Pros Quick for a 4 cylinder
Cons The dashboard is set back in a tunnel.Therefore you cannot see the speedometer clearly during the day. This is a design flaw, and dangerous to drive. You must turn on the lights to see the dash clearly. Check this out before buying this car.
Summary If I had picked up on the design flaw I never would of bought the vehicle.
Pros Great gas mileage
Lots of front leg and hip room
Cool interior styling
More cargo room than other SUV's in its class and even more than some larger SUV's
Cons Cruise control is an old fashion stick type
Summary I have had my 2013 Rav4 for 5 months and I love it. There have been no squeaks, no errors and 1000's of home runs! With Toyota's repair history, I expect the vehicle to "live long and prosper". Plus, with long life fluids I expect to speed more time on the road than in the repair shop. I researched all the SUV's in this class and I did like the Mazda CX5 and the Honda CRV. However, I found the Rav4 to have more front leg and hip room. Also, the Rav4 has more cargo room. I bought the Rav4 limited trim without entune, GPS or XM radio. Those would have added another $2000 to the price. In addition, these options are a huge profit for any dealer or manufacturer. You can buy your own GPS or XM radio for about a $100.00 and used it on any vehicle you like. Your will spend more than that just to upgrade the maps with a built-in GPS system.
Finally, The 2013 Rav4 has eight airbags and a top safety rating. Being as safe as possible is also important to me.
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