Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2009 Toyota RAV4?
I have had Hondas and Acuras since 1985 and switched to the Toyota Rav4 over the Honda CRV primarily because of the look, larger cargo space, V6 engine with better mpg than the 4 cylinder CRV.
It is a smooth and easy drive.
Haven't found it top heavy.
Back seat drop down is very nice.
Cons: How would you improve your 2009 Toyota RAV4?
Really dislike the dealership and had horrible sales experience. If it weren't for the vehicle qualities, I would have sold the vehicle back. I asked for Bluetooth on the wheel and rear backup camera on navigation system. I was told both would be added but bluetooth capability was not available on the wheel and had to install after market navigation system to get bluetooth capability and backup camera on navigation system.
If you are over 40, backup camera on rearview mirror isn't good as looking in mirror from top of glasses does not allow for near vision viewing and is, thus, dangerous.
I haven't found road noise to be too bad but I do have a hearing problem. I will probably add another layer of undercoating to help with that for when I wear my hearing aids and for passenger comfort.
I am now concerned about the 2009 RAV4 accelerator safety issue.
2009 Toyota RAV4 Review:
It is a good vehicle, overall.
I did a very intensive comparison of the CRV and RAV4 before purchasing. If the CRV had a V6 option, better gas mileage, more cargo space, and body-colored lower body, I would probably purchase that in the future as I loved my Honda dealer.
I'm concerned about the RAV4 accelerator safety issue.
Would I purchase again-questionable at this point.
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