I have been waiting to get a 2006 RAV4. It is well worth the wait. It is much bigger than the previous design and many comfortable/convenient features in it. The one that we have is a 4-Cyl but it does have some power. I particularily like the 3-row seat. Although it is not too much leg room there, but hey, the 3rd row seat will be there when we need it. Many cup holders. Drives great in the snow. Also, it plays MP3 and WMA CD, as opposed to just regular audio CD (that means you can particularly burn a MP3 CD with over 200-300 songs in ONE CD).
First, it drives great in the snow; second, it has many cup holders; third, many convenient features such as MP3/WMA/iPod output.
Maybe a bit larger leg room for the 3rd row seat. Also, an option to have "audio control" on the base model will be nice.