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2011 Toyota RAV4 Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by GeckoDeLimon

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Reviewed: 2011 Toyota RAV4

4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Why the 2011 Toyota RAV4?

Powertrain performance

The RAV4 has the best power/weight ratio in its class. Engine is smooth, with a wide power band. Ever feels wanting. Uses synthetic oil, so changes are at 10k mi intervals.

Handling

Compared to others in its class, expansion joints make their way into the cabin a bit more. Still, at the limit, it is very communicative and inspiring. Excellent chassis design, with very little roll or delay on turn-in.

Safety & braking

Airbags everywhere. 2nd row curtains, with roll-over sensors. Standard VSC, TC, brake force distribution & a great chassis reduce the chances of accidents.

Cargo capacity

With the V6, the RAV4 tows 3500lbs, which is only slightly above average for this class. However, the transmission & engine will make it easy to do 3500. Interior cargo capacity is excellent as well.

Why Not the 2011 Toyota RAV4?

Price or payments

A base RAV4 is quite inexpensive. Fully optioned, the price can balloon by a third.

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