2005 Toyota RAV4
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    2005 Toyota RAV4 Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Toyota RAV4

    • The larger dimensions allow for more passenger and cargo space--a good thing.

      - Automobile
    • ...the new four-cylinder is better than the old four in every way.

      - AutoWeek
    • The steering is especially predictable in the slushy-crunchy left lane that traffic avoids in bad weather.

      - Car and Driver
    • ...improved at every turn. It's bigger, faster, safer, smoother riding and better handling.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Acceleration in the 4WD with automatic transmission is lively and feels almost effortless, as if the 2943-pound vehicle were featherweight.

      - New Car Test Drive

    What reviewers liked least about the Toyota RAV4

    • ...if you're parked on the street [the open] rear door blocks your way to the curb.

      - Canadian Driver
    • The catch with the RAV4... is that much of what many buyers want is optional equipment, not standard.

      - New Car Test Drive

    Toyota RAV4 Comparisons

    • ...only thing missing is a V6, which competitors like the Suzuki Grand Vitara, Mazda Tribute and Ford Escape offer.

      - AutoWeek
    • ...embarrassed the others [10 other small SUVs] in the beer-case haul, 29 cases with the rear seat folded...

      - Car and Driver
    • ...less station wagon-looking than the Honda CR-V or the Subaru Forester.

      - Cars Everything
    • RAV4 is as powerful as the [PT] Cruiser, felt better in corners, and probably won't look out-of-fashion as quickly.

      - USA Today

    Best one-liner about the Toyota RAV4

    • Climate controls are mercifully simple. You got on, you got off, you got fan speed, you got blue for cold, red for hot; what else do you need?

      - New Car Test Drive

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    See what reviewers from Car and Driver, Edmunds, Autoweek and other leading automotive publications liked most and least about the 2005 Toyota RAV4.
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