2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Toyota RAV4

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is the brand’s popular compact SUV. With good passenger and cargo room, along with a suite of standard safety features, the RAV4 has wide appeal. With larger wheel sizes, the ride can be a bit jarring and some newer competitors offer more upscale interiors and more stylish exteriors, however the RAV4 remains a solid choice for shoppers looking for a competent no-frills SUV. Since this is an older design discounts may be available at the dealership. The available hybrid is a standout feature and a rarity for the compact SUV segment. Pricing starts at an MSRP of $24,510.

Pros: Versatile, Spacious, Efficient, Available Hybrid

Cons: Bland Driving Experience, Harsh Ride On Certain Trims, Outdated Styling Inside & Out

Looks Best In: Blizzard Pearl exterior/Cinnamon interior

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Competition: Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, Chevrolet Equinox, Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Tucson

Safety Score: The 2018 Toyota RAV4 was awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick distinction.

Summary: The RAV4 isn’t the most stylish or engaging compact SUV available, however as a people hauler it does its job well and is a good value, especially considering all of the safety equipment (radar cruise control, lane departure alert, a pre-collision system capable of detecting pedestrians, automatic high beams) that Toyota includes as standard.

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