The 2022 Toyota RAV 4 marks another return for this compact SUV. It’s seen some changes but nothing too major when it comes to its design and functional features. It’s 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder engine has seen an improvement over the previous year’s version, seeing a rise in both sprint time and acceleration performance. Overall, it’s a solid compact SUV and is an option that’s worth more than a simple glance over. This 2022 Toyota RAV 4 review will look into the specs and features that make this vehicle a great choice for those who want reliable service.
Not much has been going on with the RAV 4 in terms of major changes to its features or design. There are new headlamps which are offered on nearly all models. LED Fog Lamps have also been added to some other trim levels like the XLE Premium and the TRD Off-Road. A new option has been added to the roster of 2022 Toyota RAV 4 colors: Cavalry Blue.
The 2022 Toyota RAV 4 price is split among the 6 different models made available to buyers on release. This includes the base LE which already comes as a solid option for those who want an affordable but reliable compact SUV. The top models, the TRD Off-Road and Limited, are meant for those who want the best that the company has to offer. The upscaled features and luxuries found in these models are already enough to make any driving enthusiast want one for themselves. Below is our 2022 Toyota RAV 4 cost table which details the starting MSRPs of all the models. Take note that this still does not include optional expenses, accessories, and drivetrain options.
|2022 Toyota RAV4 LE||$26,525*|
|2022 Toyota RAV4 XLE||$27,995*|
|2022 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium||$30,885*|
|2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure||$32,780*|
|2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road||$36,465*|
|2022 Toyota RAV4 Limited||$35,025*|
Toyota’s lease programs have always been a huge help for drivers who want their dream car but also want to shell out less money in one go. The 2022 Toyota RAV 4 is available on their official website alongside other financing options available to customers. Make sure to check that and your preferred car dealer for deals in your local area.
The 2022 Toyota RAV 4 specs sheet makes detail of the 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine that’s being used on all combustion models of the RAV 4. This powertrain is capable of 203 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque. This is then paired with an 8-speed AT Transmission system with an Intelligence/Sequential Shift Mode. Both FWD and AWD are options for the RAV 4’s drivetrain with the latter having a tuned-up version called the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system with Rear Driveline Disconnect.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
Depending on the drivetrain chosen, the fuel efficiency of the RAV 4 can vary quite a bit. The Adventure and TRD Off-Road trim levels have a difference of 1 MPG on the Highway/MPG metric. For budget-conscious drivers, the FWD models will be the one with the most bang for your buck. Fuel capacity for all models equate to 14.5 gallons.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota RAV 4 (FWD)||27||35||30|
|2022 Toyota RAV 4 (AWD)||25||32||28|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Toyota RAV 4 interior has been made to improve both storage capabilities and driver-friendliness. Although the base LE makes use of the simplest materials, things quickly step up from the XLE and onwards. Its passenger capacity stands at around 5 passengers for all models. Cloth seats are the only option on the LE but other trim levels have the option for SofTex-trimmed seating. The cargo capacity of this compact SUV stands at 37.5 cubic feet from the 2nd row and 69.8 cubic feet from the back of the front seats. It has a payload capacity of 1160 pounds on FWD models and 1025 pounds on AWD models.
Although there’s no mention of available axle ratios on the car’s specs sheet, we do note that the 2022 Toyota RAV 4 towing capacity is at 1,500 pounds for FWD models and 3,500 pounds for AWD models. There are no options available to improve towing performance.
The infotainment system of the 2022 Toyota RAV 4 starts off with a 7.0-inch touchscreen which can be upgraded to 8.0-inches starting from the XLE. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well as access to certain features from SiriusXM and other connected services. Wi-Fi Connect enables users to use their car as a hotspot and comes with a 3-month trial of the service. Although the standard speaker system is a regular 6-speaker setup, those who want to improve it can make the jump towards the 11-speaker setup provided by JBL. Paired with a subwoofer and amplifer unit, your music will pop out and become livelier than what any regular sound system can provide.
Toyota’s always been a brand focused on passenger safety. The RAV 4 continues this steadfast focus with its selection of driver-assistive tech and safety features. The NHTSA, a lead authority in driver safety, has given the RAV 4 a complete 5-stars for overall safety rating. The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite once again prevails as a top-tier choice for safety buffs. Some of the features included within this safety suite include Pre-Collision Systems, Lane Departure Alerts, Lane Tracing Assistance, Pedestrian Detection, a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System, and even a Road Sign Assist. Other features which become available on higher trim levels include a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts, and even a Bird’s Eye View Camera for perimeter scans and even an overhead view of the vehicle.
The company offers quite the competitive warranty package as it comes with perks that other manufacturers have yet to offer. The limited warranty spans for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which lasts for 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. Toyota also offers a complete 2 years of complimentary scheduled maintenance for all drivers of the RAV 4, something that’s not often seen in the market.