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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fisheral writes:
2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 4WD Review
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5

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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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Tacosell writes:
2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport Review
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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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luvtrax writes:
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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1996 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Awesome Big Little 4wd By susanbusch

I love the look of this car. Looks small from the outside but once you are in its there is plenty of space. Its handy with the cup holders near by, Its comfortable to drive. My son loves the car as it... Read More

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1997 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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I was happy with this car since day one! I had researched Rav4's before purchasing a 97 in 1999. She was always reliable, safe, and without any major issues until she was older, which is why I ended... Read More

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Preowned Toyota Rav 4 By DBlack

Great car, 30 MPG, excellent handling especially in winter, little slow on acceleration with 4 cylinder but will keep up with traffic on highway, comfy front seating, could use more space in back / ca... Read More

Yes I Do Like My Snowflake By Lisa

I call it my snowflake. It does well but it isn't big enough for me. The fuel economy and reliability is up there which i like. I think this car is fun to drive though and i would reccomend it. Especi... Read More

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1999 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

I Call It My White Rat. By csmack

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

Good Car If You Enjoy A Little Camping And Off-roading By eodgator

Overall I enjoy the RAV4 and while she's not the prettiest girl at the prom with a little dressing up she just might turn a head or two. I've installed several mods that make her handle better, off-r... 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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