Pickup trucks dominated the podium for best-selling vehicles in the first quarter of 2021, according to Reuters, but riding the tails of rigs like the Ford F-Series, Ram pickups and the Chevrolet Silverado is the Toyota RAV4, America’s best-selling SUV. Dating back to the mid-1990s, the compact five-seater was one of the first car-based crossovers on a market that’s now flooded with a slew of competitors.
What makes the RAV4 so popular among SUV shoppers? Cars.com’s team of automotive experts reviewed the RAV4 following its latest redesign for the 2019 model year to form our opinion, but we wanted to know what everyday drivers think about the SUV. Below you’ll find pros and cons of the fifth-generation RAV4, according to Cars.com users. (Comments have been edited for clarity.)