas engined Liberties do little better than half that on Fuelly, and the overall diesel Liberty average is 23 mpg. And if you decide you're ready to buy, make sure you check out our New Car Buying service; you could save a four-figure sum on the RAV4 and loads of other cars without any awkward haggling. Without the former V6, the Rav4 just isn’t the same anymore. I rented one of these just a couple of days ago, and I can say this review is spot on. Still there, saving Toyo a few bucks. It’s a much better vehicle than the Outlander, it commands relatively-low prices, and it is subprime-financing fodder. I return nearly the same mileage, but not quite as much. You don’t have a point. … but as we all know these recommendations fall on silent ears. Instant MPG readout coasting downhill, perhaps? Rent a midsize SUV like the Toyota RAV4 or similar from Alamo Rent-A-Car for your weekend getaway or vacation. Very touchy tip-in, but you get used to both. My suggestion: pump Botox into the doors like Buick does with the Encore to give the illusion of vault like strength. I’m not entirely happy with the new arrangment. I never warmed up to the seats, I’m sure the Softex and additional adjustments would help. Too bad its not cool. – rear-mounted spare allows full-size spare plus more space for a larger cargo area The car’s standard tune is obviously oriented for efficiency – RPMs stay low, and the throttle tuning is best described as relaxed. The rear floor is not quite flat (contrary to Toyota’s literature), but the rear hatch can be closed with 2”x4”x8’ boards propped against the front seatbacks. As far as my ideal compact CUV goes, I really like the look of the CX-5, but I like the drivetrain of the Forester. It’s like they went out of their way to design a family oriented CUV with the ride quality of a Wrangler. Low load floor (useful for picking up 10 bags of mulch last Friday), tons of leg room (not crowded by the rear facing baby seat), good gas mileage (29mpg with mixed driving in Columbus and Dayton thrown in), planted drive, very good seats, good stereo (optional JBL), and solid handling if just a smidge firm over some surfaces. Engaging Sport mode doesn’t fire a hidden Windsor 302, but the electric steering tightens, transmission shifts quicken and throttle tip-in noticeably sharpens. not sure why some companies can get it right but others have such problems with this (maybe stronger/more expensive materials are necessary in the pillars to keep them thinner?). Hoping for a vehicular cocoon, I blew through the paperwork and headed east for New Jersey. The Rav4 might be a little more softer and plush, that’s not going to pull out camper up to the mountains. They don’t fix blind spots on the interstate, but at least a rear camera and 6.1 inch LCD screen are now standard on all trims in 2014. Sorry for the loss of your family member, Daniel. A small correction, the engine is port injected. My boss and her husband spent an afternoon test driving a 2013 in LE trim similar to this tested vehicle. TTAC’s own Alex Dykes went further and provided an exhaustive review, but the basic changes are significant – the V6 was dropped, the external spare tire (now a just a compact) migrated under the hatch floor, and the rear hatch itself was redesigned to open on upright struts like the rest of the compact CUV class. When towing my 3,300lb 16ft camper I get 15-16mpg. Share on. Our 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is the same. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re junk or anything, just not as good as they were a decade ago. I don’t care if you’ve got a Liberty CRD, you’re not beating that in suburban traffic. Snow handling in Jan and Feb was quite good. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2019 Review October 2019 Review 25 1. Am I correct in saying that? One advantage of the top – opening hatch , at least for delivery drivers, is the ability to back close enough to loading docks to more easily load cargo . – repair costs for rear impacts are high This is where things start to get a little… rough. I now have the words to articulate my feeling about the Camry SE I couldn’t think of a reason not to like but still didn’t. But, at least with the CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey and Accord, Honda gets kudos for better ergonomics and for getting the small, everyday details right. Are you as passionate about cars as we are? It’s the fact that the tailgates open to the right rather than to the left that’s irritating…so that if you’re parked on the correct side of the street and you’re loading your cargo curbside, you actually have to step *around* the door. My wife’s ’14 is definitely port injection only. 69 Comments on “Rental Review: 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE...” EMedPA. I think the RAV4 would be toward the bottom of my list because I can’t find anything I particularly like about it. The Toyota straddles the median of the class in most physical dimensions but offers both more rear legroom and more usable cargo capacity than my father’s Escape and several competitors. This is TTAC – we are always discussing CUVs. I don’t. A mild vibration could be felt through the steering wheel at idle and, more surprisingly, also seen along the center of the hood. Because the choices are limited. I don’t agree. Browse our website to find the best price on a Toyota RAV4 rent a car, as well as our other deals and discounts. I’ll have to rig something up from Curt/Ecohitch. Watch an F150’s door when you close it. I’m glad Toyota finally offered an all black interior as I think that really improves the interior and makes the shifter bezel a little more subtle. The vehicle had 24K miles, so I’m assuming it didn’t need a break job. As a man who occasionally wears sandals and socks, I try to avoid making stylistic judgments (to my wife: I’m JUST getting the mail!). Accentuated by Trifecta. I wonder why? That’s because the RAV4 is a hybrid, which means you fill it up with petrol, but there's also an electric motor to help drive the car along the road and cut fuel consumption in the process. I can think of worse places to cut corners. It was about time Toyota finally had the sense to make the tailgate open PROPERLY. SUVs are all gas-guzzling planet-polluters, right? Entune, Toyota’s infotainment system, posed no major issues. Our Toyota Rav4 car hire comes in a compact size, FM radio, air conditioners, adequate space for you and your cargo. Yessir, our modern day Don Quixote drives Buick. Have unforgettable self-drive safari experience in Uganda with our classic and comfortable 4x4 Toyota Rav4 rental cars. Want more off-road capability? The Europeans noticed and got rid of the nuisance first. Too bad the thing squeeks and rattles and smells of toddlers. As far as visibility goes, that’s unfortunately par for the class. But even then, it must be tuned to get 29 mpg in mixed driving. She didn’t care for the dash and found rear visibility lacking. I like small/mid-ish SUV’s. If you want to see out of your car without the aid of electronics, a Chrysler minivan seems to be one of the few viable choices left. Pretty crazy, power rating didnt’ seem to change a whole lot or at all? I had several as rentals, and have had a couple new ones too. A RAV4 XLE, as opposed to my entry-level LE, would be a better comparison on paper. Which is why I drive a 328i wagon and not an X3. Truth behind toyota rav4 hybrid delays: 10 things buyers need to know but aren t always told caradvice 2019 rav4: over 60% of sales passes million globally still a long wait for hybrids. It’s a Mitsubishi (and it’s not an Evo)! DI means direct ignition in toyota speak, not direct injection. To be honest, as labeled the ‘car guy’ in my circle of friends, my default recommendation is either the V6 RAV4 or used RX300. For the hefty additional price, the RAV4 XSE gets a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated i .. By I. Bhattacharyya November 24, 2020. Click through the next few pages and we’ll furnish you with all the information you need. My takes: The good. My 2010 RAV was amusing in the door-slamming department – you could actually see the sheet metal flutter as the doors were shut, accompanied by a hollow “bong”. One change I like about the Rav 4 redesign is the elimination of the rear mounted spare , also a PITA for loading cargo . The RAV4 didn’t squeak 31-32 mpg on the highway. The beloved Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape both do relatively well in transition. Oh, and the Journey looks better than the Outlander, too…both inside and out. Infotainment lags behind rivals though. The Liberty has a tow rating of 5,000lbs. The rear bench is flat but sits high off the floor, and all three seats feature LATCH anchors for child seats. And sometimes Panthers and Fox bodies. No Hidden Fees. “just not as good as they were a decade ago.”. Except for fuel economy, the Highlander blows the new Rav4 out of the water. The Liberty also weighs, as pointed out, 1,000lbs more. I spent some time in one at the autoshow, no one was looking at RAV4, and had the car to my self. Well, not the Toyota RAV4; it pumps out less CO2 than most city-dwelling small cars. Best actual cargo space in class. You’ll overcorrect trying to merge onto the freeway, and ECO mode just furthers these tendencies. Despite just 2,400 miles on the AWD trucklet, my always-light foot averaged 29 MPG in mixed driving around Philadelphia and suburban New Jersey. Is it a desperate attempt to make cars on stilts handle like cars that are not on stilts? I’m too scared to drive a Liberty (narrow body/high center-of-gravity/I like to swerve), but that’s really quite good fuel economy for a vehicle that’s that heavy. Toyota is certainly trying a lot harder than Honda at making its interiors interesting from a design standpoint (the new Avalon has my favorite non-luxury-car interior). As long as they find some way to keep interior noise under control, I can deal with the occasional door ding if that’s what it takes to keep weight/cost down. Review 12. Interior has some glaringly cheap plastic and like the author said, that faux carbon fiber is just out of place. The decrease in weight would really make the Trifecta tune slay a 6.2l Silverado, and eke out maybe another 5 mpg in the bargain to a number regarded as a US state secret. In the case of the RAV4, a little more change is needed to become best in class. Long before the likes of the Honda, Hyundai and Kia joined the lucrative “softroader” market, there was the RAV4. May 7th, 2014 at 11:45 am; Sorry for the loss of your family member, Daniel. The thing moves though. DI is denoted by D4-S in toyota speak. I have had 2 Rav4s in the past 2 years as rental cars, and neither had a cargo cover. Funny how the likes of CU branded the current gen as mostly new. What Car? > “It feels like Toyota ticked off items on a list rather than considering the car’s features and design as part of a cohesive whole.”. Most of the press coverage about the RAV4’s redesign focused on three obvious changes. Is it because it’s safer to dismount the spare-tire that way if you’re on the side of the road (for certain countries)? The rough noisy ride on all but freeways is still there. Maximum brightness and “day mode” were not enough to prevent the LCD screen from washing out in sunlight though. Renters be aware: When that company says it “tries harder,” it means to tries harder to suck money out of your wallet. I know this RAV4 is objectively better than its predecessor in a number of ways, but there was something about that last one that seemed more unique and likeable. Maybe Buick should remove the Botox gun in the Daewoo factory, whoops sorry, GM Korea, and sales would increase. Despite its status as the base trim, the LE is not missing any amenities. It is possible to spend over $33,000 on a fully-loaded RAV4 Limited, but you get the same engine, transmission and interior design as the proles who spent just $24,410 for an LE. The Toyota RAV4 is a mid-size SUV/crossover, which in the UK is available exclusively with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. You can have the RAV4 as a plain hybrid that charges up as you drive, or a plug-in that gives you the option to, well, plug it in for a far greater electric-only range. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a VERY popular car and I know people who were on the waiting lists a long time for it when it first came out in 2019. Practical utility is more important than differentiation. The RAV4 sits above the C-HR but below the rough-and-ready Land Cruiser in Toyota's SUV line-up. A family member has one of these and I can’t really warm up to it, despite its overall competence. Plus the ride, at least in the CR-V vs. Rav4 comparisons. Honda CR-V v Toyota RAV4 2019 … These faults are made ever more obvious by the fact that they traded in a 2005 Highlander Limited for it. yeah, the tradeoff isn’t worth it. A major step backward, IMHO. Oh well, it is a great ride for what it is. However, as just returned from Take a turn at moderate speed in the RAV4, and the weight suddenly spills over with more body roll than expected. Answer is easy, get a lower CGH (car). In 5-10 years finding a V6 RAV4 in good condition and with reasonable miles will be pretty desirable I think. Using the term ‘sleeper’ very lightly here… we are discussing CUVs. Bigger, more mature and considerably more refined, the RAV4 concept now seems to have grown in both confidence and competence. Diesel; 06′ CRD. Fuel economy was also a highlight. I disagree with some of the people here as I am still a hardcore RAV4 fan. View all. Home Reviews SUVs 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Cruiser. The ability of the 6-speed automatic’s torque converter to lock at just 12mph also helped me beat EPA estimates for both FWD (24 city, 31 highway, 26 combined) and AWD (22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined). Turbopower. Since Toyota couldn’t or wouldn’t hinge the doors on the left, I’m relieved to see a proper liftgate on this generation. A 2004 Accord/Camry was much “nicer” than a Sonata/Optima Fusion/Malibu now that gap has narrowed dramatically. Toyota is launching a TRD Off-Road model for 2020. – bicycle rack can be mounted on spare and the whole works swings completely out of the way, Disadvantages: We almost test-drove one last week, but my grandmother decided the car’s interior was unwelcoming, so it was on to the next thing. Funny, all these reviews in recent years of Japanese cars touch on the point that overall quality in many areas has fallen somewhat. That tyre on the back forces doors, adding unnecessary weight, they’re a danger to the hoods of cars parked behind, less visibility, add to the hassle of opening, clsoing doors. Get the best deal on an Toyota RAV4 rental with No Birds. AWD + gobs of torque = moving smartly off the line. The expert What Car? 2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE - Review- Prices, Features, MPG, Interiors, and Rivals . – can be awkward when parked on steep sidehills. As far as visibility goes, that’s unfortunately par for the class. subaru forester still has good visibility too. They all want something able to ‘throw a kayak on it’ during the weekend and get Geo Metro efficiency during their 9 to 5 commute. If you need to shoot through a gap in traffic, Sport mode is helpful. Understeer builds quickly, and confidence never does. I don’t much like the Tiguan, but I would consider a Jetta SportWagen as an alternative to all three of the aforementioned CUVs. After some hurried preparations and two flights, I found myself standing on a rental lot. The engine also makes a grating whine on particularly cold starts, but this is true of many competing inline fours. Toyota got it spot on because the majority of buyers in Japan were female. Eighty-five-year-olds typically aren’t long for this world, but her stroke and swift passing was still sudden. Second, if you really want a manageably-sized, inexpensive crossover that *actually* deserves to be called a seven-seater, go and buy a Journey. Or just slip it in part-time for those slippery days. It isn’t a Real Rav if it doesn’t have a spare tire hanging on its a$$. The direct-injected 2.5 liter inline four, the only engine available on all trim levels, features dual variable-valve-timing and what Toyota dubs “intelligence.” (Very HAL9000, Toyota). First of all, I can’t believe that they really expect people to put premium fuel in the V6-equipped model. All those compliant bushings lead to dead feeling steering and they’re still not enough. I give up, you’re right! Maybe it’s par for the course with anything in that price range, but it doesn’t seem as common on affordable American cars or VWs. Firstly, no idiot ever takes or mounts the spare when the door is open. I traded mine for an Equinox that was $4,000 cheaper OTD, but you see zillions of both cars here in North Jersey. The RAV4 has a lot going for it without checking a single option box, but consumers have no ways to fix issues like ride harshness or the ergonomics of secondary controls. 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