Why did I purchase this vehicle?? SIZE SIZE SIZE. With all the SUV makers trying make their SUVs larger and larger, the RAV4 is a truly refreshing choice in a dying breed. It's ultra- compact exterior size enables me to park in the TINIEST of places. It's unbelievably fabulous turning radius makes U-turns a breeze, and it's teeny exterior dimensions make driving on the super-crowded streets of LA a virtually stress-free experience. It's got decent power, is pretty comfy with very good handling for an SUV, and gives reasonable fuel economy (actual calc.21-23mpg city & 26-27hwy avg)
COMPACT EXTERIOR SIZE!!!, and fun-to- drive factor! ....and very good interior space considering it's exterior dimensions!!!!
Slightly more power, offer a V6 option, make the engine smoother/quieter on acceleration, better sound insulation from road noise, more luxury options like NAV system etc., better audio system.
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