2005 Toyota RAV4 User Reviews

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One Of My Favorites — this car has a nice stock audio system, fast brakes, good acceleration, and really good gas mileage... i used to HATE suv's until i drove this one

Pros: gas mileage, acceleration, audio system, not top heavy, good brakes

Cons: sometimes i feel like i might flip the car

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
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Smooth Reliable — Right size vehicle for mid-long trips. Very smooth, soundproof, easy to drive, visibility is good.

Pros: Safe reliable

Cons: consumption

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Excellent Car — I have been driving my family's Rav-4 for over 3 years. They had an earlier model and then renewed their lease with an updated version. The Rav-4 is an excellent combination of a roomy SUV with a more versatile driving ability. I'm able to drive my friends and our snowboarding gear up to the mountains, yet I'm still able to parallel park the car with ease. I like the new sleek look of the 2006 model, but I think that it is much bigger and therefore pushes the Rav-4 squarely into the SUV camp, reducing its appeal among the people who want a smaller but roomy car, and also causing it to compete with larger SUV's who have been in that particular market for longer. Now instead of being compared to the Honda CR-V (over which it clearly wins in my opinion), it competes with the SUV's of Lexus, Nissan, and others. However, the RAV-4 has been a consistently comfortable and competent car that I continue to enjoy driving.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WDReview
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None — This car never brakes downs since I have had it. It runs perfectly, only oil, tire, and brake changes. It's a very good reliable car to buy. This 2005 RAV4 is great in gas and snow. It is not luxury.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the most reliable car

Cons: not to spacious

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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vs2005 Honda Element EX
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2005 Honda Element EX better.
"about twice the space"
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Honda Element EX worse.
"driver comfort seats, maybe. Let you know when I test drive it tomorrow"
2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD Review
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Tight, not as spacious, lacks torque when demanded, also a lack in rear leg room and cargo space.
vs2005 Honda CR-V SE AWD
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Good car, I am 5 foot 11 though and it felt slightly short sometimes. Not a ton of headroom. Was totally reliable and I never had a problem with it. Had it for 10 years.
vs2013 Nissan Rogue SV w/ SL AWD
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2005 Toyota RAV4 Review
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The 6cyl is awesome
vs2005 Honda CR-V EX AWD
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Reviews From Other Years

2015 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Rav4 As Expected Great By CoolGuy142

The car handles surprisingly well given its ample ground clearance. XLE package offers good fit and finish. The reverse camera on all trim levels is very timely and a wonderful option for newer driv... Read More

2014 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Leasing A New Car For The 1st Time. By danzthaman1

So far I have no complaints beside wishing for more storage space. Love this vehicle! I had terrible luck in snow with my FWD Hyundai Santa. Fe. I traded it in for an AWD. Also I wish it had XM Sirius... Read More

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

Amazing Affordable Suv By cware17

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

2012 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Phenominal Suv For The Money By Tacosell

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 C... Read More

Two In The Driveway, Now. By fisheral

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 c... Read More

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 migration_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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