Comfort is compromised unless you go for a top-spec car, because most models don’t get lumbar adjustment and their seats are short of lower-back support. It’s worth avoiding the base model if you can, because this trim misses out on auto lights and wipers, climate control plus a leather steering wheel and gearknob, all of which is standard on the rest of the range. At least you get Bluetooth, touchscreen infotainment and a multifunction steering wheel.
Still, the wheel and seat adjustment offers broad enough movement, so most people will be able to get comfortable, and slim windscreen pillars together with the high-set SUV driving position means you get great view out.
The readouts and controls are simple to read at a glance, too, although the touchscreen can be hard to read in bright conditions.
As for quality, the RAV4’s interior is pretty underwhelming. Despite most models getting man-made leather on parts of the dashboard, drab plastics dominate, and the clock could have been lifted from a 1980s Corolla.