2011 Toyota RAV4 (Fifth Place)


Sure, some may still think of the RAV4 as a “girl’s SUV” but in fact it has a much more macho visual presence than a number of the other SUVs on this list. The fourth place contender included. Do take into account that at no place in the list was the scoring closer than with the 3rd, 4th and 5th place
contenders. You know, if I kept an actual numerical tally.

You see, when it comes to such like-minded family SUVs they all pretty much do the cargo and people hauling job pretty well. Okay, with the exception of the Tiguan and Liberty. So beyond that you really need to focus on what it is like to live with this kind of vehicle long term. And the RAV4 would be a great SUV to live with long term.

First off, it does the cargo and people hauling thing exceptionally well. It is roomy enough to render the Highlander pretty much unnecessary and the interior materials even felt to me like they outclassed big brother. The RAV4’s interior is tough and utilitarian but has a stylish angularity that still doesn’t look dated even after many years on the market.

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