There’s nothing wrong with the 2018 Toyota RAV4; it drives fine, offers decent MPG for its class, looks nice (especially with its outdoors-y Adventure trim) and features generous cargo space and road manners.
The “problem” is that Toyota has already announced the 2019 RAV4, and the leap in quality between the two can’t be ignored. The updated model features stellar looks, up to 30% more power efficiency, a premium cabin and greater offroad capability. Ideally, it’ll also tighten up the current RAV4’s lukewarm handing and steering.
You won’t be disappointed in a new RAV4, but patience will be rewarded.