For starters ... I rushed to upgrade from a 2011 Rav4 model I loved to a 2013 model I don't like very much.
After 5000 miles of city and highway, this SUV consistently disappoints.
While many overall improvements have been made as listed in great details throughout the other reviews, the fundamental issues are the power/train. combo and also the tire change up in this new model.
This is not a fund vehicle to drive (unlike the 2011 model).
The car feels sluggish, hesitant and often puzzled as if it doesn't know what gear to go into and when (automatic version and AWD).
Exterior redesign is definitely nice, more appealing and the lift door rather than the swing door a nice and long overdue change.
The interior is a mess of I don't know what - a blend of materials, colors and fabrics that just don't make any sense and definitely distract from what use to be a plain, ergonomically correct and utilitarian design for this type of SUV.
The absolute worst feature is the central console touch screen control center that easily vanishes and becomes unreadable in daylight and impossible in sunlight when the sun roof is open.
Terrible placement and design makes it useless.