Toyota's 2018 RAV4 Adventure Starts From $28,695

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Aimed at those looking to travel beyond the comfort of tarmac, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is getting ready to arrive at dealers this month.

Presented earlier this year during the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the rugged version of the popular SUV will set its future buyers back at least $28,695, including the $995 destination charge, CarsDirect reports.

For the money, the automaker will sell you the front-wheel drive version of the RAV4 Adventure, with an automatic limited-slip differential. Choosing the all-wheel drive model means being ready to pay at least $29,395, before selecting any options from the list. The price tag puts it right between the XLE and SE trim levels.

Visually, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is instantly recognizable, with its 'Adventure' badging, large overfender flares, lower body guards, black headlight bezels and fog lamp surrounds, roof racks, and 18-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 235/55 tires.

The unique trim panels, special door sill protectors, all-weather floor and cargo mats with the 'Adventure' logo, leather-wrapped shift knob, and 120V/100W power outlet in the cargo area make up its interior enhancements.

Compared to regular versions, it has an extra 0.4in (1cm) in ground clearance, plus the standard Tow Prep Package. Safety systems include Toyota Safety Sense P, Trailer Sway Control, Hill-Start Assist, Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assistant, Dynamic Cruise Control, and the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.

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