Messing in the dirt with all-new 2018 RAV4 Adventure starts at $27,700
Toyota officially jumps into the active lifestyle outdoor niche of the fast-growing compact SUV segment this fall as they begin shipping their new 2018 RAV4 Adventure model to dealers.
The all-new Adventure will be available in front-wheel drive (FWD) with an Automatic Limited Slip Differential starting at $27,700, or in All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Dynamic Torque Control with Intelligence (AWD-i) for $28,400.
Slotted between the RAV4 XLE and SE gas grades, the RAV4 Adventure (shown earlier this year at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show) is ready to mess in the dirt with its unique large over-fender flares and 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels with 235/55R18 tires. Adventure also includes unique gray lower valance panels and rocker panel guards, black headlight bezels, black fog lamp surround, roof rails, and exclusive Adventure badging.
The RAV4 Adventure will also ride a bit higher offering driver and passengers more terrain flexibility and visibility as overall height increases by 10 mm, and ground clearance rises to 6.5 in., up from 6.1 in.
On the inside exclusive features include carbon-fiber-like trim panels, leather-wrapped shift knob, “RAV4 Adventure” logoed door sill protectors, and all-weather floor and cargo mats with “RAV4 Adventure” badging. New and exclusive for the RAV4 Adventure is a 120V/100W power outlet in the cargo area which can serve as a convenient portable charging station.
Both the FWD and AWD versions will feature a standard Tow Prep Package that includes an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers. When properly equipped with the available tow hitch receiver and wiring harness, the Adventure FWD can tow 2,900 lbs. and the AWD with Dynamic Torque Control – up to 3,500 pounds.
The RAV4 Adventure is available in five exterior colors including a – new to the RAV4 palette – Ruby Flare Pearl (at an extra cost). and for an additional cost, Ruby Flare Pearl.
Additional available features exclusive to RAV4 Adventure include optional heated fabric front row seats with power driver’s seat, heated leather steering wheel, and wiper de-icer as part of a new Cold Weather Package.
As with all RAV4 models, the Adventure grade will come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC). TSS-P includes the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function (PCS w/ PD); Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function (LDA w/ SA); Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Automatic High Beams (AHB).
Prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $995.
Go to https://www.toyota.com/rav4/ for more information on the RAV4 Adventure.