Six gas-only models, six hybrids, and two plug-in hybrids make up the RAV4 lineup for 2022. The LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, Limited, and TRD Off-Road each make use of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Adventure and TRD are equipped with AWD as standard, while the rest of the gasoline-powered trims can choose between FWD or AWD. The Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE, Hybrid XLE Premium, Hybrid SE, Hybrid XSE, and Hybrid Limited take the same engine and add a pair of motors along with an ECVT, which directs power outputs to all four wheels. Finally, the 302-hp RAV4 Prime PHEV comes in SE and XSE trim levels.
The base model is a little sparsely equipped, with 17-inch steel wheels and multi-LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights. Fabric adorns the seats, with only six directions of manual adjustability for the driver. The seven-inch touchscreen comes programmed with a fair number of features, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi, and SiriusXM. It is paired with a six-speaker sound system. Similarly, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard, comprising forward collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.
The many various trim upgrades see the RAV4 riding on wheels ranging from 17 inches to 19 inches, with additional LED foglights or LED projector headlights for the hybrids. A power moonroof can be installed, along with an eight-way power driver's seat, a larger nine-inch touchscreen, more infotainment features like an 11-speaker JBL sound system, or some extra safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
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.
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.
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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