No one here possess previously recommended that enjoyable ended up being devised by Toyota, but even so, the new RAV4 truly lends a brand new measurement towards concept. More than that, they lends an innovative new and more viable meaning to an emerging class of vehicles–the mini sport-utility. The difference: the RAV4 is as versatile and virtually because practical as the larger contemporaries–Ford Explorer, Chevy Blazer, the Jeep Cherokees, regular and Grand, to-name just a few. As well as its appeal actually limited by the youthful and restless people in Generation X. We are able to imagine all sorts of user finding applications for a RAV4, from residential district errand-runners to commuters to little families headed away for a week in forest. The historic problem along with other entries during the tiny end for this spectrum–going back again to the little Suzuki Samurai–is they’ve tended to feel confined, just a little rigid within the ride department and loud. Okay, the RAV4 actually precisely an Explorer in terms of roominess, and it isn’t exactly a Lexus when you begin counting decibels. But in 4-door trim it’s enough space inside for four guests (Toyota, of course, claims five), there’s a surprisingly big cargo better behind the rear seat and it is really the only sport-utility in this dimensions and price lessons available full-time all-wheel drive. True, you can get the extra grip of full time all-wheel drive for some less money–the subcompact Subaru Impreza, for example. But the small Subaru cannot get where in fact the RAV4 can go, and it isn’t almost as much fun. There’s that word once more. Enjoyable. Even after prolonged seat-time in many locales, we are just a little hard-pressed to quantify simply why this little scooter is these types of a hoot to-drive. Perhaps it’s because the interpretation varied from driver to driver. But no matter private response, we had been unanimous on fun-to-drive quotient, 2-door and 4-door alike. For the report, but we satisfied in the more useful 4-door variation.