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Old 04-08-2019, 07:31 PM   #91
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Congrats.

What is this "key" thing you are mentioning?

And I like Tesla's approach to the fob hacking -- you can optionally enable a PIN to be input on the screen in order to start the car. Annoying to live with, but it does prevent easy theft (assuming you don't just do "1234" or "1111" for your pin!
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:07 AM   #92
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Any photos yet? I'm curious about the rear legroom too on the CX-5. It definitely had less legroom than the CR-V when I was looking, but I didn't rule it out because of that. The RAV4 definitely seemed to have more space with the seats down than the others in the class.

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Yeah and the Toyota probably doesn’t need an engine out service every few years, either.
Unless it's a Toyota branded as a Scion with Subaru guts.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:25 AM   #93
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Any photos yet? I'm curious about the rear legroom too on the CX-5. It definitely had less legroom than the CR-V when I was looking, but I didn't rule it out because of that. The RAV4 definitely seemed to have more space with the seats down than the others in the class.


Unless it's a Toyota branded as a Scion with Subaru guts.
Or if your Toyota is really a BMW. With a BMW engine.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:57 AM   #94
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I got tired of waiting for more pics so I just looked up this car, wow I am surprised ... Toyota did a really nice job on the styling !!
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Any photos yet?
I kinda don't get the interest in pics. It's a Camry platform based CUV/SUV. It's a new version of something that's been around for a while, so I guess there's that. I'll see if I can something this evening.

For the styling in general, Toyota made it look more like the 4Runner. The front end is pretty aggressive in that "LOOK OUT!!! I'M AN SUV!!!! GTFO OF MY WAY!!!!" kind of sense, but it's a little more subdued when the car is black.

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I'm curious about the rear legroom too on the CX-5. It definitely had less legroom than the CR-V when I was looking, but I didn't rule it out because of that. The RAV4 definitely seemed to have more space with the seats down than the others in the class.
The last gen RAV4 Hybrid gave up some cargo room for the batteries and motor, losing about three cubic feet, and its rear seats don't fold all the way flat. Stowed, they sit at an angle and behind their bases, there is an angled protrusion that runs the width of the cargo area and is about four or five inches deep that sort of creates a ramp to the rear seat backs.

The current gen's seats fold flat in the hybrid and both regular and hybrids have the same cargo dimensions. Behind the rear seats, the hybrid has has a little more than the last gen's and the regular has a little less. With seats down, they both have less than the old versions.

2018 cubic feet behind rear seats / with seats folded
regular 38.4 / 73.4
hybrid 35.6 / 70.6

2019 cubic feet behind rear seats / with seats folded
both 37.5 / 69.8
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:50 PM   #95
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Is RAV4 Camry platform? Does the hybrid have a spare tire?
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Is RAV4 Camry platform? Does the hybrid have a spare tire?
It and the new Camry are both on Toyota's new TNGA-K platform.

It has a compact spare.
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It now has 232 miles and the computer says it's averaged 41.0 MPG.
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