I went from a '94 gas sucking explorer to my sleep red V6 rav4. I love this vehicle! I am getting over 29 miles a gallon with a bit of hyper-miling and not squealing the tires when I take off! I looked at Saturn vue, Ford escape, Ford edge, Mercury Mariner and I found this to be the best value! Its fun to drive, and I do not regret buying it a bit. 3rd row seat hold my daughters friends for combined mall trips, or lay 'em down and put all her softball stuff there! Its an awesome SUV
3rd row is my fav! Love the extra glove box too. Great idea to put functional cup holders for almost all the seats in the car. Orange lights on radio and cup holders is cool
Make mud flaps standard on even the base model - you will need them. Change manual seat adjustments - not real versatile. Don't like back door opening like that as well as up. (Had to be this way with the spare though!) make tire cover somehow locking so it wont get stolen.