2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
Unveiled earlier this year at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure trim will reach dealer showrooms this month.
Slotted above the XLE in the RAV4 lineup, the Adventure model comes with a $2,200 price premium over the XLE and starts at $28,695 in front-wheel-drive, while the all-wheel-drive model starts at $29,395. Both prices include a $995 delivery, processing and handling fee.
Outside, the extra two grand and change buys you beefier over-fender flares and the same wheel and tire combination (7.5x18, P235/55R18) found on the SE grade, although the alloys on the Adventure are finished in black. The black theme continues, finishing the headlight bezels, fog lamp surrounds, and roof rails. The "Adventure" model badges are also finished in black, while the lower valance panels and rocker panel guards feature a model-specific gray finish.
Befitting its name, ride height is up by ten millimeters, while ground clearance has been increased from 6.1 inches to 6.5 inches.
Inside, the RAV4 Adventure badge show continues with logos adorning the door sills and all-weather floor and cargo mats. The interior is trimmed in faux carbon fiber, the shift knob is wrapped in leather, and a 120V/100W power outlet has been added in the cargo area.
Available in either front- or all-wheel-drive, a tow prep package (upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers) is also standard. With the optional receiver hitch and wiring harness, FWD models, which feature an automatic limited slip differential, can tow up to 2,900 pounds. At the same time, AWD models, which come with Dynamic Torque Control, can tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds.
Like the rest of the 2018 RAV4 lineup, the Adventure grade also includes Toyota's Safety Sense P suite of advanced active safety features including hill start assist, pre-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.
A cold weather package (heated front seats, power driver's seat, heated leather steering wheel, and windshield wiper de-icers) is offered as a factory option.