Base MSRP: $21,250 - $23,505
Toyota's RAV4 compact SUV was given an overhaul in 2006 that included a new 269-horsepower V-6 and a Sport trim level. It goes into 2008 with minor changes. The RAV4 can be fitted with an optional third-row seat as well as front- or all-wheel drive.
The RAV4 steers with a light touch and is easy to drive and maneuver; a compliant suspension gives it a pleasing ride. The new model doesn't feel as big as its enlarged dimensions suggest, and despite space for a third-row seat it's still a relatively small SUV.(Toyota)