The catch was that availability of the package on the 2009 Toyota RAV4 was limited to just one specific trim: the V6 Sport, and only the one with 4WD.
Response to the new package must have been strong, because for 2010 Toyota has expanded availability of the new look to all Sport models. And it's a bargain; adding the contents of the package, which cost $577 last year, doesn't raise prices to this year's Sport.
We still can't comment on how the 2010 RAV4 Sport drives—ride and handling can often be quite different with run-flats—but with expanded availability of the spare-less design we hope to revisit this model soon. You can bet loading and unloading groceries will be considerably easier.
At TheCarConnection.com, we've just updated our review information for the 2010 Toyota RAV4. What else is new? Just a few tech features, including a mirror-integrated backup monitor and expanded availability of the excellent JBL premium audio system. Read our Bottom Line and full review for the rest, and be sure to browse images, specs, and related news.