Front seats are just average. Height adjustment launches you out of the seat as it tips forward while moving up. Interesting Toyota wants the driver seat comfortable but not the passenger. The new 4cyl motor is just fine for all driving. We have 5000 mi on now and drivability is fine. We replaced our 2003 Highlander with this RAV. The 2003 is still a better car overall than the 2017, only lacking the new safety stuff. The size of the RAV is actually minutely larger than the 2003 Highlander. Should have looked at some of the competing mfg's.
The only thing I can say negatively about my RAV4 is the gas mileage. I had been driving a Prius C where I was getting about 40mpg to the RAV4 and get 28 mpg. Going from a hybrid back to a regular car is a shock. However, I love being higher up off the road and the RAV4 is a pleasure to drive. The only maintenance I have to do are oil changes and tire rotation. Very happy with it.
Not sure if it is the Bridgestone tires or just the lack of good quality insulation but at highway speeds you can really hear the road. Otherwise in the 6 months of ownership I feel it is a great little SUV. You read the Car Magazines knocking the power but I find this 2.5 4 Cyl does a nice job of acceleration from a stop or otherwise. My prior vehicle was a 3.0 ltr. Honda and it was a rocket ship but I am impressed with the RAV4's Zip.