One of the most popular crossover SUVs has returned to Heritage Toyota. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 in South Burlington, VT has picked up a few tweaks as well as brand-new, off-road trim that gives buyers something new to think about. One upgrade that could be easily overlooked is the new Cold Weather Package available on some of the upper trims. It adds a power-adjustable driver's seat that is also heated for extra comfort on those freezing winter mornings.
What has not changed are all of the elements that have made the RAV4 such a strong player in one of the most competitive classes in the global automotive industry. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is widely available at Heritage Toyota. Anyone interested in the latest version of the popular crossover SUV can schedule a test drive today.
Heritage Toyota customers interested in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will never find themselves lacking choices during the shopping process. The five-passenger, compact crossover SUV is available in six primary trim grades, LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited and Platinum. Toyota introduced the Adventure version just this year, with a taller overall ride height and a vastly expanded towing capacity.
However, no matter which trim a buyer chooses, they are in store for one well-equipped vehicle. The entry-level LE version starts out with Toyota Safety Sense as a standard feature as well as a rearview camera, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. At the top-of-the-line are the Limited and Platinum trims. Both models share several high-tech features like integrated GPS navigation functionality and the Entune App Suite.
All six trim grades of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 use the same powertrain, a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This setup will give drivers 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque to work with.
Most versions of the 2018 RAV4 have a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. However, buyers needing a bit more pulling power can choose the Adventure trim. Front-wheel-drive models can pull loads of up to 2,900 pounds and up to 3,500 pounds with all-wheel-drive.
Nobody should be fooled by the compact crossover SUV classification of the 2018 RAV4. With the rear seats deployed for passengers, there is more than 38 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use. That space can be quickly and easily expanded to 73.4 cubic-feet when the need arises.