The 2018 Toyota RAV4: Where the Weekend Adventure Starts

2018 Toyota RAV4 Compact SUV
2018 Toyota RAV4 Compact SUV
It just keeps getting better. The Toyota RAV4 has always been one of the top SUVs in North America, and that’s because it’s exactly what buyers want. It’s a compact sport utility vehicle that’s roomy for most families, efficient while remaining fun to drive, and durable to handle rugged off-road trails as well as it tackled the urban jungle. It’s setting its sights on the top-selling SUV title in North America, and you can find yours at Pedersen Toyota in Fort Collins, CO.

What’s New for 2018

This year, the Toyota RAV4 adds a new trim level to its lineup. The Toyota RAV4 Adventure slots into the middle of the pack with a uniquely sporty exterior and the most popular equipment among RAV4 buyers. You’ll notice the changes quickly: 18-inch black alloy wheels, black plastic over-fender flares, black roof rails, Adventure grade mudguards, and black Adventure badging. Its rugged appearance looks like it belongs in the backwoods, blazing new trails. Inside, an Adventure grade shifter, sunroof, Entune Premium Audio system, and heated seats are available.

Adventure-Loving Style

It’s easy to tell the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is ready for the weekend. It’s aggressively styled with 6.5-inches of ground clearance, a slightly forward stance, and an intimidating facial expression. LED daytime running lights are standard and LED headlights are available also. But there’s more to it than appearances.

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a liftgate that opens wide to reveal 38.4 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the rear seat. For just two adventurers, drop the rear seat to open up 73.4 cu. ft. of total cargo-carrying capacity. A 120V power outlet is available for the cargo area, adding to the diverse abilities of the Toyota RAV4.

Committed to Comfort

Adventure doesn’t exclude comfort, and the RAV4 knows it. Inside, you have your choice of sporty fabric upholstery or SofTex, and heated seats are available at most trim levels. A massive power tilt-and-slide moonroof is available to showcase the great outdoors, even if you don’t want to be in it.

Entune Audio is found in each RAV4. Depending on the trim level you choose, it can include Entune Premium Audio with Connected Navigation or Integrated Navigation, helping you find your way to your next destination.

Of course, safety is a sure thing with Toyota Safety Sense – P as standard equipment on all 2018 Toyota RAV4 models.

Make the Drive Exciting

For 2018, the Toyota RAV4 continues to use its two proven powertrains.

  • The standard option is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with Dual VVTi, pumping out 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll find it paired with a 6-speed electronically-controlled transmission to help earn an EPA-rated fuel efficiency of up to 30mpg on the highway and 23mpg in the city. Choose between the front-wheel drive and Toyota’s innovative All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Control for a confident driving experience.
  • A hybrid powertrain is available also. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder pairs with an electric motor for Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, tallying up to 194 net horsepower. An eCVT transmission puts that power into use with an incredibly smooth operation.

In both cases, the Toyota RAV4 doesn’t disappoint. As the most dependable cars on the road today, you can also count on a low cost of maintenance and overall ownership with the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

See how the 2018 Toyota RAV4 fits into your lifestyle. See the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure and the rest of the compact SUV lineup today at your local Toyota dealer in Fort Collins, CO, Pedersen Toyota.