[VIDEO] 2014 Toyota Rav 4 XLE Review #MommyTalkDrive

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Toyota Rav 4 XLE Review

We had the pleasure of taking the 2014 Toyota Rav 4 on a spin around Atlanta and for a longer trip to Charleston, South Carolina to see my family. The crossover SUV was ideal for our family of three with plenty of space in the cargo area. For our long distance drive, the fuel economy was among the best I’ve seen and makes me really want to upgrade to a new car. Check out my video featuring the 2014 Toyota Rav 4 XLE review and comment below if you have any questions about it.

Sam Butto with Toyota’s media relations office in California answered my questions about lighting in the rear of the vehicle and pointed out there is an additional light on the left lower side of the hatchback. But from a parenting perspective I’d suggest more lighting in the back like I’ve seen in at least one other crossover SUV I reviewed. Mr. Butto also told me there are no additional lighting packages or upgrades available.

In case you’re wondering, the color on this Toyota Rav 4 is Blue Crush. I loved it. It was definitely eye catching.

For our family of three, there was plenty of space for A.J. in the back seat, along with all the travel accessories needed when you’re traveling with a preschooler. He had plenty of room for games, his portable DVD player and snacks within reach.


2014 Toyota Rav 4 XLE Review ~ MommyTalkShow.com


While we were at a shopping center in South Carolina, a woman pulled up next to me and asked how the crossover SUV drove because she was considering buying one. I bragged about the mileage for our trip. For Atlanta folks, with a long commute and kids to transport, I’d recommend you test drive it and see what you think. Here are some additional stats about the Toyota Rav 4 XLE.

Toyota Rav 4 XLE Stats

MILEAGE: 25 MPG Combined City/Highway (22 MPG City/29 MPG Highway)

SAFETY: Anti-lock brakes, back-up camera, LATCH lower anchor and tether, child protection for rear door locks, Bluetooth and AWD

COMFORT & STYLE: Dual Climate Control, Power Moonroof, Privacy Glass, Premium Navigation & Audio Suite

PRICE: $28, 463

Here we are taking the Toyota Rav 4 XLE to Sunday service:

Connect with Toyota

You can connect with @Toyota on Twitter (where the brand was nice enough to answer my questions) on the Toyota Facebook page

Vehicle Reviews

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing several vehicles as part of my travel coverage on  the show. Here are some past videos you’ll want to check out:

2014 Kia Sorento and Kid-Friendly Features

2014 Kia Soul with Primo Package

2014 Mazda 6

Perks of Driving to a Blogging Conference

2013 Kia Rio

Would you like me to review your brand’s vehicle, to cover an automotive or travel event? Email [email protected] with the subject line: Travel.

Toyota Rav 4 XLE Review

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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One comment

  1. The Rav 4 has a light in the back in the left side corner below the last window, However its very small and does not give enough light . The ideal place would be above the back door. But there is one in the back hiding in the corner.