The current automotive marketplace is filled with crossover SUVs offering a wide array of differing capabilities. For several years now, the Toyota RAV4 has dominated the compact crossover SUV class. Now, Heritage Toyota customers can expect a new dimension to widen the gap between the haves and have nots in the segment. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure in South Burlington, VT is a new trim grade added to the popular vehicle's lineup and comes with several improvements to make it more off-road friendly. Additionally, the new 2018 RAV4 Adventure will be outfitted with several trim-specific elements like Adventure badging, door sill protectors and all-weather cargo mats. The most obvious feature added to the new RAV4 Adventure is the matte black insert running down the middle of the hood.
Toyota designers and engineers didn't just slap on a few badges to make the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure in South Burlington, VT and call it a day. They actually went through the laborious process of making sure the new RAV4 trim was actually going to be more capable for off-road driving. The first order of business was to raise the overall ground clearance, by nearly a half-inch. Confidence inspiring traction is provided by an automatic limited-slip differential for front-wheel-drive models and, of course, the Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel drive system is also an option. Furthermore, Toyota has made its Towing Prep Package standard equipment with an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers. Front-wheel-drive models will be able to pull up to 2,900 pounds and AWD versions have a 3,500-lb. capacity.
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure will use the same 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.