2018 Toyota RAV4 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Silver Sky Metallic
MSRP
$21,708 - $33,857
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MPG (up to)
34 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
176-194
Seats
5

How 2018 Toyota RAV4 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 3.9Styling 3.7Value 4.3

What's New

A new Adventure trim adds more ground clearance, 18-inch wheels and a 120-volt outlet, plus optional Cold Weather package with heated/power front seats, heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icers. A Tow Prep package increases the tow rating to 2,900 pounds with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 3,500 pounds with all-wheel drive (AWD).

Toyota RAV4 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon LE $21,708 - $25,033
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon XLE $23,535 - $27,118
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $27,721 - $32,002
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Platinum $30,034 - $33,857
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon SE $26,135 - $29,792
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Adventure $25,297 - $28,610
Horsepower: 176 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid LE Plus $25,037 - $28,828
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid XLE $25,533 - $29,046
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid SE $28,760 - $33,117
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Limited $29,408 - $33,400
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid LE $23,797 - $27,412
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Do not like 2018 Toyota rav4. Lots of little issues.

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I just leased the 2018 Toyota rav4 in august. There are a lot of little things that I did not notice when test driving. Windshield wipers only have 3 speeds. The lowest speed is not intermittent enough for a lot of the drizzly mornings we have here in upstate NY. All my previous cars in the last 10 years had multiple speeds on the windshield wipers. Driver seat is uncomfortable after you have been in for over a 1/2 hour. The accelerator pedal is very touchy which is really bad in the snowy weather we have here in upstate New York. Everything that pertains to the cup consoles, the holder/space in the door, etc. Is not functional at all. No led lights on any of the controls on the drivers door (like locking the door,) at all. So if it is dark you cannot see those controls at all. When you turn the headlights on, the first one it comes to is the full headlights instead of the parking lights. I live in an apt complex and where I have to park, my headlights shine directly into the windows of my neighbors apartment. I have to warm the car up every morning and I cannot just turn on the parking lights. I have to flip through the full headlights to get the parking lights. Never have I owned a car that the parking lights weren't the first thing that came on. So now I have to disturb my neighbors every day when I warm the car up. The cruise control is in a very weird place under the steering wheel. Hard to find when driving without taking eyes off of the road. At night, there are no led lights on the cruise control so you cannot see it at all. Again, all the cars I have previously owned the cruise control is part of the steering wheel and not underneath it. I also do not like the way the cruise control works. I am constantly having to shut it off and then turn it back on to make adjustments. The back up camera is angled at such a way that most of the time during the day all I get is a sun glare which then renders it useless. All the other back up cameras I have had on previous cars I did not get that kind of sun glare. Seat belt constantly locks in. I will try to lean forward to check to see if anything is coming and it locks me in and I cannot lean forward to check. Very dangerous! There is something that makes a "clattering" type sound when I go over bumps. I cannot figure out what it is and no one else can either. It drives me crazy. I feel that as far as driver "comforts" are concerned that I purchased a vehicle that is 30 years old. I will never buy this at the end of the lease and severely regret leasing this rav4. Never will I recommend this SUV to anyone. I traded in a 2014 Chevy Equinox and wish I still had that car instead. This is only the second Toyota I have ever leased/owned. The first one which was back in 1997 was awful and I had a lot of issues with it three months after I bought it and it was brand new. So this rav 4 will be the last Toyota I will ever lease or own. Do not like Toyota at all now. I love my 2007 Nissan Altima that I still own. I like driving it better than the brand new 2018 Toyota rav4.

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Gas savings and intelligent all wheel drive.

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The driver's seat sits too low in the car for my taste. The car is a hybrid, so I fill it up every two weeks or so, which helps save on gas. Coming out of a higher clearance vehicle, I feel it sits too low to the ground. Performance-wise, it is a great, quick little car. The safety features are great. Automatic braking and 4 cameras always watching out for you is great. There are knee airbags which are an added bonus in case there's ever a head-on collision. The hill-assist braking is great, you will not roll backwards into anyone on a hill, and it is automatic. . . No extra buttons to push. The suspension is stiffer than I would like, but better than my old car (Mazda SUV). The back-up camera is great. The side mirrors are a little hard to get used to, with the magnifiers placed where they are. The dashboard reflects in the sun, making it difficult to see through the windshield at high noon. The car is quick and has great pick-up when the a/c is on. The car corners nicely.

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Love the overall features of this vehicle.

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The car is easy to handle especially in heavy traffic. The features I like about it is it has the blind car view light in outside mirrors indicating when it is not safe to change lanes. When it is on cruise control the vehicle will slow down if a car is traveling to slow in front of you and resume speed when car in front has moved on. It had several speeds. One is eco where it will save you on gas and another speed when you are wanting to pass another car. The car gets great gas mileage too. I like it that I can lay the back seats down if I am hauling items and it has a cover in the back end where you can hide your purchases as to not being exposed to anyone. I like having the back door lift with the touch of a button. The beautiful sound of the radio. The heating of the front seats in cold weather. The adjustable front seat and can it to my comfort and anyone else driving can use the other setting and not have to readjust mine. It is set just like I love it to be.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$21,708 - $25,033
$23,535 - $27,118

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 (hp)
176 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 (in.)
42.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 (in.)
38.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 (in.)
37.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 (in.)
38.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.7 (in.)
104.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
72.6 (in.)
72.6 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3455 - 3570 (.lbs)
3485 - 3605 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
176 (hp)
176 (hp)

Torque

Torque
172 (ft. lbs.)
172 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 (.lbs)
1500 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
150 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 (gal.)
15.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Standard
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

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Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Toyota Safety Sense C
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Lane Departure Warning *
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Toyota Safety Sense P and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rcta)
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Departure Warning *
  • Blind Spot Monitor w/Lane Change Assist Blind Spot Sensor
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) Blind Spot Sensor
  • Toyota Safety Sense P
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Equipment > Other > Labels Dec 19, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 19, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V831000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner and Tundra, 2018 Toyota Highlander, RAV4 and Lexus GX460 and 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles. These vehicles may have incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
An incorrect load information label can result in the operator overloading the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners and provide them with corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on January 23, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are H0Z for Toyota vehicles, and HLF for Lexus vehicles.

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