Toyota RAV4 - A Winning Combo

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The 2010 Toyota RAV4 continues to shine on for its excellent combination of power, performance, and interior comfort more than 10 years after it was first introduced to us. The 2010 RAV4 boasts an affordable base price, excellent fuel economy and a long list of accolades, making it one of the best in resale value. The last redesign that the RAV4 went through was in 2006, so the 2010 model year has no big changes at all, and the next redesign is expected in 2012.

The RAV4 comes in a base model, performance oriented Sport, and top of the line Limited model. All wheel drive comes optional on all trims. The 2010 RAV4 is well liked for its car-like performance. The vehicle's four cylinder base engine jumped from 2.4 to 2.5 liters for 2009, and can now produce 179 horsepower, making it more appealing to those who found it underpowered in the past. The competitor, the CR-V's four cylinder engine, on the other hand, makes 166 horsepower, giving the RAV4 an edge, If you're in the market for a true SUV with power, the RAV4 should be seen.

There is also an option for a 3.5-liter 269 horsepower V6, which offers plenty of power without much of a fuel economy penalty. The EPA gives the RAV4 four cylinder a rating of 22/28 city/highway, and the V6 19/26. The exterior features a more mature and refined look than the mere cute look it sported when it was first introduced. The biggest complaint about the exterior features of the 2010 RAV4 is the spare tire and cover that's planted on the rear hatch door. Inside, the RAV4 boasts plenty of cargo room and an optional third row seat.

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