I like the new upgraded interior very much - it looks far more tactile and luxurious than what I have in my RAV. Though, to be honest, cheap, hard plastic isn't hard to improve upon.
However, less cargo space and no V6 (or equivalent) makes the 4.4 much less attractive to me. I will happily keep my 4.3 with the V6 and drive it till the wheels fall off.
If a SE model with a turbocharged I4 comes out, I may reconsider my position.
2009 RAV4 Base/V6/AWD/Black
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