The Toyota RAV4 is five-passenger compact crossover SUV that is very common in its school among rivals like the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, etc. This model can be had with both conventional or hybrid powertrain and also comes with plenty of standard features. Toyota current this vehicle for the 2016 model year when the Camry-based hybrid powertrain joined along side with the new SE trim, upgraded interior, etc. It added the range-topping Platinum model and made the Safety Feeling page standard for the 2017 models. Toyota will also update the upcoming edition with some characteristics but the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid won’t benefit from any significant change.
NEW FOR 2018:
Toyota hasn’t disclosed all details about the new RAV4 despite the new Adventure edition debuted in Dallas along side with Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport models. The changes on the RAV4 Adventure are mostly of cosmetic nature including also raised suspension, distinctive bodyguards, protected fender flames, 18-inch wheels, etc. The changes which use to all models are new characteristics in the Cold Weather package and they contain heated controls, windshield de-icer and heated and power seats. Other aspects including powertrains will likely hold over in the same form.
2018 TOYOTA RAV4 HYBRID: DESIGN, INTERIOR
When it comes to the exterior design, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid won’t vary from the current edition in any significant form. The new Adventure trim characteristics more durable identity when observed from outside but it will not be around with the hybrid powertrain. This model has 18-inch black wheels and raised suspension along side with some unique interior features.
But, we again expect the Hybrid edition in XLE, SE and Limited trims. The mode is likely to be available with the LED headlights and taillights which will perhaps not change its look for the new model year. The standard on this model will be 17-inch alloys by having an solution for the 18-inch wheels.
The base models will also have a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, fog lights, keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, dual-zone environment get a grip on, etc. The buyers will also be offered with the power and heated top chairs, replaced 7-inch monitor and screen, navigation, premium JBL speakers and more.
What also we must mention, is very quiet interior and comfortable seats. Interior also sense polished and storage capacity is also among the best in class. Th cross edition doesn’t lose much of its freight place because of the battery. Instead of 38.4 cu ft on the conventional edition it’ll offer 35.6 cu ft.
Important is also, that all models will come with lane departure caution and treatment, and ahead collision caution with intelligent emergency braking. Accessible will also be blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as well as surround view system.
2018 TOYOTA RAV4 HYBRID: POWERTRAIN
Toyota hasn’t introduced updates in both powertrain. The conventional models will continue with the 2.5-liter inline-4 engine which can produce 176 hp. It will come with the six-speed intelligent transmission. Both the front- and all-wheel get will also be available.
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid also remains exploiting the combination of the 2.5-liter inline-4 engine and two-motor Synergy Push system. The Hybrid version is the all-wheel get only. The 67 hp electric motor powers the rear axle when the system detects that it wants power. The 2.5-liter engine, on the other hand provides 154 hp and full output is 194 hp. The hybrid system uses the continuously variable transmission and this powertrain is quicker that the conventional version.
As for the EPA ratings, the numbers must be unaffected from this year. The model must return 34 mpg town, 30 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined.
2018 TOYOTA RAV4 HYBRID: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The arrival of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid must be in September. The price must be only under $30k.