To be fair, the gold edition 6L made 220hp, so tops the current Rav4 by about 13hp. Unless your wife has one of the 6 cylinders which gets more towards the upper 200s. Think they stopped making those around '12ish tho.
To be even more fair, total horsepower aside, there's a wide variety of modern chitboxes that outperforms many of the classic muscle.
On the other side, the Birds of that era are generally regarded as looking good, but having underpowered motors I believe