2023 Toyota RAV4 Exterior and Dimensions

Toyota RAV4 Exterior Design Rating

2023 RAV4 Exterior

If you want an SUV that stands out from humdrum boxy sporty 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 trim 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. Automatic LED headlights and LED taillights and daytime running lights are standard on even the base model, but the Limited has Bi-LED headlights. The XLE Premium, Limited, Adventure, and TRD Off-Road have LED foglights.

All the hybrids get LED headlights too, with Bi-LEDs fitted to the SE, XSE, and Limited. A black hexagon-patterned grille makes way for a split bar front upper grille on other trims. A black hexagon-patterned grille is fitted 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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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 3,380 pounds, while the Limited Hybrid in its standard AWD guise has a hefty weight of 3,805 lbs. It's not the heaviest of all, though. That honor goes to the RAV4 Prime XSE which weighs 4,300 lbs. Approach and departure angles vary from 19 to 19.5 and 21 to 21.5 degrees, respectively.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Exterior Dimensions:

Toyota RAV4 TrimsHybrid Woodland EditionLEXLEHybrid LEHybrid XLEXLE PremiumHybrid SEAdventureHybrid XLE PremiumLimitedHybrid XSEHybrid Limited
Max Width73 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.73.4 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.73 in.
Length180.9 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.181.5 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.180.9 in.
Height67 in.67 in.67 in.67 in.67 in.67.2 in.67 in.68.6 in.67 in.67.2 in.67 in.67 in.
Wheelbase105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.105.9 in.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Weight Information:

Toyota RAV4 TrimsCurb Weight
Hybrid Woodland Edition3,755 lbs.
LE3,370 - 3,490 lbs.
XLE3,405 - 3,515 lbs.
Hybrid LE3,690 lbs.
Hybrid XLE3,755 lbs.
XLE Premium3,405 - 3,515 lbs.
Hybrid SE3,755 lbs.
Adventure3,655 lbs.
Hybrid XLE Premium3,755 lbs.
Limited3,485 - 3,640 lbs.
Hybrid XSE3,755 lbs.
Hybrid Limited3,780 lbs.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Tires:

Front TireP225/65HR17
Rear TireP225/65HR17
Spare TireCompact

2023 Toyota RAV4 Wheels:

Wheels TypeSteel Wheels
Front Wheel Size17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size17" x 7"

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, namely the Magnetic Gray, Silver Sky, and Midnight Black metallics, or Ice Cap (white). For an additional $425, the premium Ruby Flare Pearl paint is available. The XLE expands the standard LE's palette with Lunar Rock and Blueprint, while the Limited has access to all these colors, except that Ice Cap falls away and Lunar Rock is replaced by Wind Chill Pearl ($425). 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 and 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 LE comes with Ice Cap, Midnight Black, or Ruby Flare Pearl only, while the Hybrid XLE adds to these Blueprint and Lunar Rock. The Hybrid SE gets Midnight Black, Magnetic Gray, Silver Sky, Wind Chill Pearl, and Cavalry Blue, while the Hybrid XSE only has dual-tone colors, each with a Midnight Black roof. These are Wind Chill Pearl ($425), Silver Sky, Cavalry Blue, and Magnetic Gray. The Hybrid Limited gets most of the colors of the Hybrid SE, but replaces Cavalry Blue with Blueprint and adds Ruby Flare Pearl.

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.

  • Silver Sky Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Cavalry Blue/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl/Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ice Cap
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Lunar Rock
  • Blueprint
  • Wind Chill Pearl
  • Lunar Rock/Ice Edge
  • Cavalry Blue
  • Wind Chill Pearl/Midnight Black Metallic

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