Originally Posted by quentinberg007
The previous gen Rav4 4WD is plenty capable for the intended purpose. My mom has a V6 and it gets out of their steep, rural, ice and snow covered WV driveway just as well as my brother's OBXT... which is all it needs to do. These aren't rock crawlers.
Funny, my brother hates his OBXT because he can't break out of the teens in gas mileage now that he lives in the city. The Subaru full time 4WD is simply overkill with the side effect of bad mileage for a lot of people.
And? It doesn't change the fact that Toyota's AWD system has far more limits than the Subaru's system. All this changes is that those drivers don't need all that Subaru has to offer.
Not like I care though either way if it is "capable for the intended purpose." It can't do what I need and it can't do what Subaru's system can, period.
As for MPG: yeah, if you bought an OBXT and wanted non-AWD MPG, you're going to be disappointed for being an idiot and expecting non-AWD MPG in an AWD turbocharged vehicle. I get 21 in the city in my '12 Subaru Forester XT and I have the 4 speed automatic. ;D