Why the Toyota RAV4 Is the Perfect Companion for a Family Camping Trip
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a capable and stylish compact crossover SUV that is ideal for any family camping trip. We’ve broken down some of the key features of the newest model to help you plan your next adventure.
10 Great Trims
No two families are exactly alike, and your automotive needs may be different from those of Toyota’s next customer. That’s why the 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes in 10 great trim options. Starting with LE at an MSRP of $24,660 and ending with the Platinum at an MSRP of $35,000, the RAV4 offers a configuration for every family. All of the trims include Toyota’s Safety Sense-P package of active safety technologies, but the higher trims include perks like dual-zone climate control, paddle shifters, and specialized suspensions.
Versatility and Performance
Tackle the highway and the unpaved trail with equal ease when you sit behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota RAV4. This crossover SUV has been designed to perform capably on all sorts of terrain. Ride quality is smooth and quiet, and the standard 2.5-liter, 176-horsepower engine offers more than enough power. If you feel the need for a more powerful engine, a 194-horsepower option is also available. Thanks to its robust design, most trims of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
Cargo and Convenience
Step right up to your new RAV4 and start loading your camping gear. This SUV features a hands-free, foot-activated power liftgate. The rear cargo area also sports a 120-volt power outlet, helping you keep your most important equipment charged even when you’re on the road. And if you need extra room for your luggage and camping equipment, you can fold down the 60/40 seats to access up to 73.4 cubic feet of storage space.
While you might not expect a hybrid model to be your first pick for a family camping trip, the RAV4 Hybrid might just change your mind. After all, on a long road trip, you’re going to want excellent gas mileage. The Hybrid version of the RAV4 also comes with Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, ensuring that you won’t sacrifice performance and traction by choosing this eco-friendly SUV. A quick glance at the dashboard will also show you exactly how much energy you’re saving at any given time, thanks to the unique gauge cluster that’s specific to this model.
New for 2018, the Adventure trim deserves your special consideration. This is a crossover SUV that was made for serious camping trips. With 18-inch wheels, large over fender flares, and tough rocker panels, the Adventure model clearly means business. Standard roof rails allow you to bring along all of your camping gear, and increased ground clearance allows for better off-road performance. If you’re going to tow your camping equipment, you’ll be pleased to learn that the RAV4 Adventure has an increased towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
With all of these features and more, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is the perfect companion for a family camping trip. You just have to choose which model is right for you.