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2022 Toyota RAV4 Review: Continues To Shine

The compact SUV segment is a fierce one in the US, so the Toyota RAV4 goes up against top contenders like the Honda CR-V. Despite this, it is still one of America's most beloved vehicles, outselling every other vehicle except trucks. Its footprint isn't that much larger than a traditional car, but it supplies way more passenger and cargo capacity. It also offers very competitive mileage figures from the standard four-cylinder engine, while a bevy of electrified hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants compound on both performance and efficiency. In the case of the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, you're looking at over 300 horsepower. Each model comes with a complete Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite, but the other standard features are a bit lacking at the base level. Despite this, the RAV4 has never struggled to sell well, and as Toyota continues to improve the recipe, the chances of Americans losing interest dwindles.

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2022 Toyota RAV4 Changes: πŸš™What’s the difference vs 2021 RAV4?

The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 introduces a new trim for 2022 in the form of the SE Hybrid. This trim blends a sportier appearance with features like a seven-inch touchscreen interface, while coming in at a lower price than the XSE Hybrid.

Elsewhere, the XSE can now be had in a new Calvary Blue color paired with a black roof. This same blue is available for SE Hybrid and TRD Off-Road trims. New wheel designs have been introduced for several trims, and XLE trims and above have updated headlamps. XLE Premium, Limited, Adventure, and TRD Off Road grades have new LED fog lamps. For the XSE Hybrid, there are new vertical lights that first appeared on the XSE Prime last year.

Inside, there are more improvements. All models have LED interior lamps and a locking glove box, while the XLE and above now comes with illuminated interior switches. For the Limited, an eight-way power front passenger seat is now standard.

Pros and Cons

  • Three efficient powertrains
  • Spacious and well-built cabin
  • Loads of cargo capacity
  • Great fuel economy with hybrid engine
  • Comprehensive standard safety suite
  • Spartan entry-level model
  • Not fun to drive at all
  • Can sound overly strained on the highway

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2022 Toyota RAV4 Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
LE
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$26,975
XLE
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$28,445
Hybrid LE
2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$29,575
Hybrid XLE
2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$31,045
XLE Premium
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$31,335

RAV4 Exterior

If you want an SUV that stands out from humdrum boxy utility vehicles, the Toyota RAV4 is certainly worthy of your attention. Its design is delightfully contemporary, and each trim sets itself apart from the rest with a unique exterior element here and there.

The smallest wheels naturally come equipped to the lowest trims levels, with the LE and XLE riding on 17-inch steel and alloy wheels, respectively. Almost every other model receives 19-inch alloys in varying designs, with only the TRD Off-Road slotting between these with its 18-inch matte-black alloys. Multi-LED headlights and daytime running lights are standard on even the base model, but the XLE adds an auto on/off function and LED projector headlights. The XLE premium, Limited, Adventure, and TRD Off Road have new LED foglamps.

Each of the hybrids, save for the base LE, get LED projector headlights instead. A black hexagon-patterned grille makes way for a split bar front upper grille on other trims. A black hexagon-patterned grille is outfitted to the LE, XLE, and XLE Premium, while the Adventure and TRD Off-Road get a split bar front upper grille. Both the Limited and XSE opt for the more premium dark gray hexagon-patterned grille.

There is also some variation with the accent colors of the door handles, mirror caps, and light bezels across the range, while a power moonroof is standard on each model from the XLE Premium upwards, apart from the Adventure. A panoramic glass roof is available.

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Dimensions

The RAV4, in all its different configurations, slots within the compact crossover segment, but its dimensions vary slightly across the lineup. Only the wheelbase is the same for all at 105.9 inches long, while length varies between the town and off-road variants.

Depending on the trim, the RAV4's length is either 180.9 or 181.5 inches. Height is between 67 and 68.6 inches, width is either 73 or 73.4 inches, and the ground clearance is as much as 8.6 inches. Hybrid models have a lower ground clearance of 8.1 inches.

The lightest trim is the FWD LE, tipping the scales at 3,370 pounds, while the Limited Hybrid in its standard AWD guise has a hefty weight of 3,780 lbs. It's not the heaviest of all, though. That honor goes to the RAV4 Prime XSE which weighs 4,300 lbs. Despite all these differences, approach and departure angles are consistent at 19 and 21 degrees, respectively.

  • Length 181.5 in
  • Wheelbase 105.9 in
  • Height 68.6 in
  • Max Width 73.4 in
  • Front Width 62.6 in
  • Rear Width 63.3 in
  • Curb Weight 3,655.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

You certainly aren't limited for choice when it comes to paint colors. Even the base-model LE offers quite a few options, such as Magnetic Gray, Silver Sky, and Midnight Black metallics, or White. For an additional $425, the premium Ruby Flare Pearl paint is available. The XLE expands the standard palette with Lunar Rock and Blueprint, while the Limited has access to many of the same paints, but its selection is slightly more refined. There are some standout combinations available to the Adventure and TRD Off-Road. Each can opt for a dual-tone aesthetic at an additional cost of $500. On the Adventure, you can have Lunar Rock paint with an Ice Edge roof for $500. The TRD Off-Road's interesting combinations include Cavalry Blue and Magnetic Grey, each with an Ice Edge roof. Cavalry Blue is also available on its own.

Moving over to the hybrid lineup, the base Hybrid SE comes with Blizzard Pearl for $425 or the new Calavry Blue, among others. The Hybrid XSE only has dual-tone colors, each with a Midnight Black roof. These are Blizzard Pearl ($425), Silver Sky, Cavalry Blue, and Magnetic Grey.

The RAV4 Prime comes with most of the same colors, although Supersonic Red at $425 is unique to this model. Finally, the RAV4 Prime XSE has a range of two-tone colors, all with a Midnight Black roof.

  • White
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Lunar Rock
  • Blueprint
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Lunar Rock/Ice Edge Roof
  • Cavalry Blue
  • Silver Sky Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Cavalry Blue/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Lunar Rock/Ice Edge Roof
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RAV4 Performance

Family-hauler crossovers prioritize efficiency over outright performance, so the RAV4 is not particularly quick. The base four-cylinder engine takes around eight seconds to launch the SUV from 0 to 60 mph, but it has a decent top speed of 130 mph. Regardless, this is quite a bit slower than what the Mazda CX-5 is capable of with its most powerful motor. The RAV4 Hybrid variants have access to a little more power and come standard with the all-wheel drivetrain, but they are also heavier, meaning they are about as quick as their gasoline siblings. For genuinely rapid performance, the 302-horsepower RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid surprises with a 0-60 mph time of just 5.7 seconds.

When it comes to towing capacity, the Toyota is actually well-endowed. The front-wheel-drive options have a maximum capacity of just 1,500 pounds - on par with the likes of the popular Honda CR-V. The remaining trim levels and all the hybrids get all-wheel drive, instead, which increases the hauling ability of the hybrids to 1,750 lbs and the TRD models to 3,500 lbs. With the PHEV, the towing capacity is 2,500 lbs. This is about the best you can hope for in the compact crossover segment.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Three Quarter Front Right Side View In Motion Toyota
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Engine and Transmission

Each of the gas-only RAV4s is powered by the same engine, a 2.5-liter four-pot that develops 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, it powers the front wheels on the LE, XLE, XLE Premium, and Limited, though each can be equipped with the all-wheel drivetrain that comes standard on the Adventure and TRD Off-Road. The motor isn't overly energetic, but the compact crossover isn't very heavy either. Still, it's far more suitable for puttering around town than trying to race past the competition on the highway.

The hybrid variants take the same engine, tweaked to run on the Atkinson combustion cycle, but bolsters it with a pair of electric motors that increase total output to 219 hp. As with most hybrid automobiles, they rely on an ECVT transmission to simulate gear shifts. Although this powertrain has a bit more power, its focus is still on efficiency, so don't expect it to be that much more eager on the highway. At least it doesn't make quite as much noise when pushed to perform.

The RAV4 Prime's 2.5-liter is bolstered by two electric motors to make a combined 302 hp. It also uses an ECVT transmission, but this model's extra power makes it far better to drive when joining highway traffic or overtaking.

  • Engines
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas, 2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmissions
    8-Speed Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, FWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

While one or two trims may be equipped to go off-road, the RAV4 is predominantly a town car. Its light, electrically assisted steering is ideal for maneuvering on tight, busy streets or grabbing that surprise parking spot before anyone else can. Unfortunately, this lightness doesn't really change when you speed up on the highway, so the wheel requires constant attention. Similarly, the brakes are quite light, too. But they aren't actually weak, so you can bring the car to a halt if you just apply the pedal hard enough.

This same town-centric design flows over into road comfort, though, meaning that most bumps and abrasions are soaked up easily by the suspension and tires. In this area, the smaller 17- and 18-inch wheels are preferable, but the 19 inches don't negatively affect it that much. The Adventure and TRD have slightly stiffer suspensions for going off-road, but they work well on tarmac, too.

Naturally, these two trims do well off the beaten path, where their smaller tires, stiffer suspensions, and AWD are ideal for dealing with rougher ground conditions.

RAV4 Gas Mileage

Non-luxury crossovers do a respectable job of delivering competitive fuel economy figures. The gas-only models return an EPA-estimated 27/35/30 mpg when equipped with the front-wheel drivetrain. The heavier all-wheel-drive models are a bit thirstier, with the TRD Off-Road only managing 25/32/28 mpg. Naturally, the hybrid variants return significantly better mileage figures, returning 41/38/40 mpg. As for the RAV4 Prime PHEV, it returns 38 mpg combined and 94 MPGe.

As for the regardless of powertrain, every model is outfitted with a 14.5-gallon fuel tank. This gives the gasoline motor a maximum cruising range of 435 miles, while the hybridized engines can travel a much more impressive 580 miles. The PHEV has a total range of 600 miles and can cover 42 miles on electric power alone. With its 3.3 kW on-board charger and a 240V outlet at 16 amps, the PHEV's battery can be replenished in 4.5 hours. The available 6.6 kW charger reduces that time to 2.5 hours.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14.5 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 25/33 mpg
* 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure AWD (Natl)

RAV4 Interior

Though falling into the compact category, the RAV4 is pretty massive on the inside. The cabin has a fair amount of rugged and durable hard plastic, but almost all the key touchpoints and high traffic areas are covered in soft-touch materials. This gives the interior a refreshingly upscale feeling. True to its nature as a practical people hauler, the compact Toyota is laid out with people fore of thought. There is plenty of room to move about and get comfortable, and all the controls for the comfort and infotainment features are laid out for ease of access. You'll have to settle for cloth upholstery and manually adjustable seats at the cheaper end of the lineup, while electric seats with leatherette upholstery and heating are available if you spend a little more. Almost every model from the XLE Premium upwards also receives a power moonroof.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Infotainment System Toyota
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Seating and Interior Space

There is more than enough space for a full family of five within the cabin of the RAV4, or just as many adults in fact. Those in the back actually have more headroom than those up front since the available sunroof does eat a few inches, but nobody is actually lacking. Similarly, there is a great amount of legroom all-around, but front-row passengers get four inches more in this regard. A six-way manual driver's seat is standard on the base LE, but from the XLE upwards they become electrically adjustable in eight directions including lumbar support. Of course, the natural height of the crossover provides a good view of the road, but the ergonomic position of the driver's seat provides optimal visibility out of the front windshield. The rear windows are quite a bit smaller and the large rear pillars limit rearward vision quite severely. Blind-spot monitoring helps with this, but it isn't included in the entry-level trim as standard.

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.0 in
  • Front Head Room 39.5 in
  • Rear Leg Room 37.8 in
  • Rear Head Room 39.5 in

Interior Colors and Materials

The entry-level models are not as upscale as their more expensive siblings, which is shown by the presence of more hard plastics around the cabin and the urethane steering wheel. From the XLE Premium upwards, this is upgraded to a leather-wrapped wheel, though. The LE and XLE have fabric-trimmed seating, while the XLE Premium upwards all receive SofTex. Color options include Black or Nutmeg for all three, while Ash is added as an option on the upper two. The Adventure's seating color schemes comprise Mocha or Black, while the TRD can only be dressed in Black. The Limited doesn't offer Mocha but adds Nutmeg and Ash as extra options. The XSE stands out for its SofTex upholstery with fabric inserts, offered in an equally unique palette that comprises a combination of Black/Blue.

The RAV4 Prime XSE comes with red stitching and fabric inserts for its SofTex seats. It also has blue ambient lighting and a soft-touch dash, door, and armrests.

RAV4 Trunk and Cargo Space

SUVs are loved for their practicality, and the Toyota RAV4 plays directly into this strength. It isn't quite as impressive as the cavernous Honda CR-V, but the 37.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats is still very generous. The hybrids stand out here by offering the same amount of space, instead of losing some to the battery. If you fold the rear seats down in a 60/40-split, you can expand the base trunk space to 69.8 cubic feet. Within this area, you can store cargo to the weight of 1,050-1,295 lbs, depending on the model. The PHEV differs somewhat; its trunk measures 33.5 cubes, increasing to 63.2 cubes with the rear seats folded. Those figures are applicable to models that don't have the moonroof.

Small-item storage around the cabin is just as practical. Each row of seats receives a pair of cupholders, and there are a number of small bins around the console to assist with storing small items. The glovebox and armrest cubby can accommodate larger items, while the door pockets can store water bottles. Back-seat passengers can stow their mobile phones or tablets in the seatback map pockets.

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RAV4 Infotainment and Features

Features

Considering its higher-than-average starting price, the Toyota RAV4 is somewhat sparsely equipped in its base guise. The seats are covered in plain fabric and the driver's seat is six-way manually adjustable. Other standard features include keyless entry, air conditioning, and a pair of 12-volt power outlets. The list of safety systems begins with the rearview camera, complemented by Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and a Star Safety System.

The LE Hybrid upgrades to dual-zone automatic climate control and adds a vehicle proximity notification, which is exclusive to the hybrids. An eight-way power driver's seat is added on the XLE, along with additional safety features in the form of blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as a Smart Key system and push-button start. The XLE Premium installs a power liftgate and a panoramic moonroof. The 4.2-inch driver-information display is upgraded to a seven-inch model on the Adventure, while downhill assist control and a 120-volt power outlet are added. Heated front seating is included on the XSE and Limited, and the latter gets a driver-seat memory function. Seat heating and ventilation, and a heated steering wheel, are also available on certain trims.

Infotainment

Toyota's basic infotainment system for the lower-priced trims is a seven-inch touchscreen that provides access to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Most models make do with a six-speaker sound system. The TRD Off-Road, Hybrid XSE, and Limited trims benefit from a larger nine-inch touchscreen interface and, in the case of the Limited, there are 11 JBL speakers. The RAV4 Prime SE has an eight-inch touchscreen while the Prime XSE has the nine-inch unit. All in all, the system is easy enough to fathom and navigation can also be added optionally. Even with the smaller screen, the display is high-quality and responses are quick, but the upgrades across the trim levels do a lot to assist with increasing the number of available USB ports.

RAV4 Problems and Reliability

While there is no J.D. Power reliability review for the 2022 Toyota RAV4, it did score 79 out of 100 in 2020. For the 2022 model year, gas-only models were not recalled. However, hybrids were recalled once for stability control that could be deactivated when the car is started. The 2021 RAV4 Prime specifically had one other recall for headlights that could be misadjusted, leading to excessive glare for oncoming motorists. Five recalls in 2020 included a fuel pump that could fail and front lower suspension arms that could separate.

The warranty plan is pretty standard for the segment, too. Bumper-to-bumper issues are covered for 3 years/36,000 miles, while the powertrain plan is valid for five years/60,000 miles. The hybrid models also receive an eight-year/100,000-mile electrical component warranty. ToyotaCare is included with every new purchase, offering two years/25,000 miles of scheduled maintenance, and two years of roadside assistance.

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    2 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    2 Years \ 25,000 Miles

RAV4 Safety

Safety reviews of the Toyota RAV4 show it to be one of the safest cars on the road, with an overall five-star rating from the NHTSA. Only the rollover and driver-side frontal crash tests returned a slightly lower result of four out of five stars. Similarly, the IIHS awards it a top score of Good in every category and a Top Safety Pick award for 2022, with only some of the lower-grade headlights returning a Marginal score. An updated side-impact crash test returned an Acceptable score.

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Key Safety Features

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard on all new RAV4s. This suite comprises a range of features, including a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert and lane tracing, dynamic cruise control, and road sign assist. The Star Safety System is also equipped, adding ABS, EBD, stability and traction control, and smart stop. The rearview camera can be bolstered with the surround-view camera available to the upper trims, along with front and rear parking sonar, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. If you are still unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, your safety is ensured by the eight airbags spread around the cabin: dual front, front knee, front side, and side curtain.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2022 Toyota RAV4 a good SUV?

There is a reason that the Toyota RAV4 is the top-selling SUV in the USA, and that is because it does so many things right. It isn't overly expensive, it offers competitive fuel economy, and it is extremely practical with loads of passenger and cargo space. It's not the best equipped crossover on the market, but Toyota has done a good job of keeping it updated year after year. When regarded in comparison to its chief competitors such as the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, it holds its ground and manages to beat them in a few areas. You get loads of choice with so many models on offer, including a range of hybrid options, most notably a potent plug-in hybrid. It's not the greatest SUV on the market, though, with lackluster acceleration and unengaging driving characteristics. But it makes up for this by being capable of off-roading without too much fuss and towing impressively heavy trailers. It is definitely one of the better value-for-money compacts on the market right now, and it deserves a test drive at the very least so you can see just how much you're getting for your money.

🚘What's the Price of the Toyota RAV4?

The price of the Toyota RAV4 is not super affordable, but nor is it overly expensive. Things start off with the gas-fed LE, which has a base price of $26,975. From there, the price steadily climbs through the XLE, XLE Premium, and Limited, at increments of $28,445, $31,335, and $35,475, respectively. Each of these trims offer alternate specs in the form of an all-wheel drivetrain for $1,400. Each is also available with a hybrid powertrain. In the case of the LE, that will add $2,600 to the price.

The new Hybrid SE has no gasoline variant, and comes in at $32,230. It's followed by the Hybrid XSE at $35,555. The remaining trims are the more off-road-focused variants and come standard with AWD. The Adventure is the cheaper of the two at $33,230, while the TRD Off-Road is the priciest of all the gasoline options, with a starting cost of $36,915. The RAV4 Prime PHEV comes in SE and XSE trims, priced at $40,300 and $43,625 respectively.

These prices are MSRP and do not include tax, registration, licensing, or Toyota's $1,215 destination charge.

New Toyota RAV4 Models

The 2022 lineup comprises six gasoline RAV4 models, six hybrid options, and two plug-in hybrids known as the RAV4 Prime. In total, that gives buyers 14 different models to choose from. The LE, XLE, XLE Premium, and Limited are all available as hybrids, while the Adventure and TRD Off-Road are not. The regular hybrid range includes the Hybrid SE and Hybrid XSE, while the RAV4 Prime is made up of SE and XSE trims too.

Every single model receives a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, but the hybrids also get a pair of electric motors. Similarly, the eight-speed automatic transmission is traded out for an ECVT on the hybrids. The Adventure, TRD Off-Road, and hybrid models all get the all-wheel drivetrain as standard, while the rest can choose between FWD or AWD.

The base-level LE rides on 17-inch steel wheels and is outfitted with LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights. It also gets the full Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and Star Safety System suites. Beyond that, the driver's seat is manually adjustable, and keyless entry, air conditioning, and a rearview camera all come standard. A seven-inch touchscreen grants access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and SiriusXM, channeled through six speakers.

The LE Hybrid is slightly more advanced with automatic dual-zone climate control. It upgrades to alloy wheels, and installs the vehicle proximity notification system, which is essential when running in electric-only mode.

The XLE and its Hybrid counterpart build on this with 17-inch alloy wheels, Smart Key and push-button start, an eight-way power driver's seat, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. A few extra USB ports facilitate connectivity.

The XLE Premium and the corresponding hybrid wrap the steering wheel and shifter in leather and dress the rest of the interior in SofTex. A power liftgate, panoramic moonroof, and 19-inch alloy wheels are standard at this level.

The Adventure markets itself as a slightly more off-road-focused model. And while it may remove the moonroof, it sticks with the larger 19-inch alloy wheels. It does get a rearview camera with guidelines. The infotainment is upgraded to an eight-inch model.

Meanwhile, the TRD Off-Road receives smaller 18-inch wheels, a multi-terrain select system, a TRD tuned suspension, front skid plate, a red-accented interior, and Falken All-Terrain tires.

The new Hybrid SE was added for 2022 as a cheaper alternative to the next trim up. It looks the part by virtue of its 18-inch black sport alloy wheels and bi-LED projector headlights. Inside, it is a cut above the Hybrid LE as it gets dual-zone climate control as standard.

The Hybrid XSE adds heated front seats, LED projector headlights, two-tone paint, and offers the nine-inch infotainment suite as standard.

The Limited and Limited Hybrid further add navigation and a premium 11-speaker JBL sound system for the infotainment, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, automatic reverse braking, and the option of a 360-degree camera.

The RAV4 Prime SE is equipped to a decent level as standard. Besides the potent 302-hp powertrain, it has 18-inch wheels, a dual chrome-tipped exhaust, heated front seats, and red interior accents.

The Prime XSE is fully loaded. This model has SofTex upholstery, a soft-touch dash, an eight-way power driver's seat, and a power moonroof.

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Additional Packages

There are numerous ways to customize your RAV4 to meet your specific needs and tastes, thanks to a wide selection of packages and standalone add-ons.

Those looking to save a buck by sticking with the base model will definitely want to cover the missing safety bases by adding blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert for $680. Higher up, the XLE Convenience Package ($1,265) equips the SUV with a power liftgate and a power tilt-and-slide moonroof. Equipping the XLE Premium with the available JBL premium sound system will cost you $2,745.

The Adventure Grade Weather Package ($815) adds heating to the steering wheel, heated front seats, and a windshield wiper de-icer. The TRD Off-Road can also add a bunch of extra features such as the Advanced Technology Package. At $2,280, this includes a heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats, front/rear park assist, wireless charging, and more.

Even the most expensive RAV4, the Prime XSE, has a few packages available. The Premium Package with options is the priciest at $5,345 but adds some appealing features like a 10-inch color head-up display, a 6.6 kW onboard charger, and a 360-degree camera system.

πŸš—What Toyota RAV4 Model Should I Buy?

If you ever want to take your SUV off-road, you'll want the TRD Off-Road trim. However, the Off-Road is pretty pricey, so we'd suggest sticking with the more reasonable Adventure for the AWD capability and increased towing capacity, but less of the hardcore off-road aggression. It possesses most of the capability of the range and a fair number of the features available to the RAV4. It also gets the all-wheel drivetrain as standard. If you plan on sticking around town, one of the hybrids would be your best bet. The XLE Premium Hybrid is a good middle ground that delivers great value for money. If you go for the off-roader setup, the Toyota RAV4 will cost you around $35k, while a middle-ground hybrid will set you back by around $33k.

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2022 Toyota RAV4 Comparisons

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CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4203 hp25/33 mpg$26,975
Nissan Rogue 181 hp27/35 mpg$26,050
Honda CR-V 190 hp28/34 mpg$26,800

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue

Nissan develops slightly more budget-friendly crossovers for the American market, but this generally comes at a cost other than money. In this case, the Rogue is much more of a niche purchase, but having been newly designed for 2021, is a vastly more appealing option than ever before. The Nissan's engine is new this year; it's a 1.5-liter turbo developing 201 hp and 225 lb-ft, so is more torquey than the gas-only RAV4. The Nissan also has a larger cabin and greater maximum trunk capacity. Size isn't everything, though, but the Rogue is still plush and comfortable, and is packed with features. The latest Rogue returns up ti 33 mpg combined but lacks a hybrid option. If judged purely on merit, the Rogue edges the gas-only RAV4. However, with its Toyota badge and broad hybrid lineup, the RAV4 offers more.

See Nissan Rogue Review

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

Perhaps the most capable rival to the RAV4, the Honda CR-V is one of the best compact crossovers on the US market. Its 190-hp engine may not sound exciting on paper, but it allows the Honda to go from 0-60 mph quicker than the Toyota, although it isn't quite as fuel efficient as the most frugal setup on the RAV4. Still, it is smooth and quiet in comparison. The CR-V can't quite compete when it comes to towing, since it caps out at 1,500 lbs, but it can handle quite a bit more cargo thanks to its 39.2-cubic-foot trunk. But, between the two, the Toyota leads in terms of infotainment. It offers full smartphone integration at every trim level, including Wi-Fi and more speakers. If you can look past that and care more about how practically your family hauler is, then the Honda seems like the better choice, but if you want the better all-rounder, the RAV4 seems to have the better value proposition. But, with each nameplate offering different types of powertrains and comparable utility, it will likely come down to personal taste and preference.

See Honda CR-V Review

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