Test drove this and Subaru Forester. Rav4 was miles ahead in comfort. Dealer was easy to work with and lease deal was better than any competition. Have driven 5000 mi. 3 things stand out to me a) it has good pickup for a 4 cyl, and corners really well. b) I am getting @28 mpg on average, not just highway, on some long trips I get 30. c) cabin features are real nice; decent stereo, lots of ergonomic storage. Biggest negative is high road noise at higher speeds. Changing out the OEM tires is probably first place to start. second negative is how many times Toyota keeps contacting me to ask about my experience(@ 20 emails and 2-3 phone calls). They should just focus on building cars.
Handling, Gas mileage, cabin features and storage compartments, fold down rear seats also recline. Can carry lots of stuff.
Needs quieter ride, drivers side window control doesn't always work right(lowers all the way rather than partially, even with light touch). Visibility when reversing impeded by headrest. Has 3 12v outlets, all awkwardly located. Seating for 3rd person in rear seat is ok but belts are very crowded.
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