Why in the world LawCrossing "The Largest Collection of Legal Jobs On Earth" would review automobiles at all, let alone the RAV4 is completely beyond my comprehension... :?: :? I stumbled across this article a while ago and forgot to post it. Good little read.LawCrossing --
All grown up: Toyota's frisky new RAV4 is running with the big boys
[by Jerry Garrett]
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
In the case of Toyotaâ€™s new, third-generation RAV4, that argument could be made.
Toyota made the RAV4 larger and more powerful, in just about every measurement. But has Toyota overdone it?
Itâ€™s now more powerful than either the Highlander - in gasoline or hybrid form - or the Lexus RX 330. And itâ€™s within a couple of inches of being as large.
So, it would seem the RAV4 is competing with those vehicles for many of the same buyers; in that fight, a cheaper, friskier RAV4 would be the smarter choice.
The new RAV4 can also be ordered with such upmarket features as electronically controlled four-wheel drive, plush leather seats and a rear seat entertainment system. Toyota has even managed to cram in a third row of seats.
Is this the same RAV4 that started the small SUV segment 10 years ago?