By Jennifer Newman on Thu Jun 07 00:30:00 GMT-06:00 2012
Cars.com Family contributor Carrie Kim wasn’t expecting to become so fond of the 2012 Toyota RAV4, a compact crossover that hasn’t changed much since its 2006 model-year debut, but the more time she spent in it, the more impressed she became. This five-seater has a spacious cabin and cargo area, and its four-cylinder engine has enough gusto to get a family from point A to point B. It also has an optional third row that increases its seating capacity to seven.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer