I had a set Vredestein Quatrac 5 on my Subaru Baja and was very happy with them traction and preformance-wise, not so much on treadwear. I rotated them every 5K miles and got about 40K miles out of them. I see that the Quatrac Pro has the same treadwear rating as the 5, so I would expect similar from them, which will likely keep me from going with them when the RAV4 needs tires.Vredestein Quatrac Pro: Tests / reviews well. I don't need the all-weather capability. Looks like low rolling resistance. Decent price
Michelin Defender T+H: Tire Rack likes it in dry conditions, as does CR. Quiet, and on the expensive side
It is nice to have the benefit of a TireRack comparison between those two tires (and the CrossClimate) in the size you are looking for! The Continental hadn't really been on my radar before, but that review pretty much puts it where I want to be in a tire; good wet and snow traction and a more comfort oriented ride, nice for the 18" wheels. I see it was also one of those all-season tires that outscored a 3PMSF tire (Michelin) in their snow tests, pretty interesting. The sporty aspect of the Pirelli is tempting, but I am fortunate enough to have an NA Miata if I feel that need, so the RAV4 can be more laid back....and have narrowed my choice down to these two...
I had the DWS06 Plus on my short list. I liked its look the best of the lot. The Tire Rack reviews had it ranked a bit lower all around against my final 2 above, including rolling resistance and tread wear. There were also a few review notes about sidewalls being vulnerable to damage, which might make sense given that the DWS06 is several pounds lighter than many in its class.If you need all-season tires, I recommend Conti DWS06.