The sixth-generation 2022 Toyota RAV4 will receive a mild update, resulting in, a bolder and rugged styling. Alongside this model, Toyota will refresh a few more SUVs from its lineup. Generally, we can expect the new Toyota RAV4 to remain a carryover model when it hits showrooms later this year.
Like the predecessor, the new one will feature the same customization trims. The favorite one is a TRD Off-Road that should bring extraordinary off-road abilities and a rugged look. Under the hood, the same engines remain, and the Toyota RAV4 offers three options.
2022 Toyota RAV4 Exterior Updates
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 looks better shaped than the previous model. Generally, the last year’s model is completely redesigned, and the new one only gains mild updates. Basically, the generic lines of the predecessor are gone, and the new RAV4 has more attractiveness thanks to its big grille and the stylish front geometric shapes throughout the body.
Depending on the trim level, the design attractiveness will vary. For example, 2-tone paint schemes and a tough-looking wheel will stand out from the rest of models. Besides, the RAV4 model comes standard with 17-inch wheels, but 18-inch and 19-inch options are available as well. More sporty styling one can found choosing eider the Adventure or TRD Off-Road trims. Both ones come with black body cladding, large over-fenders, and model-specific front bumpers.
Interior Layout and Trim Features
The cabin of the 2022 Toyota RAV4 is the finest that you can found in the compact crossover class. Generally, everything looks and feels upscale, thanks to plenty of premium and soft-touch materials. The cabin is also very spacious, and RAV4 behind the rear seats has 37.5 cubic feet of the luggage area. Moreover, folding those seats down opens 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, which is more than enough for every goodie. The RAV4 Prime, because of the battery placed under the floor, offers a little lower number 33.5/63.2 cubic feet.
The new Toyota RAV4 features the same center stack with a crisp 7-inch screen on base or 8-inch in Limited, Adventure, and TRD models in terms of techs. Alongside, Toyota offers standard equipment like navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. The XSE trim is a better option because it spices things up even more with blue accents and stitching. On top of that, the Adventure version is available as well, offering more splashes of orange inside, wireless charging, and the JBL 11-speaker/800-watt audio system.
2022 Toyota RAV4 Engine Details
Under its hood, the new 2022 Toyota RAV4 comes with three different engine variants. The first engine consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit with 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The power of this unit flows through an eight-speed automatic transmission and front wheels as standard.
However, a more efficient RAV4 hybrid is available as well, consisting of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and a great lithium-ion battery. Unlike the first engine, this one comes with all-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The estimated fuel average economy is 40 mpg, resulting in more than 600 miles on a full tank.
The last one and the most favorite is the RAV4 Prime PHEV model. This engine consist of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors, and a larger lithium-ion battery. It delivers 302 horses, and it can also travel for up to 42 miles.
Release Date and Price
The upcoming 2022 Toyota RAV4 will be more attractive, but it will, unfortunately, gain only mild changes over the previous generation. Toyota didn’t reveal any information regarding its official release date, but we can expect it to be introduced later this year.
Also, pricing of the RAV4 is not yet officially revealed. Generally, we expect its MSRP to remain close to the current model. There are no significant changes in the works, so the price might be the same for the base model, starting at $27,000. Of course, more equipment means more money, so, except fully loaded RAV4 to easily pass $40k.