The Toyota representative has hinted that the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is underway. Based on what we have heard, the RAV4 Adventure is geared toward the vast majority of off-road trip fanatics.
The new edition is almost as twice as fuel efficient as a Wrangler, but half as loud on the highway. It receives an upgraded radiator alongside oil and transmission coolers, which contribute to RAV4’s towing package.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure – Exterior and Interior Styling
Apparently, the automaker seems to be taking the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure very seriously. The manufacturer says that the upcoming edition looks the part of a rugged off-roader. It presents some enlarged fender flares, an added racing stripe, extra lower-body cladding, and black 18-inch alloy wheels. The RAV4 Adventure is visibly designed for users who practice an active lifestyle.
It appears that the restyled auto has metallic-looking plates on all its four sides. However, upon closer inspection, you get to notice that the lower bodyguards are all high-impact plastic. As per what the Toyota rep has to say, the new auto only picks up around 0.4-inches of ground clearance.
Simply put, it moves from 6.1-inches to 6.5-inches in total. Also, it incorporates a unique set of springs to accomplish the lift. It has no puck-style spacer in the suspension, and no ancillary systems (control arms, axles) were rehabilitated to suit the ride height increase. Black fog lamp surrounds, black headlight bezels and adventure badging also complement the vehicle’s rugged styling.
Interior and Space
When it comes to the interior, the cabin gets dressed with peculiar trim pieces. Toyota adds a 120-volt outlet in the trunk alongside heavy-duty, all-weather rubber pads in the passenger footwells. Larger rubber mats are also staged in the cargo section to protect the upholstery so that it is easier to clean.
What is more, no need to worry about throwing trash and dirty equipment in the cargo area; the mats can be hosed off with ease. The cabin also highlights a leather-wrapped shift knob for added convenience.
Engine and Transmission
Under the skin of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, we are likely to find the same 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline-4 gas unit. The engine is sufficient to execute up to 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The supposed powertrain drives either the front or all-wheel drive system and gets mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is unlikely to get any trick differentials, though. However, there is the likelihood of a standard tow package that will add extra cooling for the car’s engine and gearbox. Hence, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds. This towing capacity is significantly more as compared to a typical crossover in the same class.
Availability and Price of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
According to the Toyota representative, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is likely to be availed in September of the calendar year 2018. It will be offered in five different colors, including Black, Silver Sky Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl and Super White.
The Toyota suggested that the new edition will cost anything between $25,000 and $31,000. Stay tuned for more updates as they unfold.