Generous amount of cargo space with flat loading surface
Low-rent interior feel
Third row option is almost useless
Awkward rear cargo door
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most practical and easy to drive crossovers on the market today. Shoppers looking for a great value will find that the RAV4 offers a good set of useful features, respectable fuel economy, and plenty of room for passengers or cargo.
The RAV4 comes in a base model, performance-oriented Sport and top-of-the-line Limited. All-wheel drive is optional. For 2011, the RAV4 sees few changes.
Optional side-step rails only work for small feet or loading the roof rack
Standard audio system is weak sounding
What we like most about the RAV4 is its refined, car-like demeanor. Available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the RAV4 isn’t exactly ready to conquer serious off-road trails, but its ground clearance and all-wheel drive allows it to tackle nasty weather with ease. The excellent fuel economy of the four-cylinder, decent driving dynamics, and generous interior space put the RAV4 at the head of its class.