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Toyota RAV4 Third Row Seating

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  • Thanks.
    How about the 2nd row ? Can an adult sit comfortably with 2 kids in car seats ?
  • th79ncth79nc Posts: 11
    I wanted to know the same thing. Thinking about buying Rav4 as family (no kids yet), but can the 2nd row seat 1 adult and 2 baby seats?
  • devinudevinu Posts: 2
    Hi! I'm looking for a V6 4WD with third row and in my initial discussions with dealers, there seems to be some confusion. Some say that such a vehicle is not manufactured by Toyota and others say its on their floor. Does anybody here have a vehicle like that and did you run into the same problem with the dealers? What worries me is that the dealers who have them are retrofitting the third row in their dealership. Would that be possible at all or is it crazy to worry? :confuse:
  • Yes, I do have one but I got very lucky. I live in Santa Monica, California and none of the dealers had one, they told me the same thing they told you, that they are not making those with 3rd row seat any more. but one of the fleet manager told me that will get one for me, 3 days later; called me and told me to drive down to Las Vegas Nevada "Toyota Sahara" that they are holding one for me, I flew the same day and they had one but it was for display (showroom only)it was fully loaded (including navigation system)Bike rack, stater remote control, DVD player, step tube, the net poles, (does not come with 3rd row seat) hood protector, wind deflector; even valve caps had a RAv4 logo, even a logo of RAV4 on the spare tired in the back. it is a v6, 4x4, pacific blue, Limited. but had a sticker price MSRP 35,849.00 with 10 miles on it. The fleet manager told me this is one of a kind that only 50 of those came from Japan to US. long story short, car was not negotiable but I love the car that I bought it, out the door (Nevada has no tax)for 33,000. I spend 2 days in Vegas, he gave it to me because he promised me that if by the end of the day no one is willing to pay sticker price, and being me 1st time in Vegas, he will do something for me to come back, he will go below sticker price, This is a nice car, smooth ride and 3 row seat help for short trip with my daughters friend by going to the beach or going to baseball games. 3 weeks ago I was in Manhantan Beach, california and they had one but no V6. give them a call, you never know.
  • Yes, I do have one but I got very lucky. I live in Santa Monica, California and none of the dealers had one, they told me the same thing they told you, that they are not making those with 3rd row seat any more. but one of the fleet manager told me that will get one for me, 3 days later; called me and told me to drive down to Las Vegas Nevada "Toyota Sahara" that they are holding one for me, I flew the same day and they had one but it was for display (showroom only)it was fully loaded (including navigation system)Bike rack, stater remote control, DVD player, step tube, the net poles, (does not come with 3rd row seat) hood protector, wind deflector; even valve caps had a RAv4 logo, even a logo of RAV4 on the spare tired in the back. it is a v6, 4x4, pacific blue, Limited. but had a sticker price MSRP 35,849.00 with 10 miles on it. The fleet manager told me this is one of a kind that only 50 of those came from Japan to US. long story short, car was not negotiable but I love the car that I bought it, out the door (Nevada has no tax)for 33,000. I spend 2 days in Vegas, he gave it to me because he promised me that if by the end of the day no one is willing to pay sticker price, and being me 1st time in Vegas, he will do something for me to come back, he will go below sticker price, This is a nice car, smooth ride and 3 row seat help for short trip with my daughters friend by going to the beach or going to baseball games. 3 weeks ago I was in Manhantan Beach, california and they had one but no V6. give them a call, you never know
  • At what age/size is the 3rd row no longer fun to sit in?

    I understand that the RAV4 third row is best for kids. I also understand that the third row is permanent – that it cannot be removed and, even when folded it takes up space that could otherwise be used.

    My question is, at what age/size are the third row seats no longer fun but simply uncomfortable for long/short trips?

    Our kids are 7 and 9 and although they love the idea of a third row now, I don’t know if they’ll feel the same way at ages 7 and 19. (Our last vehicle, a Honda Civic, lasted 10 years, and I believe that a Toyota RAV4 might too.)

    Does anyone have experience with older kids sitting in the 3rd row?
  • Don't bother with the 3rd row. My 10 yr old daughter is already too big. We briefly considered the 3rd row (until sitting in it) and we are glad we did opted not to get it. Storage space is more important.
  • mytoy3mytoy3 Posts: 5
    The third row is not that bad. The leg room can be adjusted depending on how far back the 2nd row is set. It's really met for children, but an adult can still fit, but uncomfortably.

    Personally I'd rather have the 3rd row, which folds down and hides nicely, to use on a rainy day then the extra compartment because there are already plenty of space available in the back.
  • cubssoxscubssoxs Posts: 139
    The third row is nice to have just in case you need to carry a couple extra people with you. Now of course it is uncomftorable for a couple of adults to sit back there. But if you are not going that far those two adults wont mind.
  • mome3mome3 Posts: 1
    We are in the market for a new vehicle. Right now we have a van but I'd rather get an SUV this go around. I've seen the RAV4 online and like the looks of it but I would want a 3rd row and I can't find any good information on that aspect. For one thing - is it usable? I mean, really LOL Or is it like the "leprechaun seats" in Impalas? I have only found 1 picture of it and with the shadowing I can't tell much about it. Is there ANY leg room for someone sitting in that row? Also, I know it was a new feature and apparently hard to find in '06 but is it more standard/readily available on the lots now? And is the cost an "add on" or is it part of the "base pricing"? I plan to actually see one in person obviously but the only car lots are about 45 minutes away from us and I won't be able to get out to one for at least another week or two.

    I guess my biggest question is who has a RAV4 with a 3rd row - do you use it often - who uses it - do you like it or not and why?

    For some reason this is not formatting correctly in the preview section so if this looks wonky I apologize ahead of time!
  • Uh...anyone ever consider what might happen to someone in the 3rd row if the RAV was rear ended...do they test this?
  • scottk2scottk2 Posts: 19
    Recently we purchased a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with third row seating. We came very close to purchasing a 2008 RAV4 with a third row. We test drove a few of them (2007) and had our kids (ages 10 and 7) sit in the 3rd row. It was tight but do-able. I was only going to use it occasionally if they had a friend over. Not for our main travel/family vehicle. I think in a few more years it would be too tight for them and definitely could not use the third row for a long trip for those ages. We like the RAV4s though and I was still going to purchase it but a deal fell through and then we decided to test drive the Santa Fe.

    The Santa Fe is much roomier.

    Scott
  • pma022pma022 Posts: 1
    Hi Jordan2324 or anyone,

    I'm in SFO Bay Area, California. It's very hard to find a 3-row V6 white RAV4 here. If I buy it from NV, AZ, or UT, how do I register the car? I never did this before. Very appreciate for your information.

    pma
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,944
    Check this California DMV link for their FAQ.

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