I think some of you guys are over reacting... we've owned 3 Rav's, an 03, 08 and now a 2012 and all had I4 engines. We test drove both V-6's and 4's both times, and I couldn't see the extra cost and lower fuel mileage of the 6. 0 to 60 times were about 10 seconds with the 03 ( didn't want to rag on the clutch too hard) and about 9 with the 08. Both cars got around 26 to 28 mpg highway consistently, which is why we got the 2012. I haven't tested it for times or mileage yet, but drivability seems to be about the same so I don't expect it to be much different, although it's a little more sensitive to low temperatures and mileage. I've passed lots of semis at over 120k and have never had an issue with power. No, it's not a race car, but I didn't buy a race car, I bought an SUV.