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4 cylinder 31 43.66%
6 cylinder 40 56.34%
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#1 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 10:03 AM
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Poll - 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder Rav4?

I was just curioius how many 4 vs. 6 cylinders we have out there.
I read a review once that said Toyota planned on sales being 70% 4 cylinders.
My salesman said they sold more 4's than 6's.
I have never seen any actual numbers of how the sales are actually going between the 2 engines.

I have a 4 and am quite happy with it. I know many have 6's and are happy with those also. I think it just depends on what your driving preferences are. I dont think you can go too far wrong with either.
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Well most of America is flat. The eastern coast is somewhat flat. The V6 does cost quite a bit more (someone said $2,500 more) and not to mention the cost of gas. I would agree that people tend to buy the 4 more than the 6 much like they will sell more 2x4 than the 4x4 version. You really need or want to have the 6 in order to shell out more for it otherwise it's not cost effective. If you did pay $2,500 more for the 6, when you resell that car, you'd probably see a small fraction of it back the longer you own the vehicle.

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I don't think many of us V6 owners are even contemplating ever selling our prized possessions, so resale value is not even a factor. In fact, the exclusive V6 will most likely hold the resale value higher than any of the I-4 models. Before I bought mine, I checked the used car market for RAVs. The high market values of exclusive models in the past RAV lineups make me believe that these V6 models will do the same.

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skewed sampling here too.

BTW it's less than $2000 for the V6, and considering the fuel consumption is no higher than the 4-cylinder overall, it's pretty darn cost effective as far as V6 engine options go. In fact if you do mostly highway driving, the V6 could very well pay for itself over the life of the car. 8)

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I think I remember a poll similar to this one, and I believe there were slightly more 6 owners than 4s. I think however, you'll find auto forums generally attract a higher percentage of performance oriented owners, which would explain the higher #s for v6/sport owners. Not that I don't find our i4 base a sporty performer ...
 
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Oh.. less than $2k. Ok. Well in that case..... GO V6 BABY!

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BTW it's less than $2000 for the V6, and considering the fuel consumption is no higher than the 4-cylinder overall, it's pretty darn cost effective as far as V6 engine options go. In fact if you do mostly highway driving, the V6 could very well pay for itself over the life of the car. 8)
lol, i figured that was a stretch and it was. Over 100k highway miles you could save about $500 though, based on $3/gal gas.
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I think however, you'll find auto forums generally attract a higher percentage of performance oriented owners, which would explain the higher #s for v6/sport owners..
that's so true.

i'm not shocked it's 70% i4, i'd think it'd be even more. both are fine engines that toyota believes in strongly, as they seem to be putting them in most of their new cars...

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the 6 is an upgrade, I always have some remorse when I skip options I know I will use. The engine is not the place to cut corners.

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