Toyota refreshed the RAV4 array with the new special edition Adventure edition for the 2018 model year. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Experience pulled the wraps off at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The model is nice refreshment for the lineup but if the Adventure associates you to the serious off-roading you shouldn’t be a lot of excited as this model is more targeted on the adventurous look than the substantial off-road hardware upgrade.
With taller cycling height the RAV4 Experience can provide a little extra off-road capability but decreasing factors remain the lack of the more power, all-terrain tires, beefed off-road hardware, etc. On the other hand, more solid exterior look and wonderful touches inside the cabin provide more enjoyment to model’s lineup. The model also comes with the standard Tow Prep Package and Toyota Safety Sense-P package.
2018 TOYOTA RAV4 ADVENTURE: ADVENTUROUS LOOK
The most effort Toyota spent to the look of the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. The model is the many rugged-looking RAV4. The slightly elevated suspension is combined with the unique 18-inch wheels which feature five-spoke design finished in black. Above the wheels are oversized fender flares with black moldings. The black decorations may also be seen on the headlights and fog lights. The model also functions lower body guards, ceiling rails and Experience badges. Toyota will even provide Gold Atmosphere Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Ruby Flare Treasure, White and Black body shades.
Interior of the models may also be handled with the unique touches. The Adventure model brings unique interior trim sections combined with leather covered change penis and different stitching on the steering wheel and dash. The interior will also get Experience closed door sills guards, shipment pads and all-weather ground mats.
Normal functions can include the Tow Prep Package which gives upgraded transmission and radiator coolers. The Trailer Swing Get a handle on and Hill-Start Aid may also be standard features. Put to the list of the standard gear Toyota’s Safety Sense-P suite. This driver assistance equipment involves ahead collision caution with automated crisis braking, adaptive sail control, automated large supports, lane departure alert, and pedestrian detection.
The Adventure edition may also be accessible with the Cold Weather Package. There Toyota offers a heated steering wheel, power and heated front seats and wiper de-icer. The Entune infotainment system with the 7-inch middle screen is also the part of this adventure.
2018 TOYOTA RAV4 ADVENTURE: PERFORMANCE
As we claimed earlier in the day away of the increased trip level, there are no significant upgrades on the off-road performance of the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. The model is likely to be driven by the familiar 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which however provides 176 hp and torque of 172 pound-feet. A six-speed automated transmission is again the part of the game.
The front-wheel drive is available on the RAV4 Experience with the Automatic Restricted Slide Differential. Nevertheless, an elective Energetic Torque Control all-wheel-drive system is a must have if you want to spend most of your time away from the paved roads.
2018 TOYOTA RAV4 ADVENTURE: AVAILABILITY, PRICE
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Experience should go available for sale in September. Toyota is still restricted lipped about the price. Nevertheless, we expect that adventure with this particular RAV4 will cost less than the current SE version which moves for $29, 985.