Originally Posted by Yuma
From those photos, I would not want to tank the new model to far off the paved road......
I will have to see it in person to see how strong it really is.
Also, where's the spare? I've come to like it hanging out in the back. Did the new model lose storage?
Quote from the review;
"As Drive has recently reported
, the new RAV4 will break with tradition and offer a conventional rear tailgate that opens upwards, not outwards, and the spare wheel is hidden in the boot rather than mounted on the rear door. Toyota hasn't revealed the dimensions of the new RAV4, but as with many new-model introductions, the new SUV is expected to be bigger than ever before."
I think they've lost the plot - it's HUGE.
The original RAV4 was 3-door and sold on being a short and handy vehicle. Then out came the 5-door 4.1, quite ugly.
The 4.2 estate was sold with a 'bonus' being that it was about 15" longer
than its predecessor - I thought that wasn't a good move. An even more sad move was the cessation of the 3-door production in 2006 allegedly due to poor sales (not from me!) so how do Suzuki manage to produce a look-alike 3 door and still do even now? Anyone tried the Suzuki?