Originally Posted by JakeN5
In the same price range as the RAV4 or for a little more is the VW Tiguan (ranked second in the above comparison). The popular VW 2.0L turbo 4 has been a staple in Audi/VW community with plenty of available tuning options, so I would look at it too if I can afford it. I believe it also is available as TDI, but I'm not sure. Keep in mind, though, that VW's reliability record is below average according to Consumer Reports.
+1 on Tiguan. Sounds perfect. Of course, more money....
Edit: Well, I just looked at the VW website, and found out they don't offer the Tig in TDI, very strange. I guess they decided the Egg deserved the new TDI engine and the Tig would survive on its own without the TDI because it is so new. I would guess that the Tig will get a diesel engine soon. Maybe you can hold out, or lease the Jetta in the meantime.