I just purchased the rav 4 and it is great. I am 5'2" and it is the only small SUV that I drove and felt comfy in. It handles really well with great pick up and steering. It does take getting used to if you were used to driving a sedan as it is top heavy, but the rav4 doesn't lean as much as the other models I drove. I love the sporty look and the interior gauges are easy to read and fun to look at.
looks, pick up, handling, safety, gas milage, 4WD. Oh, and the moon/sun roof!
better sound proofing, arm rest for driver, CD holder.