I purchased this back in the spring of 2014. I'd just gotten rid of a gas-guzzling Nissan Xterra, which I absolutely loved, but was looking for something with a smoother ride, AWD, and more fuel efficient. It's been great, very enjoyable ride, comfortable seats, nice sound system, etc. The only real complaint that I have is Toyota must assume everyone wanting one of these has night vision goggles when they go looking for something in the back cargo area at night. No overhead lamp there. Other than that I've been very pleased with it. I'd considered the Highlander, but really didn't have a need for what amounts to a few more inches of head room and a slightly bigger cargo area, especially considering that it would cost me roughly $1500 more/square inch of space.