2018 Toyota RAV4 Model Review

23/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.3  Sec.
0-60 MPH
73.4  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Toyota RAV4?

With fun in mind, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover that accommodates up to five passengers. Updates for the current model year include an Adventure trim that includes the Two Prep package for towing ease, among other amenities. Also new are optional heated and power-operated front seats on specific models that use cloth upholstery. A heated steering wheel rounds out the changes.

2018 Toyota 86 Interior

Extensive Trims and Features

All trims of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 are available in conventional and hybrid versions except for the Adventure and Platinum, which only come in gas engine versions.

LE: This entry-level trim offers halogen projector-beam headlights that automatically come on and off, power heated outside mirrors that fold, and acoustic noise-reducing UV reduction glass on the front windshield.

XLE: Bring the outdoors in by opening the power tilt-and-slide moonroof that can cut the sun's glare with a shade. Dual-zone automatic climate control allows both you and front-passenger to set individual temperatures.

Adventure: A higher ride height and 18-inch alloy wheels suits this trim for exploring off the beaten path while providing luxury through a leather-wrapped shift knob and unique interior trim panels.

SE: High-tech LEDs increase the durability and brightness of the projector-beam headlights and Daytime Running Lights. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters ease gear shifting unless you prefer to use the special SE shift lever.

Limited: Stay connected with the Entune® App Suite that include OpenTable®, Pandora®, Destination Search, Facebook Places, and real-time info on weather, fuel prices, traffic, sports and stocks.

Platinum: The top of the line upgrades the interior with a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting in the footwells, and a Smart Key System on all the doors. A Bird's Eye View Camera makes maneuvering in tight quarters easier by revealing a virtual overhead view of the surroundings in both Drive and Reverse.

Efficient Power in the City

2018 Toyota 86 MufflerThe 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes with two types of engines.Conventional versions include a 2.5-liter Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder that depends on Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence to deliver 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. Its six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence grants a tow capacity of 1,500 lbs. and up to 30 highway MPG and 23 city MPG. Hybrid versions upgrade the same motor with an electric motor and hybrid battery to produce 194 net horsepower. The Continuously Variable Transmission grants up to 34 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. You can track how the Hybrid Synergy Driver® system is working through the a unique gauge cluster and the energy monitor.

2018 Toyota RAV4 Safety

2018 Toyota 86 RearToyota Safety Sense™ P is a suite of driver-assist features that protect all riders with through the following technology. Lane Departure Alert works at speeds of 32 MPH or more to warn you when you're drifting off the road. Steering Assist nudges the wheel so your SUV stays on the right course. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses the speed you set to keep you at a safe distance from the car in front. When traffic changes speeds, so does your vehicle automatically. The Pre-Collision System warns you if you're about to hit something in front of you even if it is a person, thanks to Pedestrian Detection. Brake Assist helps you stop to avoid an accident. Automatic High Beams automatically switches from high to low beams when it detects the lights of an approaching car.

Discover how the 2018 Toyota RAV4 can improve your drive by taking one for a test drive at David Maus Toyota today.

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