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post #2 of 10 Old 12-18-2012, 01:37 PM
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It's a nice car, kinda reminds me of a Nissan Murano. Not a fan of how they have the split in the middle of the grille with the Toyota logo though.


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The last RAV4 aged too quick, especially with the CRV and Escape to sell against. This will keep the loyal owners loyal.
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^^^Idk. The previous Escape sold well and that was dated as heck. Oh well. Yeah the Escape and CR-V gave the RAV4 a run for the money. Obviously this will help with sales as its new. We'll see how it holds out. At least its more "expressive" design.

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The Escape was really dated. The square boxy lines on a truck frame. The one thing it had going for it was being cheap and hard plasticy interior. You could get a base 4 cylinder for about $15,000 I saw in advertisements. You can do that with any SUV or even the Matrix.

The new design for the RAV4 will be able to compete. It is still a safe design I think. I really like the new Escape's look. Too bad it already had some major recalls.
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This redesign looks great!

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Don't like the way the rear looks at all.
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Not sure how that's possible. AFAIK the Escape has always been a FWD/AWD unibody cross over.
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So is the MPG going to vary depending on which option you chose, Eco or Sporty?
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They don't inherently affect fuel economy, all they do is encourage a type of driving. Eco mode dulls everything down, thus the car attempts to refuse your attempts at driving aggressively. Sport mode does the opposite. If you drive on Eco mode aggressively versus someone who's driving on sport rather passively, you can be sure the aggressive driver will have used more fuel.

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