2012 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

2012 Toyota RAV4 Review Ratings

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"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"doors" 2 reviews
"hatchback" 2 reviews

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 4WD Review
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V6 engine, 4WD but still averages 23 MPG in the summer and 21 MPG in the winter

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Last year with the ill-advised swing-out tailgate door, dumb cup holders and not a fan of Keyless ignition, but when you buy lightly used, you take what you can get.

fisheral
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Two In The Driveway, Now. — See everything written about the 2011 model. Found another low-mile lease turn-in and snapped it up because Toyota dropped the V6 after 2012. Better yet, this one came pre-wired and with a back-up camera for towing. So we will try to keep the miles down on this one, but it will be the vacation car since it will have the hitch.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport Review
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Second one. Runs well. First one Never needed anything fixed. Just maintained. QUALITY RELIABLE vehicle.

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Would have liked the hatch door to open up instead of side ways but would lose the additional storage inside where a tire would otherwise be.

luvtrax
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Phenomenal Reliability And Low Cost Of Ownership. — The RAV 4 is a work horse that keeps on giving all the way to resale time. Never a need to TRADE IN a Toyota. Can always be sold privately. People are always looking for these cars and Tacomas with good reason.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4WD Review
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Gas saver. for a 4 cylinder 4wd with a beauty of it, it gives me about 25/26mpg combined between city and highway.

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Nothing negative about this car. Absolute Amazing !

Anonymous10027
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Amazing !!!! — The first time I purchased this vehicle, I need a big car where I can put my kids stuff or our stuff when we go on a long trips and this car can fit everything we need and especially the little compartment thats underneath the trunks. When I say I drive this car alot - I mean A LOT. drove from nyc to Connecticut/New Haven, PA, Washington and even to South Carolina. soon, we'll be making our trips to Canada or heck maybe to California with the car. Bought this car in March and now we're in the month of July, and I already put close to 8000 miles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great reliable transportation with great resale value. Just enough power.

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Would prefer the hatch open up but because the spare is on it Must open sideways. Thetrade off is a LOT of cargo room.

Tacosell
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Phenominal Suv For The Money — This is our second RAV and since we obtained a 14 CRV , the wife has decided she likes the newer CRV better. So we may sell the RAV. The Rav 4 has always been a go to mid size SUV for us. I leased a CRV because the new RAVs were $100 more a month comparably equipped They are not THAT much better than a CRV. But at the time Dealers were in love with them. The economy of the RAV 4 is well known from fuel mileage to resale value. I don;t know why we bought a 100K mile Platinum ESC. Likely won't need it. But great for selling privately.Build Quality is excellent. Maintenance was conducted at Toyota. Never needed anything more than standard maintenance.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

It's Ok, At Best By dwalouke

Would not buy another. Wife is ok with it, but underwhelmed. Combined gas mileage in low 20s is disappointing given whimpy motor. Needs a 6 cylinder and a better Bluetooth microphone. No one can und... Read More

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I feel very safe and in control while driving. Acceleration, braking and handling are superior. I love the Eco and Sport modes. Very reliable, fun and comfortable to drive. I would definitly recommend... Read More

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Best Option For Mid-size Family Suv By MaxF

This is a great car for all kinds of family adventure -- plenty of space, ability to carry bikes and other equipment, even tow something not to heavy. This specific model RAV4 V6 has a very powerful ... Read More

I Did Better With The Lexus Comfort By jacmacattack

Not comfortable for long ride for sure meaning 4hrs or better but great on gas mine was a lease so that made things easy and gave me more of a idea on what to look for in a great ride Read More

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Rav4, Sturdy, Economical, Luxury Suv That Drives Like A Sports Car By ddfreed

The acceleration is great for a 4 cylinder. I've never had any mechanical issues, ever. The car handles like a sports car and I like that it's high up because I'm on the short side. The look is classy... Read More

Love The Rav4 By ddfreed

I like that it is a powerful engine for a 4 cylinder. It's easy to handle and comfortable to drive with plenty of room for everything and everyone. Even though it's an SUV, it has a sporty, small car ... Read More

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