Help us grow so we can bring you more videos! Like us on Facebook @ www.Facebook.com/2Redline Toyota's Rav4 may be the original compact SUV, but being the original doesn't always mean you're the best. While the third generation may have been top of class back in 2006, today it is one of the oldest in the market. A potent V6 keeps things interesting, but it's cheap and slightly snug interior may have you running toward newer competition.

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    • roywhiteo5
      roywhiteo5

      its hilarious how bad this video is

      about 10 days ago
    • aneesh
      aneesh

      Sexy sunglasses bruh :D

      about 10 days ago
    • Rafalp Gresiak
      Rafalp Gresiak

      This guy is on Honda payroll

      about 1 month ago
    • Rebel Robb
      Rebel Robb

      Best vehicle ive ever owned and ive owned a lot and test driven many others. The 6 cylinder is mind-blowing. Notice how all other competitors have simply copied the basic shape that has been around almost 20 years. Really, come on guys, surely you arnt that naive and desperate.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rebel Robb
      Rebel Robb

      Obviously this bias character is envious and cant understand that Toyota is practicality, performance, quality, engineering and affordable and this combination along with legendary reliability makes them number one and Lexus is superior. There is by the way an additional port and power outlet in the lower part of the console. He must be one of those Federation Of Retarded Drivers.
      EAT YOUR HEART OUT JOHNNY COME LATELY AND LASTLY.

      about 1 month ago
    • Omega Beta
      Omega Beta

      I look at this model this day and it still looks good.

      about 1 month ago
    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog

      A new RAV4 is about to debut and there is still no V6. Car & Driver called this V6 model "a sports sedan on stilts, " what more needs to be said?

      about 2 months ago
    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog In reply to Right Lane Hog

      +Mechannel That's exactly why I have started to really appreciate these lately. My new, second-hand boat is a little wider and higher than the old one and weighs an additional 200lbs . Although it is still well within the 1,500 lbs row rating of my car, it is much more of a challenge to haul. My neighbor tows a pop-up camper with his V6 RAV4 and says the same thing - you wouldn't even know it's there. Once again, for those who don't need the third row and extra bulk of a Highlander, there isn't really another reliable alternative that comes to mind. As Toyota sold 425,000 RAV4s in the US in 2018 , I am not sure if they would be listening to our constructive criticism but it costs nothing to send them an email or Tweet.

      about 12 days ago
    • Mechannel
      Mechannel In reply to Right Lane Hog

      +Right Lane Hog along with the acceleration and smooth power band, I also own it for the tow rating. Mine came with the tow package - the 350 lb max tongue weight is best in class and allows me to carry 4 large mountain bikes on a hitch rack, or a cargo box. Most other small SUV's have a max tounge weight of 200 lb or less. I tow a small boat sometimes and you wouldn't even know it's there due to the power of the v6. The only towing quirk? The manual states that the trailer must be fitted with brakes if the gross weight is over 600 lbs - which is perplexing to say the least.

      about 12 days ago
    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog In reply to Right Lane Hog

      +Mechannel Yes, I have heard about the new Passport but as you say, it is substantially bigger. Everyone I speak with who owns a V6 RAV4 is very happy with it and, as a matter of fact, I 'surveyed' another two owners yesterday while out shopping. . Now that the new 2019 model has debuted the regular 4 cylinder has almost become redundant as the Hybrid version offers more power and vastly superior fuel economy. To be clear, my primary interest in the V6 RAV4 is due to its superior towing capacity in a compact package that is cheaper and more fuel efficient than a Highlander. With a TRD Camry and Avalon on the way, who knows if a TRD RAV4 might follow. I hope you have many more happy miles ahead with yours because you really hit the sweet spot when you chose the V6 RAV4. To end on a bit of good news, in my area there seems to be no price premium in the used market for the V6 compared to the 4 cylinder of its generation. There are still quite a few available with 40 - 60 K miles at prices between 10- 15 thousand dollars.

      about 12 days ago
    • Mechannel
      Mechannel In reply to Right Lane Hog

      The upcoming Honda Passport looks like the closest you can get to the old v6 RAV4 - but it is around 8" longer.

      It has a 3.5l v6 and the styling looks great.

      about 13 days ago
    • Kit Rocks
      Kit Rocks

      This guy is the worst reviewer that I have ever had the displeasure of listening too

      about 5 months ago
    • MetalAndMotorsGuy506
      MetalAndMotorsGuy506

      Sorry, Toyota RAv4, you're not the first crossover, the Jeep Cherokee XJ is.

      about 6 months ago
    • Chris D
      Chris D

      Dude just carelessly opens and closes everything lol

      about 6 months ago
    • James Calley
      James Calley In reply to Chris D

      Treats things with no respect and talks like he is too good for everything,like nothing is up to his standards....needs to pull his head in ,pretty much be branded a wanker talking like that.Once he's older,wiser and looks back at himself will be ashamed at how much of a tool he was.

      about 1 month ago
    • AbsoluteMdot
      AbsoluteMdot

      I have an older model CRV and looking to get one of these to switch it up a bit.

      about 7 months ago
    • cbsctomh
      cbsctomh

      I bought a new 2006 Sport with the 3.5 and front wheel drive and have 100,000 on it now. I replaced tires, front struts and muffler along with a rear wheel speed sensor and an O2 sensor. Very dependable and a mine did a 14.7 second quarter mile at the drag strip. Toyota later recalled the vehicle to replace the muffler but told me to pound salt on my replacement expense. The car is rather basic inside but with the V6, it is fun to drive. The front tires will wear fast if you don't feather the throttle on takeoff. It has no traction control shut off switch but there is a way to turn it off by cycling the parking brake and main brake. The lack of this switch makes it a pain in deep snow. Big oversight by Toyota. Lots of recalls for small stuff but it turned out to be a very good purchase.

      about 9 months ago
    • MKEL03
      MKEL03

      what are those sun glasses man! lol

      about 11 months ago
    • Tommy Lightfoot
      Tommy Lightfoot

      Regarding the tailgate angle, the vehicle came out in Japan in the first place so it makes sense that the tailgate opens the way it does.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lisandro Genao
      Lisandro Genao

      The steering rack on this body is electric and not hydraulic

      about 1 year ago
    • Krzysztof Chrostowski
      Krzysztof Chrostowski

      Best toyota ever built. Go with sport 09-13 v6

      about 1 year ago
    • Krzysztof Chrostowski
      Krzysztof Chrostowski

      Hilarious soft dude but does his job well. This toyota moves like rocket 270hp. Wow. Test drove it couple years ago. Amazing acceleration 6.0 sec to 60miles/hour. 100km/hour. It will leave all the cars behind you

      about 1 year ago
    • Vanny Kong
      Vanny Kong

      good , How much?

      about 1 year ago
    • JayDuke
      JayDuke

      if Toyota brings back the v6 rav4 in their upcoming redesign i'll be very happy. but I think their base engine will be the same one in the camry which is 203 hp which isn't bad anyways Toyota if you're reading this make us a V6 rav4!

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph G. Hotto
      Joseph G. Hotto In reply to JayDuke

      They won't ever bring back the V6, because Toyota has to compete with other brands in terms of fuel efficiency. Now that SUVs are more popular than Sedans, that will be Toyota's biggest goal.

      about 1 month ago
    • George L
      George L In reply to JayDuke

      The Rav4 will have 4 cylinder engines ONLY.

      about 7 months ago
    • Alex Wright
      Alex Wright

      why would you not recommend the 4 speed automatic? do the 4 speeds have a bad rep?

      about 1 year ago
    • Ben Jake
      Ben Jake

      Miss my RAV4 V6 :(

      about 1 year ago
    • RazieL
      RazieL

      i'm watching this vid and all i hear is cheap cheap cheap

      about 1 year ago
    • J35meng Z
      J35meng Z

      Rather buy a V6 Ford Edge. Better in almost every metric.

      about 1 year ago
    • Cinema Superhit
      Cinema Superhit In reply to J35meng Z

      J35meng Z except where it really counts ... reliability

      about 15 days ago
    • Ran Z
      Ran Z

      Good video. You may need to check since I believe that it is electric controlled power steering instead of hydraulic. Also forget about the silly start button. When it breaks, you have to have it replaced by dealers. It is much better to have the conventional key to start the car.

      about 1 year ago
    • Alexander Milentis
      Alexander Milentis

      I want one of these. Can't believe they have 270hp. That's pretty crazy, I never would have guessed.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mechannel
      Mechannel

      Another detail I disagree with is the seat comfort. The seats are plain, but I have found then to be very comfortable on long road trips. For a used vehicle under $18k, it is definitely the most comfortable road trip car I have driven in the sub-$25k price point (used).

      Regarding the rear hatch's hinge - I completely agree that it is on the WRONG side for North American drivers. It is extremely annoying when trying to load cargo from the curb in any urban/dense city environment - as you need enough space to walk around the door every time to walk back and forth from the curb. Most of the time parking spaces aren't long enough to allow this and/or a car will park so close to your rear bumper that you can't open the door wide enough to load/unload and travel around the hatch.

      about 2 years ago
    • Mechannel
      Mechannel

      I purchased this exact car (2010 v6 AWD) used with 50k miles on it. I have since added another 25k miles and haven't encountered a single issue with the car. After three years of ownership, I am surprised by how much I still LOVE driving this car. Great for long road trips and merging/overtaking on freeways. The engine is smooth and quiet, and extremely zippy. I doesn't skip a beat in the mountains - it will effortlessly climb.

      A few comments/feedback on the review:
      "Road noise": I disagree with the reviewer. I have actually found the car to be very quiet. And road noise is something I am always mindful of when evaluating cars. Perhaps it is the model tires that were on his test car? I installed Firestone Destination LE2 tires and have found the road noise to lower than most vehicles - and passengers have made similar observations.

      "The engine is kind of overkill": Again, I disagree. After 1-2 days of driving, you get used to the acceleration and feel of the pedal. The engine is AWESOME. It is precisely what makes the car so unique and fun to drive. I have owned 5 cars prior to this one, and this is the first time I have felt like I want to keep a car until it starts to fall apart. How will I ever find a new SUV that is this wonderful to drive?

      "Outdated" - I agree. The interior does feel dated and uninspiring, but honestly, that fabulous v6 engine overcomes any aesthetic shortcomings.

      about 2 years ago
    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog In reply to Mechannel

      +Dojo 12345 If you really needed a pickup you would already own one. Keep living the dream with that V6 RAV4 :)

      about 12 days ago
    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog In reply to Mechannel

      +Dojo 12345 I remember Car and Driver testing the V6 and finding it achieved the same highway mpg as its 4 cylinder competition. What's not to like?

      about 12 days ago
    • Dojo 12345
      Dojo 12345 In reply to Mechannel

      Owner of the same exact model v6 limited since new, still loving it. Love the space inside, fold down flat seats allow me to use this like a cargo van or pickup truck. Been wanting a pickup truck but the rav4 is doing everything I use it for and almost 100k miles no problems, 22 mpg city 27 freeway is good for me. Honestly I like this design nothing wrong with it, only thing that would make it more useful is if the swing door in the back opened 5 more inches.

      about 1 month ago
    • Barath Vedant
      Barath Vedant

      Interested in this gen of RAVs because of the 3.5L V6. Should I go for FWD or AWD?

      about 2 years ago
    • Cinema Superhit
      Cinema Superhit In reply to Barath Vedant

      Barath Vedant how did you go from a rav 4 to a Miata . You on a mid life crisis or something

      about 15 days ago
    • Mr floof.
      Mr floof. In reply to Barath Vedant

      Awd

      about 1 year ago
    • Barath Vedant
      Barath Vedant In reply to Barath Vedant

      i have actually shifted my attention to miatas as my needs have changed and i don't need to replace my vehicle with a crossover/suv. but thank you for your suggestions

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Christian
      Chris Christian In reply to Barath Vedant

      Barath V torque steer I have no use for all wheel drive either except with the motor this powerful.

      about 1 year ago
    • Barath Vedant
      Barath Vedant In reply to Barath Vedant

      +randomocityvideos but i'm nowhere near snow

      about 1 year ago
    • Wavetechlifeguardian
      Wavetechlifeguardian

      The 269 hp V6 that still gets 19-26 mpg, makes this car really stand out. My Jeep 4.7 V8 gets 11 mpg in the city, 16 highway, with only 235 hp.. I wish you would review it on a mild off-road course, with 4 wheel lock engaged. I want to see how it does in snow, loose dirt, sand, etc.

      about 2 years ago
    • Mechannel
      Mechannel In reply to Wavetechlifeguardian

      +Mark El-Zawahery sorry for the late reply. I still own my RAV4 v6. It has 100k miles on it and I still love it. I would buy a well maintained used one without hesitation. Super reliable and that beast if an engine never gets old.

      about 13 days ago
    • George L
      George L In reply to Wavetechlifeguardian

      Depends on the condition of it and how many miles they have. These are sought after, so they are pretty expensive. I just looked them up and the few that are around 60k-70k fetch around $12,000-$13,000.

      about 7 months ago
    • Mark El-Zawahery
      Mark El-Zawahery In reply to Wavetechlifeguardian

      Mechannel hey man old comment but could u tell me if its worth buying for 5k today? Is it good on gas? Im 19

      about 7 months ago
    • Mechannel
      Mechannel In reply to Wavetechlifeguardian

      I haven't tested it in sand, but I have never struggled in snow, gravel, dirt etc. I own the v6 AWD, fitted with Firestone Destination LE2 tires. I have been driving the car for 3+ years in a variety of conditions.

      about 2 years ago
    • Darcy Wang
      Darcy Wang

      Hope you can make a new rav4 video.

      about 2 years ago