The all-new 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a compact crossover that is sporty, feature-rich and environmentally friendly. This newest model sports smooth curves, a fuel-sipping hybrid engine that is capable of achieving 34/30 mpg city/highway and all-wheel drive as a standard option.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Features
The new model comes with three different trim levels and 7 different paint colors, this vehicle offers you a wide range of ways to visually express your style. The 18-inch 5-spoke Sport or SuperChrome alloy wheels add to the already sleek look of this model. Other exterior options include body side molding which adds eye-catching appeal, 2-in-1 LED projector fog lights to illuminate the road in dense fog conditions and mudguards which help reduce the amount of road grime that ends up getting onto the paint.
If long trips out on the open road are your thing, roof mounted cross bars are available for hauling cargo on those long trips as well as a height-adjustable power liftgate that lets you conveniently get your luggage in and out without needing to use your hands.
Interior and Materials
Moving inside, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers a few different material and color options depending on the trim level. The base trim offers standard cloth seating available in two colors. Moving up to the mid and top-level trims will get you Toyota’s SofTex material which is a synthetic leather more resistant to stains and wear than traditional leather. SofTex is available in three colors including a two-tone black/brown for the top-level trim.
Able to sit up to five passengers, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid interior has plenty of space and convenience options. Convenience options include: blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert to help you avoid collisions, sonar that checks both the front and rear allowing you to nail the perfect parallel parking job, a navigation and app suite that is integrated into a 7-in high-resolution touch-screen with split display, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth wireless technology and SiriusXM satellite radio connectivity. This car is packed with must-have features many buyers will appreciate that satisfy the desire for both safety and convenience.
Powerful Engine in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Don’t think that hybrid can’t also be synonymous with power. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s 2.5 Liter 4-cylinder motor cranking out an impressive 194 HP. The economy is respectable in the city with an estimated 34 mpg thanks to a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Its economy drops just slightly on the open highway but is still well to do at 30 mpg.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price and Vehicle Availability
Don’t expect that you need massive amounts of cash to take home this crossover SUV. You can take this vehicle home for just over $29,000. The full array of available features and the powerful yet economical 194 HP motor make this model sure to please. Expect to find the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid available at local car dealerships around late 2017.