Bought this Rav4 in March 2009. Has been a great vehicle. No problems so far. 4 cylinder engine has plenty of power for around town. Great ease of use for my wife. We transport 2 toddlers with their stuff, plenty of room. Road noise can be evident on rougher surfaced roads. Has lived up to my expectations relating to previous Toyota I owned. Seems like this Rav4 will be the same way. Would recommend purchase to anyone looking for a smaller SUV that is well designed and very dependable.
Good visibility out, All the safety features that come standard, roomy for its size, wife likes the side opening door instead of a hatch, 4-wheel drive with good fuel economy.
Bigger cup holders, there are plenty of cup holders but they are all designed for water bottles it seems. I agree with other reviews that the cupholders in center console would be better located behind the shift lever.