2009 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2009 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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kprater writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Sport Review
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5

Pros

Gas mileage, dependability, price, everything

Cons

Seats could be a little more comfortable for long trips.

kprater
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I Love It, It Is A Perfect Average Family Suv — I loved the gas mileage. I loved the shape and rims on the vehicle. I loved the price for parts. I loved how dependable the vehicle is. even after 103,000 miles I have never experienced any mechanical issues and don't expect to for a long time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jack writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Sport V6 4WD Review
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4

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A rocket.  0-60 in less than 7 for an SUV.

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the silly back door still swings to the side.

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Best Small Suv, That's It — This is a great small SUV. There is no other vehicle in it's category that has the power this V6 has. Few people know but it has 269HP and is the same motor that's in the lexus IS and RX, Toyota Avalon. Toyota's buttery smooth 3.5 V6 that still gets 27 on the highway. The sport has stiffer suspension and great looking 18"s with 55 profile tires and an identical spare.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robin writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Base Review
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3

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Looks great on the inside and outside without the high price tag.

Cons

Wait till the Toyota issues are gone, I bought the car before I heard about the RUN AWAYS, so avoid them till the problem is 100% taken care of

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Great To Drive, Plenty Of Room, Low Road Noise, Great Audio, But The Rattle In The Back Is Annoying. — * The performance is overall great, no sluggish response, and for a small SUV the turns are very smooth. *Build Quality: The build outside seems great, however, inside the car I can hear a small plastic rattling in the back. Side note: there is plenty of room on the inside, I am 6'5 and I don't feel cramped at all. *Cost of ownership: isn't bad so far. I get approx 22 MPG in the city and burbs, and the price for gas isn't terrible *Fun Fact: The steering feel very responsive, the turns are smooth and it's really fun to drive, and the blind spots aren't bad at all for a SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rwebb writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 4WD Review
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5

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Being a Toyota the car requires very little maintenance.  The build quality is good and is fairly comfortable on trips.  It accommodates four adults  easily with reasonable cargo space.

Cons

The car has a narrow track which does cause it to roll a bit at highway speeds.  The body styling leaves a bit to be desired. The new delivery tires have a very short life.

rwebb
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Great Car For The Money And As An Entry Level Suv. — The acceleration of this car with a V6 is great. The transmission shifts smoothly and ride is a bit stiffer than the two wheel drive version. The car handles very well and brakes are excellent. The car is an excellent commuter vehicle with the handling, ride, and fuel economy. Being a Toyota, the car requires little maintenance except for normal servicing.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Waldon writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 4WD Review
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Gas mileage, V6, 4WD

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I can't change the horn

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Rav4 Review (limited, V6, 4wd) — The fastest car I've ever owned. Quicker than a Mazda Miata. 0-60 in 6.1 seconds and quarter mile in 14.6 seconds! Great gas mileage to boot! Build quality is great. It's a Toyota. Appearance is sleek. Leather inside, moonroof, JBL audio + subwoofer. Cost is low. I only expect routine maintenance. It is very fun!

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Hisham writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 4WD Review
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everything

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nothing

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Awesome Car — what's not to like in the RAV.... near perfect.... I wish it came with in dash navigation but I was told it's only available in US models. The thing I love the most is the roaring of the very responsive engine when you press down the gas pedal

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chicco writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 4WD Review
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Performance, Gas mileage and built

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No navigation package

Chicco
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Awesome Ride — The V6 has great acceleration and fine handling. Everything is simply great about this car especially value for money... if it wasn't for the plastic parts in the interior it would have passed as a Lexus No navigation packages were offered in Canada for this model. The upgraded audio system from JBL and the back view mirror were valuable additions

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Edward970 writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Base V6 4WD Review
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Edward970
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Rav4 Is A Terrific Car. — The RAV4 handles incredibly well. The engine is extremely quick for a 4-cylinder. The ride is very smooth and turning is a dream. I like the overall interior and how the Ipod adapter is set up so you can change settings as you drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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biffie16 writes:
2009 Toyota RAV4 Review
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Fun to drive, V6 really quick, handles great, great fuel milage

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runflats, radio volume

biffie16
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More Than I Expected From A Small Suv — 09 rav sport, love the V6, really quick and fun to drive, handles great.Exterior looks great, interior could be a little more advanced but not terrible, I`m 6'2" and its a comfortable ride. First foreign manufactured car ever. So far I am impressed. Traded a Dodge dakota for the Rav. Love the Rav, Dakota was ok. Rav has great gas milage and build feels solid with good braking and excelleration. Not sure about having runflats, and radio volume could be better. Overall very happy with Toyota.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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1999 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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It's the other thing that will survive a nuclear explosion. Unbelievable reliability. Great gas mileage for a 15 year old 4WD SUV. It's not great to look at. I will always continue to have that kind o... Read More

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2000 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Reliable Rav4 By Steve

I sold this vehicle for a friend who passed. Drove it for about 2 months. Very reliable, good on gas, comfortable, and fun driving a Manual again. NO backseat room unless front seats are adjusted for ... Read More

Clear By WCARLSTROMYAHOOCOM

Too short in back to sleep in for 6'-3" person. Best vehicle ever owned in 50 years of driving.... including Audi, VW, Ford, Chevy, 4Runners Exceptional handling on hiway and off....will go up steep... Read More

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