Last post on Apr 07, 2009 at 6:29 AM
You are in the Toyota RAV4
What is this discussion about?
Toyota RAV4, Car Comparisons, Engine, Transmission, SUV
#5 of 8 Re: Understanding/Comparing RAV4 Engine Spec with CRV [ruturajp]
Apr 05, 2009 (7:42 pm)
This is all so subjective, but, I feel the 4-cylinder engine is quite peppy and well-matched to the transmission. I don't notice it getting unusually loud at higher speeds. I just notice that it is happy to keep on going. OK, for me, "higher speeds" means 70-75.
The way in which I feel it might "need" a fifth gear is only because the MPG at freeway speeds is a little disappointing. I don't even have 3000 miles, though, so it should improve a bit.
In answer to your question, no, I don't feel it needs an additional gear based on engine noise or performance, but if that is really important to you, I'd be sure to check in out in a test drive.
#6 of 8 Re: Understanding/Comparing RAV4 Engine Spec with CRV [kkrtrek]
Apr 06, 2009 (7:06 am)
Thanks kkrtrek for the info.
How much mpg do you get on highway?
#7 of 8 Re: Understanding/Comparing RAV4 Engine Spec with CRV [ruturajp]
Apr 06, 2009 (10:40 am)
I bought the car 300 miles from home, so my only measured highway trip was starting with 10 miles on it--not broken in at all. At that time, I think the mileage was in the 26-27 range for the AWD version. EPA is 27 highway. So far, without checking, it seems like I am getting about that in highway driving. I suspect it will improve for another 5,000-10,000 miles, based on my experience with other new cars.
#8 of 8 Re: Understanding/Comparing RAV4 Engine Spec with CRV [ruturajp]
Apr 07, 2009 (6:29 am)
Don't you have to know the axle ratio as well, not just the tranny ratios?