Originally Posted by Crash
I think the current Rav 4 hits outside of its weight class.
I admittedly am not intimately familiar w/ the RAV4 or its competitors, but how so? The top trim Tiguan probably does well on features and fairly good on fit and finish (but not in terms of power). The top trims of the CX-5 do well on features, fit/finish, and power. The Hyundai/Kia are do for replacement in the near future and, based on recent products, will probably have excellent interiors in the upper trim levels. The Ford Escape doesn't need to compete here b/c the base Lincoln Corsair starts at $36K.
The Limited hybrid already starts at $37K in the US, so I imagine any upper level Prime would be well over $40K. RAV4s do not have great lease prices in the US, so, at that point, it's probably starting to compete w/ base level GLCs and X3 (Audis also do not lease particularly well in the US).