I just completed a 2500 mile road trip with my wife to Maine with many side trips. We were loaded pretty heavily with all the items needed for a two week trip. The Rav performed flawlessly. I averaged 28mpg with highway speeds sometimes hitting 80mph and the side trips included stop and go and slow sightseeing trips. We did a couple of 500 mile days . The Rav4 took it all in stride. I was not sure what to expect as far as comfort on this extended trip but we were pleasantly surprised. The only mishap was a chip in the windshield from a rock that was thrown up from a passing truck. Needless to say I am happy with my Rav and the Toyota reliability.