I love my Rav 4. It's practical for anything I've done. I take it on camping trips, rock climbing day trips and cross country. The gas mileage is great for a car that can do so much. I highly reccommend this if you need ample cargo space. The seats are easily removeable, and did I mention my Husky loves it.
My favorite feature is the automatic 4WD. It kicks in in a slide if you need it and I've had no problems on the dirt road I live on with the mud or snow.
I would like to see some better tires for a little more rugged capability. I get frequent flat tires from the dirt roads.