If what you are looking for is a small Crossover with enough cargo space as well as cabin space then you have to make 2018 Toyota RAV4 your best choice. But with this model, you will get even more. Its reputation is also based on versatility, decent ride quality, comfort and a wide range of equipment. It can also be had in hybrid variant and sports trim is also available.
What should be changed?
With some styling revisions for the current model year, the RAV4 has also got Hybrid and Sports model. It now covers a wide range of options but is appears that Toyota intends to add new top trim called Platinum. Improvements in the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 will also include a Toyota Safety Sense package which will become standard on all model plus it will add automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
2018 Toyota RAV4: Design, Interior
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is built with a blend of functionality and style which made it quite attractive more than other brands in the same class. With last model year mid-cycle refresh it has got revised front fascia and the new model will only get a few unique touches on the new Platinum trim.
Its front fascia features interesting design for which Toyota says that tries to demonstrate the look of clarity and intelligence. It includes a slit-like grille design which continues to sweep back headlights. Bellow is also positioned thin opening but for providing the most of the fresh cooling air is large trapezoidal air opening in the bumper area. It is bracketed with deep slots for fog lights.
Inside it is functional and spacious and with freshened materials for last model year, it is ready to soldier one or two years without of serious interior redesigning. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 design of dash is modern with pronounced angles and added trim contrasting inserts.
Seats are comfortable and space in front and back seating row is abundant. The dimension for the exterior measured; 181.1 in long, 72.6 in width, 104.7 in wheelbase, 38 cu ft for cargo volume, 3678 lb for curb weight and with a towing capacity of 1500 lbs.
Trims and Features
The new 2018 Toyota RAV4 will be available in LE, XLE, SE, Limited and new platinum trims and there will also be a hybrid version. All models will include tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a 60/40 split-folding and reclining functionalities for rear seats, Entune touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and audio connectivity, etc.
The Larger high-resolution screen will be available with additional package or standard on higher grades. There will also be dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, leather upholstery and more.
The safety will now benefit from standard Toyota Safety Sense package which includes automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, frontal collision mitigation with auto emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, etc.
2018 Toyota RAV4: Powertrains and Specs
Indeed, the upcoming 2018 Toyota RAV4 is powered with well-engineered engine option. This engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The power output of this engine is 176 horsepower with 172 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated with the 6-speed automatic transmission system and the power is transferred either to the FWD or AWD.
The fuel consumption economy of this vehicle is 23/30/26 mpg for city/highway/combined in the case of FWD or reduced to 22/29/25 mpg with FWD.
As for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 hybrid model, it will pack a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine together with front and rear electric motors and battery pack to a system that can produce 194 hp. The system transfers power via continuously variable transmission to front wheels while rear electric motor assists when needed. This version returns 33 mpg combined fuel economy.
2018 Toyota RAV4: Release Date, Price
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 will be released into the world car market this fall. But the information is yet to be verified by Toyota automaker.
The price of this vehicle has been set at $24,350 for the current version but it will be increased by one to percent for new model versions.