2022 Toyota RAV4 Interior and Cargo

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2022 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.

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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.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Interior Dimensions:

Toyota RAV4 TrimsLEXLEHybrid LEHybrid XLEXLE PremiumHybrid SEAdventureHybrid XLE PremiumLimitedHybrid XSETRD Off-RoadHybrid Limited
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Headroom Front Seat39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.37.7 in.37.7 in.39.5 in.37.7 in.37.7 in.37.7 in.37.7 in.37.7 in.
Headroom Back Seat39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.37.7 in.39.5 in.
Legroom Front Seat41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.
Legroom Back Seat37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.
Shoulder Room Front57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.
Shoulder Room Rear56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.
Hip Room, Front54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.
Hip Room, Rear47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 in.47.7 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.

2022 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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2022 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.

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