2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

2017 Chicago Auto Show

Toyota’s popular RAV4 compact crossover showed off its brawnier side at the Chicago Auto Show.

Arriving for 2018 as the RAV4 Adventure, the new model will feature a taller ride height along with a Tow Prep Package with upgraded radiator and engine/transmission coolers. Those might not be immediately evident, but more obvious will be the Adventure’s fender flares, 18-inch black alloy wheels, lower-body guards, black trim, and (in case all of that isn’t obvious enough) Adventure badging. Inside, it will be fitted with unique trim panels, leather-wrapped shift knob, 120-volt/100-watt power outlet, and “Adventure”-branded door-sill protectors and floor mats. Along with other select RAV4 models, the Adventure will make available a new Cold Weather Package that includes heated fabric front seats, heated steering wheel, and wiper de-icers when it goes on sale in September 2017.


CG Says:

Toyota didn’t reveal what the towing capacity of the Adventure would be – or how much higher it was than that of a “regular” RAV4 (which for 2017 maxes out at 1500 lbs, or 1750 for the Hybrid) – but that and the higher ride height are meaningful “brawny” measures that make an already-good crossover even more attractive.

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