2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV

2018 Toyota RAV4
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2018 Toyota RAV4
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What’s new

  • Newly available Adventure trim level
  • Sporty SE trim gets increased ride height (6.1 to 6.5 inches)
  • Part of the fourth RAV4 generation introduced for 2013

Pros

  • One of the largest, most versatile cargo areas in the segment
  • Advanced safety and driver aids come standard
  • Rides smoothly in a variety of conditions

Cons

  • Ho-hum driving experience
  • Interior has a utilitarian look and feel
  • Modest acceleration from the only engine


Which RAV4 does Edmunds recommend?

We would opt for the RAV4's new Adventure trim. Its extra ground clearance and sharper styling are appreciated over the XLE, while its pricing and feature content still land in a sweet spot. Upper trim levels just aren't luxurious enough to warrant their extra price relative to the RAV4's ritzier competitors. We would, however, upgrade the Adventure with the Cold Weather package that adds the greatly desired power driver seat, heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Its fabric upholstery is also preferable to the upper trims' unconvincing SofTex simulated leather.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3 / 5

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 represents the current generation's sixth and likely final year since it was completely redesigned. It's received a nip here, a tuck there, and a few extra safety features over the years, but it's largely the same utility-focused vehicle it always has been. And really, it's those standard safety features and its enormous interior that help keep it relevant despite virtually all of its competitors being redesigned.

Take a test drive of the RAV4 and some other top crossovers and you'll likely notice that the RAV4 looks and feels a bit behind the times. Its utility-focused interior lacks the refinement, quality and style of key rivals that can feel borderline luxurious. You can't even get the RAV4 with real leather upholstery. The RAV4 is also less engaging to drive, with subpar handling and an engine that trails in terms of both acceleration and fuel economy. Tech features can also be lacking — yes, safety tech is standard, but Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and onboard Wi-Fi are not available.

To be fair, these issues are most obvious on the RAV4's upper trim levels. Less expensive RAV4s such as the XLE are better able to showcase their space advantages and standard safety equipment. If you're shopping in that price range, the 2018 RAV4 is certainly worth a look, but we also suggest checking out higher-rated crossovers such as the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 RAV4 is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV. There are LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited and Platinum trim levels, all of which come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (176 horsepower, 172 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trim levels, and all-wheel drive is optional. Unlike most competitors, the RAV4's various trim levels do more than just vary in terms of feature content — they can have slightly different styling and overall characters. For instance, the SE is sportier while the Adventure is more outdoorsy.

The RAV4 LE comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, Toyota Safety Sense P (forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams), a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding and reclining second-row seat, a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, one USB port, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The XLE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, upgraded interior trim, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, more aggressively bolstered front seats and extending sun visors. Heated front seats with a power-adjustable driver adjustment are optional.

The Adventure adds special styling flourishes, 18-inch black alloy wheels, a slightly raised suspension (6.5 inches of ground clearance versus 6.1), fender flares, all-weather floor mats, a leather-wrapped shift knob and a 120-volt household-style outlet in the cargo area. The Cold Weather package, exclusive to the Adventure, adds heated front seats, the power driver seat, a heated steering wheel, and a windshield wiper de-icer.

The SE gets some of the same styling flourishes as the Adventure and the same ground clearance hike, but from there, they differ. The SE adds automatic LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, 18-inch silver alloy wheels, sportier suspension tuning, an upgraded rearview camera, steering-wheel shift paddles, the power driver seat (plus power lumbar adjustment), heated front seats and SofTex simulated leather upholstery.

On the SE, you also get the Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation package that adds satellite radio, HD radio and a Scout GPS navigation app that works through your smartphone connection. It's optional on LE, XLE and Adventure.

The Limited reverts to the XLE's ground clearance, suspension tuning and styling, but keeps its equipment upgrades. It also adds different 18-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, a height-adjustable power liftgate, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, keyless ignition and entry, driver-seat memory functions, an auto-dimming mirror, and the Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite package (optional on XLE and Adventure) that adds a 7-inch higher-resolution touchscreen and a Toyota navigation system.

Most of the Limited's other functional upgrades can be added to the XLE, Adventure and SE trim levels through a variety of "extra value" packages.

At the top of the RAV4 lineup is the Platinum. It includes front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free liftgate, fancier exterior trim, a 360-degree parking camera, a heated steering wheel, and the Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite package (optional on SE and Limited) that adds an 11-speaker JBL sound system to all the other items featured in the Entune packages. All of the Platinum's extra functional upgrades can be added to the SE and Limited through an Advanced Technology package.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 SE (2.5L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, Toyota raised the SE's suspension, which could alter the SE's handling, ride and off-road ratings. Our findings remain broadly applicable, however.

Driving

3
The SE's sportier suspension tuning differs from other RAV4 trim levels. It improves its handling ability somewhat, but not enough relative to actually sporty competitors. Every RAV4 feels slow when you flatten the gas pedal, and no upgraded engines are available.

Acceleration

3
The RAV4 feels surprisingly punchy around town, and the gas pedal is responsive to your inputs. However, the engine runs out of steam pretty quickly. In Edmunds testing, our test RAV4 needed 9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph, making it one of the slower vehicles in this class.

Braking

2.5
The brake pedal's action is long and mushy, with very little resistance. You have to press the pedal firmly to bring the RAV4 to a stop. It took 121 feet to halt from 60 mph in our testing, which is an average distance in the compact crossover class.

Steering

3
Steering effort is a little heavier than normal for this class. The wheel isn't difficult to turn, however, and it's easy to maneuver into a parking spot. Out on the road, rivals from Ford, Honda and Mazda provide more engaging and confidence-inspiring steering.

Handling

3
The RAV4 seems stable around turns, feeling well balanced and predictable. It's easy to drive. But the RAV4 lacks that extra zest offered by competitors that engages the driver. It's a bit of a snooze.

Drivability

3.5
The RAV4 feels just right in its default driving mode. We're not fans of the Eco mode's overly delayed gas-pedal response and eager-to-upshift transmission programming. Even in Sport mode, the transmission doesn't always respond to commands while manually shifting and displays the incorrect gear.

Off-road

3
A lockable center differential with all-wheel drive, and even the front-wheel drive's limited-slip differential, make the RAV4 a bit more capable than most rivals. However, this is still a light-duty off-roader and its ground clearance (even in the raised SE and Adventure) is nothing special.

Comfort

3
The front seats are roomy and shaped well, but only the driver gets lumbar and height adjustment. The seats feel comfortable even on a long road trip, but road noise and wind noise are omnipresent. Ride quality can vary by RAV4 trim level.

Seat comfort

3
Front seats are comfy enough, but there's no lumbar adjustment unless you upgrade to the SE (though its imitation leather isn't as comfy as the XLE's cloth). Only the driver seat is height-adjustable. Three-person seating in the back is challenging due to an oddly placed middle seat-belt anchor.

Ride comfort

3
The SE's sporty suspension tuning improves handling but not enough to warrant the busier and harsher ride. Perhaps the extra suspension travel for 2018 will change this, but we'd probably stick with any of the other, more comfortable-riding trim levels.

Noise & vibration

3
There's not much engine noise at any speed unless you're really pushing the car hard. Levels of wind and tire noise, especially tire smack, are overly intrusive while cruising on the highway. Nowhere as serene as Mazda and Honda rivals.

Climate control

4
The dual-zone climate control adeptly cools the interior on a hot day. There are no rear air vents. Toggle switches for the heated seats are hidden depending on viewing angle, so you'll have to remember to switch them off. Even on the low setting, they get nice and toasty.

Interior

5
It's easy to enter and exit the RAV4, and most occupants will find the cabin quite roomy. The controls on the upper portion of the center console are easy to reach, but you might have difficulty finding some of the buttons and switches below. Outward visibility is excellent.

Ease of use

3
The infotainment system features a nice mix between physical buttons and easy-to-press virtual ones. Eco and Sport buttons are out of the way, as are toggle switches for the heated front seats.

Getting in/getting out

3.5
A low step-in height and tall doors make for easy entry and exit in the front. Steering wheel tilt is limited, and drivers might hit their knees on the column. Entering and exiting the rear are also easy thanks to the seats' lack of contouring.

Driving position

3.5
The driver's seat offers enough range of height adjustment, and the seat bottom angles up nicely. As in many other Toyotas, the steering wheel doesn't offer enough tilt or telescoping adjustment.

Roominess

4
There's an abundance of head- and legroom throughout the cabin. Four 6-footers will have no problem on a long road trip. Even the middle seat position has enough headroom for an adult. The side bolsters make the front seats a bit narrow.

Visibility

5
The tall and wide windows allow for an expansive view out. There's a sizable window in the three-quarter view that compensates for the wide rear roof pillar. The rear window is also large. Overall, the RAV4 is impressively easy to see out of.

Quality

2
The RAV4 looks and feels cheap compared to its top competitors. There's a ton of hard plastic throughout and the utilitarian design doesn't help. SofTex vinyl covers the seats in top four trims, but unlike other faux leathers, it's obviously vinyl. There's no option for real leather.

Utility

3
The RAV4 offers one of the largest cargo areas in the class, and its low liftover height means you won't strain your back while loading heavy items. But the liftgate doesn't open very high. Small, haphazardly placed storage cubbies aren't very useful.

Small-item storage

2.5
Two cupholders of different sizes are separated by the shifter. Strange. There are a couple of small, oddly shaped storage areas on the center stack, including a shallow, low-grip smartphone holder that isn't very good at holding smartphones. Not great for this family-friendly segment.

Cargo space

4.5
The cargo area is wide and flat, with a very low liftover height. Its volume of 38.4 cubic feet with the rear seats in place and 73.4 cubes with them folded is about as good as it gets in this segment. Excellent for bulky items, big dogs. The rear seats are split 60/40 with no center pass-through.

Child safety seat accommodation

2.5
The lower LATCH anchors are well-concealed and far from the seatback; you really have to reach in and fish around to find them. The three seatback tethers can be accessed with the cargo cover in place, but these are also hidden under a thin cloth cover.

Towing

Towing capability depends on the trim and drivetrain. Most variants can manage only a meager 1,500 pounds, but the Adventure boasts 2,900 pounds with front-wheel drive and 3,500 pounds with all-wheel drive. That's pretty strong for this segment.

Technology

3
The infotainment system is easy to navigate and use, but the graphics look rather dated, and it's impossible to see the screen in direct sunlight. All RAV4 models receive standard safety tech. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and multiple USB ports are not available.

Audio & navigation

3
The standard touchscreen is easy to use. It has a relatively simple layout and menu structure, but it's not particularly attractive, the screen is small and resolution is fairly low. The optional 7-inch screen offers nominal improvement. Either washes out in direct sunlight.

Smartphone integration

2.5
There's a single USB port in front and none in the back. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are notably absent. Instead, Toyota uses a smartphone integration system of its own design called Entune. You'll have to download the app, create an account, and pair your phone before it's ready to be used.

Driver aids

3
Unique for the segment, the RAV4 comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic braking, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot warning is available on all but the LE. Adaptive cruise doesn't maintain speed downhill, and clarity of the standard rearview camera is poor.

Voice control

2.5
Hitting the voice control button displays a list of phrases, and the recognition software also recognizes natural speech. It's not the best, with a lot of garbled translations before it hits the mark. Best to use Siri Eyes Free if you have an iPhone (accessed by holding the phone disconnect button).

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

Reliable compact SUV
Tom,02/15/2018
Probably the 8th Toyota / Lexus car I have purchased. Purchased for my son who attends college in upstate New York, lots of snow.... The Rav-4 has a comfortable ride with all the safety features standard. For a compact SUV it has plenty of cargo space and a comfortable rear seat. I am 6'3" tall and the front seats give me plenty of leg room. My final decision to purchase the Rav-4 boiled down to three things, Great reliability / Toyota's hold their value and the safety features.
What a great crossover!
Romey,05/17/2018
We came from a Honda CR-V but we really fell in love with the Rav when we drove it! We test drove a Mitsubishi, but weren't happy with the overall feel of the drive and the interior seemed a little on the low-quality side. We love the the immense safety features with the rav and the handling is superb! The car has so many safety features that I doubt we'll ever use all of them [like the radar assist cruise-control] but I guess it's nice to have if you're planning a long trip. Very satisfied with the comfy [heated] seats and the leg/head room is awesome. The biggest selling point for us was the quality of the materials and the outstanding quality and reliability of Toyota vehicles. We liked our Honda but just feel like we're getting more for our dollar with the rav-4.
Great, but some weird quirks
LS,03/02/2018
I have only had the car for 4 days now, so I'm still getting to used to it, but here is what I've noticed so far. Pros: It has more standard features than a Honda HRV EX-L such as the lane departure warning and active lift-gate; Sport Mode makes it feel like you're driving a 6-cylinder engine; it handled great on icy roads; the backup camera picture quality is better than many I have seen so I have confidence using it; there is a lot of information available on the instrument display panel (almost too much) including navigation directions and audio details; the message feature on the Entune Premium sound system gives you 15 different responses that you can change and customize- the HRV only had 5 or 6 and I don't think you could change them. Cons: When driving over some holes or bumps in the road there is a sort of hollow sound coming from the back of the car- I think it's "normal" but odd; the all-weather floor mats are garbage- they are soft rubber and do not anchor to the floor, they slide forward 2 inches every time I get in and out of the car- get WeatherTechs instead; some of the button lay-outs are in really odd places- the auto lift-gate button is mostly hidden by the steering wheel and the traction control button is in the middle of dash above the radio- it seems like those two should have been swapped, also the steering wheel controls for the radio are on the left side- it seems more intuitive for them to be closer to the radio; the speedometer is kind of busy and hard to read- I would have really liked a digital speed display added to all the other features of the instrument display; the steering wheel controls are kind of confusing- the controls for the instrument display have more functionality than those for the entertainment system and I'm still getting used to them; some features are highly customize-able such as the color of the radio's font and display elements, while other things I would like to be able to customize aren't there like disabling some of the Entune apps so they don't show up when I scroll through audio sources, also having more apps available through Entune would be nice- the ones they have aren't all that useful to me.
RAV4 sporty edition
Rick,12/15/2017
Love this vehicle. My back especially loves this vehicle. Perfect for me, stylish (have the blacked out sport edition), mileage is great, cargo area is adequate (golf clubs fit—very important) and the mileage is great mixed. We have 2 in our family and love both.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$25,750
MPG
23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$24,660
MPG
23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,150
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$26,060
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
176 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite RAV4 safety features:

Pre-Collision System
Warns the driver of a possible impact with other cars or pedestrians. Can automatically apply the brakes if necessary.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Matches the speed of vehicles ahead when cruise control is in use on the highway. Generically known as adaptive cruise control.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
Warns you when drifting out of your lane and intervenes with steering input if needed. Generically known as lane keeping assist.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Toyota RAV4 vs. the competition

2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V

The RAV4's primary competitor is the class-leading Honda CR-V. The CR-V is spacious and enjoyable to drive. The optional 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is noteworthy for its impressive fuel economy along with quick acceleration. The CR-V's upper trim levels also offer a wealth of high-tech optional equipment, some of which isn't available in the RAV4 at all.

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Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester shares many of the RAV4's strengths and weaknesses, so between these two, it may come down to personal preference. The Forester, like the RAV4, has abundant rear cargo space and lots of legroom and headroom for passengers. Also like the RAV4, though, the Forester won't really wow you. Its handling and cabin materials are midpack.

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Toyota RAV4 vs. Ford Escape

The Ford Escape clearly outshines the RAV4 in two ways: driving dynamics and infotainment. From behind the wheel, the Escape feels more carlike than the RAV4 thanks to its impressive handling capabilities and steering feedback. Inside the cabin, the Escape's Sync 3 interface is more appealing that the RAV4's Entune system. That said, the RAV4 counters with more cargo room and more standard safety equipment.

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2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV for Sale

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More about the 2018 Toyota RAV4

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 keeps up the model's tradition as an uber-practical choice for consumers shopping in the highly competitive compact SUV market segment. As always, there is the choice of front- or all-wheel drive, seating for five, one of the largest cargo areas around, and Toyota's reputation for reliability.

Another key advantage shouldn't be overlooked. Every RAV4 comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite, which includes a host of advanced safety equipment such as lane departure warning and forward collision warning with automatic braking. You have to pay extra for this content on its rivals, and often, it can't be added to every trim level.

Power for all RAV4 models, except the Hybrid reviewed separately, is provided by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters standard on the SE trim level. Performance, although adequate for most family needs, trails that of most rivals.

One of the RAV4's other strong suits is interior space. There's a generous amount of room for front passengers, and the cargo area — easily expandable and configurable with a 60/40-split rear seatback — makes it easy to load and transport as much or more stuff than its competitors. The back seats, though not as roomy as those in front, do recline to increase comfort.

As with previous versions of the RAV4, the 2018 model is capable and easy to drive, with a well-tuned, compliant suspension and smooth, quiet highway manners. However, handling and the overall driving experience aren't as engaging or as confidence-inspiring as that of most rivals. That includes the supposedly sportier SE, which just doesn't boost handling enough to counter its rougher ride.

New for 2018 is the Adventure trim level, which adds a bit of extra ground clearance. This pairs well with the RAV4's available all-wheel drive, which is one of the more off-road-capable systems in the segments. Having said that, its ground clearance isn't that great, and every RAV4 remains better suited to the paved world. Better capability in wet or snowy conditions is really what it provides, which is what most people are seeking any way.

The front-wheel-drive RAV4 LE and XLE trim levels achieve an EPA fuel economy rating of 26 mpg in combined driving (23 city/30 highway), while all other front-wheel-drive trims do a bit worse at 25 mpg combined (23 city/29 highway). Most all-wheel-drive models are rated at 25 mpg combined (22 city/28 highway), but the Limited and SE get a lower 24 mpg combined. These ratings, although respectable, place the RAV4 behind its major competitors.

The RAV4's six trim levels offer more than just an increasing amount of equipment. The more rugged Adventure, sportier SE and more luxurious Platinum provide different styling and overall character. The LE, XLE and Limited would be the more straightforward trim levels that represent different rungs on an equipment ladder. To figure out which of these might work better for you, Edmunds has pricing information, inventory and our expert review to help.

2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Overview

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV is offered in the following styles: XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Adventure 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Adventure 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Platinum 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 RAV4 SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 RAV4 SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 RAV4 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including XLE, LE, Limited, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV here.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall3.0 / 5.0

Driving

3.0 / 5.0

Acceleration3.0 / 5.0
Braking2.5 / 5.0
Steering3.0 / 5.0
Handling3.0 / 5.0
Drivability3.5 / 5.0

Comfort

3.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort3.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort3.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration3.0 / 5.0
Climate control4.0 / 5.0

Interior

5.0 / 5.0

Ease of use3.0 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out3.5 / 5.0
Driving position3.5 / 5.0
Roominess4.0 / 5.0
Visibility5.0 / 5.0
Quality2.0 / 5.0

Utility

3.0 / 5.0

Small-item storage2.5 / 5.0
Cargo space4.5 / 5.0

Technology

3.0 / 5.0

Audio & navigation3.0 / 5.0
Smartphone integration2.5 / 5.0
Driver aids3.0 / 5.0
Voice control2.5 / 5.0
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,939. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,843 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,334. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,063 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,063 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,271.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is17.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 342 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,657. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,583 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,583 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,074.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is16.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 212 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,705. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,233 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,233 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,472.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is16.5% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 88 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Adventure 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Adventure 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,585. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Adventure 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,534 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,534 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,051.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Adventure 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is14.8% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 54 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV Adventure 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,685. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,399 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,399 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,286.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is15.9% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 34 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,585. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,575 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,575 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,010.

The average savings for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is14% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 31 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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