2022 Toyota RAV4

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2022 Toyota RAV4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 24, 2021

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When it comes to the small SUVs, there have been many that try to take the top spot but one that really should be the king of the jungle is the Toyota RAV4. Even since its inception in 1996, the RAV4 has been among one of the most sought-after vehicles in its class. Perhaps this is the reason why it is one of the best-selling vehicles in the market right now. As for its evolution with time, the last major facelift it got was in 2019 which really sparked a sense of fear among its rivals. After all, the new edition was so overwhelmingly impressive and it still is. This is why the 2022 Toyota RAV4 is going to stay the same with no major changes.

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Pros

Excellent cargo capacity

Spacious, quiet, and comfortable cabin

Excellent driving experience

Cons

Average performance

Pricier tag on higher trims

Front passenger seat lacks power adjustable features

What's New?

No major changes expected for 2022


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26200

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $26,200 Est. onwards

203 hp @ 6600 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota RAV4 in Blueprint color 2022 Toyota RAV4 in Lunar Rock color 2022 Toyota RAV4 in Ruby Flare Pearl color
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The reason why RAV4 is so loved by the masses is that where other vehicles offer something specific, RAV4 tries to exceed in every aspect. Somehow it does succeed. Known for its excellent driving experience, stunning visuals, soothing and comfortable interior, and exceptional towing capacity, RAV4 is truly among one of the best in its class. On top of that, it holds Toyota’s name which is known for making vehicles with exceptional build quality and reliability. So now you know why it is so good in its segment. But that doesn't mean it is class-leading, because its rivals such as Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Nissan Rogue also offer strong competition.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Features

For the 2022 model year, the RAV4 will be carried over as it is and due to this, we don’t expect much changes in the trims on offer as well. For the current model year, Toyota offers the RAV4 in 6 flavours - LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road and Limited - all of which are well-endowed in terms of features. To get an idea of what all features are there in each trim, read below.

Trim

LE

XLE

XLE Premium

Adventure

TRD Off-Road

Limited

MSRP (est.)

$26,250

$27,545

$30,250

$33,355

$35,980

$36,180

Key Features

LED headlights

Adds to LE

Adds to XLE

Adds to the XLE Premium

Adds to the Adventure

Builds on the XLE Premium and adds

 

7-inch touchscreen interface

Keyless entry and ignition

Sunroof

Fender flares

Sunroof

Heated front seats

 

Apple CarPlay 

Additional USB charging ports

Power liftgate

Selectable terrain drive modes

Power liftgate

8-inch touchscreen

 

Android Auto

Blind-spot monitor

Toyota SofTex seats

8-inch touchscreen

All-terrain tires

Chrome exterior trim

 

Six-speaker sound system

Power-adjustable driver's seat

Soft-touch dashboard materials

Taller roof rails

TRD-specific trim elements

Digital rearview mirror

 

Forward collision mitigation 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Raised suspension

Hill descent control

TRD-specific interior elements

Navigation system

 

Adaptive cruise control 

 

19-inch alloy wheels

Loses from XLE Premium

 

Premium 11-speaker JBL audio system

 

Lane-keeping system 

   

Sunroof

   
 

Automatic high beams

   

Power liftgate

   
 

Traffic sign reader

         

The RAV4’s standard features list is a long one, which can be further amplified by adding options on supporting trims. Some of the highlighting options include a panoramic sunroof, Heated and ventilated front seats, wireless charging pad, and heated steering wheel. Adding these options will cost extra and can increase the base price substantially. 

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Among the various options listed above, the one making striking the best value for the price is the mid-range XLE Premium. It adds many creature comforts like dual-zone climate control, power-adjustability to the driver’s seat, and blind-spot monitoring to the equation. The trim also supports the individual options as well which makes it more practical and comfortable than the other trims. 

Price

Currently, there is no information available regarding the pricing of the 2022 Toyota RAV4. But seeing how it is going to be unchanged, we expect it to have similar prices as the current model year which ranges from $26,250 to $38,000 with a minimal hike.

Release Date

There is no information available regarding the release of the 2022 Toyota RAV4. But seeing how everything is getting delayed because of this pandemic, we think it will most probably come out in the second quarter of 2022.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 will keep the 2.5 Liter Inline-4 from the ongoing model which churns out 203 hp at 6,600 rpm and a torque of 184 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on LE, XLE, XLE Premium, and Limited. All-wheel drive is optional on these trims, but standard on Adventure and TRD Off-road trims. For daily driving, RAV4 is a perfect contender as it offers a smooth driving experience that never overwhelms anybody in any situation. 

You can take it for city drives or on long trips; it will perform admirably. This makes it a perfect family SUV; thus clearly explaining why it is one of the best-selling vehicles in the market right now. The vehicle feels smooth and fun to drive on corners and on straights but it starts groaning very quickly once you push it to the extreme. The handling however is spectacular, and the all-wheel-drive system helps to navigate any kind of terrain. It provides great traction and stability.

Models

2022 Toyota RAV4 (expected)

2022 Honda CR-V (expected)

2022 Mazda CX-5 (expected)

2022 Nissan Rogue (expected)

MSRP

$26,250 (est)

$26,525

$26,545

$26,900

Engine

2.5 Liter Inline-4 cylinder

1.5 Liter Turbo Inline-4 cylinder

2.5 Liter Inline-4 cylinder

2.5 Liter Inline-4 cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

CVT

Power (hp @ rpm)

203 hp @6,600rpm

190hp @5,600rpm

187hp @6,000rpm

181hp @6,000rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

184lb-ft @5,000rpm

179lb-ft @2,000rpm

186lb-ft @4,000rpm

181lb-ft @3,600rpm

When compared to its rivals, the Mazda CX-5 takes the charge by being the quickest, then comes the Honda CR-V. The Toyota RAV4 takes the third spot. The RAV4 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and can finish a quarter-mile in 16 seconds which is rather slow for its class. This is probably the only section where it might fall behind the others.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Fuel Economy

The performance of the Toyota RAV4 might disappoint some, but it makes up for it by offering one of the best mileage in its class. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 will offer the same impressive mileage as it remains mechanically unchanged. You can expect to get 27 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highways, and 30 mpg when combined. These stats are amazing and the 14.5 gallons fuel tank capacity is the cherry on the top. Overall it will offer a class-leading driving range varying from 391 miles to 507 miles. 

Models

2022 Toyota RAV4 (expected)

2022 Honda CR-V (expected)

2022 Mazda CX-5 (expected)

2022 Nissan Rogue (expected)

MPG (City)

27

28

24

25

MPG (Highway)

35

34

30

32

MPG (Combined)

30

30

26

28

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

14.5

14

15.3

14.5

Range (City/highway/combined) in miles

391.5/507.5/435

392/476/420

367.2/459/397.8

362.5/464/406

When compared to its rivals, both Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue take the lead by sharing the same stats. The Mazda CX-5 offers a slightly lower fuel economy compared to its rivals but nonetheless, it has the largest fuel tank in the competition.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Interior

Seeing how there will be no changes in the upcoming 2022 Toyota RAV4, most of the interior will stay the same. It is not a bad thing, as it is already pretty good. The whole interior design is a visual treat. It is a mixture of mostly straight lines with random curves which never feels like an odd design to go for. The whole two-tone color grading is an excellent choice to attract the crowd. This is a Toyota, on top of that it's the RAV4 we are talking about, so expect good quality materials which never feel cheap. The dashboard design is pretty unique as a big shelf that spans underneath from left to right and complements the center console with HVAC. 

Both the steering wheel and the gear shift knob feel well designed and are surrounded by physical controls with great ergonomics. The driver’s accessibility while driving is decent but the seating position in the default position might be a problem as the front seats might feel a bit high, hindering visibility for some. The cabin size is decent in its segment and can host five occupants. Getting in and out of the vehicle is relatively easy but we do have one gripe with it, which we would like Toyota to address.

It’s the front passenger seat on the base trim; it lacks the adjustment options. This will force buyers to opt for higher trims. On higher trims, you do get heated front bucket seats. As for the infotainment system, the base to mid-tier trims will get a 7-inch touchscreen, and the rest will get an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. Although we do expect the optional wireless charging feature to turn into a standard one on all trims for the 2022 model year. 

Models

2022 Toyota RAV4 (expected)

2022 Honda CR-V (expected)

2022 Mazda CX-5 (expected)

2022 Nissan Rogue (expected)

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom in inches)

39.5/57.8/41

38/57.9/41.3

39.3/57.1/41

39.2/57.1/41.5

Rear Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom in inches)

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.1/55.6/40.4

39/54.8/39.6

37.8/55.9/38.5

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

37.6

39.2

30.9

36.3

While compared to its rivals, the RAV4 does feel a bit smaller in size as its rivals offer higher passenger volume. But that doesn't stop RAV4 from offering a comfortable cabin with ample room for its occupants. Not to mention the 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space which is one of the biggest in its class, and if you fold down the rear seats it increases up to 69.7 cubic feet. Some of the most highlighting features in the RAV4’s interior are:

  • Toyota SofTex simulated leather upholstery
  • Sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Premium 11-speaker JBL audio system
  • Panoramic sunroof (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad

2022 Toyota RAV4 Exterior

It started as a boxy-shaped SUV with more straights than the curves you could count. As time progressed, those curves clearly took over the straights and the recent redesign in 2019 clearly made it a handsome devil and it seems the 2022 Toyota RAV4 will keep the same design. The new beefy look with a truck-like grille is more than enough to attract the crowd. But that’s not all, on the sides the sharp corners with overfenders provide it a sporty appearance.

Then comes the rear with pointy and mysterious tail lights with a big rear bumper and two exhaust tips. This design stays the same on all trims except the TRD Offroad, which gets hunkier, and comes with exclusive wheels made for off-roading. The exhaust tip upgrade for TRD off-road also changes its position from the rear to an opening from the bonnet. All of this will not get you a vehicle equal to a Jeep Wrangler, but you can say that it is a mini Wrangler. 

Models

2022 Toyota RAV4 (expected)

2022 Honda CR-V (expected)

2022 Mazda CX-5 (expected)

2022 Nissan Rogue (expected)

Curb weight (lbs)

3,370

3,398

3,691

3,638

Length (inches)

180.9

182.1

179.1

183

Width (inches)

73

73

72.5

72.4

Height (inches)

67

66.1

65.3

66.5

Ground clearance (inches)

8.4

7.2

7.5

8

Wheelbase (inches)

105.9

104.8

106.2

106.5

The trunk opening on the RAV4 is decent with the lowered rear end, making it perfect for loading heavy stuff easily. Dimensions wise it is pretty close to the other vehicles in its class, but it does offer class-leading ground clearance, making it perfect for offroading. Further below are some of its key exterior features:

  • Impressive ride height
  • 19-inch multi-spoke super chrome alloy wheels
  • Body-colored power heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators

2022 Toyota RAV4 Safety

Toyota is well known for making solid vehicles with excellent safety and the RAV4 is one of them. So we expect the same level of safety from the 2022 Toyota RAV4. The current version scores full five stars by the NHTSA and the maximum possible rating of ‘Good’ from the IIHS. It has also been rewarded with the ‘Top Safety Pick’ award from the IIHS.

Expect it to have standard safety features such as daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and assist system, and blind-spot detection. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite will include a rear cross-traffic alert. Some of the above-mentioned features are optional on the current model, so we expect these to be standard features in the upcoming model. 

2022 Toyota RAV4 Competition

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs 2022 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V is clearly faster than the RAV4 on straights and has a more spacious cabin. But the RAV4 competes by offering a better driving experience and fuel economy. Moreover, the latter has a better road presence than the former. The CR-V is also expected to undergo a refresh for 2022 so wait before making a decision.

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs 2022 Mazda CX-5

When pushed against the Mazda CX-5, Mazda easily outruns the RAV4 by having better acceleration. But RAV4 offers better fuel economy and a bigger cabin with cargo capacity. The CX-5 also has a very distinctive road presence among all the other compact crossover SUVs in the market but it loses its edge quite significantly with regards to practicality.

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs 2022 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue offers more room for the rear seats and offers smoother power delivery. It also is more comfortable for the occupants and offers tremendous room in the cabin. The RAV4, on the other hand, one-ups the Rogue by offering more cargo space, a more powerful engine that returns more MPG than the Rogue. 

2022 Toyota RAV4 Final Verdict

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 feels like a vehicle that will go strong by holding on to its core qualities. It is expected to offer an impressive driving experience, impeccable fuel economy, gorgeous visuals, an extremely comfortable cabin, and exceptional towing capabilities. So despite getting no new changes, it is already looking pretty solid even when stacked up against its rivals. The only negative it has is a weak acceleration which quickly gets overshadowed by its qualities. But still, we would love it if Toyota somehow churns more power by tweaking the current four-cylinder engine.

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