2017 Toyota RAV4 Review Reveals One Extremely Spacious SUV

It seems that with every passing year, Toyota’s RAV4 further solidifies its presence in a segment it practically founded 22 years ago.

That being said, with the non-premium compact SUV class seemingly growing every year, the RAV4 may be facing an uphill battle against newer and more tech-savvy rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson and VW Tiguan.

As you can probably tell, the segment has it all. From the practical to the good-looking, or the sporty to the more comfortable. So where does the RAV4 fit in? Carwow’s Mat Watson has it all figured out.

He starts off by examining the look of the cabin, which he personally likes but admits that not everybody would agree. While some of the materials are quite nice, there are still plenty of hard plastic surfaces that painfully fail Mat’s flick test. Next, he starts analyzing storage space, trunk space and rear leg room, the latter being exceptionally good, especially if you tilt your rear seat back.

Not everything is rosy, though. How so? Well, just click right below and find out.


  • john1168

    Not a bad review. At first I thought the reviewer just had way too much coffee this morning but I think he’s just nuts. LOL… Actually, I like him. He’s funny. think he’s right on with this review too. I’ve read similar reviews where the vehicle is VERY practical but drives like crap. Well, maybe not crap but just boring. No power and not much handling. It does have a locking center diff though and that’s GREAT! The exterior looks are good enough but that dash on the interior….yeeeesh… that’s hideous! Especially the passenger side with that open storage area. Although smaller and possibly a different class, I think I’d rather have a Hyundai Tucson with the 1.6T, DCT and AWD but that’s just me.

  • Namakabrood Abrood

    That’s a depressing color for an SUV.

    • Craig

      It’s like an old whore’s lipstick! lol

      • john1168


  • alexxx

    he is getting more and more funny….really refreshing…
    and toyota…well…if you want bulletproof car (who doesnt) go get it…

  • Ken Lyns

    This SUV needs more powah! Previous gen had a 276-hp V6 option.

  • BlackPegasus

    Every time I see one of these on the road I’m reminded of the Lexus NX.

  • DRJJ

    No problematic direct injection, no problematic CVT tranny, exc resale, reliability, roomy, quiet and safe. You can buy a LE 4wd for $24,000 with almost free money. Can’t beat it folks.

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