After considering and test driving a lot of small SUV's including the Jeep Liberty, Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, and Cadillac suv, I ran across the RAV4.
I had always read good reviews but I hated the look of the tire on the back.
The Sport model solves that with run flat tires and no spare tire.
Pickup is good in the V6 and I like that it doesn't look like the "mommy crossovers".
It's built on its own frame.
Dashboard controls are easy to reach and black.
After about 4 months I am getting 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The paint on this car is amazing and durable.
My only complaints are road noise is a little more than I would like and the gas tank is a little small.
Sporty design--no spare tire on back.
V6 power and pickup
Paint job is exceptional.
Horizontal opening rear door.
Better insulation to reduce road noise.
Larger gas tank.
Make a hybrid version.
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