"With so many compact crossover SUVs on the market today, it's hard to remember which brand created the idea of a small, car-based SUV. Yet it was Toyota with its then-diminutive Celica-based RAV4 that created the segment some 1......" more
"Toyota kick-started today's wildly popular small crossover segment 14 years ago with its RAV4, which introduced the novel idea of a car-based SUV. That original diminutive RAV4 has changed a lot since its introduction, though......." more
"Like the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz," a body of metal is nothing without a heart. Thankfully, the 2009 Toyota RAV4 -- when fitted with the optional V6 -- has plenty of heart, thanks to 269 horsepower, potent acceleration and......" more
"YOU'LL LIKE THIS CAR IF...
If you want a small-to-midsize sport utility vehicle that combines car-like performance, ride, handling and fuel economy with available four-wheel drive and room for up to seven passengers, or five adults and a fair amount of cargo, the 2009 Toyota RAV4 is a good choice.
YOU MAY NOT LIKE THIS CAR IF...
If your needs include heavy duty hauling or towing or serious off-road rambling, you may want to look elsewhere. There are many fine competitors in this class, including some that may offer a combination of attributes, price and value that are better suited to your tastes and needs." more
"With more power from a new V6 engine and more room from a new platform, the 2006 Toyota RAV4 has changed from a small, cute little SUV to a big threat to the competition, both large and small...." more
"Toyota completely redesigns the RAV4, adding muscle, rugged style, and greater interior room without losing its fun-to-drive character. The resulting 2006 Toyota RAV4 is among the best of its breed...." more