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Old 01-03-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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I did a search but not anything recent on comparing the 2013 CRVs and the 2013 Rav4 V6. I have had 3 Accords and have been happy , although the 03 Accord v6 has been more problematic than the others. I like Hondas for many reasons. However, I am concerned that the 2.5 4 cyl ( in the CRV) is just not powerful enough to climb hills and be good on the long grades of interstates. I did own a Camry which was proved to be underpowered 4 cyl back in '85. It ended up overheating outside of Needles, CA as the motor couldn't take the long grade and the A/C at the same time. Never ran right after that episode. Therefore, the Rav4 V6 looks better and the mpg is almost the same as the 4 cyl Rav4. I am interested in comments about the two.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:46 AM
 
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The RAV 4 is a complete redesign for 2013 and I believe they did away with the V6. So does that make you decision easier?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:13 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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The Rav 4 is plenty powerful enough for us to carry 5 adults and luggage at 80 mph easy on the interstate. Same with the CRV..
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Toyota is no longer offering a v6 as an option for 2013. The only available engine is an I4 with 176hp mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission. Personally I'd opt for a previous generation Rav4 with a V6.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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The Rav4 V6 is a beast or should I say was a beast..

The 05 Rav4 was lighter and smaller so the 2.4L was adequate. But the newer rav4 is bigger and heavier..
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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Toyota is no longer offering a v6 as an option for 2013. The only available engine is an I4 with 176hp mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission. Personally I'd opt for a previous generation Rav4 with a V6.
Sequential eh? Is that a hewland, a ricardo? Lol... you mean slushbox/automatic.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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The Rav4 V6 is a beast or should I say was a beast..

The 05 Rav4 was lighter and smaller so the 2.4L was adequate. But the newer rav4 is bigger and heavier..

except that the new rav's 4 has more hp then the last gen one so the extra weight is not a problem. Trust me they move fine with the 4. I have been racing cars for many years and when I tell ya the car moves fine with a 4, I mean it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
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I read a review of the new Rav4 and they compared it to the upcoming 2014 Subaru Forestor and the Subie won. I a not a Toyota guy. Either a Honda or a Subie guy. Probably would depend on price. The review said that the Toyota mid range model is cheaper than the competition.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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You cannot compare a 4 cyl. engine from 1985 to ones of today. Either one would be good. Take them both for a test drive and then decide. But if you really want the V6 Rav4, then you will have to get a 2012. I have heard the V6 has so much power that you would want to get it with tthe 4wd option.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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I looked at both Rav4 and CRV, and just bought a new 2013 CRV EX-L. I've had it for four days and love it.
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