:frownI Solved the harsh ride issue of the RAV4 by trading it off, got rid of it. The RAV4 may have it's virtues but a comfortable ride on rougher surfaces is not one of them. I am not one to spend money unnecessarily so this shows just how much of an issue the rough ride was to me. I live on a farm and drive the dirt & gravel county roads daily but my wife & I got so tired of getting jarred on a daily basis that we decided it just was not worth enduring. Bought it in May, traded it in September. Time will tell but we traded for a Subaru Outback and noticed immediately a big difference in both the improved quality of the ride and also a much less road noise. The gas mileage of the Subaru is about 3 miles per gallon better. Seat of the pants feel for acceleration is that the RAV4 may have been a little better but we are finding the Outback to be more than adequate for our needs. Thought Toyota could have done a better job with the RAV4.