5th Generation Toyota Rav4 Master Thread (New TRD Off Road Model Added)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Gecko, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. F1 Silver Arrows
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    This is literally why I want to burn MT to ashes. They keep switching on their morals to pick a f*cking winner. I couldn't even roll my eyes hard enough when I was reading that trash-heap. Wait let me try... *intensely rolls eyes*. Can they just screw off and scamper down to their little hole?
     
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  2. Gecko
    Gecko Staff Member Administrator
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    I'm surprised by the number of complaints about engine noise and road noise. That was one of the things I hated about my Rav4 - I assumed they'd have fixed it.

    For what it's worth, I love how this new Rav4 looks. So well executed inside and out.
     
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    Winter has arrived. And the L15B7 in the superior CR-V is under another intimidating test. I hope Honda did fix that engine. :rolleyes:

    Oh, there will also likely be more accidents during winter. I hope nobody gets killed because Honda is using worse steel to cut costs.
     
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    Toyota platform helps unshackle RAV4
    http://www.autonews.com/article/20181125/OEM01/181129897/toyota-platform-helps-unshackle-rav4
     
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  5. Motor
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    2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid First Test: More Power, Less Gas
    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/rav4-hybrid/2019/2019-toyota-rav4-hybrid-first-test/
     
  7. Gecko
    Gecko Staff Member Administrator
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    Crazy that we are in the era of $40k Rav4, but I digress...
     
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  8. Gecko
    Gecko Staff Member Administrator
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    I am loving this all black Adventure/Trail model!

     
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  11. Gecko
    Gecko Staff Member Administrator
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    Definitely seems like the Hybrid is the model to get. I really like it!
     
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    i know nobody likes to hear me complaining about prices, but loaded Rav4 Hybrid here in my neck of the woods is almost $60k.
    Surcharge for AWD is $4.5k.
     
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  13. Gecko
    Gecko Staff Member Administrator
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    Is it just me, or does the road noise seem to be very audible in most of the video reviews? Yes, many of them mention that, but it definitely seems evident just from watching.
     
  14. Motor
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    Excellent review.

    I'm starting to see more and more of these on the road.
     
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    Well, it's not in first place for American-market SUV sales for nothing. And the upcoming hybrid version will only add to their already large numbers.
     
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    Trexus Founding Member
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    Here in southern California I see tons of the new Rav4's and it looks good and when the hybrid version comes there will even be more on the roads of SoCal...
     
  17. Motor
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    I know. I bought the previous generation. My local Toyota dealers have waiting lists.
     
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    mikeavelli Staff Member Moderator
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    Styling now seems meh to me but its a lot more rugged then most in class.
     
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    Toyota RAV4 Drivers Earn Trail Cred’ Thanks to New TRD Off-Road Treatment
    https://pressroom.toyota.com/releas...cred+thanks+to+new+trd+off+road+treatment.htm
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  20. Ian Schmidt
    Ian Schmidt Staff Member Moderator
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    I like the red accents with the TRD package. It's more restrained than what you'd see for a Lexus F-Sport, but still visually different from the base model.
     
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