We just traded in our "old man" Malibu for the Rav4 with sport package. It's very stylish and the ride is surprisingly smooth for an SUV. We needed a car that could transport our full-size cornholio (beanbag)game to tailgates outside the ballpark. The Rav didn't come with security/keyless entry, so we went to Bestbuy and had them install the complete keyless entry/security/remote start system which will be nice to have during the Chicago winters. The gas mileage is about the same as we had with the 6 cyl. Malibu. I love this SUV and look forward to many years of driving bliss!
The sunroof, styling, color scheme of gray and silver (very White Sox-ish) and roominess. Also it's easy to climb in and out of.
I wish the rear door opened from the right instead of the left. Lower spare wheel--it interferes slightly with the rear view. A lighted vanity mirror on the passenger side would be nice too.