Hello. Recently we were involved in an auto accident and are now in search for a new vehicle. We are looking for a small to midsize SUV that is reliable and has good safety rating as well as comfort and plenty of leg room for the whole family to take day trips in. We were looking at the Toyota RAV4 and like what they have to offer. However, I read about them online and it seems that some report trouble with the accelerater engaging randomly, which is obviously a big hazard. Is this a malfunction that has been fixed in most vehicles, or is this a reaccuring problem with Toyotas? Also, I heard about some years having excessive oil consumption. Perhaps a Toyota owner can shed some light on this for me. We've never owned a Toyota (we've always had Chevys with the occasional ford). But I hear that they are relatively good cars with little to no costly problems. I hear that their rear seats recline as well, which is certainly an added bonus when taking road trips. We were also looking at the Chevy Equinox. We owned a '95 Chevy Blazer and drove it for many years before the Fuel Sensor gave us trouble and the car would no longer run for long periods of time. I read about similar problems with the Equinox, which leads me to believe this may be a reaccuring problem with Chevy SUVs. I understand that every car is prone to mechanical problems eventually. I'm just doing my best to find the best fit for our family. Hopefully a vehicle that doesn't have any major headaches that would leave it stranded in shops for weeks on end. Thanks for all and any advice.