The Toyota RAV4 crossover received major updates in the year 2016 and it is expected to continue in to 2018 as well. However, for the model year 2018 the manufacturer will introduce a sportier ‘Adventure’ variant to keep things fresh.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
The new RAV4 adventure was showcased at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show and it looked better than the standard model.
Here are some of its details:
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure gets a slightly restyled front fascia with black headlight bezels and black fog lamp surrounds. The car’s 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels is shod in 235/55 R18 tires, and is complimented by large overfender flares on the sides. Other changes include sporty lower body guard, roof rack and addition adventure badging.
The RAV4 adventure is available in one new color – Ruby Flare Pearl
- Magnetic Gray Metallic
- Silver Sky Metallic
- Super White
- Ruby Flare Pearl*
For 2018, select RSV4 models get features like optional heated/ power front seats and steering and wiper de-icer as part of a new Cold Weather Package. The adventure models in addition get new interior trim panels, all-weather floor and cargo mats, leather wrapped shift knobs, adventure door sill protectors and charging port in cargo area.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure engine, specification
Powering the US-spec RAV4 Adventure model will be the same 2.5 naturally aspirated inline 4 with 176 horsepower, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Power will be send to either front or all four wheels, via Automatic Limited-Slip Differential and Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel-drive respectively.
Tow Prep Package is standard in both variants and come with higher suspension setup, upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil, and transmission fluid coolers.
2018 Toyota RAV4 release date and price in USA & UK
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Adventure will release in USA by September 2017. In UK, they should only be available by early 2018.
The current starting price of $25,000 will be retained for the 2018 models but the adventure ones will be priced higher. The car’s top-spec RAV4 platinum retails for $34,750.
Similar pricing will be reflected in UK as well, where the car’s base 2.0 Active trim retails for £24,765.
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