Under the floor but accessible from inside. Like the Grand Cherokee.jabba2000 said:What are the alternatives to a rear-mounted spare? Putting the spare inside the car? maybe only if it were a donut and placed where the 3rd row seats would fold into. Can't have a full-size spare inside. Or how about underneath the car? NO THANKS, the last thing I want is to go crawling under the car in a storm to get to the spare when I have a flat.
I wish they did this on the new Rav. No need to get rid of the spare tire to be able to open the back window. This is the new CR-V. I don't like this car but i like this feature and i wish i was able to open that window in my car .msradell said:I know theside opening is imbedded in the RAV but I'd sure like to have a rear hatch like my 4-runner with a lift up gate and a power rear window!!
Amen. I'm not a fan of the side-hinge or the full spare but I'd be happy with the spare as long as it hinged vertically. When I buy a RAV, it'll be the Sport Appearance, but only bc it's the only option that reduces my dislikes. Since it only hinges horizontally to accommodate the spare, they should have changed the hinges too (still needs too much room to open sideways). A dual split is genius! Hopefully you work at Toyota!A split gate and top hinged glass would be a good compromise though. They could then have left and right handed versions, with a long section carrying the spare, and a short door on the curb side.