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Just purchased our Limited with all the options and we really like it But there are a few things they could have done better. So here's my gripe:
The fuel door lever shouldn't be right next to the hood release
Another inch or 2 of headroom would have been nice
The "Map" lights are WAY too dim..

But overall we like the looks & performance.(y)
 

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Keep in mind, this is not a "Bash Toyota" thread but more of a "Hey Toyota, if you're listening fix these" thread. Our two choices were the Rav 4 or the Subaru Outback / Forester. What sold us was the reliable 8 spd auto -vs- CVT, Subaru's direct injection only -vs- Toyota's port & direct injection which prevents a lot of valve buildup issues & the fact that Confuser (馃榿) Reports listing Subaru's recent "Worse" rating for "In car electronics" rating. We have high hopes for this Rav 4(y)
 

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This may be a little thing to some but my RAV4 Limited Hybrid has heated wheel, seats that remain on for front after car parked and turned off. The rear heated seats turn off with car. I'd like all to turn off with car and place the wheel heater button in a better place.
 

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This may be a little thing to some but my RAV4 Limited Hybrid has heated wheel, seats that remain on for front after car parked and turned off. The rear heated seats turn off with car. I'd like all to turn off with car and place the wheel heater button in a better place.
Did you ask the service dept about this? Maybe it stays on until you open the door?
 

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This may be a little thing to some but my RAV4 Limited Hybrid has heated wheel, seats that remain on for front after car parked and turned off. The rear heated seats turn off with car. I'd like all to turn off with car and place the wheel heater button in a better place.
I hope they don't change that before we buy a 2021 RAV4 Limited plug-in hybrid.

I like that the front seat heaters in our current Toyotas don't have be turned on every time we get in the vehicles. Our current Toyotas don't have rear seat heaters but they're a requirement in our future vehicle purchases. I want them to shut off with the ignition so I don't have to check to see if a rear passenger left one on.

I agree that the location of the row of switches on the lower bottom of the dashboard is poor. Toyota does that on many models - same as what other car makers have been doing for decades. I would think that switch miniaturization would allow a similar row of switches to be placed high on the left side of the dashboard where they can be easily seen while looking at the road and a close reach with the driver's left hand. Maybe someday.
 

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My Adventure almost gets twice the MPG that my Jeep Wangler would get and it takes me off road to all the same places the jeep did, all I had to do is put a set of A/T tires on it.
 

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My Adventure almost gets twice the MPG that my Jeep Wangler would get and it takes me off road to all the same places the jeep did, all I had to do is put a set of A/T tires on it.
The tires from the factory are strictly fair weather street tires. What tires did you get for your adventure?
 

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A/ Rattling Door Mirrors. B/ Dash Trim Reflecting on Side Windows Obstructing the Mirrors..I have fixed the reflection. Toyota needs a fix for the mirrors. Has been over a year w/o any fix or a promise of one..All in all, I like my RAV4. It will take a few years to fully know all the problems that may evolve. I have high expectations of a reliable vehicle..Just fix the mirrors.
 

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2019 RAV4 Limited (every option available)

Let's see where to start:

1) Non-power, non-adjustable passenger front seat.
2) Lackluster infotainment system
3) Very noisy cabin while driving
4) Horrible acceleration

On the positive:

1) Very comfortable ride
2) Very extensive options and features available
3) Great handling in icy and snowy conditions
 

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2019 RAV4 Limited (every option available)

1) Non-power, non-adjustable passenger front seat.
A 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat on the top-of-the-line RAV4 Limited seems particularly bizarre when the driver seat has memory settings. It's as if the Toyota marketing department is amusing themselves by poking customers in the eyes.

My wife was going to buy a 2020 RAV4 Limited but then the 2021 RAV4 PHEV Prime was announced. Now she's waiting for it. At least the 2021 RAV4 Prime XSE is going to have a 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat. Even a 4-way power front passenger seat is barely tolerable since I usually need at least an 8-way seat adjustable seat to be comfortable.
 

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2020 Limited:
Mostly minor things...
No door control illumination. They place lighting so I can see my shoes but not the controls?
No overhead console button lighting.
Overhead map lights should switch when lens is pressed.
No locking or illuminated glove box.
Cargo area lighting is almost useless.
Passenger seat.
No hood hydraulic lifters.
 

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A 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat on the top-of-the-line RAV4 Limited seems particularly bizarre when the driver seat has memory settings. It's as if the Toyota marketing department is amusing themselves by poking customers in the eyes.

My wife was going to buy a 2020 RAV4 Limited but then the 2021 RAV4 PHEV Prime was announced. Now she's waiting for it. At least the 2021 RAV4 Prime XSE is going to have a 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat. Even a 4-way power front passenger seat is barely tolerable since I usually need at least an 8-way seat adjustable seat to be comfortable.
Our other car is a 2019 BMW X3 and there is a 16 way adjustable seat so when we go from that to a non-adjustable seat it's like going back to my childhood with the bench seats in the 74 Buick century.:)
 

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The Nav screen is way too bright at night. Every dashtop Nav I've owned and the built in Nav on my 2017 Ram truck "darken" the map at night so it doesn't blind you. It would be nice if Toyota added that as an update.
 

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The dial to the left of the steering wheel will allow you to lower the brightness. My 15 year showed us that one.
Thanks, I'll give that a try. Still would like it to darken automatically but the dial will do.
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