The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling crossovers on the market. So, if you’re looking for a compact SUV, the upcoming 2022 Toyota RAV4 must be on your wishlist. The new SUV will arrive later in the year, featuring many updates.
First of all, it will receive mild refreshments outside, while the interior should be more modern with a lot of new techs. Basically, expect the interior to host significantly more upscale elements than its predecessor. On top of that, the manufacturer also offers RAV4 Adventure with the tougher exterior styling, as well as the TRD version, which is ideal for off-roading.
2022 Toyota RAV4 Redesign
Like the 4th-generation, the latest 2022 Toyota RAV4 comes with the same recognized design. The same styling is also present on the much bigger Highlander SUV. Actually, RAV4 features one of the most dominant front fasciae in the class. It includes a truck-ish grille and attractive-shaped LED taillights.
Depending on the trim level, the RAV4 can stand out even more. For example, some trims offer 2-tone paint schemes and tough-looking wheel designs. The Adventure and TRD Off-Road trims are the most favorite ones, and both come with a black body cladding, large over-fenders, and model-specific front bumpers grace. The new RAV4 comes standard with 17-inch wheels, while 18-inch and 19-inch wheels are available optionally.
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 comes with one of the finest cabins in the compact crossover class. This model inside looks and feels upscale, with plenty of soft-touch materials. On top of that, RAV4 is roomy and behind the rear seats is 37.5 cubic feet of the luggage area. Folding those seats down, it opens 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.
The center stack is dominated inside with a 7-inch screen (8-inch in Limited, Adventure, and TRD models). Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa are all standard features, while the XSE trim spices things up. This trim features inside more blue accents and stitching. However, if you go for the Adventure version, you will get plenty of orange accents.
2022 Toyota RAV4 Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, the latest 2022 Toyota RAV4 offers two engine options. Like its predecessor, the new SUV deploys a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 203 horsepower to the front wheels (FWD). This version also uses an 8-speed automatic transmission and automatic stop/restart function. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional and standard in the Adventure and TRD Off-Road trim.
The RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is available as well. This model has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors. Also, it deploys a larger lithium-ion battery. According to Toyota, in electric vehicle mode, the RAV4 Prime can travel for up to 42 miles, which is excellent for a compact crossover.
Release Date, Price
The release of the fresh new 2022 Toyota RAV4 will happen this year. Most likely that Toyota will introduce it at the end of the year. Like the outgoing model, the latest one will start at $27,225.
Given its level of standard equipment, the basic RAV4 is in line with models such as the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester. However, the price will jump significantly beyond the base LE trim. The most expensive version is the RAV4 Prime XSE trim, which costs around $42,600.