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With the cramped third-row seat the only exception, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a very comfortable
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Testers are divided on RAV4's seat comfort and driving position
Consumer Guide

while the controls and materials are certainly not luxurious, they are not cheap

At idle, the V-6 proved so velvety that several of us tried to start an already running vehicle.
Car and Driver

The rear seats recline, and can slide forward or rearward 6.5 inches to optimize passenger space or cargo capacity.

The 2011 Toyota RAV4 misses few marks for comfort. With well designed seating, good seating comfort, and top-notch assembly quality, along with a tight, quiet cabin, the RAV4 has covers all the bases. The only minor gripes pertain to interior materials and third-row seating space.

The interior of the 2010 Toyota RAV4 features an attractive two-tier instrument panel, good seats, a nice upright driving position, and plenty of storage spaces. The RAV4 teeters between compact and mid-size, but in any case, it's one of the few vehicles of its stature to offer a third-row seat. The third row officially expands the RAV4's capacity to seven, but you certainly won't have much luck trying to get adults to ride in the RAV4's third row. For that, you'll need to move up to the larger Highlander. But the seat design doesn't eat up much if any cargo space; when they're not occupied by children, they stow nicely in a recessed area of the cargo floor.

Most drivers will find front-seat comfort good, though they're a bit short; taller folks might find them lacking support and want more rearward travel. The second row is comfortable enough for adults, and folds forward neatly as well as reclines.

Cargo space in the RAV4 is quite impressive, with extra storage wells in the rear floor and a third row that folds completely flat. The side-opening rear door and rather tall cargo floor are features that family shoppers might not find as friendly, though.

Overall, the RAV4 rides well, too, with little harshness, road noise, or wind noise, although Sport models with the larger 18-inch wheels do tend to ride a little harder and more vocally.


With the cramped third-row seat the only exception, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a very comfortable

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