As one of the first small crossovers on the scene, the RAV4 benefits from years of refinement. Both the 4-cylinder and optional 269-hp V6 are powerful and efficient, even with four-wheel drive. Though it's on the smaller side of midsize SUVs, cargo space is excellent at 73 cubic feet -- plus the rear seats fold flat with just the flip of a lever. The first and second rows are roomy, while a third row suitable for smaller kids is available.
Low load floor makes it easy to stow cargo
Four-wheel drive with 50/50 lock feature is available on all models
Can tow up to 3,500 pounds with optional tow package
Excellent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety scores