2018 Toyota RAV4 Trims & Specs

The 2018 RAV4 range consists of six trim levels, each built on the same powertrain: a smooth 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, which makes 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Equipped as standard in front-wheel-drive configuration, each trim level can also be upgraded to all-wheel drive mode. The range includes a base level LE, XLE, and new Adventure trim, with the SE at its mid-point, followed by the Limited and Platinum models.

The entry-level LE trim is released as standard with 17-inch wheels, fabric seats, hill start assist, a backup camera, and a 6.1-inch infotainment system. The next model up, the XLE, adds bespoke styling, as well as a tilt-and-slide moonroof. The Adventure model is a new addition to the range for this year and is characterized by black exterior styling, a raised ride height, and 18-inch wheels. The SE is RAV4’s sportier trim, equipped with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, leatherette seating which is heated in the front, and more adjustments for the driver’s seat. Nearing the top end of the range, the Limited edition features 18-inch wheels, blind-spot warning, and a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror. This trim features the Premium Entune audio app with integrated navigation.

The fully-loaded Platinum trim gets a hands-free power liftgate, platinum badging and a premium JBL sound system - tallying eleven speakers with a subwoofer. Additionally, a 360-degree camera with perimeter scan, keyless entry on all the doors and heated steering are incorporated in this fully-specced model.

🚘What's the Price of the 2018 Toyota RAV4?

With a destination fee of $1,045 applied to each of the models, the RAV4 range is priced between $24,660 and $36,400, with the option of upgrading to all-wheel-drive for an additional fee of $1,400. The entry-level LE trim in FWD configuration has a basic MSRP of $24,660 as the cheapest model, whilst the XLE costs $25,750. The new Adventure trim with its outdoorsy feel is priced at $27,950, whilst the sporty SE variant has a price tag of $29,040. The two top-end trims cross over the $30k mark as most expensive, with the Limited marketed for $31,155 and the Platinum edition costing $35,000.

2018 Toyota RAV4 Models And Configurations

11 models / 17 configurations
LE
$24,660
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 LE For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    LE FWD
    LE AWD
Key Features
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic gearbox
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Hill-start assist
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Acoustic windshield
2018 Toyota RAV4 LE Full Specs
XLE
$25,750
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 XLE For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    XLE FWD
    XLE AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped as per the LE, plus:
  • Sport bolstered fabric seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Integrated fog lamps
  • Power tilt-and-slide moonroof
  • 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display
2018 Toyota RAV4 XLE Full Specs
Hybrid LE
$27,385
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Hybrid LE AWD
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE Full Specs
Adventure
$27,950
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Adventure For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Adventure FWD
    Adventure AWD
Key Features
  • Based on the XLE, plus::
  • Projector-beam headlamps with black bezel detail
  • Custom lower valance panels
  • Adventure shift lever
  • 120V outlet in the cargo area
  • Black roof rails
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Full Specs
Hybrid LE Plus
$28,160
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE Plus For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    N/A
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Hybrid LE Plus AWD
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE Plus Full Specs
SE
$29,040
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 SE For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    SE FWD
    SE AWD
Key Features
  • Based on the XLE, plus::
  • Steering-mounted paddle shifters
  • Entune Audio Plus
  • Eight-way leatherette driver’s seat
  • 18-inch five-spoke wheels
  • Black painted exterior mirrors
2018 Toyota RAV4 SE Full Specs
Hybrid XLE
$29,280
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Hybrid XLE AWD
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE Full Specs
Limited
$31,155
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Limited For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Limited FWD
    Limited AWD
Key Features
  • Based on the SE’s features, plus:
  • 18-inch SuperChrome wheels
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Entune Premium App suite
  • Frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leatherette seats with memory function for the driver's seat
2018 Toyota RAV4 Limited Full Specs
Hybrid SE
$32,435
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Hybrid SE AWD
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE Full Specs
Hybrid Limited
$34,280
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Hybrid Limited AWD
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited Full Specs
Platinum
$35,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
Toyota RAV4 Platinum For Sale
  • Engine:
    2.5L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Wheel Drive
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Platinum FWD
    Platinum AWD
Key Features
  • Equipped with Limited features, plus:
  • Premium JBL sound system
  • 360-degree camera
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power hands-free liftgate
  • All-door keyless entry
2018 Toyota RAV4 Platinum Full Specs

Additional Packages

Additional packages are trim specific, with the base model and top-end model having no optional packages available, although navigation can be equipped to the LE at a cost of $675.

On the XLE trim, there are three optional packages. For keyless entry, blind spot monitor, roof rails, navigation, and a backup camera, the Plus Package is priced at $800. Alternatively, the Power Plus package is available and is comprised of the Power package features, as well as a height-adjustable power liftgate, and costs $1,215. A third option, the Power Premium bundle, builds on those features from the Power Plus package but adds the Entune Premium Audio system with navigation and App suite for a total cost of $1,740.

The Adventure variant offers the same hierarchy of packages, albeit at a lower cost as roof rails are already equipped on the vehicle. A unique Cold Weather package is also available, adding heated front seats, steering wheel and a wiper de-icer - priced at $1,060.

For the SE model, the Advanced Technology package is comprised of a birds-eye view camera with perimeter scan, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, the premium JBL audio system, and keyless entry with a remote power liftgate. This bundle costs $2,460. The premium JBL sound system can also be equipped separately for $1,310.

Two options are available on the Limited edition, namely the aforementioned Advanced technology package (with the same features, barring those already standard on this top-level trim), and can be installed for $1,935. Similarly, the premium JBL audio setup can be had for only $785.

Carpet Mat Package
$224
Carpet Cargo Mat, Carpet Floor Mats (PPO)
All Weather Liner Package (Discontinued)
$249
Cargo Tray, All Weather Floor Liners (PPO) (DISC) No longer available for factory ordering as of October 8, 2018.
All Weather Liner Package
$249
Cargo Tray, All Weather Floor Liners (PPO)
Preferred Accessory Package
$303
First Aid Kit, Carpet Cargo Mat, Carpet Floor Mats, Cargo Net-Envelope (PPO)
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
$373
Carpet Cargo Mat, Carpet Floor Mats, All-Weather Floor Liners (PPO)
Cargo Management Package
$464
Roof Rack Cross Bars, Cargo Tray, Cargo Net-Envelope (PPO)
Protection Package
$528
Mudguards, Door Edge Guards, Alloy Wheel Locks, Body Side Moldings (PPO)
Plus Extra Value Package
$610
Roof Rails, Radio: Entune Display Audio, 6 speakers, 6.1" touch-screen display w/integrated backup camera display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port w/iPod connectivity, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming w/Bluetooth, Connected Navigation, Entune multimedia bundle w/SiriusXM All Satellite Radio w/3-month complimentary trial, HD Radio, HD traffic and weather in major metro areas, Scout GPS link and Siri Eyes Free, Blind Spot Monitor, rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, Smart Key System With panic alarm, Rear Backup Camera w/Monitor
Power Extra Value Package
$1,010
Frameless Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/HomeLink, Blind Spot Monitor, rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, Height-Adjustable Power Liftgate, jam protection, Smart Key System With panic alarm, Rear Backup Camera w/Monitor
Power Plus Extra Value Package
$1,025
Roof Rails, Radio: Entune Display Audio, 6 speakers, 6.1" touch-screen display w/integrated backup camera display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port w/iPod connectivity, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming w/Bluetooth, Connected Navigation, Entune multimedia bundle w/SiriusXM All Satellite Radio w/3-month complimentary trial, HD Radio, HD traffic and weather in major metro areas, Scout GPS link and Siri Eyes Free, Blind Spot Monitor, rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, Height-Adjustable Power Liftgate, jam protection, Smart Key System With panic alarm, Rear Backup Camera w/Monitor
Cold Weather Package
$1,060
Driver & Front Passenger Heated Seats, Leather Heated Steering Wheel, Wiper/Windshield Deicer
Advanced Technology Package
$1,935
Front & Back Clearance Sonar, Radio: Prem Display Audio w/Nav/Entune/JBL, 7" screen, 11 JBL speakers w/subwoofer, XM components, Entune multimedia bundle, HD predictive traffic, doppler weather, Panoramic View Monitor
Power Premium Extra Value Package
$1,550
Roof Rails, Blind Spot Monitor, rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, Height-Adjustable Power Liftgate, jam protection, Radio: Entune Premium Audio w/Navigation, AM/FM/MP3/WMA Playback, Entune App Suite, 6 speakers, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging, HD Traffic and Weather, SiriusXM Radio w/90-day trial, 7" touch-screen w/integrated back-up camera display, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, Smart Key System With panic alarm, Rear Backup Camera w/Monitor
Convenience Package
$1,905
Height Adjustable Power Liftgate w/Jam Protection, Radio: Entune Display Audio w/Navigation, 7" touch-screen w/integrated backup camera display, AM/FM, 6-speakers in 6 locations, SiriusXM Radio w/90-day complementary trial, HD Radio w/iTunes Tagging, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, hands-free phone capability, Entune App Suite, phone book access, advanced voice recognition, text-to-speech w/programmed and customizable test responses and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Auto On/Off Halogen Headlamps, Front & Rear Parking Sonar
Platinum Package
5 Door Smart Power locks, remote entry and hands free power rear liftgate, Radio: Prem Display Audio w/Nav/Entune/JBL, 7" screen, 11 JBL speakers w/subwoofer, XM components, Entune multimedia bundle, HD predictive traffic, doppler weather, Full Color Front Bumper
Adventure Package
door scuff plate, Black Automatic High Beam Headlamps, All-Weather Mats, 2 Rear 120V/100W Power Outlets *PRICE TO FOLLOW*
LE Package
6 speaker audio and resin color door inside handle, 3-Spoke Urethane Steering Wheel, Back Monitor

🚗What 2018 Toyota RAV4 Model Should I Buy?

With a six-model range, the decision on which RAV4 model to buy can seem confusing. Depending on the buyer's priority, the Adventure trim or SE trim make good options with their more luxurious seats (although leatherette is available on the SE only), 18-inch wheels, upgraded infotainment system, and improved ground clearance.

One drawback of the SE trim is an inability to tow, and for this reason, the Adventure trim may be better for families who enjoy road trips, vacations or the utility-focused nature of an SUV. Whist some buyers would prioritize heated seats and steering, an upgraded infotainment system with navigation and a blind-spot monitor may be more important, in which case either the cold weather package or power premium bundle can be added on. Even with an extra package installed, the Adventure trim remains at around $30k in total, which is much better value for money than the pricey top-end trims.

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