2009 Toyota RAV4 Review #234

2009 Toyota RAV4 Review #234 - SUV, 3rd generation, petrol engine, 2 l., 152 horsepower, Four-wheel drive, automatic | Consumer Report, photo 1


  • 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • Vehicle Year: 2009
  • SUV
  • 3rd generation
  • Petrol engine, 2 l., 152 horsepower
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Steering wheel Left
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Consumer Report

Good day!!!

So the time has come for my first review, although the experience of driving and owning different cars for more than 17 years, but somehow the hands did not reach the writing of this epic.

So, I'm 37 years old, married, two children. Now it's hard for me to imagine my life without a car, but before it was an unattainable dream!!! anyway.

... It was 99 years old ... the end of the "Yeltsin era", the sunset of the "dashing 90s", and of course the dream of some kind of living car. And so it happened ... Dad adjusts his son to a white VAZ 21063 with an engine of 1300 cubes and 85 years of manufacture. All. There is no limit to happiness, the car is simply torn apart from the Gaza Strip, Kino flying from the speakers, and for the girls of the Planet Hits collection)))) (peers will understand me). In short, this beast pleased me until 2003. True, I changed everything on it that is possible and impossible, but I gained some experience))) ...

... 2003 ... "Shorik" was successfully sold for 30 tr. A loan was taken from the Savings Bank and, lo and behold, after much poking around, elections in the Novokuznetsk market "Byzovo", under my fifth point is TOYOTA MARKII in 90 body 95 onwards. on the machine. What can I say ... Bullet ... Almost 80 t.km were rolled on the "mark". up until 2006. Further, the "mark" suffered a little in the "road war", was cured by the skillful hands of the "garage doctors" and sold at the same car market in Novokuznetsk for as much as 200 tr. (by the way, I took it for 180 tr). first experience of making money on a car))))).

Everything rushed ... Cars began to fly off and fly in like migratory birds, I don’t remember everyone ... But by and large, mostly “Japanese”.

By the way, I had one such machine RENAULT MEGANE II 2007. So. Yes, do not judge strictly fans of the French car industry, frankly speaking, the car is .... but with a capital letter. It doesn’t drive at all, it’s stupid like a Siberian felt boot, the electronics constantly swear, -25 on the street never started in principle, you drag it into a warm box, the temperature becomes -24, it starts up without problems, in short, in my opinion, the French should produce wine and perfume, well, maybe for variety and bicycles ...))

Okay, enough of the lyrics, now to the point.

The review will be about two 2006 RAV4 cars. golden color and 2009 onwards. red, respectively.

I have been driving a Toyota RAV4 since March 2016, in June of this year 2006 was sold and 2009 was taken.

In general, the machines do not differ in anything, except for the configuration. In 2006, the interior was velor, and in 2009, the maximum configuration, with leather, keyless entry and cruise control.

Such a thing as keyless entry and hands-free is very convenient. You approach the car, put your hand to the door handle and it comes off, sit down, press the brake pedal, press the "Start-Stop" button and you can go. But this is if there are no other signaling, and various protections, so as not to waste extra time on them. Although I also have a tomagawk magicar 5 on red and a pin in the box))).

Now about the salon. Of course, the skin, especially since my light skin looks very beautiful and chic, but in such a heat as we have this year, I remembered the golden monster with its "rag" seats, and a stingy, masculine tear rolled down my cheek ... It's a joke. ))). Just a little sticky ass to the leather seat ...).

The instrument panel is, in principle, multifunctional and readable, although narrow-eyed and small people could modify it a little, namely, there is no speed switch indication on the instrument panel. There was such a case. On the go, I accidentally moved the automatic transmission selector lever from position D "to position" 3 ", and the car was driving in three gears, but you won't see it on the panel. A jamb from the manufacturer. Further, if the car runs out of fuel, either the door is not closed, or some kind of warning pops up, an exclamation mark lights up and a message appears on the entire informative display until you turn it off. well, but here once the temperature changes from +4 to +3, and oh gods, the car swears and the display yells "icing is possible", and if then the temperature rises again, for example to +5, then there will still be a message "icing is possible" and sound warning until you stop and turn off the engine.Apparently in Japan the water freezes at 3 degrees Celsius))).Otherwise the instrument panel suits me.There is such a thing as "DAC" descending assistance, but this function is probably more for women . P imagine: Protracted descent of the leg is constantly in tension on the brake, the discs are heated, the pads creak, but you have a RAV4 and help when descending "DAC", put the selector in position "L" or "2", press this cherished button and the car crawls from the mountain at a snail's pace and adjusts the speed of descent by itself. Checked - very convenient!

The 4WD button only works at speeds up to 40 km / h, and turns off when this is exceeded. So if you are skidding a lot, put the selector in "L" and do not accelerate more than 40 km / h.

Cruise control operates at speeds over 40 km/h. It is very convenient when you drive along the highway at high speed and suddenly there is a settlement ahead, and out of habit you put pressure on your sneaker, and there is a traffic police camera, or employees of this very service ... That's it .. catch a kick in the ass in the form of a fine. But you do have cruise control. We turn it on at the speed limit allowed in this section and drive calmly, angry and unnerving at the same time the aforementioned law enforcement officers. You can even wave your hand or show them, but it’s better not to))).

About seat belts. The seat belt for the driver and front passenger is equipped with an audible and visual signaling of an unfastened seat belt. sometimes you go alone, you put a bag of groceries on the front seat and the sensor beeps, annoys, though after about three minutes it stops and just blinks. Apparently adjusted to the weight that falls on the seat. Don't know.

The native multimedia head unit is equipped with a 6-disc changer (by the way, MP-3 reads) It's a pity there is no USB port, although the 21st century is in the yard. Again, a jamb from the Japanese. The sound is satisfactory, but not perfect. (on the 2014 hyundai solaris, the sound was much cooler). There are buttons for switching device modes, as well as volume control and the ability to switch tracks. In short Multifunction.

In principle, such a normal Japanese salon is not creaky. Everything suits me.

Separately, I want to say about the trunk. Very roomy. There is a mesh that prevents luggage from hitting the door, the mesh is adjustable in three positions, or you can remove it altogether. Every spring, for the summer, I and my beloved family move to a country residence))..just kidding.. to the dacha))). So you stuff so much junk in the trunk that when you unload it all, you don’t understand how it all could fit into this car !!!! Plus, under the trunk floor, where all sedans have a spare wheel, a roomy pocket for a jack tool, etc. But again, the spare tire on the fifth door adds weight to an already heavy door, which causes it to sag and creak of hinges ... But these are all costs ...

In terms of consumption in urban mode, a car eats in the summer - 11-11.5 liters. in winter - 12.5-13; on the highway approximately 9.5 in summer and 11 in winter. And that's okay. And sometimes you read ads on this portal, they write consumption of 7-8 liters,))) Pi...eat and provocation!!! A wheelbarrow with an engine of 152 horses, and even a cardan pulling a viscous coupling cannot haw less than 11 liters. IMHO...

In terms of suspension, the car, like all "Japanese", is quite unpretentious and predictable.

For the entire period of operation on the RAV4 in 2006, the front stabilizer bushings, front brake discs (for 11 years, worn out in the trash) + brake pads front and rear were changed.

The middle part of the muffler. Well, respectively, oil, filter.

On the RAV4 of 2009, immediately after the purchase, the steering rack was repaired - a disease of all "rafs" (in general, they are not repaired, but we live in Russia, we have learned how to get out of the situation in any situations, and get by with "little bloodshed". In general, they removed it from the service station they gave the rail to the turner a stock and a casing, he machined bushings from pouleritan there and the rail is like new, it doesn’t knock and doesn’t rattle, they said it’s enough for 3 years. The issue price is 5000 rubles.)

Changed the oil in the automatic transmission, gearbox.

I pour oil into the engine on all cars Synthetics all year round CASTROL 5W30 in frost -35 starts from the signaling console ...

Overall happy with the car as I and my whole family. the overall score on a five-point scale is a solid 4+.

Of course, there is much more to write, but time is limited. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. I hope the next review will write about my dream. Drum roll.... Toyota Land Cruiser 200... After all, if a person does not have a dream. then there is no specific goal in life, but there is something to strive for ...

After the rack.

Hi all! In my review, I forgot to write that after repairing the rails, I went to do the alignment. They did it, screwed up the angle of the castor there, all the things ... I’m driving happiness over the edge, the error “check the vsc system” pops up again, I had to go to the service station ... I arrive and say so they say and so ... And the master to me - I need to throw off the terminal. I told him - let's throw it off. In general, they threw off the terminal and smoked for about five minutes, nothing burns. I leave, I drive 500 meters again, the same garbage climbs, I turn around and go to the station. The master banishes the pier of the day in 3-4 days will pass)))). Understood. Left behind and went to the diagnostician. Connected the scanner revealed a zero point error i.e. the zero point of the rudder position is knocked down. He trained the steering sensor with some cunning manipulations and that's it ... a week has passed .... this crap won't come out anymore .... that's all for now.

Year of car purchase: 2017

Mileage: 62150 mi. (100000 km.)

Fuel consumption on the highway:

  • 24 miles per gallon (US)
  • 28 miles per gallon (UK)
  • 10.0 l/100km

Fuel consumption in the city:

  • 21 miles per gallon (US)
  • 26 miles per gallon (UK)
  • 11.2 l/100km

Category: 2009 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Author: Andrey

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Vladimir 2022-03-06 (05:42)

yes no SergeyKo69-I can’t agree with you that a knock from behind is a feature of restyling!)))) This is a feature of all third-generation ravchiks! But the fact that after replacing silents without slots, the knock disappears, I agree with that!

2021-10-05 (05:42)

Of course, the Duster is not a Camry, parquet is parquet, it’s still a little harsh, but it definitely rides better than Rafa, Ixtrail, ShRVi. The suspension is set up perfectly, it swallows small pits and cakes on the road just like that, but it rides on a gravel road! Of course, there are also disadvantages, this is a sloppy interior, an indistinct tight steering wheel (I have a hydrach), it seems that in the restyling there is already an electric and a moronic electronic gas pedal, you press it for a couple of seconds, then there is a sharp detonation. And so, in general, a very worthy car, for this money a fresh year and all-wheel drive can’t take anything normal, I used to drive only the Japanese, but after operating the working Logan, my opinion about them (the Japanese) has changed dramatically.

2021-10-05 (05:42)

And I took a duster for 13 years, which I do not regret at all. Salon, yes, it sucks, but driving performance is at a pretty good level for this class and, most importantly, its prices. When you take the same Raf 2 times more expensive, you expect something completely different from what you get in the end...

Andrey 2021-10-04 (05:42)

So it's good that you have such an expense. But here's how I'm not trying to ride anyway 11 liters. I do not argue instant happens and 5 l. But here is the current one, which is formed at 100 or more km. 11, or even 11.3 liters.

Andrey 2021-10-04 (05:42)

But I understand this benz. I was thinking diesel. But thanks anyway))

Andrey 2021-10-04 (05:42)

In fact of the matter. I had a civic 7 years old at maximum speed, so there the temperature limit could be set. And here it’s 3 degrees and it’s not hot. Well, I would have warned everything, otherwise it screams and blocks all the information on the display until you drown it out.

Evgeny111 2021-10-04 (05:42)

The foot is the most finished signaling, a bait for a hijacker, and even spare wheels with a cover are stolen on ravchiks in our yard, they took off from two

Andrey 2021-10-04 (05:42)

Thanks for the question. There is indeed a nasty thud in the rear suspension. Don't know. At the service station yelling all nishtyak. They chatter, sway the poor rabbi, tinker with riggers ... my personal opinion is that it’s a glushak that hurts somewhere. Although it's unlikely..

Andrey 2021-10-04 (05:42)

Cool ... planet hits- taxis)))

Andrey 2021-10-04 (05:42)

I know in the restyle narrow-film finalized these jambs ...

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