"Economical SUV , reliable with Toyota's solid reputation. Good handling car in the snow & ice conditions. After a few upfront repair costs to vehicle CPU computer and some front end work, there has been no major repair costs except for the usual ( oil/lube, brakes, coolant etc). The only downside is the lack of power the 2.0 litre engine produces, especially uphill and when passing on the highway. The newer RAV 4 models remedied this with bigger sized engine and horsepower rating. Ensure you stick to regular maintenance and keep all fluid changes current. For those that live in snow belts or salty environments, undercoating is a must if you want the vehicle to last. "