We Answer 20 Questions About the Toyota Rav4

By: Castlegar Toyota   |   05 Jan 2018
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The Toyota Rav4 has been a popular vehicle for years; you could even argue that the Rav4 was the first real crossover utility vehicle (CUV). For 2018, the Toyota Rav4 is the most advanced and capable Rav4 yet, and we get a lot of questions about this capable little wonder. We thought it would be fun and helpful to play everyone’s favourite game: 20 Questions...on the Rav4.


Let the game begin:

1. Is the 2018 Rav4 4x4 Capable?

The Toyota Rav4 is available as an all-wheel drive vehicle starting with the AWD LE trim.

2. What is the Rav4 EV?

This was the electric version of the Rav4 which is no longer produced. The Rav4 is available as a hybrid model which delivers impressive performance while lowering your carbon footprint and allowing you to avoid the gas station way more often.


3. What are the Rav4’s main competitors?

While few CUVs can come close to matching the value and capabilities of the Rav4, the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Hyundai Santa Fe tend to be its closest competitors.


4. What’s the standard warranty on the Rav4?

New Toyota vehicles, including the Rav4, come with a 3-year / 60,000 km Basic Complete Vehicle Warranty, a 5-year / 100,000 km Powertrain Warranty, or an 8-year / Unlimited km Hybrid Component Warranty.


5. I live an active lifestyle. Is there any roof or bike rack options available?

You’ll be happy to know Toyota offers a range of roof rails, roof racks, bike racks, and interior storage solutions for the Rav4.


6. Which trim has leather seats?

Leather seating is available in the SE and Limited trim levels of the Rav4.


7. Does it support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

Instead of supporting Android Auto or Apple Carplay, Toyota vehicles come with the Entune infotainment system which does a lot of what the Google and Apple products offer along with many other useful features.


8. What is the Rav4’s maximum towing capacity?

680 kg (1,500 lbs)


9. How many people can it fit?

The Rav4 has a 5-person seating capacity.


10.  Does the 2018 Rav4 have any standard advanced safety features?

Toyota Safety Sense is an advanced suite of safety features available on all Toyota vehicles. Even the base-level Rav4 comes with impressive safety features, such as Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Auto High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.


11. Where is the Rav4 produced?

You’ll be happy to know the Rav4 is built right here in Canada! Woodstock, Ontario to be precise.


12. What is the difference between the Rav4 LE and XLE trim levels?

There are a few differences between the two trims, with the XLE coming with a few more features than the LE. Some of these features include a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, and push-button start, just to name a few of the extra features that come standard on the XLE trim.


13. Is the Toyota Rav4 considered a safe vehicle?

Absolutely. The 2018 Rav4 qualified as a Top Safety Pick during testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and received a 5-Star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


14. What is the Rav4’s Fuel Capacity?

Rav4’s with standard combustion engines have 60L fuel tanks.


15. What trim levels come with a display screen?

All Rav4 models come with a minimum of a 6.1-inch display screen.


16. Do any Rav4 trim levels offer voice recognition?

All Rav4 models come with voice recognition capabilities.

17. Does the Rav4 come standard with a backup camera?

Yes, all Rav4 models come with a backup camera and on higher trim levels a dynamic-backup camera is included and the Limited trim comes with a Bird’s Eye View feature that displays an overhead 360° view of your vehicle.

18. When was the first Rav4 released?

In North America, the first Rav4 hit the road in 1995, but it was originally available in Japan and Europe in 1994.


19. How fuel efficient is the Rav4?

Depending on the trim level you choose, standard gas-powered Rav4 models use only 10.2L / 100km in the city and 7.8L / 100km on the highway. Naturally, hybrid models improve fuel efficiency even further.


20. Is the Rav4 an SUV or a CUV?

It depends on who you ask, but the Rav4 is generally considered a crossover utility vehicle (CUV). Some people describe it as a “compact SUV”. SUVs, by definition, are built on truck frames and tend to be larger than CUVs.

We hope this gives you a little more insight into the awesome 2018 Toyota Rav4, but if you have other questions or want to take a Rav4 for a spin and see if it’s the right vehicle for you, contact us anytime. ​​

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