The upcoming 2018 Toyota RAV4 is an extraordinary model with a great combination of comfort, features, and great engine capabilities. According to Toyota, we can expect a lot of redesigns, especially in the high-tech section. Also, there is going to be some slight modifications from the outside as well as some improvements in the cabin design. We can expect this model on dealerships at the second half of next year and Toyota says that they expect a lot of sales, but importantly a lot of satisfied customers. Read the following review, and you can learn something more about the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and to find out some reliable information.
2018 Toyota RAV4 – Exterior and Interior:
The exterior design of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will be very attractive and we can expect some refreshes here. Some slight redesigns are provided, but in general, that is nothing too much notable. We can start from the front side of this model. At the front fascia, we can notice slightly revised front grille with the Toyota logo in the middle. The headlights of this model are also a bit modified. Just like before, the headlights and the grille will be connected. All the lighting on the vehicle will use the newest generation of LED system. Under the hood, we can expect massive front bumper that will be fitted with the large air intakes that will help engine cooling as well as with LED fog lights that will reduce the reflective lights in foggy conditions.
The recently developed 2018 Toyota RAV4 will ride on 17-inch aluminum wheels that will be paired with the premium tires for all seasons. We didn’t mention the chassis; it will be made using lighter materials, and that will certainly improve fuel economy and overall performance of the model.
From the inside, we can expect very comfortable cabin equipped with a lot of high-techs, standard interior as well as safety features. The cabin of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will be able of accommodating up to five passengers. All people will enjoy a pleasant ride, regardless where they seat. All seats are also covered with the high-quality leather, and all seats will have a high dose of adjustability. Some of the available standard interior features will include a 6.1” touchscreen located in the middle of the dash, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, adaptive cruise control, integrated driver blind-spot monitoring, a rear privacy glass, dual zone climate control, and many others as well.
2018 Toyota RAV4 – Powertrain Options:
The newest Toyota RAV4 will be powered by a few engine options. We can also expect new engine which is very good news. The base engine will have 4 cylinders and max power output of 176 horsepower. The displacement of this engine will be probably 2.5 liters. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system and the power will be routed to front wheels. Thanks to the decreased weight of the vehicle as well as to the revamped exhaust system (air-liquid intercooler), we can expect better fuel consumption. However, the exact figures are currently unavailable. We can expect and 2.5-liter hybrid engine option with the max power output of 194 horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque, as well as with the CVT automatic transmission.
2018 Toyota RAV4 – Date of Release, Price, and Rivals:
The release date of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will be probably in the second half of next year. This model will have a starting MSRP of around $25.000. The main rivals will be Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Kia Sportage.