The New 2018 Toyota RAV4 is Here -- and it's Packing an All-New Adventure

A new trim geared for the unbeaten path is set to take the Toyota compact SUV experience across new horizons.

When the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure charged onto our lot here in Vienna, we knew it'd usher in a new era of off-grid travel prospects for our neck of the northern Virginia woods. The new Toyota crossover's aesthetic alone, a winning combination of sporty and rugged, spoke volumes. A lightweight yet durable high-strength steel structure accented by sizable over-fender flaring, with striking 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and beefy 235/55R18 tires atop – all seemed a clear nod to inspiration by Toyota trucks. But when we stepped inside, we were more than impressed.

The new RAV4 Adventure showed itself all one could hope for in a new Toyota SUV. A front-wheel drivetrain with the traction chops of the hallmark RAV4 Automatic Limited Slip Differential came standard, to be sure, but Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) brought the orienteering creds. What's more, 6.5 inches of ground clearance demonstrated that the new RAV4 would be prepared to take you over the river and through the woods.

It wouldn't be without plenty of accommodations for a getaway into nature, either. A standard Tow Prep Package with an upgraded radiator and coolers for engine oil and transmission fluid enables RAV4 Adventure to take up to 3,500 pounds in tow in all-wheel drive when properly equipped. Opt for a model with the available Cold Weather Package, and you can take advantage of heated front seating, powered for the driver, along with a heated leather steering wheel, and a de-icer for your windshield wipers to flank standard all-weather floor and cargo mats. All in all, the new RAV4 makes available up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its front seating, too – plenty of room for trip swag. A 120V/100W power outlet, located in the cargo area, even simplifies powering portable equipment while you're out in the bush.

But no excursion could come together without drive. To that end, 2018 RAV4 Adventure incorporates a 176-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, and that translates to the excellent fuel economy RAV4 drivers have come to know and love. Count on up to 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined in front-wheel drive, or up to 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/25 mpg combined in AWD. Ditto for safety: 2018 RAV4 Adventure has you covered here with standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) and Star Safety Systems. These offer help with safe distancing, accident avoidance, remaining in-lane, reliable stoppage, and more. Last but never least, a 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen infotainment system presents for that often much-needed touch of civilization, with connected navigation, Destination Search, a host of apps, real-time traffic and weather updates and more available.

New vistas are before you, the promises of a new year. How better to set a course for them than from behind the wheel of a new Toyota RAV4 here in Vienna? Our friendly Toyota enthusiasts here at Koons Tysons Toyota would be delighted to give you a lineup grand-tour. Stop over for a visit today!

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