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View Poll Results: Would you buy 2013 Rav4?
Yes, I like it. 89 40.64%
No, I don't like the design. 40 18.26%
No, they dropped the V6. 57 26.03%
I would if it still had the V6. 33 15.07%
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#131 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 11:54 AM
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Is the 13' quieter as advertised?

Any change in the seats?

The "J" VIN is enticing

I can confirm that it is much quieter. I had a 2010 Sport with run flats, so that was probably the loudest Rav you could get, road noise wise.

The 2013 XLE is quieter in both engine and road noise, a smoother experience overall. The new transmission, especially in Sport mode is quite fun and feels quicker than my old 2010.

The seats are more sport oriented and do hold you in better. It is less flat and the side bolsters hug you more. We'll see how they do on long distances, but I feel they are an improvement.
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... The new transmission, especially in Sport mode is quite fun and feels quicker than my old 2010.
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I suppose you had a 2010 i4?

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Yes, I did not have the rocket ship V6.

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I had my doubts about the 2013, but now so anxious to test drive! Especially today, as my 09 is in the body shop and I'm stuck with a rental Dodge Grotesque, I mean Caliber.
 
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No V6, no sale!

My v6 2009 Rav has been perfect for me and the gas mileage difference between the 4 and the 6 was minimal. I eagerly anticipated the arrival of the 2013 and loved all the changes and improvements--till I discovered the horsepower was limited to that of the 4 cylinder version of previous model years.

Until they bring back the V6 or turbocharge the 4 cylinder, I regret that I will have to look elsewhere for my replacement vehicle which I plan to purchase next year. I don't plan to purchase a gutless wonder!
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Until they bring back the V6 or turbocharge the 4 cylinder, I regret that I will have to look elsewhere for my replacement vehicle which I plan to purchase next year. I don't plan to purchase a gutless wonder!
You obviously have not driven a 2013 RAV4 in Sport or any other mode. You can now return to trolling the 4.3 forums.

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...I regret that I will have to look elsewhere for my replacement vehicle which I plan to purchase next year. I don't plan to purchase a gutless wonder!



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Since I use mine to tow a 3000 lb trailer, without the V6 is is useless.

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Since I use mine to tow a 3000 lb trailer, without the V6 is is useless.
So? Why are you posting that here in the 4.4? To tell us we can't tow over 1500 lbs? We know that.

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The question was "Would you buy a 2013 RAV4?" One choice was "No, they dropped the V6" That's why I posted...

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