2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure First Impression


The Toyota is set to release a specially designed RAV4 code-named the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. The latter model is an addition to the manufacturer’s 2018 RAV4 series. This upgraded RAV4 made its debut at the Chicago Auto show. Designed to appeal to young families, the Adventure focuses on utility, practicality and also an all-weather capability. And just like the standard RAV4, this model is a two-wheel drive.

However, the Toyota offers a four wheel version at an additional cost. Also, there is a hybrid two-wheel version available. A visually appealing compact crossover, the Adventure model is smaller than the three row Highlander but bigger than the subcompact C-HR.

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure front

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure – Uniquely Styled

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure has a uniquely styled exterior that distinguishes it from the standard RAV4. In this regard, the vehicle comes fitted with flared rear fenders and sits on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The wheels feature a five spoke design and black finish. However, the outer edges of the car are fitted with lower body protective pieces.

In front, the vehicle comes with dark headlight bezels and fog lights with dark surrounds. The hood has a matte black finish strip while the roof is equipped with racks. In regards to color options, the Adventure is also offered in five color options super white, black, magnetic gray metallic, and silver sky metallic.

Interior Feature

Inside, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure boasts a leather clad shift knob and a host of other unique features. These features include trim panels and a 100-volt power outlet fitted in the cargo area. The vehicle’s flooring is covered by all-weather mats with the Adventure badge imprinted on them.

However, the other features that make up the interior of the vehicle are door-sill protectors. An additional cold weather package adds a heated steering wheel and power heated front seat covers. And as with all other RAV4 models, the Adventure will come with Toyota’s Sense P suit of safety features. This will include driver assist and active safety features.

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure interior

Engine Details and Performance

Under the hood, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This is the same engine found in the standard RAV4 model and has an output of 176 Horsepower. Since the Adventure is designed for outdoor activities it comes with a tow-prep package.

Its EPA city/highway fuel economy is 23/29 mpg for the (FWD) and 22/28 mpg (AWD). On the other hand, the two-wheel version can tow 2500 pounds. This is almost double the towing capacity of the standard RAV4 which stands at 1500 pounds.

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure side

Disbursement Dates and Cost

Finally, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure will be available for purchase sometime in September or in early 2018. As for the vehicles manufacturer’s suggested retail price, the Toyota remains tight lipped on its price. From some rumors, the new model will cost around $30,000.

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