2018 Toyota Rav4: A Second Look

As one of the most popular original compact crossovers that has a history dating back to more than two decades, the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 continues to be the same in its segment. But the popularity didn’t come with ease. Toyota as a manufacturer had to invest in lot of hard work and dedication to beget its RAV4 the position it holds today. Thanks to the solid yet easygoing performance spectrum that made the right use of the two powertrain options, one with 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the hybrid version of the same engine. If that makes you curious enough, do take a look at what else this Toyota vehicle has to offer.

Feature Highlights

As shared by the Placerville Toyota dealer, the Rav4 from Toyota for its 2018 version could acquire a lot of features and improvements that involves a spacious cabin, easily accessible controls, different sets of advanced, standard and active safety technologies like the automated emergency braking, an adaptive cruise control and all this help in widening its appeal. On the storage front the cargo space of 38.4 cubic feet and a 73.4 cubic foot of space, for the gear and equipment.

What’s New for 2018?

The biggest addition seen for the 2018 of Toyota RAV4 is the launch of their new Adventure trim model, that has great styling and ground clearance. The RAV4 lineup include a few more addition of active safety features like an automated emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlamps, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

Engine and Transmission

Toyota offers for its RAV4 model a standard 2.5-liter inline-four engine to squeeze out a whopping 176 of horsepower. The hybrid edition of RAV4 uses the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder but with two AC electric motors to increase the combined output to 194 of horsepower. The hybrid runs as all-wheel drive, while the nonhybrid models can be driven as front or all-wheel-drive powertrains.

Fuel Efficiency

The fuel efficiency of the new 2018 Toyota Rav4 is pretty impressive that gives 32 MPG in cities, 34 mpg in the highways and a 30 mpg in combined trips.

Exterior Dimensions

The exterior of the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 attracts a huge number of buyers with its Slim headlamps sloping downward the Toyota logo on the front of the RAV4, while the lower part is framed with a bumper that has contrasting angles. The sides of the RAV4 body and its rear-end styling are nicely rendered while the LED taillamps glitter like expensive jewels.


The cabin of the RAV4 is aligned with high quality materials like leather-grained plastics, beautiful cloth, a stitched-vinyl dash pad and leatherette fabrics and the overall design brings about a rare versatility. The dashboard and the door panels, however gives the cabin of the RAV4 a truck-like appearance.

Overall Driving Performance

As gathered from the Toyota of Placerville dealers, the RAV4 from Toyota in its 2018 version gives a competitive Braking performance because of the responsive brake-pedal. The Handling is more than satisfactory, as the ride goes well tuned even after long hours.

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