Pricing begins at $25,405 (including a $995 destination charge) for a front-wheel drive model in LE trim and, five trim levels later, tops out at $37,540 for an all-wheel-drive Platinum model with the optional Ruby Red or Blizzard Pearl paint scheme.
With a single engine and transmission choice, a range of standard advanced safety features (rear view camera, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and automatic high beams), and no leather interior option, the choice narrows down to the level of equipment you want.
We'd opt for the Limited because it offers an easier-to-clean faux leather interior, brighter and more efficient LED headlights and taillights, a moonroof, a power liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated power-folding outside mirrors, heated front seats, a driver's memory function, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever, keyless push-button start, and a larger seven-inch touchscreen with navigation, in-vehicle apps, and satellite radio. Grab the $875 Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite – the RAV4 isn't available with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, so it's the best navigation setup available. The upgraded audio system doesn't hurt, either.
- Model:2018 Toyota RAV4 Limited
- Engine:2.5-liter four-cylinder
- Output:176 hp / 172 lb-ft
- Transmission:Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain:All-wheel drive
- MPG:23 City / 29 Hwy
- Options:Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite ($875, Entune infotainment system, navigation, 11-speaker JBL audio, HD radio, and Bluetooth connectivity)
- Base Price:$33,300
- Best Value Price:$34,175