I've currently put 7000 miles in less than 5 months of driving, and every mile has been a pleasure. My last vehicle was a 2000 Xterra, and the Rav4 annihilates it in every aspect. Thoroughly researched this purchase-- Considered Highlander, CRV, FJCruiser, Volks GTI, RAV4 Base and Sport models as well. Limited was most efficient choice for me.
Engine response, acceleration, and handling. Very smooth ride. Bluetooth phone capability (truly amazing). Aux input for mp3 player. Rear hidden storage. MPG. Well lit interior. Speaker system.
Could use extra cup holders behind center console. Sometimes AC emits sickly sweet smell. Back sometimes hurts during long ride, but that might be due to my sitting position. Would love additional info in the dash as the CR-V has.