Why You Should Consider the 2018 Toyota RAV4

When you’re in the market for a new or used car, it’s important to research potential models and learn more about each vehicle’s strengths and weaknesses so you can narrow your search down to cars that meet the unique needs of you and your family.

Toyota of Lancaster is your friendly and knowledgeable neighborhood Toyota dealer; our team is dedicated to helping you find the best new and used vehicles for your needs. Today, we’re discussing one of Toyota’s more adventurous models—the RAV4. Learn more about the 2018 Toyota RAV4’s specs, features, and strengths, and find out why it should be on your list of considerations.

An Overview of the 2018 Toyota RAV4

Designed with adventure in mind, the RAV4 is a compact crossover that’s a favorite among those with an appetite for traveling the unbeaten path. It features a spacious interior that’s comfortable to ride in and leaves sufficient room for your cargo, whether you’re packing up for a cross-country drive or simply loading up the week’s groceries. With over 10 models to choose from, standard and available features include:

  • Front-wheel or all-wheel drive
  • Toyota Safety Sense™
  • Power liftgate
  • Heated seats
  • Integrated navigation
  • Star Safety System™
  • 120V/100W integrated power outlet
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 176-horsepower engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission

Multiple models for any budget

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is available in 10 different configurations, providing you with the flexibility to select a model that best suits your budget and preferences.

·         LE—A budget-friendly model that comes with Toyota Safety Sense™, Entune™ Audio with an integrated backup camera display, and AWD with Dynamic Torque Control. MSRP: $24,600

·         XLE—Adds on to the features of the LE with dual-zone automatic climate control and air filtration for maximum comfort and breathing ease. MSRP: $25,750

·         Adventure—Everything the weekend adventurer needs, including 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels, adventure-grade shift levers, and integrated roof rails. MSRP: $27,950

·         SE—A great option for those looking for something on the sportier side, the SE provides a smooth ride on a sport-tuned suspension and features steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a sport shift lever, floor mats, and doorsill protectors. MSRP: $29,040

·         Limited—Features an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, trimmed with durable, easy-care SofTex trim. The Limited also features premium JBL Audio and integrated navigation. MSRP: $31,155

·         Platinum—Big on luxury, the Platinum configuration features a five-door Smart Key System, platinum doorsill protectors, bird’s eye view camera, and hands-free, foot-activated power liftgate with jam protection. MSRP: $35,000

For those looking for the best in fuel flexibility, many of the available models are also available in hybrid versions, including the LE, XLE, SE, and Limited.

Performance you can count on

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is ready for nearly anything you throw at it. Whether you’re heading out for a road trip or simply commuting to and from work, enjoy a smooth, controlled ride that feels as natural as it does comfortable.

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • 176 horsepower
  • 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • All-wheel drive available for every model

Designed with safety in mind

With a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2018 RAV4 allows you to rest easy knowing even your most precious cargo is in excellent hands. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 received four stars in frontal crash tests, five stars in side crash tests, and four stars in rollover tests. Available safety features include:

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Four-wheel ABS and disc brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Child safety locks
  • Traction control
  • Lane departure and keeping assists and warnings

Maximum utility and convenience

When you and your family are big on the spirit of adventure, utility and convenience come at a premium. The 2018 RAV4 is available with a range of exciting features to make your outings as enjoyable and convenient as possible.

  •  Hands-free, foot-activated power liftgate—A programmable height-adjustable power liftgate that can be opened with the wave of your foot under the sensor makes it easy to load the car no matter how full your hands are.
  • 120V/100W power outlet—A high voltage power hookup in the rear cargo area allows you to power up your gear and electronics on the go.
  • Configurable cargo space—The rear seats can be reconfigured into a 60/40 split, while the second row of seats can be folded down, giving you up to 73.4 cubic feet of storage space in a number of different configurations.

Your hometown Toyota dealer in Lancaster

Whether you’re sold on the all-new 2018 Toyota RAV4 or still on the hunt for the perfect vehicle for your needs, Toyota of Lancaster has the vehicles and service you can depend on. We have a large selection of new and used cars, making it easier than ever to find the right match for your needs and budget.

Visit us today to find the car of your dreams!

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