I'm looking to replace a Grand Caravan with something with AWD (we live in a very hilly part of CT where we get probably a couple dozen very bad driving days). We were going to get a Subaru and give up on seating for 7 til we discovered the RAV4 has a 3rd row option allowing 7 passengers. It still gets 21/27 mpg (about the same as an Outback), and has AWD.
<br/> The one unavailable option I would like is manual transmission (discontinued for US RAV4s a few years ago). In looking through the car advisor section on this website, I realized that the information here does not include extra seating options; for example, the RAV4 is listed as allowing a maximum of 5 passengers. So I'm wondering if I'm missing other possibilities we ought to consider.