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Does anyone use a 2010=2105 AWD RAV4 for more than just light off road?. I'm not talking full bore 4 wheeling, but more than just muddy roads. capt david

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Originally Posted by captdavid
Does anyone use a 2010=2105 AWD RAV4 for more than just light off road?. I'm not talking full bore 4 wheeling, but more than just muddy roads. capt david


I would not recommend it… they are not just meant to be used for that (slightly muddy roads, ice, snow on the road and rain that is what they are designed for) … I have two in my family-daughter and my dad has them, they are great vehicles -just not for serious off road… I have 4Runner for that- and that truck has more balls then me… LOL… and I have “off roaded” for more than 30 years... including internationally …

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What does more than light offroading entail? If your not mud bogging and not rock crawling or creek crossing I think you will be fine.


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Not counting ground clearance, would you say it would go anywhere a 2x4 PU would go? capt david smile

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I think it would go more places than a 2wd pickup. Its lighter smaller and if all wheel drive has much better traction than a 2wd pickup.


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To some level, I agree with above comments… yes, most of the time, RAV4 will go more places than a 2wd pickup (minus clearance situations), however, most of crossover SUV have “on demand 4x4” so this is not true 4 wheel drive (or 4x4) system… without going into long explanation, that system can and will act as a 2wd vehicle in certain situations… of course it will happen at the worst possible second ... add low ground clearance, no skid plates \protection, small size tires and lack of good off-road tires option equates to what I have previously said: RAV4 (and many other crossovers) are designed for slightly muddy roads, ice, snow on the road and rain.

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The Toyota has a button that activates all wheel drive. kinda, I think.This helps keep control in slippery situations. If one wheel begins to spin, the way I understand, it then transfers power to the wheels with traction. capt david

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