The 2023 Toyota RAV4 sees very few changes for the 2023 model year.
Choosing Your Toyota RAV4
The RAV4 is available in six different trims: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, and Limited. The base prices range from $28,910 to $37,215.
The gasoline engine-only Toyota RAV4 has one powertrain configuration and it is a familiar one. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder generates 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic. Power is routed to the front wheels or one of two available all-wheel drive systems ($1,400), depending on trim level. The Adventure and TRD Off-Road feature all-wheel drive as standard and an upgraded rear differential that can distribute torque laterally.
The RAV4 earns an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon combined in front-wheel guise and 29 mpg with all-wheel drive. The Adventure and TRD models return 28 mpg with their greater focus on all-terrain traction.
For better fuel economy, consider the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Alternatively, there's a plug-in variant called the RAV4 Prime that can travel on electric power alone. Although the RAV4 Prime used to qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500, this is no longer the case due to the Inflation Reduction Act.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2023 Toyota RAV4 stretches to 181 inches in length, sits 73 inches wide, and stands about 67 inches tall. Inside the rear seat passengers receive 37.8 inches of legroom and 39.5 inches of headroom which are not class-leading. The cargo area measures 37.6 cubic feet and expands to 69.8 cubic feet with the seat back folded.
The RAV4 is rated for towing up to 3,500 pounds with the TRD and Adventure trims, up from the other models’ 1,500-pound rating.
The standard RAV4 features automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist with lane centering, automatic high beams, and road sign assist. Blind spot detection can be added for $680 which is included on the XLE trim along with rear cross-traffic detection. The Limited trim sees parking assist as standard.
The LE trim features an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, and a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. Remote connectivity is included on the XLE and up trims while the TRD and Limited trims feature a 10.25-inch display that is optional on other trims. The Limited trim is equipped with an upgraded sound system.
2023 Toyota RAV4 LE - MSRP From $28,910
The base trim features 17-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights, headlights, and tail lights, tinted rear windows, dual chrome exhaust outlets, power mirrors, body-colored door handles, a cloth interior with LED lighting, soft-touch door and dash panels, and a seven-inch information display.
2023 Toyota RAV4 XLE - From $30,420
The XLE trim receives upgrades such as 17-inch alloy wheels, black roof rails, variable-speed wipers, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, proximity entry, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, and silver interior door handles. The XLE Grade Weather Package adds heated seats, steering wheel, and wiper park area for $925 and the Convenience Package includes a power tailgate and a sunroof for $1,265.
2023 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium - MSRP From $33,310
The next rung up sees the features of the XLE’s Convenience Package, 19-inch chrome wheels, LED fog lights, and synthetic leather covering the powered seats, steering wheel, and shifter, the Weather Package now includes memory seats for $1,075 and for $3,125, the 10.5-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia and 11-speaker JBL Premium Audio with Options Package can be had with front and front and rear parking sensors with automatic braking, and a wireless charger. A digital rearview camera can be added to bring the total package price to $3,750.
2023 Toyota RAV4 Adventure - MSRP From $35,105
The Adventure trim is notable for its 19-inch matte gray wheels, larger wheel flares, raised roof rails with cross bars, unique split-bar grille, orange interior stitching, 120V power outlet, downhill assist, multi-terrain select although it requires the $2,080 to regain the power tailgate and sunroof as well as the features of the Weather Package. The upgraded audio features are also available within a package totaling $3,490.
2023 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road - MSRP From $38,530
The TRD Off-road brings 18-inch matte black wheels with all-terrain tires, red TRD-tuned shock absorbers, a front skid plate, black painted mirrors, red stitching on the seat headrests, and a power tailgate.
The Weather Package runs $1,015 and now includes heated and ventilated front seats. The upgraded sound system, a digital gauge cluster, and a surround-view monitor are offered as part of a $3,045 option package.
2023 Toyota RAV4 Limited - MSRP From $37,215
The top trim wears 19-inch chrome wheels, full LED headlights with accent lighting, mirrors with puddle lights, door handles with chrome accents, blue interior ambient lighting, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats, seats, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and dark brown interior accents.
The Weather Package also features heated rear seats for $815 and a panoramic sunroof, hands-free power tailgate, proximity entry sensors on all doors, and a surround-view monitor are offered through a $2,540 package.
Compare RAV4 Trims Side-By-Side
The XLE trim with the Weather Package and Convenience Package packs the most essential creature comforts without having to step farther up the price ladder.