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

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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  • appleimmune

    Compared to regular versions, it has an extra 0.4in (1cm) in ground clearance.. wow, a whole cm of clearance gain.. 🙂 I wonder how much adventure benefit that will garner..

    • Finkployd

      about that much 👌🏼

  • Trackhacker

    This new generation was not good looking…however these new black wheels make it look even worse.

  • Form Does Not Follow Function

    Whereas the RAV4 started life as an endearing utilitarian vehicle with forgettable styling, the latest series is just flat out ugly.

  • FlameWater

    So a 2WD version of the SE with crappier rims, I bet it doesn’t even get the suspension upgrade

  • baofe

    Toyota hit a home run with the new camry. However, they hit themselves with the bat on this gen Rav4

  • SteersUright

    Toyota is slipping in a similar manner to how Honda was a few years back. Regurgitating older models with some new tech and toys does not make for a strong brand with a focused vision. There is no good reason to pick up a Rav4 over a CRV, or many others in the marketplace, outside of cut-rate lease deals.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    “Aimed at those looking to travel beyond the comfort of tarmac…”

    HAHA!!! What’s it’s going to climb? Mount Mediocrity?

    Don’t make me laugh, Toyota!